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

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