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While many farmers are hoping this recently arrived fine weather continues to dry out and warm up the soil so they can start planting, some crops have been in the ground since September. Winter wheat is planted from September to December in the Northern Hemisphere while spring wheat goes into… Continue reading
It’s the perennial question. Last month this paper ran a profile on the young family at Puddle Duck Farm, an organic operation in Millbrook producing honey, maple syrup, vegetables, cut flowers and more. While stories like theirs aren’t popping up in the same abundance as dandelions in spring, younger… Continue reading
Karen Graham It’s not a position Norm ever expected to be in- the face of October on a glossy calendar. But there he is, selected to represent Ontario Grain farm operators who are finding ways to incorporate traditional farming approaches with modern sensitivities and techniques. Published by Farm & Food… Continue reading
Karen Graham For Gregg Frederick, going to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto this week is old hat- been there, done that. He has even walked away with some top awards, having won Bull Calf Champion in 2011. That has not dampened his enthusiasm for this annual ritual which requires… Continue reading
Sarah Sobanski Chances are that as October gets underway, you’ve been apple picking, or like many drooling Canadians, you’ve been patient for fresh locally grown apples to appear in bushels at grocery stores across the province. Apples are a long standing favourite dating back to prehistoric times, originally cultivated as… Continue reading
Melodie Seto The Canadian landscape has undergone many transformations over the past centuries, but how many people can still remember what our land ofheritage used to look like? Tallgrass prairies in particular may be one of the less distinguished types of grasslands that made up the eastern part of our… Continue reading
Karen Graham Saturday was a beautiful but difficult day for Shirley Challice. After recently losing her husbandof many years, Shirley was parting with some of her personal belongings in an auction on the farm she and Roger where they had raised their family, paring down in preparation for a new… Continue reading
Karen Graham There are hundreds of acres around the township planted with Adzuki beans destined for Japan. One of these farmers, Paul Shaughnessy of Bailiboro, began producing the popular Asian bean five years ago under contract with the Hensall and District Co-op located in southwestern Ontario which has managed bean… Continue reading