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Willow Creek Market Garden: The Tomato Girls

Mar 21, 2009 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

The Tomato Girls, a moniker given them by one of their customers and biggest fans, Pete Paterson from Caledon East, tell me that worldwide there are over 4,000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.

Jackie Durnford and Sandra Lackie - Creemore 100 Mile Store. Photo by MK Lynde.

Going the Distance: Creemore’s 100 Mile Store

Nov 21, 2008 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

MISSION: Supporting small to midsize natural and organic farms, artisanal and fair trade producers by offering fair compensation and by providing a larger market presence and increased accessibility by consumers to this group and their products.

Julie and Ralph Baumlisberger have been in the mushroom business for five years and now produce about 1.5 tonnes of the edible fungi each week. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Magic in Mushrooms: Windy Field Farms

Sep 15, 2008 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Magic in Mushrooms! So you think mushrooms are all flavour, no substance? At Windy Field Farms they have news for you.

John Christie and Andrew Kohnen hoist some two-fours fresh from the brewery’s shiny new canning machine. Photo by Pete Paterson.

More of a Good Thing: Hockley Valley Brewing Company

Jun 20, 2008 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

With its recent move to Orangeville, Hockley Valley Brewing Company has quadrupled production of its award-winning beer.

All Abuzz about Honey: Hockley Valley Honey Farm

Mar 23, 2008 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Dan Garyfalakis surprised his wife Nina with their first pair of beehives as a gift.

Fattening up the Christmas Goose

Nov 15, 2007 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

The birds seem unaware of the fate that awaits them.

Gardening under Glass

Mar 22, 2007 | Michele Green | Back Issues

Container gardening has been one trend that has continued to grow reliably over the past several years, with the style and contents of containers continuing to evolve.

Asparagus the First Essential Taste of Spring

Mar 22, 2007 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Asparagus can easily grow ten to twelve inches a day if the temperature gets above twenty-five degrees.

The Glen-Caro crew: John Dunne, Deb Kendall and Art Bracken. John worked at Glen-Caro before Deb and now spells her on Saturdays. Photo by Malcolm Batty.

A Dairy Farmer’s Tale

Sep 15, 1995 | Signe Ball

His Jersey cows have provided Art Bracken with a good life. And as the community changes around him, the daily routines on his Caledon farm remain the same.

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