Kelsie Armstrong Selected Grand Champion

Don’t let her diminutive size and quiet voice fool you.  Kelsie Armstrong is a seasoned entrepreneur.  We’ve watched her grow up, starting a vegetable business twelve years ago with her brother Cody when she was in grade two.  The pair grew ten acres of sweet corn, five acres of pumpkins… Continue reading

Two Local Families to be Inducted into the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame

After a two-year hiatus, the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame will celebrate the 2022 additions to their Wall of Fame in person this month. Two couples are among residents being honoured for their contribution to the local agriculture/agri-food industry:  Dr. Bill and Mary Belch of North Monaghan, and Roy… Continue reading

Marketing Ideas Earn Jeremy Poulin Compliments and Cash for Red Mill Syrup

Anyone following local social media channels will have seen this face before.  A tireless promotor of the Poulin family business, Red Mill Maple Syrup, Jeremy has become the face of the brand: a youthful image to invigorate a traditional product. Syrup production has been in the family for generations.  Jeremy’s… Continue reading

Historic Farm Relies on Modern Farm Practices to Ensure Sustainable Future

Don’t let her understated booth fool you – Margaret Winslow is a seasoned pro when it comes to market gardening.  Margaret is a member of a multi-family, 6th generation farm on Sharpe Line.  The operation, known as Woodleigh Farms, was founded in 1902.   Despite its historical origins, it’s clear that… Continue reading

Cannabis Presentation Reveals Startling Issues Faced by Host Communities

On April 7th, Cavan-Monaghan Future Watch hosted a Zoom meeting featuring speakers from three Ontario communities where commercial cannabis production facilities have been installed.  The speakers outlined the challenges these host communities have experienced resulting from the operations of these producers, which include noise, light and odour pollution. The issues… Continue reading

Commercial Cannabis to be Explored at Public Meeting

When Trevor Brand heard his neighbour’s greenhouse had been rented to a cannabis grower, he immediately went to the internet to find out what to expect. Brand, a farmer in Lambton County, soon had his worst fears confirmed. Blazing lights that cast a day-like glow over his farm at midnight, a… Continue reading