Guilty Pleasure Patisserie Comes to the Millbrook Market

Guilty Pleasure Patisserie Comes to the Millbrook Market
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He’s known as the Doughnut Guy, and he’s okay with that.  Jeremy Riel is a new vendor at the monthly Millbrook Farmers’ Market, offering more than a dozen varieties of luscious, hand-made doughnuts and French pastries.  Equipped with training from Ottawa’s Cordon Bleu school, he has been selling his generous-sized … Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market June 24

Next Farmers’ Market June 24
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Mark your calendars everyone.  The third market of the season is on Sunday, June 24, 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street. The Millbrook Farmers’ Market is a unique monthly outdoor market, running the 4th Sunday of every month, from April to October.  Our primary focus … Continue reading

Meet one of the New Vendors Coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

Meet one of the New Vendors Coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market
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With a background in grain crops, Jamie Ferguson transitioned his farming business into vegetables four years ago, and the Ferguson family is now firmly ensconced in the market gardening.  They have also taken over the seasonally operated Garden Hill Market which has been operating for more than 40 years. The … Continue reading

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns April 22

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The Millbrook Farmers’ Market is gearing up for another great season of delicious local fare brought to you by our wonderful ensemble of resident growers, bakers and artisan makers.   We are so fortunate to have access to such a great selection of locally grown and lovingly prepared foods. This season … Continue reading

Cody & Kelsie’s Veggy Patch

Cody & Kelsie’s Veggy Patch
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These young siblings started their entreprise at a young age. Kelsie was in Mrs. Fallis’ grade 2 class when her teacher arrived to purchase some produce and found her young student manning the market stall in front of the family home. As would any good teacher, Mrs. Fallis recognized a … Continue reading

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

Frenchs’ Beef

Frenchs’ Beef
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This June, Susan and John French celebrated their 39th year operating their farm on the 4th Line.  They produced milk with their 70 head of Holstein cattle, keeping bull calves for beef.  Raised on a farm in Cookstown, John knew what he was getting into when they purchased the farm, … 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

Golden Meadows Honey Comes to Zion Line

Golden Meadows Honey Comes to Zion Line
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Helen and David Nicolaou have been in the honey business for many years. They began with a single hive which arrived at their Scugog Island home as an uninvited swarm, which they quickly welcomed to their home. They now manage 100 hives and space was so limited they have established … 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

Unique Paper Craft Vendor Joins Millbrook Market

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

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