Sunday, January 24, 2021

Local Food

Stephen Vance, Staff The Meaford Farmers' Market is set to kick off its 14th season, though the experience will be a little different this year thanks to COVID-19 precautions.Beginning Friday, June 12, the market will establish a weekly customer pick-up at Market Square beside Meaford Hall. “Volunteers from the Market Board and the community will be receiving orders from our vendors and then distributing them to the customers. Volunteers will be using sanitation techniques to clean frequently touched areas. Customers will...
Brian Gilroy By Ontario standards, I have a relatively small apple orchard. I grow about a dozen different varieties on 25 acres of land that looks over beautiful Georgian Bay. Even on my small acreage though, my trees produce about half a million pounds of apples annually in an average year.Each year, I’m assisted from spring to fall by two talented employees who travel to Canada from Jamaica through the Seasonal Agricultural Worker program. Another four employees travel here each...

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