Corks and Boards Helps Hosts Create Tasty Celebrations

  Millbrook family business launched last October by the Greer family as they were contemplating their move to Millbrook.  Steve and his wife Avril were retiring, and their daughter Ashely was on maternity leave, so it seemed like a lot of free time was looming in their future.  How to… Continue reading

New Name, New Owners for Bethany Restaurant

Coaches Restaurant, located on the main street of Bethany, has recently changed ownership and rebranded themselves with the new name of Champions Restaurant. The business was launched by two principal partners Mittal Patel and Chirag Patel.  Both partners in the new business originate from India, but their restaurant experience was… Continue reading

Blank Canvas Joins Sandwich Sisters in Supporting One-Roof Community Centre

  Since January, Jane Berlin and a group of volunteers out of Bethany have been preparing sandwiches and snacks once a week for visitors to One Roof Community Centre in Peterborough.  This shelter is open 365 days a year and provides free meals, professional training, life skills, access to primary… Continue reading

Small Growers Satisfy Appetite for Local Food

Pictured is Harmony Evans, of Wild Ginger Farms, with her constant companion, Meekin, in her half-acre plot on the edge of town. She is one of my young farmers including Amanda Rice, of Spring Bloom Orchards, Cody and Kelsey Armstrong, Eban Hancock, and Merridey Senior, of Puddleduck Farm, who are… Continue reading

Results are in for Maple Syrup Competition

  On June 5th, the Millbrook Agricultural Society hosted its first Maple Syrup Competition conducted remotely.  Despite the lack of an audience, the event attracted seventeen entries.  Dave Brackenridge brought years of maple syrup production experience from his family’s syrup operation to the contest, supporting the event by judging the… Continue reading

Lions’ Breakfast a Big Hit

Last month the Millbrook and District Lions’ Club resurrected their monthly breakfast in a COVID-friendly way, offering drive-through service of peameal bacon on a bun.  Demand exceeded their expectations, prompting a return visit to Foodland to replenish supplies.  They served 173 adults and five children, enabling them to make a… Continue reading

Supporting Local Artisans and Craftspeople

As you can imagine, when you buy from big retailers, already wealthy shareholders and overpaid executives barely even notice. It is a very different experience for local artisans, a customer really does count and is cause for celebration because you are truly making a difference in real people’s lives. Not only are… Continue reading

Nourishing the Body and Soul

Spring Bloom Orchard is a new family farm operation launched in the fall of 2019 by Amanda Rice and her father on Carmel Line in the fall of 2019. As the name suggests, the operation produces annual and perennial flowers to produce cut flower bouquets throughout the season, as well… Continue reading

Wild Ginger Farmstead Joins Producers Satisfying Appetites for Local Food

After working several years at a local market garden operation, Harmony Evans decided to go out on her own. Recognizing the growing appetite for local food, last year she took the plunge on a small farm on the edge of town.  She was raised on a farm outside of Lindsay,… Continue reading