Thunder Bay·Northern Nosh

Meet the dairy farmers behind Slate River Dairy in Neebing

Up North's Jonathan Pinto speaks with Slate River Dairy owner Wilma Mol to learn why two dairy farmers decided to get into the dairy production business as well.

Dairy produces butter, yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, cheese and milk in glass bottles

Wilma (left) and Jim (right) Mol, with their daughter Nicole. (Cynthia Vis/Sunny Creek Studio)

With the holiday season underway, one of the beverages you're bound to see on store shelves these days is egg nog.

While much of it is made by large dairy producers, there are a few small, local businesses making it as well.

One of them is the Slate River Dairy in Neebing.

Filling a bottle of milk - not egg nog. (Cynthia Vis/Sunny Creek Studio)

For this week's edition of Northern Nosh, I reached owner Wilma Mol to find how the dairy came to be. Tap on the player to hear our conversation.

For this week's edition of Northern Nosh, Jonathan spoke with Wilma Mol, who owns the Slate River Dairy near Thunder Bay with her husband, Jim.

Slate River Dairy is located at 8 Hwy 608 in Neebing. You can also find their products in some Thunder Bay-area stores.

Nicole and Wilma bottling milk. (Cynthia Vis/Sunny Creek Studio)

Northern Nosh is a weekly feature on Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for northern Ontario. If you know a food producer you think would make a great story, get in touch! 

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Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email


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