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

Coming Soon – A New Local Food Network

As farmers’ markets everywhere scramble to find safe new ways of operating during the current pandemic, one model in particular appears to be gaining traction in this region and elsewhere. Originally popularized in Finland several years ago, the REKO (meaning fair consumption) model directly connects food producers and consumers using… Continue reading

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Update – May 2020

As of press time, the opening of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market continues to be postponed.  We are currently awaiting additional information from Peterborough Public Health, the agency that oversees and regulates farmers’ markets. Under provincial COVID-19 directives, farmers’ markets are considered an essential service and our local health unit (PPH)… Continue reading

April Farmers’ Market Cancelled

In the interests of the safety of all of our vendors, shoppers and community, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market Management Committee has decided to cancel its first market of the season, originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26th. The good news is that local food can still be accessed.  Many of our… Continue reading