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Farming

An Exurbanite’s Guide to Field Crops

Sep 24, 2021 | Dorothy Pedersen

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

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.

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.

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.

“Not Your Grandmother’s 4-H”

Sep 18, 2020 | Anthony Jenkins

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

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?

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.

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.