Two Farmers’ Markets in July – 9th and 23rd

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Market shoppers have often requested that we increase the frequency of our monthly farmers’ markets.  So during the prime harvest months of July, August and September, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market is doubling up and hosting two markets per month. In July, the dates to circle on your calendar are Sunday, … Continue reading

Come to the Millbrook Agricultural Fair June 8th to 11th!

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Children’s Day at the 168th Millbrook Fair comes early this year thanks to a Friday PA day, so doors open at 9:30 on Thursday June 8th for students in grades 1 through 3 who will be ushered through a series of stations featuring lessons about agriculture.  Gates open for general … Continue reading

Next Market Sunday June 25

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  Do you know where your food comes from? One of our national newspapers reported last weekend that two Leamington-based food suppliers were fined millions of dollars for selling counterfeit produce.  The firms in question were repackaging and relabeling large quantities of peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers primarily from Mexico and … Continue reading

Lunar Rhythm Gardens Takes the Traditional Approach to Farming in Janetville

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It has been more than eight years since Jessica Foote returned home to her family farm on Gray Road in Janetville to launch her version of a modern day mixed farm incorporating new and traditional farming techniques in her unique business. As in the days of old, some of the … Continue reading

Make Your Garden Bounty Last in an Old-fashioned Cold Cellar

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You’ve spent hours selecting the right mix of plants and seeds promising luscious, nutritious produce which will require weeks of TLC as they are planted and tended until the crops reach their peak of maturity. At that moment, gardeners are rewarded with an avalanche of vegetables that are all ready at … Continue reading

Has the Time for Water Harvesting Arrived?

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After last summer, homeowners, farmers and gardeners may be wondering what kind of weather conditions we can expect during the upcoming growing season. Those who have experienced water shortages might be getting more serious about the ancient process of collecting and storing rainwater for later use. It is a process … Continue reading

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns

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Sunday April 23 with More Market Dates As we welcome, with a sigh of relief, the mounting daylight hours, the appearance of new spring buds and the invigorating songbirds, so too we welcome the return of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market on April 23. After the snow/ice/cold/wind begins to slowly fade … Continue reading

Save the Date: Maple in the Township Comes on the April 1st Weekend

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A group of local Maple Syrup producers are joining forces to host a Maple weekend on April 1st and 2nd. All participating producers will open the doors to their sugar shacks between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm and invite you to come and bring your family to walk a … Continue reading

Otonabee Conservation Launches Tree Seedling Program

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Otonabee Conservation has launched a new stewardship program to help landowners seeking to plant trees on their property. The Tree Seedling Program is available to farm and rural landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed and offers a wide selection of native tree and shrub species which can enhance private property … Continue reading

Sharodon Farm Makes National Magazine Cover

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The Burgomaster family of Omemee has been active in the Millbrook Agricultural Society family for many years, with members serving on the board and running cattle shows with the late Bob Hall, who is Helen’s father. The family raises Charolais cattle on their farm, called Sharodon farm after owners Don … Continue reading

New Products for Puddleduck Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program

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After four years operating their local organic farm, Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock are finding new ways to grow their business.  Theirs is a traditional mixed farm operation, where they grow more than 30 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, produce maple syrup, honey, eggs, freezer beef, chicken and will … Continue reading

Agricultural Society’s Lifetime Membership Awarded to Steve Brackenridge

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The local agricultural community came together to share comradery, a meal and some history at their Annual General Meeting at the end of October. With many generations of local farm families on hand, attendees enjoyed dinner hosted by the Millbrook Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary and a live auction conducted by Keith … Continue reading

Last Farmers’ Market Sunday, October 23

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We had a gorgeous fall day for our September market last Sunday. People were strolling about taking in the day’s warmth and sunshine. In spite of this season’s draught, our vendors had a beautiful selection of fresh, colourful produce. Tables were also full of all kinds of jarred preserves, baked … Continue reading

Steve Brackenridge Signs On as Local OFA Director

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His responsibilities do not officially begin until the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s Annual General Meeting in November, but Brackenridge is already unofficially on the job as the OFA Director for Durham, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton region. With his trademark humility, he explains that his term will begin with “a … Continue reading