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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.

Dave, Jason and Kelly Lyons and the goats at Escarpment’s Edge Dairy. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Lyons Family: Five Hundred Kids and Growing

Sep 11, 2014 | Yevgenia Casale

Goats are notorious sorting animals. They’d pick through and find the one grain they like, forgetting about everything else they need to be healthy.

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 | Back Issues

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.

Food And Water First

The Value of Farmland

Jun 17, 2014 | Rene Van Acker | Back Issues

And what of this farmland? What is it? Is it just dirt? Is it landscaping? Can it be simply recreated?

Tom Eisenhauer, president of Bonnefield Financial Inc., says that unlike hedge fund investors, his company’s investors are looking for the kind of steady, long-term returns more typical of farmland. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Dufferin’s New Landlord

Mar 23, 2014 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

With its purchase of the mega quarry lands, a Canadian investment firm gained control of one of the biggest single blocks of prime farmland in Ontario. Will the new landlord be better than the old?

Even the sound of the old ATV holds a memory of him, puttering in on it from his little house next door every morning

Five Years Out

Mar 23, 2014 | Jack Hostrawser | Back Issues

A Memoir. Even the sound of the old ATV holds a memory of him, puttering in on it from his little house next door every morning.

Aabir Dey with a basket of organic seeds from the Everdale Farm seed library. The vegetables on the counter are from the farm’s fall harvest, stored through the winter in its cold cellar. According to the United Nations, the world has lost 75 per cent of the genetic diversity of food crops since 1900. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Sowing the Seeds of Food Security

Mar 23, 2014 | Liza Sardi | Back Issues

Everdale organic farm is at the centre of a project designed to create a self-sufficient organic seed industry in Canada.

chocolate covered oreos

How Sweet It Is

Nov 19, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues | Departments | Homegrown in the Hills | Winter 2013

Classic truffles and novelty chocolates make an irresistible combo at The Chocolate Shop.

Growing Garlic

Sep 11, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Autumn 2013 | Back Issues | Departments | Homegrown in the Hills

An Ancient Crop Adds Zest to Country Living!

Having Your Cake

Jun 17, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues | Departments | Homegrown in the Hills | Summer 2013

Sarah Hallett’s delectable sweets have locals coming back for more.

Farmers' Markets

Farmers’ Markets In The Hills

May 19, 2013 | In The Hills

Farmers’ markets in Headwaters working together to find you the freshest local food!

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