Month: June 2010

Weetabix mixing food, farming and art

Weetabix, a global cereal brand, is sponsoring a wheat art competition for Ontario farmers this year. Sounds a little out-of-the ordinary at first glance and I must admit it is. After all, cereal, art and farming aren’t usually things I tend to link in my head. Ontario wheat farmers are encouraged to give their artistic […]

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Farmers take safe pesticide application seriously

Sometimes I wonder whether we’re actually hard-wired to be instantly attracted to bad news and shocking revelations. I see negativity often dominating our 24-hour news cycle, leaving the less sensational but equally important good news to fall by the wayside. More and more people are now writing and reporting about food, farming, science and the […]

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A visit to a Canadian egg farm

Eggs are a Canadian breakfast staple. They’re also popular at other mealtimes and as ingredients in countless recipes. But do you ever wonder how eggs are made and where they come from? I had the chance to find out first hand a couple of weeks ago during a visit to an egg farm north of […]

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Retailer supports sustainable farming

Cows grazing on hillside pastures are a stereotypical – if often true – image of Switzerland. The Swiss are proud of their mountains and their pristine Alpine countryside. They’re also pretty serious about promoting homegrown food products. One of the country’s leading supermarket chains, Co-op, sells a line of branded Swiss food products – milk, […]

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A food nerd’s mountain top lunch

My brother called me a food nerd today. I guess he’s right when I consider what I was doing to make him call me that. We are in Switzerland this week and today we were in a mountaintop restaurant above Zermatt, having lunch. As soon as my lunch arrived, the first thing I did was […]

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A visit to Springridge Farm

It’s been almost a week since I had the chance to visit an Ontario berry farm at the height of strawberry season…and since I’ve been travelling, it’s been hard to find time to get this blog post put together. But better late than never…and certainly before the end of strawberry season!

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Speaking up for food and farming

Most of us in agriculture have the same gripe. Whether we farm or whether we work for or with farmers, our common complaint is that agriculture is misunderstood. The general public doesn’t “get” what we do because they don’t know. And we’re often a little amazed at how much people don’t know, especially about things […]

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Niagara’s golden cheese

I am absolutely in love with cheese. Maybe even more so than with chocolate, although that can be debatable depending on the day. So it was a good day this past Saturday when I discovered a little piece of cheese heaven – Upper Canada Cheese Company. The tiny artisan creamery is located in the village […]

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Beer and Butter Tarts

If you’re looking for Canadian blogs about food and drink, head over to Beer and Butter Tarts and see what they have on offer. The site is a food and drink blog aggregator, which means you can easily access the latest posts from many different food bloggers from across the country. It’s run by the […]

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