A Sanctuary for Flowers and Their Admirers

Don’t assume that because The Floral Sanctuary is a business inspired by a dream about flowers that owner Shannon Van Denbroek is a romantic wearing rose-coloured glasses. She is in fact a realist who brings her extensive experience in inventory management to her new venture.  With fond memories of growing… Continue reading

Squirrel Creek Welcomes Customers to New Retail Facility

Last month, the Brackenridge family hosted an Open House to showcase a new warehouse and showroom built on their farm on Brackenridge Drive south of Millbrook.  The 8400 square foot building is a testament to the success of this family business operating as Squirrel Creek Farm Services which serves the… Continue reading

Avoid Contact with this Toxic Plant

At the moment, many of our rural roads are lined with wild parsnip, which like many plants this season are thriving.  While beautiful, these plants can leave permanent scars on exposed skin. An invasive species, it appears on the provincial list of toxic weeds. Like giant hogweed and other members… Continue reading

Make Hay While the Sun Shines – The Rest of the Story

This farmer was raking his hay on Larmer Line last week in order to expedite the drying process so he could get it baled ahead of the rain in the weekend forecast. Raking fluffs up the crop, allowing better air circulation before the crop is baled and stored for later… Continue reading

Selwyn Garlic Farms Offers a Variety of Garlic Products in all Shapes and Sizes

Sean and Theresa Wilson produce garlic on their farm in Selwyn and operate a booth at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. Sean has a history in dairy farming in the Hamilton area.  In 1995 he moved to Peterborough for employment and since then he has gradually found his way back to… Continue reading

Proposed Legislation Will Create More Homes, Less Food Say Farm Organizations

The flurry of provincial legislation designed to facilitate the construction of new homes in Ontario continues, leaving municipalities wondering how to adhere to the new rules while maintaining viable and liveable communities. Bills 109 and 23 aim to build homes faster, primarily through administrative changes to the planning rules and… Continue reading