New Methods for Over The Top Cattle Company

For more than 150 years, the Sutcliffe family have raised cattle in the area. Tyler and Ashley Sutcliffe are continuing the family tradition on the hundred acre farm Called Over the Top Cattle Company located between Millbrook and Pontypool.  Tyler was born and raised in Janetville and Ashley comes from… Continue reading

Make Room and Time for Farm Vehicles on the Road

It’s that time of year again when there is a proliferation of large farm vehicles making their way to and from fields for field preparation, planting and a particularly early first cut of hay. It’s a critical time for farmers as they work with and/or often against conditions thrown at… Continue reading

Get to Know Your Food Producers at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

NEXT MARKET: June 27th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM From cash crops and dairy to livestock and produce, Canada has a long history of feeding the world.  So what does that mean to our local community? Locally grown food creates important economic opportunities, provides health benefits and helps to reduce environmental impact. Additionally,… Continue reading

Building Community at the Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ markets have historically been important social and economic institutions in our communities and remain so today.  For many of us, farmer’ markets offer an opportunity for social connection, community building and provide hope for a healthy future. Local markets are a critical component in building local economies. By providing… Continue reading

Will there be a 2021 Millbrook Fair?

Agricultural Societies across the province act as resources for its members by providing leadership and education and promoting the rural way of life.  One of their main events each year is hosting an agricultural fair.  The Millbrook Agricultural Society has been hosting their fair for 170 years, having only missed… Continue reading

Some Traditions Weather the COVID Storm

The family-owned and operated Dawson Tree Farm on Zion Line opened for the season last weekend with as many as 100 happy customers taking home trees to decorate.   Apparently they should expect a good season, as reports indicate consumers are choosing real trees rather than artificial ones this year. Pictured… Continue reading

Local Entrepreneur Builds a Business with a Social Conscience

How would you like to purchase some cozy, colourful Christmas gifts that support the local economy as well as artisans abroad who are sustaining ancient local traditions while sustaining their families?  Alpaca Sweaters and More is your source. Amy Dechaine grew up in Ecuador with her Canadian mother and Ecuadorian… Continue reading