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

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