Market Vendors: The Sorichetti Homestead

Market Vendors: The Sorichetti Homestead
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Market vendors Lou and Tamara Sorichetti are brave souls. A week after moving into their farm on Solanum Way outside Pontypool from Ajax last summer, they purchased 14 goats. Theirs is a mixed herd of dairy goats they somehow find the time to milk each day, between Lou’s day job, … Continue reading

Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour

Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour
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This year the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA) celebrated 50 years in business at their Annual General Meeting held at Trent University on the weekend of July 15th.   During the three-day event, producers took time to visit some local “sugar shacks” to see how it’s done around here. After … Continue reading

Provincial Soil Mapping Initiative Begins In Peterborough Cty

Provincial Soil Mapping Initiative Begins In Peterborough Cty
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On July 5th, over 80 people joined Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal, Land Resource Specialists, 20 young 4H club members from Norwood and Peterborough, local farmers and other dignitaries to meet at Dorisdale Farms, home of Carolyn and Peter Doris to discuss a new soil … Continue reading

Harvest Market Celebrations Sunday August 28

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I can’t believe that there are only three more markets left this season. How can that be? I was only just anticipating the start of another great season of eating local, courtesy of the wonderful makers, bakers and growers who are the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. My anticipation though continues to … Continue reading

Comment – It’s Complicated

Comment – It’s Complicated
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There are some troubling signs in the world these days. People are turning inward, focussed on their own well-being, shrugging off perceived burdens that are holding them back. Brexit is threatening to unravel the entire European Union, Trump is proposing walls, and closer to home there is evidence that political … Continue reading

Millbrook Fair Results – Homecraft Winners

Millbrook Fair Results – Homecraft Winners
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Baking Date Nut Loaf- 1st-Annette Challice 2nd-Judy Churcher 3rd- Gayle Martin Fruit Loaf- 1st -Annette Chaliice 2nd– Kim Wilson 3rd-Gayle Martin Rhubarb Struesel Muffins- 1st-Judy Chucher 2nd-Gayle Martin 3rd-Lois Moffatt Cinnamon Rolls-1st-Lois Moffatt 2nd– Annette Challice Favorite Muffin- 1st– Judy Churcher 2nd-Lois Moffatt 3rd-Gayle Martin Scones-1st-Lois Moffatt 2nd-Annette Challice Chocolate … Continue reading

Millbrook Fair Results – Beef Cattle Show

Millbrook Fair Results – Beef Cattle Show
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Angus Champion Bull: Ron & Linda Bryant Reserve Champion Bull: Ron & Linda Bryant Champion Female: Ron & Linda Bryant Reserve Champion Female: Ron & Linda Bryant Charolais Champion Bull- Baker Farms Reserve Champion Bull- Sharodon Farm Champion Female: Baker Farms Reserve Champion Female: Sharodon Farm Hereford Champion Bull: Grant … Continue reading