• Tom Eisenhauer, president of Bonnefield Financial Inc., says that unlike hedge fund investors, his company’s investors are looking for the kind of steady, long-term returns more typical of farmland. Photo by Pete Paterson.

    Dufferin’s New Landlord

    With its purchase of the mega quarry lands, a Canadian investment firm gained control of one of the biggest single blocks of prime farmland in Ontario. Will the new landlord be better than the old?

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  • Aabir Dey with a basket of organic seeds from the Everdale Farm seed library. The vegetables on the counter are from the farm’s fall harvest, stored through the winter in its cold cellar. According to the United Nations, the world has lost 75 per cent of the genetic diversity of food crops since 1900. Photo by Pete Paterson.

    Sowing the Seeds of Food Security

    Everdale organic farm is at the centre of a project designed to create a self-sufficient organic seed industry in Canada.

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  • With the right equipment and ingredients,
a pinch of perseverance, and a big dollop of humour,
you can make your own sausages.

    A Real Grind

    With the right equipment and ingredients, a pinch of perseverance, and a big dollop of humour, you can make your own sausages.

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  • Trainer Tony Fenech has been putting Orangeville mayor Rob Adams through his paces for about four years, usually in the gym at Big Tyme Fitness and Boxing, but sometimes for variety on the playground equipment of a local school. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

    Beyond the Fitness Fad

    Personal trainers offer clients much more than a physical workout.

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  • Linda Jenetti ~ Fifth Line, looking east 24 x 30" oil on canvas

    Linda Jenetti

    By Signe Ball

    Her show La Campagnola – the country girl presents paintings and sketches inspired by the rolling hills of both Umbria and her long-time home in Mulmur Township.

At Home in the Hills

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  • Wood Up

    Wood Up

    By Dan Needles

    On a farm with fencerows and five acres of bush, wood is basically free.

Good Sport

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