Two Farmers’ Markets in September

Two Farmers’ Markets in September
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  To celebrate and enjoy this year’s harvest, we are once again running two farmers’ markets in September.  Look for more delicious, fresh local produce on Sunday, September 10th and Sunday, September 24th. In addition to freshly picked vegetables, we have a full selection of locally raised and prepared foods … Continue reading

Celebrate Millbrook Garden Club’s 25 Anniversary With Special Guest Lecturer Paul Zammit

Celebrate Millbrook Garden Club’s 25 Anniversary With Special Guest Lecturer Paul Zammit
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You are invited to share a special night on Wednesday September 6th, 2017 at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 16 Centre Street in Millbrook . Those who have heard Paul Zammit speak know how enthusiastic and passionate he is and he will be presenting one of his favourite talks: “Feeding the Garden … Continue reading

Public Feedback Sought on Contemporary Zoning Issues

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  At the July 5th meeting, Mark Stone of MLS Planning Consulting presented the Draft Discussion papers developed after their June public consultation to move the new Zoning By-Law project forward. Among other topics, the report discussed the issue of keeping small livestock in areas of the township where this … Continue reading

Migrant Workers Help Make Local Harvests Happen

Migrant Workers Help Make  Local Harvests Happen
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  Perusing the farmers’ markets comes with the satisfaction of knowing the produce is fresh, grown to exacting health standards and supports the local economy. But that’s not the whole story. Many local market garden and orchard operations rely on seasonal foreign workers to get their produce in the ground, … Continue reading

Two Farmers’ Markets in August

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It’s harvest time!  This season’s crop of fresh, delicious produce is ready for the picking.  Fresh greens, new potatoes, sweet corn, juicy ripe tomatoes, sun-kissed berries,  succulent squash – you’ll it all and much more at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. This year, we are running two markets each during the … Continue reading

Millbrook & Area Garden Club Outing

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Join Garden Club members on Wednesday, July 5th at 6;30 pm as they visit MJ Pilgrim’s garden located at 2034 Selwyn Rd., near the intersection of Selwyn Road and Buckhorn Road.  Travel from Millbrook to Bridgenorth and proceed past the causeway.  After exiting the town, turn left at County Road … Continue reading

A Modern Take on a Traditional Product

A Modern Take on a Traditional Product
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  Susan Waldon and daughter Rachel have been offering their home made preserves at local markets for more than five years, but for Susan, preserving has been a way of life.  Growing up on a farm surrounded by the agricultural bounty of Port Dover, Susan learned to preserve almost anything … Continue reading

Two Farmers’ Markets in July – 9th and 23rd

Two Farmers’ Markets in July – 9th and 23rd
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Market shoppers have often requested that we increase the frequency of our monthly farmers’ markets.  So during the prime harvest months of July, August and September, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market is doubling up and hosting two markets per month. In July, the dates to circle on your calendar are Sunday, … Continue reading

Lunar Rhythm Gardens Takes the Traditional Approach to Farming in Janetville

Lunar Rhythm Gardens Takes the Traditional Approach to Farming in Janetville
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It has been more than eight years since Jessica Foote returned home to her family farm on Gray Road in Janetville to launch her version of a modern day mixed farm incorporating new and traditional farming techniques in her unique business. As in the days of old, some of the … Continue reading

Common Ground – Forsythia is Pure Joy

Common Ground – Forsythia is Pure Joy
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“Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness….in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh It is a toss-up this year as to what has been more spectacular: the daffodils or forsythia. I was afraid that the forsythia would be damaged by the … Continue reading

Garden Club to Visit Blossom Hill Nursery in June

Garden Club to Visit Blossom Hill Nursery in June
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Blossom Hill Nursery operated by Joe and Hazel Cook located just north of Peterborough specializes in delphiniums and peonies, as well as many other hardy perennials. Their plants are grown in their own fields and their delphiniums have won the only two Bronze Medallions from The Delphinium Society (UK) awarded … Continue reading

Make Your Garden Bounty Last in an Old-fashioned Cold Cellar

Make Your Garden Bounty Last in an Old-fashioned Cold Cellar
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You’ve spent hours selecting the right mix of plants and seeds promising luscious, nutritious produce which will require weeks of TLC as they are planted and tended until the crops reach their peak of maturity. At that moment, gardeners are rewarded with an avalanche of vegetables that are all ready at … Continue reading