Augusta Township announces 2017 Business of the Year and Trail Blazer Award
MAYNARD - Augusta Township Economic Development and Tourism committee are pleased to announce the Business of the Year and Trail Blazer of the Year. The awards were handed out on this morning at a breakfast hosted at the Grenville Snowmobile Club in Charleville.
When selecting the Business of the Year longevity, history, innovation and community involvement were considered.
The Trail Blazer Award was created to honour a young entrepreneur who has launched a business in the last one to five years and is under the age of 35 years of age.
Business of the Year winner: Bud the Spud Chip Wagon is located on Hwy 2 in Maitland and is open from April until late October. Bud the Spud prides itself in providing a variety of food to its customers. The food is always fresh and the service is quick and friendly. This season the chip bus enlarged its seating capacity and built a seating area for customer's comfort. An addition was also put on the building to accommodate an ATM for convenience. The business has been in existence for 28 years, with Bernie La Chance owning it for the last eight years. Each season the business provides employment to four or five individuals. Bud the Spud has supported Big Brothers and Sisters for many years.
The Trail Blazer Award winner: Augusta Farms is located on Kyle Road and owned by April Pratt and her husband Stuart. Starting off with cattle, pigs and hens and merging into fresh local produce fresh eggs and preserves, jams jellies, chutney, relish, sauces and pickles, the demand has been so great for their produce that they built a commercial-sized green house. They currently provide community-supported agriculture baskets to about 55 families. Their customers love receiving the food baskets. Their products are also available at The Butcher Shop on Stewart Blvd on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The business is a proud member of Ontario Fresh and CSA Farms.
Look for an extended story in the November 8 Prescott Journal.