Woodleigh Farms’ Waste Diversion Proposal

Last month, Norm Lamothe of Woodleigh Farms presented a proposal to accept leaf and yard waste material collected by the township.  A sixth generation farmer in Cavan, Norm is focused on improving farming practices to build soil health on the farm’s 500 acres. In his presentation, he described the decline… Continue reading

Last Market Sunday October 25

Our 2020 market season will come to a close on Sunday, October 25. In spite of the pandemic, our local growers and producers have once again excelled at providing our community with a wonderfully rich bounty of fresh locally grown food.  The market takes place at the Old Millbrook School,… Continue reading

Littleleaf Farms Delivers Big Nutrition in Small Bites

Five years ago, Larissa Nicholson and her husband John Hassell moved from Ajax to Cavan in the hopes of transitioning from employees in the horticultural industry to entrepreneurs in that field. Working with plants in a farming situation had been a lifelong ambition for the pair, who both have extensive… Continue reading

Organic Waste Collection Comes to Transfer Station

Last year, the township introduced an organic waste program for a pilot area in the Millbrook area which was up for renewal last month. The program consists of weekly curbside collection of waste material through the use of kitchen catchers and green bins which were purchased with a provincial grant. … Continue reading

Handsome Jack’s Local Garlic

New Millbrook Market Vendor, Tammy Wood, of Handsome Jack’s Farm bears a calm demeanor is remarkable given the age of this venture. Tammy and her partner Dave purchased their farm just last September, after a long search for a place to grow their crop of choice: garlic.  The soil on… Continue reading

Millbrook Equine Offers a Variety of Services for the Horse Lover

It’s has been five years since Christine Millet and her family moved to their farm on Fallis Line, and they’ve made big changes to the property since their arrival, all with their own hands. The property is home to Millbrook Equine Services, where Christine boards, trains, breeds and provides riding… Continue reading

New Bakery Joins Millbrook Market 

Scott Williams and his partner, Lea Tran, are combining their love of gardening and baking in their bakery business they call Wildflower Bakery.  Operating out of their home in Havelock, their baked goods feature sustainably grown, certified organic and local ingredients, sometimes from their own garden. They produce hand-crafted bread… Continue reading

Out of the Ashes – Woodleigh Farms Rebuilds with an Eye to the Future

July 17th marked two years since an early morning fire wiped out five barns in the twinkling of an eye at Woodleigh Farms in Cavan Monaghan Township. Five fire crews responded to the devastation, where 30,000 square feet of barns were leveled and a herd of 1500 pigs perished, along… Continue reading