Forman Farms fuels an innovative path

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Published on: August 22, 2014

Eastern Ontario AgriNews / Jeff Moore / August 2014

CharlieFormanThe Formans now own and rent over 2,400 acres, run a property improvement and agricultural services business, as well as a pellet mill and mulch mixing and grinding enterprise. They also own a trucking and delivery service, and Christine runs a successful greenhouse operation at the farm, too.

The couple’s newest innovation is the pellet mill, which makes anything from wood and switchgrass pellets for burning in a pellet stove or commercial ovens, to deer feed. The process also creates mulch for gardens. Originally, they bought the machinery to make pellets for heating their greenhouses but have since started selling the product to companies and the general public.