A New Look for New Owners at the Millbrook Winery

When they purchased the building at 16 King St. East on April 1st, Alison Wehrle and Richard Dance knew they wanted to make some changes in the interior of the Millbrook Winery location.  The business is a make-your-own wine shop, selling a wide variety of wine kits where customers return… 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

Millbrook Food Share Seeks New Leadership

Twenty-five years ago, Millbrook/Cavan United Church Minister John Sloan spearheaded the packing of approximately twenty Christmas hampers in the basement of the Lions’ Den for distribution in the community. Clarke Mayhew was on hand, acting as a Christmas “elf”.  Some leftover food was stored in the town hall, but the… Continue reading

Accepting Nominations for Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame

The Peterborough Country Agricultural Wall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2022 Induction Ceremony to be held on Sunday, August 28th at Lang Pioneer Village Museum in the Agricultural Heritage Building. Farm and rural leaders in Peterborough County who have made contributions to the agriculture and agri-food industry… Continue reading

Local Food Options Let Customers Leave Supply-Chain Worries Behind

Who doesn’t miss the experience of local farmers’ markets this time of year?  More so now, when we see produce shelves with items showing a bit of wear after an extra-long trip to the grocery store.  While you can’t purchase berries or stone fruit from local sources right now, there… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – February 2022

Millbrook and District Food Share had another successful Christmas Hamper program, providing 48 hampers and vouchers to local families. The Food Share would like to thank the various local businesses that donated, including Millbrook Foodland, Millbrook Agricultural Society, Centennial Place, Millbrook Manor, Ivanhoe Cheese, Old Jars Candle Company, Kawartha Downs… Continue reading

Local Initiative Provides Tangible Comfort in Times of Need

Shelters across Canada have been impacted by COVID restrictions. Food insecurity has been a major concern due to the closure of many of the shelter’s dining rooms. When the pandemic hit, two women in Toronto, Carolyn Quigley and Lauri Wells, had the idea to enlist a number of volunteers to… Continue reading