UK: Sisters sprout new business idea

The McCuaig sisters — Amy and Erin — grew up on a dairy farm in Shanty Bay, just a few minutes outside of Barrie, and although it’s been a long time since they had to get up at the crack of dawn to milk the cows or muck out the barn, the two are still putting to use all the hard work they learned as kids.

The pair launched their own business, called Sisters Seeds, about six weeks ago, growing and selling a variety of different micro-greens in a small greenhouse located on Amy and husband Gord’s farm in Midhurst, which spans more than 600 acres. 

“We have about 40 places where I deliver it that have a monthly subscription, and I deliver to them weekly,” she tells BarrieToday, adding their hope is to eventually get their greens and produce into local grocery stores and restaurants — as well as to provide weekly “food boxes” to residents across Simcoe County. 

Having grown up on the family farm, the two sisters say they enjoy being outside and have never had an issue getting their hands dirty or the idea of hard work.

“We are some of the hardest working girls. I have always worked two jobs,” says Erin, who drives a snowplow for the City of Barrie. “We just have all kinds of different skills that (we) bring to the table. At the city, I drive equipment and do all of that as a man would do.”

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