Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour

This year the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA) celebrated 50 years in business at their Annual General Meeting held at Trent University on the weekend of July 15th.   During the three-day event, producers took time to visit some local “sugar shacks” to see how it’s done around here. After… Continue reading

Zucchini Festival Marks End of Summer Fun Drought

The fun drought is over! No more bored children withering at the end of the parental vine! The annual Millbrook Zucchini Festival marks the end of a particularly dry Millbrook summer, so mark Sept. 11, 12:30 to 4 p.m. on your calendars in green ink. As always the festival will… Continue reading

Harvest Market Celebrations Sunday August 28

I can’t believe that there are only three more markets left this season. How can that be? I was only just anticipating the start of another great season of eating local, courtesy of the wonderful makers, bakers and growers who are the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. My anticipation though continues to… Continue reading

Rollies Brings Asian Inspired Flair to the Millbrook Market Offerings

With an extensive list of menu options, Rollies brings fresh, original dishes to the Millbrook Market, and the owners set their menu according to the weather conditions expected for market day.   Last week, with temperatures soaring to 30 degrees, owners Katie Tompkins and Soeung Nhem kept the items to a… Continue reading

Aunt Laura’s Tea Room

By Karen Graham A traditional red brick Ontario farm house on the south side of Highway 7A in Bethany has housed a bustling business since 1983. The home has been in the Morton family since 1868, when the great grandfather of current owner Kathleen Morton purchased the property and built… Continue reading