Small Growers Satisfy Appetite for Local Food

Pictured is Harmony Evans, of Wild Ginger Farms, with her constant companion, Meekin, in her half-acre plot on the edge of town. She is one of my young farmers including Amanda Rice, of Spring Bloom Orchards, Cody and Kelsey Armstrong, Eban Hancock, and Merridey Senior, of Puddleduck Farm, who are… Continue reading

Supporting Local Artisans and Craftspeople

As you can imagine, when you buy from big retailers, already wealthy shareholders and overpaid executives barely even notice. It is a very different experience for local artisans, a customer really does count and is cause for celebration because you are truly making a difference in real people’s lives. Not only are… Continue reading

Nourishing the Body and Soul

Spring Bloom Orchard is a new family farm operation launched in the fall of 2019 by Amanda Rice and her father on Carmel Line in the fall of 2019. As the name suggests, the operation produces annual and perennial flowers to produce cut flower bouquets throughout the season, as well… Continue reading

Sanctuary Innerwear 2021

Anna Lukai’s Sanctuary Innerwear product line was one of five Canadian companies out of 191 around the globe recognized for leading the charge towards sustainable textile production. To full appreciate the quality of her products, visit her stall at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market, or her website at www.sanctuaryinnerwear.com .

Get to Know Your Food Producers at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

NEXT MARKET: June 27th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM From cash crops and dairy to livestock and produce, Canada has a long history of feeding the world.  So what does that mean to our local community? Locally grown food creates important economic opportunities, provides health benefits and helps to reduce environmental impact. Additionally,… Continue reading

New Bakery Joins Millbrook Farmer’s Market

Like many youngsters, Megan Deeth began developing her baking skills on weekends helping her Mom bake anything and everything- from basic banana bread to more elaborate cakes and pies.  Her fascination with the magic of whisking, mixing and folding ingredients together to create delicious treats motivated her to complete the… Continue reading

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