An Open Letter to Millbrook Council, BIA and Community

I am writing on behalf of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market Management Committee to express our concern about a proposal by Mayor Scott McFadden for the BIA to host a farmers’ market downtown on Friday evenings in July and August to capture cottage-bound traffic. While this may sound appealing, from a… Continue reading

Meals on Wheels Available in Millbrook

Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as we age. It can help us maintain a healthy weight, stay energized, and get the nutrients we need. It also lowers our risk of developing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.  To meet our nutritional… Continue reading

The Goods on Greens: Are Prepared Salads Safe?

Who doesn’t love the convenience of purchasing prepared salads or pre-washed greens – I know I do. But recent outbreaks of human illness, including hospitalizations and deaths are raising concerns that perhaps these pre-packaged and pre-washed salad greens pose too much of a health risk, and are best avoided. Are… Continue reading

Educating a New Generation of Beekeepers

The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program was established in 2017 and is a hands-on program for children aged 9 to 14 years who are interested in learning about beekeeping. The program follows the beekeepers’ year – from equipment preparation to honey harvesting.  Each month, from February to October, the students learn… Continue reading

Next Generation Grain Operators Invest in their Future

It’s been another challenging harvest season for local farmers, as weather has been an unusually persistent obstacle to getting corn and soybean crops to market.  Congestion at the grain handler operation adds expense and frustration as trucks wait in line to offload their loads. After renting storage facilities in the… Continue reading

Top Tart Winner

In September, Pastry Peddler Baker, Brad Katz’s Whiskey-infused butter tart called Saloon took top prize at the taste-off at Port Hope’s Cultivate Festival.  Competing against 20 of the best butter tart bakers in Northumberland and the Kawarthas, the confection features candied pecans, chocolate ganache drizzle, and a rich, butter, whiskey-infused… Continue reading

Pumpkin Fest 2019 🎃

The crowds poured into the Veggie Patch to get a taste of country last month at the Pumpkin Fest which featured gator rides and a petting zoo where Daphne the Alpaca enjoyed the attention. Cody and Kelsie were thrilled with the turnout and would like to extend a massive thank-you… Continue reading