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Now Available at Marilu's Market in Burlington!

August 23, 2019

Hey Burlington! We are now selling our line of herbs Sprigs in Marilu’s Market!

Address: 4025 New St. Burlington, ON. – Located at the intersection of Walkers Line and New St.

Come check us out!

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Now selling at Longo's!

August 8, 2019

We’re very excited to announce that we are now selling at Longo’s! Currently in the following locations; more to come soon:

  • Oakville: Wyecroft, Cornwall, Dundas St. 
  • Burlington: Walkers Line, Fairview St.
  • Mississauga: Winston Churchill Blvd., Glen Erin
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Our president, attends RBC Thought Leadership roundtable at Arrell Food Institute.

Our President, Scott Byers, had the pleasure of sitting on the panel for the RBC Thought Leadership roundtable discussion, hosted by the Arrell Food Institute at UoG this past Friday. 
 
We were happy to be involved and lend our experience to the discussion of ‘How Canada Can Transfer Agriculture to Feed the World’. 
 
Thank you again to the Arrell Institute and RBC. 

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman visit!

May, 2019

We had the pleasure of hosting Burlington’s Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman, at our facility. A tour was led by our President Scott Byers and Head Grower John Hattingh. We would like to extend a thank you to them both as they took the time to learn about our farming processes and for their kind words of encouragement. 

Now Available at Denninger's!

Spring, 2019

Our herb brand Sprigs is now selling in Denninger’s! For over 60 years Denninger’s has been focused on providing their customers with the very best in speciality food items. 

We are excited to be selling our Sprigs Premium Herb brand amongst the speciality food items provided in the Denninger’s stores. We are currently selling in the following locations:

  • Hamilton – Upper James St. 
  • Stoney Creek – Battlefield Square Plaza
  • Burlington – Burlington Mall

Now Selling at Rowe farms!

Spring, 2019

We are excited to announce that we are now selling our Sprigs brand in Rowe Farms. The Rowe Farms philosophy is ‘Quality with Conscience’, and as we continue to consciously grow, using the most sustainable practices and create a product that encourages people to reduce waste, we are thrilled to be selling in Rowe Farms! Our product can be found at the following location:

  • Annex
  • Bloor West
  • Bayview
  • Leslieville
  • The Beach
  • Roncesvalles

Chefs from George Brown College visit back40growers!

March 1, 2019

We were excited to show a few of Canada’s top Chefs, who also educate at George Brown College our facility, and to learn more about how we grow indoors. Our Head Grower, Aquaculture Technician, Sr. Business Development Manager, and President led the informative 1.5 hour long tour. The tour ended with a taste of testing of herbs, kale, and romaine we harvested that morning. 

The positive feedback from the Chefs was extremely rewarding, as these industry leaders are no strangers to great quality produce. Compliments of the flavour profile, scent, and appearance left the team at back40growers in awe. It was truly rewarding after a year of hard work and experimentation to complete our farm and begin producing premium quality produce. 

Thank you again to the team at George Brown College for visiting our farm!

Faculty of George Brown College vists back40growers!

February 26, 2019

We had the privilege of sharing our state-of-the-art facility with the incredible faculty and culinary team from George Brown College. Approximately 50 individuals were taken through our entire system; from the beginning stages of seeding, to the final stages of harvesting and packaging. The exciting tour ended with a taste testing of an assortment of freshly harvested  herbs and we were more than happy to send home each visitor with a complimentary package of our herbs from our ‘Sprigs’ brand. 

We are truly ecstatic about our vision coming to life and sharing the future of farming with industry leaders. Thank you to George Brown College for being such fantastic visitors and taking the time to see our vision for the future come to life!