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

Rollies Brings Asian Inspired Flair to the Millbrook Market Offerings

Rollies Brings Asian Inspired Flair to the Millbrook Market Offerings
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With an extensive list of menu options, Rollies brings fresh, original dishes to the Millbrook Market, and the owners set their menu according to the weather conditions expected for market day.   Last week, with temperatures soaring to 30 degrees, owners Katie Tompkins and Soeung Nhem kept the items to a … Continue reading

Aunt Laura’s Tea Room

Aunt Laura’s Tea Room
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By Karen Graham A traditional red brick Ontario farm house on the south side of Highway 7A in Bethany has housed a bustling business since 1983. The home has been in the Morton family since 1868, when the great grandfather of current owner Kathleen Morton purchased the property and built … Continue reading

Which wheat? Winter, Spring, Red or White, Hard or Soft?

Which wheat? Winter, Spring, Red or White, Hard or Soft?
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While many farmers are hoping this recently arrived fine weather continues to dry out and warm up the soil so they can start planting, some crops have been in the ground since September.   Winter wheat is planted from September to December in the Northern Hemisphere while spring wheat goes into … Continue reading

A Place Where Everybody Knows Their Names – George and Marion Corfe Serve up Smiles at the Millbrook Arena

A Place Where Everybody Knows Their Names – George and Marion Corfe Serve up Smiles at the Millbrook Arena
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By Lynn Osborne One of the consistent features of the Millbrook arena is the sight of George and/or wife Marion working behind the concession stand with a smile on their faces waiting to serve. For the past five years, this couple have operated that concession stand, putting in 70-80 hours … Continue reading

Spring Changes at the Pastry Peddler

Spring Changes at the Pastry Peddler
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With the arrival of spring, comes gardening, dining al fresco, Blue Jays’ games, soccer and….construction! At one of our local eateries, the Pastry Peddler, owners Deanna and Colin are ready to serve with their trademark dishes, exotic beverages and stylish environment. Open six days a week and offering freshly prepared … Continue reading