Clarke’s Café Continues the Family Tradition

The reprieve provided by the pandemic crystallized Jule’s Kitchen owner/operator Julie’s desire to move on from the restaurant she operated for – years in the family-owned building that houses Clarke’s Service Centre, the gas station, the car wash and laundromat.  After mulling it over, Mike and Heather Clarke decided to… Continue reading

Registration for Christmas Hamper Program Begins

After several months of redirecting local Foodshare users to Peterborough’s Kawartha Food share because of COVID, our local food bank reopened its doors in early August. Thanks to the generosity of local individuals, churches and other organizations, their supplies have been replenished through local donations without the need to bring… Continue reading

NOW OPEN! – New Café Owners

NOW OPEN!!! The restaurant at Clarke’s Service Centre will reopen under new management.  Clarke’s Café will be managed by Taylor Post, pictured left, and owned by Heather and Mike Clarke.  The café will be open seven days a week from 6am to 3pm as soon as they get the green… Continue reading

Woodleigh Farms’ Waste Diversion Proposal

Last month, Norm Lamothe of Woodleigh Farms presented a proposal to accept leaf and yard waste material collected by the township.  A sixth generation farmer in Cavan, Norm is focused on improving farming practices to build soil health on the farm’s 500 acres. In his presentation, he described the decline… Continue reading

! Millbrook Community Garden Miscommunication !

Alarmingly, some members of the public have interpreted the sign stating ‘Enjoy” posted at the Community Garden by the Old Millbrook School literally and have not only been helping themselves cutting bouquets of flowers from the central flower garden, and even helping themselves to the vegetables that have been the… Continue reading

Common Ground – October 2020

“O suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together, Ye cannot rival for one hour  October’s bright blue weather.”  -Helen Hunt Jackson – One of the signs of fall here in the valley is the first heavy frost that makes the morning glories no longer glorious…. Continue reading

Last Market Sunday October 25

Our 2020 market season will come to a close on Sunday, October 25. In spite of the pandemic, our local growers and producers have once again excelled at providing our community with a wonderfully rich bounty of fresh locally grown food.  The market takes place at the Old Millbrook School,… Continue reading