Freelance writer Nicola Ross lives in Belfountain.
Like oil, aggregate has become essential to modern life. But how much are we willing to sacrifice to get it? As the decade-long dispute over Caledon’s Rockfort quarry finally heads to the OMB, we’re about to find out.
The Tomato Girls, a moniker given them by one of their customers and biggest fans, Pete Paterson from Caledon East, tell me that worldwide there are over 4,000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.
MISSION: Supporting small to midsize natural and organic farms, artisanal and fair trade producers by offering fair compensation and by providing a larger market presence and increased accessibility by consumers to this group and their products.
Magic in Mushrooms! So you think mushrooms are all flavour, no substance? At Windy Field Farms they have news for you.
With its recent move to Orangeville, Hockley Valley Brewing Company has quadrupled production of its award-winning beer.
Dan Garyfalakis surprised his wife Nina with their first pair of beehives as a gift.
All abuzz about honey in Hockley Valley and the Forks of the Credit.
I can just make out the honking of the gaggle of tall embden geese that poke about in the trim grass outside Wendy and Bill Masters’ century brick farmhouse. The birds seem unaware of the fate that awaits them. Several dozen ducks are already packed and frozen, while a hundred laying hens and fifty Christmas…
While Marie says she sells a lot of breakfasts, it’s chocolate milkshakes that put Steen’s on the map.
Asparagus can easily grow ten to twelve inches a day if the temperature gets above twenty-five degrees.
Although food prices have risen in recent years, farmers haven’t received their fair share of the increase.
Losing its prime agricultural land isn’t Caledon’s only worry.
The Planning Act provides the legislative framework for land-use planning in the province.
The greenbelt is only one part of a gutsy and massive initiative by Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal govern-ment to overhaul land-use planning in the province.