Purity Hemp Products Provide Locally-Sourced Nutrition Boost

The farm on Mount Pleasant Road has been in the family since 1966.  When JoAnne Kennedy was growing up here, her family raised beef cattle. Like many young people, JoAnne’s future plans took her away from the farm and she trained and began to work in Toronto as a cartographer. … Continue reading

Grow Your Own Produce at the Community Garden

Finally spring weather is here and we can start work in the Millbrook community garden. The garden is located next to the Old Millbrook School (where the library is) with a beautiful center flower garden looked after beautifully by some local volunteers. There are 12 individual plots that can be… Continue reading

St Thomas’ Anglican Church sponsors event on Climate Change

Journeys, the outreach and social justice working group of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Millbrook, is sponsoring a day-long seminar dealing with the reality of rapid climate change.   Entitled “Climate Change:  What Can I Do?”  the event will take place on Saturday, November 5th, at the Anglican Parish Hall, 16 Centre… Continue reading

Soil Health is Top of Mind for Today’s Farmers

Approximately 50 visitors attended the ONFARM presentation in early September held in a field at Woodleigh Farms and hosted by the farm operator, Norm Lamothe. The audience was diverse – young and old, and almost half were women. They came to hear how they could make their operations more efficient,… Continue reading

Kelsie Armstrong Selected Grand Champion

Don’t let her diminutive size and quiet voice fool you.  Kelsie Armstrong is a seasoned entrepreneur.  We’ve watched her grow up, starting a vegetable business twelve years ago with her brother Cody when she was in grade two.  The pair grew ten acres of sweet corn, five acres of pumpkins… Continue reading

Two Local Families to be Inducted into the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame

After a two-year hiatus, the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame will celebrate the 2022 additions to their Wall of Fame in person this month. Two couples are among residents being honoured for their contribution to the local agriculture/agri-food industry:  Dr. Bill and Mary Belch of North Monaghan, and Roy… Continue reading

Marketing Ideas Earn Jeremy Poulin Compliments and Cash for Red Mill Syrup

Anyone following local social media channels will have seen this face before.  A tireless promotor of the Poulin family business, Red Mill Maple Syrup, Jeremy has become the face of the brand: a youthful image to invigorate a traditional product. Syrup production has been in the family for generations.  Jeremy’s… Continue reading