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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 | Back Issues | Departments | Homegrown in the Hills | Winter 2011

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

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.

Midway Delights! Photo by Liz Armstrong

Fall Fair Fare

Aug 19, 2011 | Nicola Ross

The traditions of the annual agricultural fair were brought to Canada by British settlers.

Highland cattle can withstand blizzard conditions and temperatures as low as -40ºC. Photo by Trina Berlo

Och, laddie! That is one fine steak

Aug 19, 2011 | Brad Holden | Back Issues

Highland cattle are chock full of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and iron.

Linda Pease, president of Stayner Meat Packers: “People want to be safe. We understand that.” Photo by Trina Berlo

The Case for Local Meat Processing

Aug 19, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

For consumers, improved meat safety sounds encouraging – but the transition to a more strictly regulated system has not been without casualties.

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