Guilty Pleasure Patisserie Comes to the Millbrook Market

Guilty Pleasure Patisserie Comes to the Millbrook Market
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He’s known as the Doughnut Guy, and he’s okay with that.  Jeremy Riel is a new vendor at the monthly Millbrook Farmers’ Market, offering more than a dozen varieties of luscious, hand-made doughnuts and French pastries.  Equipped with training from Ottawa’s Cordon Bleu school, he has been selling his generous-sized … Continue reading

The 4th – a Tart Celebrating Local Creativity

The 4th – a Tart Celebrating Local Creativity
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Pastry Peddler baker Brad — got his creative juices flowing to develop a tart for the 4th Line Theatre as their contribution to this year’s largest Butter Tart Tour christened Arts ‘n Tarts.  Last year, the popular Kawartha Butter Tart tour adopted a Canada 150 theme launching a Canadiana collection … Continue reading

Township to Host Harvest Dinner in September

Township to Host Harvest Dinner in September
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Last month, Council agreed to host a harvest dinner event to celebrate the township’s rural heritage and local agricultural producers. The event will also be a fundraising opportunity in support of the Community Centre project.  It is scheduled to take place on September 22nd, on Kings Street.   Organizers Councilors Belch, … Continue reading

Meet one of the New Vendors Coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

Meet one of the New Vendors Coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market
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With a background in grain crops, Jamie Ferguson transitioned his farming business into vegetables four years ago, and the Ferguson family is now firmly ensconced in the market gardening.  They have also taken over the seasonally operated Garden Hill Market which has been operating for more than 40 years. The … Continue reading

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns April 22

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The Millbrook Farmers’ Market is gearing up for another great season of delicious local fare brought to you by our wonderful ensemble of resident growers, bakers and artisan makers.   We are so fortunate to have access to such a great selection of locally grown and lovingly prepared foods. This season … Continue reading

Save the Date: Maple in the Township Returns April 8th

Save the Date: Maple in the Township Returns April 8th
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A group of local Maple Syrup producers are joining forces to host another Maple Day on April 8th.   All participating producers will open the doors to their sugar shacks between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm and invite you to come with your family to walk a sugar bush and … Continue reading

New Alcohol Policy Approved

New Alcohol Policy Approved
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When the weather heats up, a new policy will kick in allowing alcoholic beverages to be served in sidewalk patios in the township this year.  Last month Cavan Monaghan Council approved a new Municipal Alcohol policy which will allow alcohol to be served by those in receipt of a seasonal … Continue reading

A Year in the Village – Millbrook Valley Chocolates Celebrates

A Year in the Village – Millbrook Valley Chocolates Celebrates
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  This time, the filming of the second season of the television series “Anne”, was a more welcome experience.  Last year, Millbrook Valley Chocolate owners Stephen and Jackie Flamminio had just taken possession of the former pizza shop location and were rushing to complete their renovations to open their doors … Continue reading

Boosting Veggies and Fruit with Kids – Doing it Together!

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Are you and your family getting enough veggies and fruit? Does the thought of encouraging kids to eat vegetables and fruit make your heart rate go up? Meal and snack times can sometimes feel stressful for parents and caregivers. Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough has tips and tricks for you, … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – November

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Millbrook Community Garden It is with regret that I have to write this letter, but it has to be addressed. Our great volunteers have worked diligently for years to provide fresh produce for our Food Share, rolling up sod by hand, tilling the garden, building fences and sowing seeds into … Continue reading

The Community piles on for Food Share

The Community piles on for Food Share
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Food Share Chair David Brackenridge is no longer surprised by the depth and breadth of support from our generous community when it comes to reaching out to those in need.  Donations to our local food bank come from all generations and community groups, and some of the most eager participants … Continue reading

Cody & Kelsie’s Veggy Patch

Cody & Kelsie’s Veggy Patch
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These young siblings started their entreprise at a young age. Kelsie was in Mrs. Fallis’ grade 2 class when her teacher arrived to purchase some produce and found her young student manning the market stall in front of the family home. As would any good teacher, Mrs. Fallis recognized a … Continue reading

Slightly smaller Ontario apple crop volume this year, but quality will be excellent

Slightly smaller Ontario apple crop volume this year, but quality will be excellent
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Ontario’s apple crop volume will be slightly lower this year compared to last, but the fruit will be larger, juicier, and more colourful. That’s what Ontario’s apple growers are seeing as they prepare to harvest the 2017 crop along the shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Georgian … Continue reading