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How Sweet It Is

Nov 19, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Classic truffles and novelty chocolates make an irresistible combo at The Chocolate Shop.

Growing Garlic

Sep 11, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Autumn 2013

An Ancient Crop Adds Zest to Country Living!

Having Your Cake

Jun 17, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Sarah Hallett’s delectable sweets have locals coming back for more.

Pommies Dry Cider: Crisp, Clear & Dry

Mar 31, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Even in colder weather customers love Pommies’ combination of five local apple varieties, a bit of sugar, water, naturally occurring acids and carbonation.

Aidan, Nancy and Jamie harvest the leek crop. Photo by Rosemary Hasner.

Am Braigh Farm: Farming on the Back Side of the Calendar

Nov 17, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Jamie bought Am Braigh’s three acres and broken-down old farmhouse in 1992. His aunt came up with the name, which is Gaelic for “higher ground,” relating both to his property and his spiritual leanings.

Hockley Valley Coffee Roasters: In pursuit of the perfect cup

Sep 13, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Autumn 2012

Tom Deans loves coffee so much, he decided to roast it himself!

The Amiable Shepherd: Bert Nieuwenhuis

Jun 19, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Bert Nieuwenhuis always wanted to be a farmer – he even married a farmer’s daughter. It just took him a little longer than he’d expected to become one. Lamb lovers throughout Headwaters and anyone who visits the Orangeville, Inglewood or Caledon farmers’ markets will know Bert, and not just because he sells lamb shanks, racks,…

Cheaper by the bushel: Van Dyken Bros.

Mar 22, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Italian cooks flock to this Dutch family’s pick-your-own farm in Caledon.

Bridgitte Longshore and her partner Mark Handy

The Food of Love

Nov 21, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Bridgitte says chocolate is also great brain food. It can shift your consciousness, making you feel better. “But,” she warns, “brain-activating chemicals are very heat sensitive.”

The Sausage King of Broadway Farm’s Market

Sep 9, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Autumn 2011

Sausages that are fast becoming a popular option, even among Broadway Farm’s Market’s most health-conscious customers.

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

Eat your spinach!

Jun 16, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

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

The Tea Lady of Caledon East

Mar 23, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

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.

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