Saturday, December 4, 2021

Local Food

Rather than cancel the ever-popular Meaford Farmers’ Market (MFM) this year, the market board of directors has opted to “do things differently”, according to board chair Brad Johnston. “We have opted to host four in-person markets at the Rotary Harbour Pavilion, from 3-7 p.m. on the following dates: July 16, July 30, September 3, and October 8,” he explained. In addition to hosting the four markets, MFM has partnered with freshfind.ca, where produce can be ordered online and picked up at...
As the old saying goes, “They took everything, including the kitchen sink!” Well, now you can find the kitchen sink among hundreds of items up for grabs in the first Canadian Foodgrains Bank Ontario online auction, being held June 10 – 17. The auction is taking place through Sydenham Auction Services and can be accessed at their website, www.sydenhamauction.com. Henry Reinders, coordinator of the Meaford Bighead River growing project and Ontario Regional Representative for Canadian Foodgrains Bank, said the...

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