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

Put Away Your Hose- Garden Club Presentation to Discuss Xeriscaping

Be sure to mark the November 6th meeting of the Millbrook & Area Garden Club on your calendar. We are fortunate to have Jeff Mason of Mason House Gardens as the guest speaker on the topic “Xeriscape Gardening – The Dry Garden”, gardening that requires no watering regardless of how… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday October 27

Who knew there were more than 1,500 different varieties of eggplants?  At least three kinds were on offer at last Sunday’s market – the large Black Beauty, an elongated Asian/Japanese type and a white fleshed Caspar.  It’s interesting to see all of the unique and unusual produce being grown by… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday September 22

It was a perfect summer day at last Sunday’s Farmers’ Market.  The Old Millbrook School parking lot was a sea of colour.  Tables were laden with fresh fruits and vegetables, including cartons of just picked corn.  Various hues of honey jars and maple syrup sparkled in the sun, as did… Continue reading

Late Summer Garden

“Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn.” John Greenleaf Whittier There are many things to celebrate in the late summer garden. My favourite Colour Fashion sunflowers are finally blooming in many shades of bronze and only one lone yellow. The brilliant fuchsia coloured nicotines… Continue reading

Local, Luxurious Handcrafted Ladies’ Line Appeals to all the Senses

Some of you may remember Anna Luckai as a music teacher at Millbrook South Cavan Public School about ten years ago.  She continues to teach but now educates high school students in Port Perry about careers during the fall semester and spends the remaining eight months of the year on… Continue reading

Wylde Folk Farm and Apothecary

Gillian di Petta is one of this year’s new Millbrook Market vendors.  Her cottage industry is called Wylde Folk, where she creates and sells natural, ecofriendly, small batch products designed to address scrapes and scratches encountered in everyday life.  Her salves and balms soothe bruises, bug bites, sun burn, and… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday – August 25

At last Sunday’s market, the line-up for Guilty Pleasures (aka doughnut heaven) began forming at 10:00am sharp.  Next door, market shoppers sampled sustainably harvested smoked trout.  A few stalls over, organic rotisserie chicken was on offer, next to naturally raised beef and lamb.  Across the way, stalls were filled with… Continue reading