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Reflections of Tobacco

17555 views Earl Hartlen February 24, 2020 Simcoe, ON Date shot: February 16, 2020

We've been enjoying an incredible February warmup. How warm has the weather been? Well, let's put it this way, I've seen days during tobacco harvest that have been colder than what we‘ve been experiencing. Oh by the way, for those that aren't familiar, all these buildings, green one included, are tobacco kilns which were used to cure the crop. Approximately 90% of all tobacco produced in Canada is grown in Norfolk County and the eastern section of Elgin County, Ontario. This is known as the tobacco belt and with it's moderate climate, well educated farmers, sandy & silt-loam soils, many other high value crops are also grown here very successfully. Norfolk County, Ontario is also known as Ontario's garden, supplying everything from apples to corn, strawberries to potatoes for Ontario, Canada, the U.S.A and the rest of the world.

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