The Way It Used To Be

On our trip to Leamington last month we toured the greenhouse operation of my husband Dave’s cousin Ken.  We learned all about the high tech way produce is grown in 2014.  Going through some old family photos I discovered pictures of both Mom and Dad farming the old fashioned way- the way it used to be in southern Ontario.  Quite a contrast!

Dad working in the family greenhouse.

Dad working in the family greenhouse in the 1960s.

Plants are grown in fibre glass and a computer adjusts their height and automatically feeds them exactly the right combination of nutrients

In 2014 plants are grown in fibre glass and a computer adjusts their height and automatically feeds them exactly the right combination of nutrients

Mom picking tomatoes in the 1960s

Mom picking tomatoes in the 1960s

In 2014 workers from Jamaica pcik and package tomatoes. Their work productivity is monitored by the computer chips they wear

In 2014 workers from Jamaica pick and package tomatoes. Their work productivity is monitored by the computer chips they wear

It’s a different world !

Other posts about farming in southern Ontario…..

The Tomato Capital of the World
They Don’t Grow Tomatoes Like They Used To

Other posts about our visit in Leamington….

Taking A Cowboy For A Walk

A Trek to the Tip of Canada

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2 responses to “The Way It Used To Be

  1. Aunt Marion

    Thanks for the memories. Aunt Marion.

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