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

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

Plan Your Organic Vegetable Garden with Expert Advice

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As spring approaches, many thoughts will turn to what to plant in this year’s vegetable garden and/or containers and how to grow tasty treats for the dinner table without the application of chemical additives or pesticides. The upcoming Millbrook Garden Club on the evening of Wednesday April 5th will sure … Continue reading

New Products for Puddleduck Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program

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

Original Golden Wheel Owners Return to Springville

Original Golden Wheel Owners Return to Springville
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Mei Tung and husband Patrick ran a popular Chinese Restaurant in Springville for many years, providing dine in and take out options to a regular clientele. In 2014 the couple sold the business and relocated to Toronto, planning to have a more tranquil life. Besides, their daughter Susan had graduated … Continue reading

Food Share Connects Our Generous Community to Those in Need

Food Share Connects Our Generous Community to Those in Need
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While Halloween has just passed, local Food Share staff is gearing up for their busiest season. After Thanksgiving, their food supplies have dwindled, but donations flood in as the month draws to an end, as ours community always comes through to help those less fortunate in time for the holiday … Continue reading

Taking the Plunge: Becky Dong goes it Alone in New Venture

Taking the Plunge: Becky Dong goes it Alone in New Venture
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After more than 30 years working in the Chinese restaurant business, this spring Becky Dong decided it was time to be her own boss. Encouraged by an enthusiastic and loyal customer base, Dong found a modern location close to her Cavan Monaghan customers and in March opened Happy Palace, a … Continue reading

Strange Outbreak Hits Local Zucchini Patch

Strange Outbreak Hits Local Zucchini Patch
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Gordon Nomekuz has been farming in this area for over 40 years but this season has presented him with a unique challenge. And it isn’t the drought. “Darnedest thing I ever saw,” Gord says, as we walk through 67 acres of beans, peppers, tomatoes and other vegetables. “I planted them … Continue reading

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