Windsor cricket farm

Joy Hillier of Windsor, a graduate of Dalhousie University’s agriculture school and the president of Midgard Insect Farm; is raising crickets after spotting a gap in the market.

Companies are increasingly seeking out the protein-rich insect for their products, but there aren’t many people growing them.

Hillier’s company has partnered with pet food producer Dockside Pet Products of Ontario.

Crickets grown in Windsor are used as protein in pet food.