Local Food

Hop Harvest Shindig Continues to Grow


Meaford's Big Head Hops celebrated the beginning of harvest season on August 15 with their third annual ShinDig.  Nicholas Schaut, who operates the hop farm in rural Meaford, invited local craft brewers, musicians, and the beer-loving public to the event.

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New Mixed Pack Includes Two Local Ciders

CiderPack image185The Ontario Craft Cider Association (OCCA) will release its inaugural Ontario Craft Cider Pack this month at select LCBO locations, and two local ciders will be included in the pack Coffin Ridge's Forbidden Artisanal Cider from Annan, as well as Thornbury Premium Apple Cider.

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Local Business Helping Supply Compost For GBSS Community Garden

potato peels for compost Ralph Aichinger225The desire to create more compost at the Georgian Bay Secondary School (GBSS) Community Garden has led to the sprouting of partnership between Meaford Community Gardens and a local café and secondary school.

For the past two months, both McGuinty’s Café staff and GBSS staff and students have been collecting kitchen scraps that are then picked up by members of the Meaford Community Gardens network and taken to the GBSS Community Garden.

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