b'Tyler and Rejean have donated thousandsThings are getting tougher and tougher for of pounds of potatoes grown on theira lot of people. We see it a lot around here. 350-acre farm over the past 20 years. In the first half of this year alone, Fer- More and more people are going to the Mar donated more than 20,000 poundsfoodbanks and shelters. A lot of people are of potatoes to a number of different community organizations and expectsreally struggling (because of the pandemic). to distribute a similar amount from thisCIM MAURICEyears crop when all is said and done.Im a firm believer in the saying that if you give you shall receive, says Cim Maurice, who has been working on the family farm for the past 25 years. Andtough time making ends meet during theMetis Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, we have. Our business has done well andpandemic and his family is only too gladand the Georgian Bay Native Womens weve done well too, were all healthy. to lend a hand. Association. The farm has also been Despite a little too much rain and someThings are getting tougher and toughergenerous in its support to local food banks disease pressure this summer, Mauricefor a lot of people. We see it a lot aroundin communities such as Barrie and Midland.says his familys farm was blessed withhere. More and more people are goingWhile giving is its own reward, a bumper crop. Things were so good,to the foodbanks and shelters. A lot ofMaurice says he and his family have been in fact, they had to use almost everypeople are really struggling (because ofextremely gratified by the response their available building for storage. the pandemic), he says. generosity has generated among members All of our machinery is sitting outsideFer-Mar has worked closely with aof the community.right now. Weve got potatoes in everynumber of First Nations organizations overThe comments on Facebook and social building we own, Maurice says, laughing. the years to determine how they can helpmedia is unbelievable. People are really Such a crop couldnt have come at athem and their members. That includesappreciative of the help. It makes you feel better time, according to Maurice. Manygroups such as Georgian Bay Metis Council,absolutely great. How could it not? Our in the surrounding community have had aOwen Sound Metis Nation, Moon Riverwhole farm is proud of what we do. RATE CONTROL IN-LINE SCALESTORING TRACKINGSHIPPING - TREATINGMeasures ow rate & controls pumpProvides variable rate seed treatmentOptimizes application rateReduces waste and labourAllows for remote data access with cloud server [email protected] 519-669-469820SPUDSMART.COM Winter 2022'