Grimo Nut Nursery
Linda Grimo was born and raised in the Niagara region. She went to Graceland University, in southern Iowa, and received her BA in Education. She moved to Arizona to teach and while there she earned her MA in Education. She quit teaching shortly thereafter to return to Niagara with her family to work alongside her father, Ernie Grimo, at Grimo Nut Nursery. She helps to manage the farm from the business side and in the fields as well. Linda is actively involved in research to breed heartnuts to select the best cracking heart shaped nut. They are also breeding hazel nuts to find disease resistant cultivars suited for our Ontario climate. They dig and ship trees in the spring, and harvest the nuts from their test/research orchards in the fall selling the surplus crops to local residents. She is a director for the Niagara North Federation of Agriculture and is the current chair for the Ontario Hazelnut Association.