The End of an Era?

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Karen Graham Saturday was a beautiful but difficult day for Shirley Challice.  After recently losing her husbandof many years, Shirley was parting with some of her personal belongings in an auction on the farm she and Roger where they had raised their family, paring down in preparation for a new … Continue reading

Ahead of the Curve: Local Farmers Produce Premium Beans for Export Markets

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Karen Graham There are hundreds of acres around the township planted with Adzuki beans destined for Japan. One of these farmers, Paul Shaughnessy of Bailiboro, began producing the popular Asian bean five years ago under contract with the Hensall and District Co-op located in southwestern Ontario which has managed bean … Continue reading

Where Does Your Trout Come From?

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Melodie Seto Linwood Acres Trout Farm was first established in Campbellcroft about 45 years ago and is open to the public all year round. Located on approximately 15 acres with 3 sets of springs running through the land, it is the ideal place to raise trout. With 15 ponds and … Continue reading

More Dialogue Will help Agriculture’s Threatened Reputation

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Karen Graham Going back just a few generations, most people had a direct connection to the farm and understood how the food chain worked. If you didn’t grow up on a farm, you had relatives or friends who did, so there was a basic understanding of what farmers do.  Because … Continue reading