An Open Letter to Millbrook Council, BIA and Community

I am writing on behalf of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market Management Committee to express our concern about a proposal by Mayor Scott McFadden for the BIA to host a farmers’ market downtown on Friday evenings in July and August to capture cottage-bound traffic. While this may sound appealing, from a… Continue reading

New Christmas Farmers’ Market – Sunday November 24

If you haven’t already saved the date, mark your calendars now.  On Sunday November 24, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market will be hosting their first ever Christmas Market.  It’s shaping up to be a fun filled and festive event. Our original plan was to hold a traditional European-style outdoor market at… Continue reading

Thistles and Sticks for Christmas? 

Thistles and Sticks grew out of a desire of its owner Barb Newman to live simply; returning to our basic roots. Having spent a career painting houses, she was looking for a way to employ her creative energy by repurposing items that would otherwise be discarded, bringing them new life. … Continue reading

Pinewynd Farm Turns Back the Clock Raising Heritage Pigs

Tom Staples has gone back to his farming roots, raising heritage pigs on the family farm in Cavan. He takes an old-fashioned approach to his work: his pigs spend most of their days outdoors, touring the 96 acre property in the rolling hills, grazing on walnuts, apples, pears, grubs, roots,… 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

Reggie’s Hot Grill Serves up Fresh

Reggie’s Hot Grill is a family affair for Steve, Carolyn Effer and their daughters Myra and Abigail, shown above serving happy customers at last month’s Millbrook Farmers’ market.  The couple returned to the area from Toronto seeking to raise their daughters in a small town environment as they had done. … Continue reading

NEW Christmas Farmers’ Market 2019

The Millbrook Farmers’ Market is extending its season this year to host its first ever Christmas Market on Sunday, November 24. It will take place at our usual location and time – the Old Millbrook School parking lot from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  It will be a traditional outdoor Christmas market… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday July 28

A perfect summer day greeted shoppers last Sunday at our third market of the season.  People were clearly enjoying themselves, wandering the stalls, sampling some of the local products and picking up fresh produce.  While the late arrival of warmer, dryer weather delayed strawberry season for many local growers, we… Continue reading