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

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