Words of Gratitude for Incredible Community Celebration Sparked by Tragic Fire

Words of Gratitude for Incredible Community Celebration Sparked by Tragic Fire
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It has taken us some time to be able to fully process the events of 2018 and we do not believe that we are finished yet. One thing that the Winslow- Lamothe and de Wolde families have been preoccupied with since the terrible fire that destroyed six barns and a… Continue reading

Don Winslow Receives Millbrook Agricultural Society’s Lifetime Member for 2019

Don Winslow Receives Millbrook Agricultural Society’s Lifetime Member for 2019
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The Millbrook Agricultural Society was pleased to award the 2019 Lifetime Member Award to Don Winslow for his contributions to the celebration of rural life at the annual Millbrook Fair.  Don Winslow’s family has been involved in the Millbrook Fair for five generations.  Don’s grandfather Louis was involved in the… Continue reading

Young Entrepreneurs Celebrate Significant Milestone

Young Entrepreneurs Celebrate Significant Milestone
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They’ve been at it for ten years now, which means these high school students own a business that has survived longer than 2/3 of other small businesses.  Cody and Kelsie are now both in high school and for the last decade they have grown a variety of vegetables on their… Continue reading

In Praise of Heritage Pigs

In Praise of Heritage Pigs
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Pigs were introduced to North America over 500 years ago, when they were prized for their utility, hardiness, foraging ability, meat and fat, but this noble animal has been under attack now for over a century. 1846, Canadian Dr. Abraham Gesner distilled coal and created what he called kerosene. Eight… Continue reading

Last Farmers’ Market Sunday October 28

Last Farmers’ Market Sunday October 28
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It’s hard to believe that I’m writing about the last farmers’ market of the season yet here we are.  You’ve got one last chance to take in the festivities before we close the barn door.  Our last market will be on Sunday, October 28, 10:00am to 1:00pm in the parking… Continue reading

New Winery Provides Opportunity to add Wine to our Locally-Sourced Meal

New Winery Provides Opportunity to add Wine to our Locally-Sourced Meal
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The local diet trend just became more interesting in the neighbourhood as we can now add wine to our list of local food and drink possibilities by toasting our locally grown dinner with a glass of local wine. After travelling to Toronto working in the food industry, John Drew decided… Continue reading

Celebration of the Farm Allows the Community to Show their Support

Celebration of the Farm Allows the Community to Show their Support
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Photo Norm Lamothe. An early morning fire on July 18th has destroyed five barns at Woodleigh Farms in Cavan Monaghan Township.  It took five fire crews from Peterborough County and City of Kawartha Lakes stations to address the chaos and carnage at the scene on Sharpe Line as they responded… Continue reading