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The Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems

The Pye Centre is a hub for community-led and Northern-focused food systems research, education, community connections, production, and distribution in Labrador.

Aerial footage of the Pye Centre farm property, captured via drone by Bird’s Eye Inc., Fall 2019.

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Research On The Farm!

Tara Ryan and Danica Brockwell are employed by Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada (AAFC) this summer to conduct research at the Pye Centre. They spend half their time working on their research project with AAFC, and the other half supporting the work of the Pye Centre.

♪♫ “Strawberry Fields Forever” ♫♪

When the Labrador Institute acquired the Pye Farm in 2019, we inherited the bountiful, and beloved, strawberry field that had long been a staple of Frank and Joyce Pye’s operations. But, most strawberry fields are productive for only 3 to 5 years. So, in the Fall of 2020, it was time for that generation of strawberry plants to retire, after many years of providing us with delicious berries.

Community Farm-Based Research

We are committed to fostering an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the Pye Centre, and supporting a variety of research projects that meet community interests, needs, and priorities.