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

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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

Unique Paper Craft Vendor Joins Millbrook Market

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Maybe it’s because she works at the library that Judi felt compelled to give old books a second lease on life. Applying folding techniques associated with origami, she takes discarded books headed for oblivion and uses them to create elaborate paper sculptures, often keeping the majority of the book components … Continue reading

Next Market Sunday June 25

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  Do you know where your food comes from? One of our national newspapers reported last weekend that two Leamington-based food suppliers were fined millions of dollars for selling counterfeit produce.  The firms in question were repackaging and relabeling large quantities of peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers primarily from Mexico and … Continue reading

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

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns

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Sunday April 23 with More Market Dates As we welcome, with a sigh of relief, the mounting daylight hours, the appearance of new spring buds and the invigorating songbirds, so too we welcome the return of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market on April 23. After the snow/ice/cold/wind begins to slowly fade … Continue reading

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

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

Last Farmers’ Market Sunday, October 23

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We had a gorgeous fall day for our September market last Sunday. People were strolling about taking in the day’s warmth and sunshine. In spite of this season’s draught, our vendors had a beautiful selection of fresh, colourful produce. Tables were also full of all kinds of jarred preserves, baked … Continue reading

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

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

Young Entrepreneur Comes to Millbrook Market

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Kollene Drummond began her urban kitchen garden in suburban Peterborough as a way to extend her access to a variety of organic produce. She is very careful to secure local, sustainably produced ingredients to produce her original vegetarian offerings at local farmers’ markets and through her catering efforts. In her … Continue reading

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

Meat Your Maker Market July 24

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It’s Meat Your Maker day at the next Millbrook Farmers’ Market on Sunday, July 24th. At our July market, we tip our hat and celebrate our dedicated local meat producers for their significant contribution to our community. We now have vendors at our market offering a full selection of locally … Continue reading

Silver Creek Creations Joins the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

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Get ready to grow with the help of Jane and Peter Martell of Silver Creek Creations, who are joining the other vendors at our local monthly market. They established a nursery business on their property on Hutchison Drive four years ago, when they felt the grounds were safe from errant … Continue reading

Last Farmers’ Market this Sunday

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Leni Rautiainen You have one final chance to get to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market this year. The last market of the season will be held this Sunday, October 25th from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street. As we get ready to wrap up for another … Continue reading

Kawartha BBQ Delivers Southern Style with Local Flavour

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Karen Graham With many years of food experience in his youth, Onafrychuk was interested in launching a business of his own to develop his own style of cooking, but was not prepared to give up his day job and take a flyer. This year he ventured into the food world … Continue reading

Claire’s Baking Earns Loyal Following in Port Hope

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Karen Graham Claire Carrie spends her weekdays behind a desk keeping client and insurance company files organized, accurate and current at Bulger and Gray Insurance Brokers in Millbrook.  It’s a job that requires discipline and organizations skills, but in the world of insurance administration,there is little room to flex a … Continue reading