niche markets

Research needed to meet local food demand

There is a growing demand for Ontario rabbit meat, which means opportunity for Ontario farmers to fill a local food niche. But there is very little research to help farmers improve and increase their production, according to a literature review commissioned by Ontario Rabbit. In fact, there are North America-wide gaps in meat rabbit research […]

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Edamame – a new local food?

It’s a healthy green vegetable that is growing in popularity with consumers. So much so that a niche market for Ontario-grown edamame could be one with potential for farmers. Edamame is a succulent soybean that is a staple in some Asian diets. Although it is planted and grown like a regular soybean crop, edamame is […]

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