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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!

Gerald Donnelly with one of his prized Brahma chickens: “A flavour and texture most consumers have never had the pleasure of tasting.” Photo by Pete Paterson.

Where’s the Chicken?

May 17, 2013 | In The Hills | Back Issues

Sourcing local, sustainably raised chicken is a lot harder than it should be.

Amy Ouchterlony divides carrots into CSA boxes. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The Kohlrabi Challenge

May 17, 2013 | In The Hills | Back Issues

When Jeff Rollings became a Community Supported Agriculture member, he got more than he bargained for … more vegetables, that is.

Dan Needles is a writer who raises freezer-order lamb, beef, chicken and pork on his farm near Collingwood.

Regulators closing the door on local meat

May 17, 2013 | In The Hills | Back Issues

It is significant that the meat recalls of the past decade have rarely involved small plants.

Photo by Ellen Cameron.

High on Horses

Mar 31, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Leisure

As Caledon prepares for the 2015 Pan Am Games, Headwaters Horse Country is saddling up for the ride of its life.

Pommies Dry Cider: Crisp, Clear & Dry

Mar 31, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues | Departments | Homegrown in the Hills | Spring 2013

Even in colder weather customers love Pommies’ combination of five local apple varieties, a bit of sugar, water, naturally occurring acids and carbonation.

Aidan, Nancy and Jamie harvest the leek crop. Photo by Rosemary Hasner.

Am Braigh Farm: Farming on the Back Side of the Calendar

Nov 17, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues | Departments | Homegrown in the Hills | Winter 2012

Jamie bought Am Braigh’s three acres and broken-down old farmhouse in 1992. His aunt came up with the name, which is Gaelic for “higher ground,” relating both to his property and his spiritual leanings.

Hockley Valley Coffee Roasters: In pursuit of the perfect cup

Sep 13, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Autumn 2012 | Back Issues | Departments | Homegrown in the Hills

Tom Deans loves coffee so much, he decided to roast it himself!

The Apple Growers’ Blues

Aug 17, 2012 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

A spring freeze that wiped out 88 per cent of Ontario’s apple crop is only the latest in a string of challenges pressuring local growers to squeeze more value out of the humble apple.

Welcome to Paradise

Jun 19, 2012 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

Luxury property developer Shane Baghai extends his ambitions – and his taste for excellence – to farming.

The Amiable Shepherd: Bert Nieuwenhuis

Jun 19, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues | Departments | Homegrown in the Hills | Summer 2012

Bert Nieuwenhuis always wanted to be a farmer – he even married a farmer’s daughter. It just took him a little longer than he’d expected to become one. Lamb lovers throughout Headwaters and anyone who visits the Orangeville, Inglewood or Caledon farmers’ markets will know Bert, and not just because he sells lamb shanks, racks,…

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