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Monday, August 15, 2022

The early mornings are getting harder to appreciate for long-time dairy goat producers, Henk and Ellen Van Schaik of Blyth.
With three daughters off on their own exciting careers, and a fourth helping part-time, Henk and Ellen are now the ...

Monday, August 15, 2022

Steph Muma's wide-ranging exploration of the culinary arts has happily transitioned from chickweed "plating tweezers" to fruit tree grafting tools.
"I do appreciate the art of food, 100 per cent," said owner/operator (with life and business partner....

Monday, August 15, 2022

From variable frequency drives to renting vans versus trucks to building net-zero homes, members of Huron's Carbon Footprint Initiative (CFI) are taking their commitment to reduce emissions and protect biodiversity very seriously.

Monday, August 15, 2022

I get out of the van to be greeted by three large Maremma dogs and one host, talking animatedly on her cell phone. I wander around as I wait and Lindsay Higgins mouths an apology while continuing the conversation.
When the phone call is over she...

Monday, August 15, 2022

People are thrilled to get on a farm to see and learn how food is grown, says Katrina McQuail of Meeting Place Organic Farm near Lucknow.
McQuail was instrumental in organizing a Farm Crawl on July 10 via Eat Local Huron, a not-for-profit...

Monday, August 15, 2022

Ten years ago, slightly photoshopped and keen, the Player family was plastered on the sides of Loblaws trucks promoting the Free From pork brand.
Today, the family still has those engaging grins but have changed their production protocols ...

Monday, August 15, 2022

As the food system transforms, will commercial agriculture survive or will synthetic and regenerative agriculture surge ahead to feed the world?
According to Hannah Tucker, a director at Balance Point Advisory, climate change is endangering ...

Monday, August 15, 2022

People are keen as a bean to learn how to farm. That's being proven at Ignatius Farm where the New Farmer Program attracts over 300 participants of which many visited the farm in May for a tour to see just what is going on at this Jesuit retreat....

Monday, August 15, 2022

This August marks the 50th anniversary of one of the foundational moments in Canadian theatre -- and it all took place in a barn west of Clinton.
Paul Thompson, son of a veterinarian who had practiced in Atwood...

Monday, August 15, 2022

Never underestimate the power of a baby animal to tell your story. One image and moment with a healthy farm animal in a pen full of fresh straw can embed a lifetime of security and confidence in the mind of a consumer who ...

Monday, June 20, 2022

Every spring I look forward to firing up the BBQ and cooking over a flame. Even when it is a bit too cold to be standing out there, or it starts to rain or snow, the first chance I get I'm snapping my tongs and firing up the grill. While it is easy to...

Monday, June 20, 2022

StormFisher Vice-President of Development, Brandon Moffatt, has heard more than once about one person's trash being another's treasure.
"That's very fair," he allowed, adding the other metaphor he catches frequently is "we're a dairy cow."

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Entrepreneurship is an interesting thing. It's described as the process of setting up a business and entrepreneurs are described as innovators and a source of new ideas. In Huron County, good ideas can earn you $5,000 if you take part in ...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Visit any food store in Canada (or at least southern Canada) and it's almost impossible not to take food for granted.
Stores get bigger and bigger to meet shopper's expectations. Shelves are overflowing. They throw out food that's still perfectly ...

Monday, February 14, 2022

Panelists discuss the future of the dairy industry

Monday, February 14, 2022

Late in 2021, Gary Forbes received a bale wrap compactor on his farm in Northern Bruce Peninsula. He is one of many Bruce County farmers now participating in the Building a Zero Plastics Waste Strategy for Agriculture pilot developed ...

Monday, February 14, 2022

Calving season can be both an exciting and stressful time of year for cow-calf producers and having a plan in place can help improve calving success. Grey Bruce Farmers' Week Beef Day hosted a timely beef farmer panel to discuss ...

Monday, February 14, 2022

Tom Trick's approach to farming is to try and run an environmentally beneficial mixed farm in a landscape of intensive agriculture and urban influx.
Mixed farms are rare these days and Trick's passion for his endeavour was evident in...

Monday, February 14, 2022

"I think I'll work on the tractor this afternoon -- make sure it's ready for planting season," Dave Winston mentioned to the others when they settled in at Mabel's Grill for the morning coffee session the other day.
"You're gung ho, aren't ...

Monday, February 14, 2022

There was a little drawer beside the fridge at the farmhouse that always held four things --- a box of wax paper, parchment paper, tin foil and a box of Saran Wrap.
For years and years, I would wrap up leftovers with Saran Wrap and tuck...

Monday, February 14, 2022

I found it significant that when I went to find the article Canada's rural-urban divide is getting deeper, and that hurts all Canadians by Donald J. Savoie on The Globe and Mail website recently, it had already been discontinued after about...

Monday, February 14, 2022

"We are so lucky to live where we do," is a phrase I have heard many times, and especially through the past two years. While many people are still itching to travel, especially to warmer climates to escape the Huron County winter, most people realize....

Monday, February 14, 2022

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a farmer-led coalition in India has set an example for the world: small voices, combined together, can make a difference.
In summer of 2020, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an effort to "modernize" his ...

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