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Nicola Ross

Freelance writer Nicola Ross lives in Belfountain.

Linda Pease, president of Stayner Meat Packers: “People want to be safe. We understand that.” Photo by Trina Berlo

The Case for Local Meat Processing

Aug 19, 2011

For consumers, improved meat safety sounds encouraging – but the transition to a more strictly regulated system has not been without casualties.

The little project that grew

Aug 19, 2011

Seven of the 20 individual plots have been rented for $25 each by area residents who want fresh vegetables.

Diane Richardson lines up two balls for a “take off” shot. Photo by Pete Paterson

A Courtly Romance

Jun 16, 2011

Croquet, at least the version I was about to learn, is both remarkably like and completely different from what most kids play.

The Collins clan, from left to right: Julie, Elaine, Brad, Jim, Betsy, Dan and Becky.

Eat Your Spinach!

Jun 16, 2011

Like Your Mom And Popeye Told You: Queen Victoria Baby Leaf Spinach comes from right here in Dufferin County!

The New Farmer – Field of greens, Brent brings home the lettuce

The New Farmer

May 14, 2011

From big city to back forty, an urban couple leaves the world of cappuccino and concrete for a better life … on the farm.

Kitchen Table Talk

May 14, 2011

What happens when five of Caledon’s most committed local-food mavens get together to share coffee, muffins and some big ideas?

Bike Riders

Bicycle Exchange

Mar 24, 2011

Mountain biker Karen Gillies and road cyclist Nicola Ross invite each other out for a spin.

Le Tour de Terra Cotta

Mar 24, 2011

Ted Webb’s infectious passion for cycling has transformed a sleepy village into a road racer’s dream.

Le Tour de Terra Cotta – Race Video

Mar 24, 2011

RACE DATE: MONDAY AUGUST 1st, 2011 Participants don’t just like LTDTC… they LOVE it! The Tour starts at the Terra Cotta Inn where dozens of sleek, jersey-clad racers fill King Street. The fastest have lined up at the front of the pack eager to get a jump on their rivals. If you happened unaware upon…

The Tea Lady of Caledon East

Mar 23, 2011

Léna Valiquette blends her tisanes from the flowers and herbs she grows and dries in Hockley Valley. Her shop also carries a wide selection of true teas and coffees.

Yummy Pies!

Nov 20, 2010

Goodness Me! What Yummy Pies You Make! Five cups of fruit go into each nine-inch, deep-dish pie.

Straight Arrow: Lessons in a steady hand and a sharp eye

Sep 13, 2010

Lessons in archery from the steady hand and a sharp eye of Bruce Savage.

Closing the divide between farm and plate

Sep 13, 2010

Closing the divide between farm and plate: I grew up believing that my part of the Niagara Escarpment wasn’t much good for farming. Gord McArthur sees things differently.

Palgrave Community Kitchen

Jun 15, 2010

Palgrave’s certified commercial kitchen is open to cooks, caterers and community groups.

Good product – and lots of it! Photo by Pete Paterson

Seasonal Rites

Mar 21, 2010

Rock Garden Farms offers the very best of in-season, Ontario grown fruits and vegetables.

Downey’s Estate Winery

Nov 15, 2009

The biggest barrier to fruit wines is getting people to try them. That’s why winery manager Ed Roy is happy to have visitors spend time at the tasting bar. Photo by Pam Purves.

Cider House Rules

Sep 15, 2009

Tom Wilson and Nicole Judge should not have had to endure four years of administrative tomfoolery to establish Spirit Tree Estate, their cidery, bakery and local food shop.

Chef Roberto Fracchioni puts a local spin on haute cuisine. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Caledon Flavour, International Flair: The Millcroft Inn

Jun 18, 2009

I thought it was normal to pick your dinner from the garden.

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