Why Ontario asparagus is at risk if minimum wage goes up

Why Ontario asparagus is at risk if minimum wage goes up

Some Ontario asparagus farmers may stop growing the crop if the province increases minimum wages. “To walk away from it is devastating,” said Sarah Harrison, co-owner of Mazak Farms, where asparagus is the main source of income for the four decades old farm just south of London. “We will find a way to survive but as produce farmers – I’m not sure if that’s going to be it.” Read more about this at...
St. Thomas farmer concerned about possible minimum wage increase

St. Thomas farmer concerned about possible minimum wage increase

A southern Ontario producer is worried she may have to take drastic measures if the province’s minimum wage jumps to $15 per hour by 2019. Sarah Harrison operates Mazak Farms, a 40-year-old asparagus, garlic and rhubarb farm started by her parents near St.Thomas, with her husband Barry. The asparagus industry’s farm value in 2016 was more than $24 million, according to OMAFRA. Read more about this story at...