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Not in a hurry? Growing your own mushrooms might be for you. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

How to Grow Mushrooms

Jun 20, 2016 | Tralee Pearce

Not in a hurry? Growing your own mushrooms might be for you.

Heatherlea’s large new market opened this spring. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Heatherlea Farm Shoppe

Jun 20, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Food

With its own livestock and in-house butchers, this Caledon farm reinvents traditional food production in a shiny new market.

Longtime resident Brenda Dolling takes a rare break in front of the property’s heritage barn. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Many Parts Make a Whole Village

Jun 20, 2016 | Liz Beatty

Caledon’s first ecovillage celebrates 10 years of sustainable living.

The Adamo family, Mario, Nancy, John Paul and Julie in the vineyard. Lose your bearings for a moment and you’d swear you were in one of Europe’s stunning wine regions.Photo by Pete Paterson.

A Vineyard Grows in Hockley

Mar 21, 2016 | Tralee Pearce

How Mario Adamo’s Italian roots – and love of fine wine – spurred his family’s next big adventure.

This Caledon farm has belonged to the Andrews for well over a century.

Dairy Herd SOLD

Mar 21, 2016 | Elizabeth Andrews

With the dairy herd gone, a farmer’s daughter reflects on memory and identity.

Züküdla’s Flaminglo Daily is formulated to ensure strong bones, healthy plumage and vibrant colour.

Zoo Food

Mar 21, 2016 | Nicola Ross

How a local feed mill has become the go-to resource for zoos across North America.

A spring carpet in one of the Sants’ five greenhouses, 2015. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

George Sant & Sons Greenhouses: Sowing the Seeds of Family Life

Mar 23, 2015 | Tralee Pearce

Sants Greenhouses is a sprawling five-greenhouse operation that helps beautify not just southern Ontario but all corners of North America.

The Next Generation

Sep 11, 2014 | Yevgenia Casale

Farm kids are returning to their roots.

The Landman clan: (left to right) Grandparents George and Sytske, father Eric, Rebecca, Ashleigh, Josh, and twins Carter and Jesse. While Eric still “runs the show,” he is putting more and more trust and responsibility for day-to-day operations in the hands of his children. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Landman family: A recipe for family harmony with something for everyone

Sep 11, 2014 | Yevgenia Casale

We did it for the love of farming. The kids do it because they love it too, and see a future in it.

Sisters Emily and Marianne den Haan (left) with their parents John and Bonnie and dog Megs at Sheldon Creek Dairy, one of the first three dairies in Ontario since the 1960s licensed to sell their own whole milk direct from their farm. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Den Haan family: Two generations of dairy farming pioneers

Sep 11, 2014 | Yevgenia Casale | Back Issues

Sheldon Creek’s whole milk is sold in traditional glass bottles with a plug of cream on top. They also sell chocolate milk, strawberry milk and eggnog seasonally, and yogurt.

Sean and Amy Davis with baby Nora amid sunflowers they grow for birdseed at Davis Feed & Farm Supply. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Davis family: Oats, sunflowers and pink rubber boots

Sep 11, 2014 | Yevgenia Casale | Back Issues

Their crops include oats they sell themselves and a 30-acre field of sunflowers they harvest and sell for birdseed.

Father and son: Gary and Greg van Bolderen, next to a stable complex built by Dutch Masters near Inglewood. Photo by Pete Paterson.

A Stable Relationship: Dutch Masters Construction Services

Sep 11, 2014 | Yevgenia Casale

Gary van Bolderen carved out an exceptional niche in the equestrian business. Now his son is taking over the reins – and Gary couldn’t be happier.

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