The Township of Amaranth’s fertile soil and large tracts of uninterrupted land offer farmers excellent opportunities to grow a variety of crops successfully. Amaranth also hosts animal production with beef, sheep and dairy cattle present throughout the region. The small businesses that support agribusiness are in Amaranth too with room for more. The light industrial lands to the south of the township along highway 109 are home to a division of Woolwich Dairy, North America’s largest manufacturer of quality goat cheese products. If Greenfield development is what you require Amaranth can help your business. Check out their website for more information.
The equine sector is prominent in Amaranth as land prices are reasonable, water is plentiful and land use policies are amenable to horses. The equine sector is important in Dufferin County and Amaranth has embraced it with support for the sector and a focus on the economic opportunities.
The Township of Amaranth has an active Economic and Sustainability Advisory Committee (EDSAC) that provides support to local businesses while looking to attract new business to the community. The committee has recognized local food as an excellent opportunity for local farmers and new farmers alike. By offering a certified kitchen for rent to small producers to prepare their products, the EDSAC has shown commitment to the support fo local food entrepreneurs. Amaranth is putting its money behind projects that will build economic prosperity in the Township and the surrounding areas. To learn more about Amaranth’s business sector visit the EDSAC website.
Amaranth is currently one of only ten communities in Canada to be designated by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction as a Resilient Community which means they are ready if disaster strikes. See this poster for more information.
Residents of Amaranth are invited to use the facilities at the Grand Valley and District Community Centre, a multi-use facility that offers room rentals for 50 to 1000 people, skating, hockey and curling.
Township of Amaranth is home to many successful businesses including:
For generations, the Besley family has worked the farm just south of Shelburne and Evan decided to carry on in his own way. More–>
Founded on May 28, 2007, Kreator services the aggregate industry from design through to completion as a complete turnkey operation. More–>
A snapshot of Amaranth’s data:
|2011 Census Profile – Statistics Canada|
|Median age of population||42.5 years|
|% of population ages 15 and over||80.9%|
|Total private dwellings||1267|
|Population density per square kilometre||15.0|
|Land area||264.50 sq km|