Historic Farm Relies on Modern Farm Practices to Ensure Sustainable Future

Don’t let her understated booth fool you – Margaret Winslow is a seasoned pro when it comes to market gardening.  Margaret is a member of a multi-family, 6th generation farm on Sharpe Line.  The operation, known as Woodleigh Farms, was founded in 1902.   Despite its historical origins, it’s clear that… Continue reading

Cannabis Presentation Reveals Startling Issues Faced by Host Communities

On April 7th, Cavan-Monaghan Future Watch hosted a Zoom meeting featuring speakers from three Ontario communities where commercial cannabis production facilities have been installed.  The speakers outlined the challenges these host communities have experienced resulting from the operations of these producers, which include noise, light and odour pollution. The issues… Continue reading

Commercial Cannabis to be Explored at Public Meeting

When Trevor Brand heard his neighbour’s greenhouse had been rented to a cannabis grower, he immediately went to the internet to find out what to expect. Brand, a farmer in Lambton County, soon had his worst fears confirmed. Blazing lights that cast a day-like glow over his farm at midnight, a… Continue reading

Millbrook Food Share Seeks New Leadership

Twenty-five years ago, Millbrook/Cavan United Church Minister John Sloan spearheaded the packing of approximately twenty Christmas hampers in the basement of the Lions’ Den for distribution in the community. Clarke Mayhew was on hand, acting as a Christmas “elf”.  Some leftover food was stored in the town hall, but the… Continue reading

Accepting Nominations for Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame

The Peterborough Country Agricultural Wall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2022 Induction Ceremony to be held on Sunday, August 28th at Lang Pioneer Village Museum in the Agricultural Heritage Building. Farm and rural leaders in Peterborough County who have made contributions to the agriculture and agri-food industry… Continue reading

Local Food Options Let Customers Leave Supply-Chain Worries Behind

Who doesn’t miss the experience of local farmers’ markets this time of year?  More so now, when we see produce shelves with items showing a bit of wear after an extra-long trip to the grocery store.  While you can’t purchase berries or stone fruit from local sources right now, there… Continue reading

Otonabee Conservation offers Tree Seedling Sales Program

Otonabee Conservation is once again encouraging landowners in the Otonabee Region Watershed to enhance their property and mitigate climate change by planting trees. Each year, Otonabee Conservation offers a wide selection of native tree and shrub species for landowners to purchase. Orders can be placed online at otonabeeconservation.com “Trees play… Continue reading