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“If somebody goes out and rips up a big mess, he’s got to go over it two or three times more than I would to level it,” says Daryl. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Daryl Hostrawser: Canadian Champion Plower

Jun 24, 2022 | Anthony Jenkins

After waiting and practising for two long Covid years, it’s time to head to Ireland to compete in the World Ploughing Championship.

Seize the Local Moment

Jun 24, 2022 | Karen Hutchinson

We’re lucky to live in a farm region that cares so much about food and that is embracing new opportunities in food education and ecoliteracy.

Animal Rights in the Laundry Room

Jun 24, 2022 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

Two hundred years ago, my ancestors were tossed off the land during the clearances in Scotland and replaced by sheep, who ate less and could be sheared more often.

Green Thumb, All Heart

Jun 24, 2022 | Janice Quirt | A Day in the Life

A typical day for Nishan Kooner of 10 and 10 Garden Centre revolves around helping customers find the right plants – all while raising funds for Ukraine.

Farmers at the Table

Sep 24, 2021 | Anthony Jenkins

Three Dufferin farmers sit down talk about what it means to be a modern farmer, the challenges they face and what they wish we knew about them.

Meet the Farmers

Sep 24, 2021 | Anthony Jenkins

Bert Tupling, Mike Swidersky and Darryl Burnett criss-cross Dufferin County tending to wheat, barley, corn, potatoes, cattle, sheep and more.

An Exurbanite’s Guide to Field Crops

Sep 24, 2021 | Dorothy Pedersen

A drive-by primer on what’s growing in Headwaters.

A visitor takes in the epic view at Purple Hill Lavender in Mulmur. Photo courtesy Emma Courtney.

Sunflower and Lavender Dreams

Jun 22, 2021 | Johanna Bernhardt

Local sunflower and lavender farms are bursting with some of nature’s showiest blooms. Here’s how to enjoy them in person and via handmade products that capture the magic.

Regenerative Agriculture Puts the Soil First

Jun 22, 2021 | Cecily Ross

How cover crops, crop rotation and using livestock to fertilize fields puts local farmers on the front lines in reducing climate change.

The French family: Brian and Jeannette with their children Emmett (left), Charlie and Kayleigh. Photo by Kidlets Photography.

Work in Progress

Jun 22, 2021 | Jeannette French

As farmer Jeannette French notes, farming in Headwaters may always be a work in progress, but this community provides the motivation it takes to forge ahead.

Preserving Tradition

Sep 18, 2020 | Tony Reynolds | Food

Our forebears knew how to put sunshine in a jar. You can too.

Karen stores her ample collection of preserves in a cold cellar. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

From Soil to Table

Sep 18, 2020 | Gail Grant

Vegetable grower extraordinaire Karen Hollingshead uses galvanized steel raised beds and water troughs to hold her 35 varieties of tomatoes and other gems.

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.