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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 | Homegrown in the Hills

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

Growing Garlic

Sep 11, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

An Ancient Crop Adds Zest to Country Living!

Having Your Cake

Jun 17, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

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 | Homegrown in the Hills

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 | Homegrown in the Hills

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 | Homegrown in the Hills

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

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