Plans are in the works to turn the Ontario farming community of Midhurst into a bustling suburban city. But some in the community are calling the transformation a step backwards.
By Molly Birnbaum Published: Modern Farmer, March 27, 2014
Kristin was a freelance writer living in New York City. Mark was a sustainable farmer working in Pennsylvania. They met in 2001 when Kristin interviewed Mark for an article. What happened next is for the books. Literally.
Kristin documented their relationship in her popular memoir, “The […]
By: Jeff Swicord Published: Voice of America, March 26, 2014
American consumers have begun to take a closer look at the food they eat, and are hungry for more knowledge about food. They want to know where their food comes from, what’s in it, and what nutritional benefit it offers. It’s a trend away […]
Farming has been a way of life and an economic pillar in Grey County since the region was first settled. This agricultural tradition can be traced as far back as when the Petun Nation of the Huron Confederacy cultivated and traded tobacco on a large scale even prior to European contact and settlement. While […]
By Jason Margolis Published: BBC New Magazine, 13 March 2014
There’s a crisis on the farms of America: young people don’t want to work on them. One organisation is turning to minority high school students to help build the future of farming.Buena Park, California, is a sea of concrete. The closest thing to a farm […]
By J.P. Antonacci Published: Norfolk News, Mar 05, 2014
“All of the local shiitake mushrooms you find in restaurants in Ontario will be grown here, because (Norfolk farmers) are the only ones growing them,” Hoskin said. “And if you buy McCain sweet potatoes in a bag, those are probably Norfolk sweet potatoes, because we grow […]
By: Lisa Marr Published: The Spec, Feb 06, 2014
Initially, researchers investigated the potential of 15 vegetables and some 700 varieties and narrowed this down to okra and two kinds of eggplant.
Lana Culley, Vineland’s director of business development, said the early research determined demand for eggplant had increased by 27 per cent between 2008 […]
Here is a great idea worth bringing to a Farmers Market near you! Published: Comox Valley Record, Dec 16, 2013 As the growing season closes and farmers’ thoughts turn to planning for next years’ crops, the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is also looking forward to next year. In an effort to support new […]
By: Susie Middleton Published: Huffington Post, January 21, 2014
When I left my job as chief editor of Fine Cooking magazine six years ago, I had no idea I’d be writing to you now from a small farm, my third cookbook (based on our life as farmers, no less) about to be published (Fresh […]