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Janice Quirt

Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

Jonathan McCausland in the grow area of Mansfield’s Big Thunder Farms with a brassica blend microgreens crop. Photo by Joseph McCausland.

Microgreens Go Macro

Mar 24, 2020

How local growers are tapping a surging demand for the tiny, tasty stems that pack a nutritional punch.

Sesame Maple Brussels Sprouts with Microgreens

Mar 24, 2020

Diets high in plant foods like microgreens have been shown to reduce certain heart disease markers.

Field Notes for Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020

What to see, hike, write this spring.

Food + Drink Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020

Spring’s seductions: Sweet treats, bounteous brunches, and Easter feasts.

A fly tying case, is filled with ties created at each meeting and given away as a door prize. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: The Fly Tyers

Mar 24, 2020

Headwaters Fly Fishing Club keeps the art and craft of handmade ties alive.

Local Buys: Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020

What we’re shopping for this spring in Headwaters.

Tidy hedges and hostas frame the storybook Erin home Lia and Alex chose as their new nest. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Making Magic at Home

Mar 24, 2020

A couple spruces up an Erin house, creating a dreamy space for their two daughters to grow up in.

Brine Dining with Sauerkraut

Nov 22, 2019

Sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi and other tangy fermented foods have gone from traditional to trendy.

Field Notes for Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

What to see, do, try this winter.

Local Buys: Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

Shop local for cozy woolens, gifts that sparkle and DIY stamps.

Food + Drink Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

Winter’s savoury side: mobile sushi, chic tipples and go-to gourmet gifts.

Sculptor John Farrugia built a tiny home on his family property in Mono. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

An Ode to the Tiny House

Sep 16, 2019

The idea of living small is undeniably alluring. Some folks in these hills are doing more than flirt with the romantic fantasy.

Field Notes for Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019

Learn how to take great photos, green your thumb and learn Spanish!

Food + Drink Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019

Al fresco feasts, cozy cafés and home-style comforts.

Dry stone waller Eric Landman stands on a private Caledon property where he has completed many walls and structures. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Eric Landman

Sep 16, 2019

The ancient craft of dry stone walling is alive and well in Headwaters thanks to this busy local artisan.

Our Local Picks

Sep 16, 2019

Cozy quilts, cheeky badges and a chic towel ladder from local design whizzes.

Field Notes for Summer 2019

Jun 20, 2019

Artistic pursuits, outdoor yoga, farming fun and a kiddie hike!

Arnella Levy and her husband, Nigel Spencer, at Nella’s Jerk. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Food + Drink Summer 2019

Jun 20, 2019

Nella’s Jerk has debuted to rave reviews, juicy strawberries and a new stop on the local wine tour.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.