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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 | Homegrown in the Hills

Things were looking good for Bert to achieve the dream he’d had ever since he was a young boy in Mono.

The Milky Way

May 18, 2012 | Tim Shuff

Imagine, milk with terroir. Two local Ontario dairy farms are about to revolutionize the way we think about that most basic of foods.

The Heirloom Tomato Club

May 18, 2012 | Nancy Falconer

How a couple of avid tomato lovers are helping preserve the amazing variety of their favourite heritage fruit.

Back to the Land with FarmStart

May 18, 2012 | Alex MacEachern | Departments

New farmers from around the world have found a place to grow at the McVean Incubator Farm near Brampton, thanks to FarmStart, which gives budding growers access to land, equipment and mentorship. Photo Laura Berman.

Cheaper by the Bushel: Van Dyken Bros.

Mar 22, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Italian cooks flock to this Dutch family’s pick-your-own farm in Caledon.

Growing Caledon’s Good Food Ideas

Jan 25, 2012 | Signe Ball | Web Extras

Two videos have been produced to showcase Caledon’s food innovators and local “farm to table” efforts.

Bridgitte Longshore and her partner Mark Handy

The Food of Love

Nov 21, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Bridgitte says chocolate is also great brain food. It can shift your consciousness, making you feel better. “But,” she warns, “brain-activating chemicals are very heat sensitive.”

The Sausage King of Broadway Farm’s Market

Sep 9, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Sausages that are fast becoming a popular option, even among Broadway Farm’s Market’s most health-conscious customers.

Canadian Chef’s Congress president Michael Stadtländer standing in a Melancthon Township potato field. Photo by Jason Van Bruggen

Canada’s chefs enter the quarry fray

Aug 19, 2011 | Cecily Ross | Back Issues

“We want people to taste the bounty of the land that is threatened by the quarry,” says Stadtländer.

Karen Hutchinson in a neighbour’s wheat field

The Meaning of Red Fife

Aug 19, 2011 | Monica Duncan | Back Issues

From farm to mill, a heritage grain makes a remarkable journey back to the future.

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