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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.

After a year of training in the Dufferin 4-H Beef Club, Maggi Murray and Glam took first place at the Orangeville Fall Fair in 2019. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

“Not Your Grandmother’s 4-H”

Sep 18, 2020 | Anthony Jenkins

But the principles of head, heart, hands and health still thrive in Headwaters.

Chicken teriyaki skewers at Heatherlea Farm Shoppe. Photo courtesy Heatherlea Farm Shoppe.

The Boom in Local Food

Jun 25, 2020 | Nicola Ross | Food

In the dark cloud of the pandemic, a silver lining for small farmers.

Imagining the Future

Jun 25, 2020 | Brent Klassen

So we wonder, amid the disruption and heartbreak, what future is being born in this moment?

Jonathan McCausland in the grow area of Mansfield’s Big Thunder Farms with a brassica blend microgreens crop. Photo by Joseph McCausland.

Microgreens Go Macro

Mar 24, 2020 | Janice Quirt

How local growers are tapping a surging demand for the tiny, tasty stems that pack a nutritional punch.

Jennifer Payne (left) and Marci Lipman dream big for Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Local Food Champions: Marci Lipman and Jennifer Payne

Nov 22, 2019 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

This duo brings Dufferin’s farmers together with foodies, chefs, students and families.

Dufferin Farm Tour

Sep 16, 2019 | James Matthews

Dufferin Farm Tour offers a behind-the-scenes peek at agricultural life in the county.

Rockcliffe Farm owner Alix Bezak in front of her on-farm shop with her chocolate lab, Goose. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Rockcliffe Farm’s Free-Range Thinking

Jun 20, 2019 | James Matthews

Alix and George Bezak raise black Angus cattle, chickens and more at their Mono property, winning over natural-meat converts one farm tour at a time.

An autumn market bouquet includes zinnias, coneflowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, dusty miller and a pink sunflower, along with other delights. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Life at a Flower Farm

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce

Meet the women behind the blooms at Petals Flower Co., Purple Hill Lavender Farm, Stonewell Farm, Broadside Flowers and Caledon Hills Peony Farm.

A charming bouquet showcases several luscious peony varieties. Photo by Tessa Angus.

The Peony Pro: Caledon Hills Peony Farm

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce

Looking for a rare peony variety? Diana Hillman’s got you covered with rootstock from North America and the Netherlands.

Florist and flower farmer Amber Swidersky sells her blooms at the Shelburne Farmers’ Market. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The Florist Farmer: Petals Flower Co.

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce

Melanthon’s Amber Swidersky creates lush bouquets with blooms just steps from her floral studio.

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