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Yummy Pies!

Nov 20, 2010 | Nicola Ross

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

Closing the Divide Between Farm and Plate

Sep 13, 2010 | Nicola Ross

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 | Nicola Ross

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 | Nicola Ross

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

Downey’s Estate Winery

Nov 15, 2009 | Nicola Ross

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 | Nicola Ross

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 | Nicola Ross

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

Heirloom Tomatoes

Willow Creek Market Garden: The Tomato Girls

Mar 21, 2009 | Nicola Ross

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.

Jackie Durnford and Sandra Lackie - Creemore 100 Mile Store. Photo by MK Lynde.

Going the Distance: Creemore’s 100 Mile Store

Nov 21, 2008 | Nicola Ross

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.

Julie and Ralph Baumlisberger have been in the mushroom business for five years and now produce about 1.5 tonnes of the edible fungi each week. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Magic in Mushrooms: Windy Field Farms

Sep 15, 2008 | Nicola Ross

Magic in Mushrooms! So you think mushrooms are all flavour, no substance? At Windy Field Farms they have news for you.

John Christie and Andrew Kohnen hoist some two-fours fresh from the brewery’s shiny new canning machine. Photo by Pete Paterson.

More of a Good Thing: Hockley Valley Brewing Company

Jun 20, 2008 | Nicola Ross

With its recent move to Orangeville, Hockley Valley Brewing Company has quadrupled production of its award-winning beer.

All Abuzz about Honey: Hockley Valley Honey Farm

Mar 23, 2008 | Nicola Ross

Dan Garyfalakis surprised his wife Nina with their first pair of beehives as a gift.

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