If you’re looking where to locate and purchase local foods, do I have the map for you! The Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Map is available and includes 44 producers and agri-businesses located throughout Chatham-Kent.
It has been gone now for almost 40 but I still miss it and try to imagine what it looked like when I pass by the site on Victoria Avenue in Chatham.
Over the years, I have talked about many aspects of agriculture, from soybeans to 4-H to biotechnology to strawberries and everything in between.
The sun is out, the temperature is rising and classic automobiles are hitting the roads in Ontario's cottage country. Plan to attend one or more of the popular antique and classic car shows taking place in the region this summer where like-minded fans will gather to check out these incredible rides.
For the past two weeks we have been looking at the terrible tragedy that occurred on May 24, 1881 in the usually placid waters of the Thames River between downtown London and Springbank Park.
Strawberries. Those red delicious berries bring back memories of going to the fields and picking with my mother so she could make strawberry jam. Thinking back now, I know I ate a lot more than I actually picked.
The week of June 4-10 will be celebrated as Local Food Week across all of Ontario.
Canatara Park beach, one of my favourite summer locations, is proudly displaying a Blue Flag this summer – the eco-certification represents the internationally-recognized gold-standard for water quality, environmental management and education, safety and amenities.
This week, we will finish looking at various terms and phrases related to the agriculture sector. Thank you to Farm and Food Care Ontario for their help with this.
Any ideas on how you are planning to spend your hot humid Friday nights this summer?
This week, we will continue to look at various terms and phrases related to the agriculture sector. Thank you to Farm and Food Care Ontario for their help with this.
Okay, I am a firm believer that spring and possibly even summer will eventually arrive in our area and there will be a “warm breeze blowing the stars around”. If it does, that will herald the season of outdoor cocktail parties, summer barbecues or simply maybe a lot of drinking in public!
Tecumseh Public School (or, as I recall it, Tecumseh Secondary School) holds a very special place in my heart. I have nothing but fond memories of that school and, although I know many people who seem to regard their high school years as ”the worst years of their lives”, I can firmly state that my high school years in that building were some of the
We all have eaten many products from our friend the pig. Bacon, pork chops, spare ribs, pork roast and so many other food items. But what do we really know about the pig? Today, let’s find our more.
“Words, words, words…” is part of a line spoken by Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the play of the same name. In this line he seems to suggest that words are of less value than action. But, as we all know (and Shakespeare better than most), words are powerful weapons that can maim more effectively than any weapon. Used effectively, words can travel right t
What a sad, thought-provoking photo, published in the Globe and Mail newspaper. It shows Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, unable to stand. You can see the terrible frustration and pain on his face. Veterinarians, at the Pejeta Kenyan Conservancy, decided that since there was no quality of life left for Sudan, only unsolvable pain, the bes
Many people in February experienced a surprising encroachment of the Thames River upon their homes, basements and property. It was surprising because there were not the usual ice jams at Prairie Siding, nor at the mouth to impede the waters progress. The waters cascading down the Thames were from excessive rain and melting snow.
In February we had a serious flood scare in Chatham and along the Thames River. That got me to thinking about past floods in our history, so I thought that I would dive back into my murky archives of high flood waters and recount some of the “big ones” from the past.
If your neighbour dumps their trash over your fence, that would be against the law. If someone from a hundred miles away did the same thing, that too would be against the law.