Food Glorious Food

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new magazine: Food In The Hills.

March 23, 2011 | | Back Issues | Spring 2011

Editor’s Desk

by Signe Ball

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new magazine: Food In The Hills.

Celebrating everything that has to do with food in our own backyard, it will be a sister publication to this magazine, published in May and August to celebrate the local sowing and harvesting seasons.

In The Hills has long been devoted to the preservation of our natural countryside and rural lifestyle. At a time when solutions to climate change, global warming and urban sprawl seem so far beyond our control, the local food revolution has provided a focus for individual action like no other. It hits as close to home as it’s possible to get, smack in the pantry. Besides, it’s a lot of fun.

Food In The Hills editor Cecily Ross promises to introduce you to the hardworking people who produce the things we eat, the creative cooks who prepare it, and the activists and policy-makers who care about it.

Watch for Food In The Hills later this spring at restaurants, specialty foods stores and markets throughout Headwaters.

Food Glorious Food


Even as we embark on a new adventure, we sadly say goodbye to one of our treasured contributors.

Assembling the table of contents is one of the last jobs I do before the magazine goes to press. For the first time in fifteen years, when I came to Headwaters Sketchbook by Linda McLaren, with a lump in my throat, I hit delete.

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White Winged Cross Bill, Headwaters Sketchbook by Linda McLaren

After a long and creative career, Linda has decided to put away her pens and brushes, at least professionally.

From beavers to beetles, meadowlarks to maples, Linda has been contributing her sketchbook of local animals, insects, birds and plants to this magazine since 1996. A long-time member, now president, of the Upper Credit Field Naturalists, Linda is an acutely keen observer of the natural world. And we know that over the years her detailed ink drawings and literate description of the wild denizens of our beloved hills and fields are the first thing many readers eagerly search out when they open each new issue.

In a magazine dedicated to the “spirit of place,” Linda’s quiet and thoughtful work has been a defining editorial feature.

We’ll miss her from these pages, and wish her all the best in her retirement.

Signe Ball

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Signe Ball is publisher/editor of In The Hills.

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