Building Community at the Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ markets have historically been important social and economic institutions in our communities and remain so today.  For many of us, farmer’ markets offer an opportunity for social connection, community building and provide hope for a healthy future. Local markets are a critical component in building local economies. By providing… Continue reading

Craft Cider Brings New Beverage Options for Local Food Trend

Jana Crawford is a team player. When she began to see her partner Graham Smith, who was a brewer, she tried all kinds of brews, looking for one she enjoyed. She finally identified a fruit beer from Belgium, but this did not meet his purist, four-ingredient definition of the beverage. … 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

Littleleaf Farms Delivers Big Nutrition in Small Bites

Five years ago, Larissa Nicholson and her husband John Hassell moved from Ajax to Cavan in the hopes of transitioning from employees in the horticultural industry to entrepreneurs in that field. Working with plants in a farming situation had been a lifelong ambition for the pair, who both have extensive… Continue reading

Handsome Jack’s Local Garlic

New Millbrook Market Vendor, Tammy Wood, of Handsome Jack’s Farm bears a calm demeanor is remarkable given the age of this venture. Tammy and her partner Dave purchased their farm just last September, after a long search for a place to grow their crop of choice: garlic.  The soil on… Continue reading

New Bakery Joins Millbrook Market 

Scott Williams and his partner, Lea Tran, are combining their love of gardening and baking in their bakery business they call Wildflower Bakery.  Operating out of their home in Havelock, their baked goods feature sustainably grown, certified organic and local ingredients, sometimes from their own garden. They produce hand-crafted bread… Continue reading

Farmers’ Market Opens This Sunday With COVID-19 Safety Measures

The Millbrook Farmers’ Market will open its 2020 season this Sunday, June 28 at the Old Millbrook School parking lot, 1 Dufferin Street.  We will be open from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  When you arrive, you will find a different set-up this season.  We will have in place several COVID-related safety… Continue reading