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Meat-box a cash-cow for local farmers

Hills’ farms suffer from restaurant closures but selling well to locals

By Stuart Benson

When the province ordered restaurants to close on March 15, Ivan Hale, owner of Hale Farms in Wakefield, lost nearly a third of his sales in an instant.

“We market all of our meat locally, we don't send them to feedlots,” Hale said. “We grow what we sell and it's a