Pinewynd Farm Turns Back the Clock Raising Heritage Pigs

Tom Staples has gone back to his farming roots, raising heritage pigs on the family farm in Cavan. He takes an old-fashioned approach to his work: his pigs spend most of their days outdoors, touring the 96 acre property in the rolling hills, grazing on walnuts, apples, pears, grubs, roots,… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday October 27

Who knew there were more than 1,500 different varieties of eggplants?  At least three kinds were on offer at last Sunday’s market – the large Black Beauty, an elongated Asian/Japanese type and a white fleshed Caspar.  It’s interesting to see all of the unique and unusual produce being grown by… Continue reading

New Regulations Designed to Preserve Biosecurity on the Farm

Last month, the Ontario farm community was reminded to take firm steps to prevent unwanted trespassers from entering their farm because of the biosecurity threat they present. Visitors to farms, both invited and not, are a growing trend in rural Ontario as consumers become more interested in understanding the source… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday September 22

It was a perfect summer day at last Sunday’s Farmers’ Market.  The Old Millbrook School parking lot was a sea of colour.  Tables were laden with fresh fruits and vegetables, including cartons of just picked corn.  Various hues of honey jars and maple syrup sparkled in the sun, as did… Continue reading

Wylde Folk Farm and Apothecary

Gillian di Petta is one of this year’s new Millbrook Market vendors.  Her cottage industry is called Wylde Folk, where she creates and sells natural, ecofriendly, small batch products designed to address scrapes and scratches encountered in everyday life.  Her salves and balms soothe bruises, bug bites, sun burn, and… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday – August 25

At last Sunday’s market, the line-up for Guilty Pleasures (aka doughnut heaven) began forming at 10:00am sharp.  Next door, market shoppers sampled sustainably harvested smoked trout.  A few stalls over, organic rotisserie chicken was on offer, next to naturally raised beef and lamb.  Across the way, stalls were filled with… Continue reading

Twilight Dinner for the Local Dairy Association

The Carl and Harrigan family hosted  a Twilight Dinner for the local dairy association providing tours of the new state-of-the-art automated dairy facility on Zion Line. The 400+ attendees were treated to a beef dinner followed by an unlimited supply of mild and ice cream.