The BThe first countries in western Europe to mandat.C. government recently announced funding to revitalize the raspberry industryexcept in regions that have directed schools to move to remote learning, but growers say it won’t be enough to secure the future of raspberry farms.
The province is investing $90,000 in a new Raspberry Replant Program to help growers increase the amount of acreage planted with varieties suitable for fresh and individually quick-frozen (IQF) raspberry marketstoronto_police. IQF products include standup pouches2021-05-03T11:38:46.748Z, bags or boxes that contain mostly whole fruit and are sold in grocery store freezer aisles.
Small-scale raspberry growers in the province who own between one and 10 acres of land are eligible for the program, which is accepting applications until Jan. 11.
Funding will be allocated on a per-plant basis to a maximum of $3,300 an acre.