For All We Receive, Thank the Farmer

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by Lorraine Payette, written September 26, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ON) – When we sit down to eat, how many of us truly think about where our food came from? For the most part, we simply consume and assume we have the right to do so without thinking. We may or may not enjoy the meal, we may or may not even notice it as it goes by. Yet every bite has a source, and that source is the farmer.

On September 26, the Farmers’ Market in the Gananoque Town Park tried something a little different. Not only did they conduct business as usual, but they showed their appreciation to those who have shopped with them all season by providing a nourishing meal made from produce from their own farms, kitchens and bakeries. Called a “Harvest Celebration”, it featured a meal of homemade chillies (with or without meat), an array of breads, warm cider and a delicious carrot cake for dessert. Live musical entertainment was provided by Flashback and Mike Bishop. – to read more>


3rd Annual Plein Air Comes to Rockport and Boldt Castle

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by Lorraine Payette, written September 17, 2013

(ROCKPORT, ON) – A drop in temperatures wasn’t going to stop Rockport from becoming a garden of delight for painters from Canada and the US as they opened their scenic village to artists for the Plein Air event held from September 13-15.

One of many similar worldwide events both formal and informal, Rockport participated for its third year in what has become an annual event for the village. Timed around the autumnal equinox, plein air opens the world up to vibrant and joyous expression by all who care to participate. – to read more>

100 Years of Ploughing Competitions to Be Celebrated in Lansdowne

100 years and going strong

100 years and going strong

by Lorraine Payette, written August 28, 2013

(LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO) With all the advances in agriculture over time, a straight furrow is still important. And the 4-H is still going strong, teaching young people this and all the other skills they need to keep farms alive and healthy far into the future.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the International Ploughing Match. – to read more>