|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
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THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD
By H. M. STILES
|HE Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board is the largest organized Dairying Industry in Canada. It has a quota membership of some forty odd factories and some two thousand patrons. Its clientele covers a territory estimated at three hundred and fifty square miles. Its scope includes practically all of the most important factories from the Quebec boundary line to the east, to the village of Aultsville in the west. Its furthermost northerly point is Moose Creek, and all factories between that point extending over the two counties of Stormont and Glengarry to the St. Lawrence River are members of the Cornwall Cheese Board or subject to its rulings. |
The Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board disburses nearly $1,250,000 annually. Each week during the season the buyers and sellers in the Cornwall Town Hall sell an average amount of $60,000 worth of cheese. This money is given a general circulation in Cornwall and throughout tributary territory.
The Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board is recognized as the biggest, most vital individual factor in the industrial prosperity of Cornwall and its environs. Business men and others are quick to recognize and acknowledge this fact.
The part played by the Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board in the great World War, in supplying the gallant boys in the Allies' trenches in France and Flanders with the best cheese in the world, will never be adequately known or properly appreciated. It IS known to have been a tremendous one.
The most prosperous, as well as the most humble, farmer is a patron of one or another of the factories holding membership on the Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board. No regular membership fees are exacted, the Board being operated at a nominal cost, the money from the sale of cheese going directly into the pockets of the farmers.
The Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board deserves and receives the cordial support of its patrons and members. The Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board patrons deserve and receive the enthusiastic recognition of the business man and others with whom they come in contact and do business.
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