Stories

Welcome

Things have been quiet here at the site, but behind the scenes we’ve been channeling all of the season’s springtime energy into new growth for The Good Local. We’ve been building an online presence that fits the values we’ve had…

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Stories

Countylicious

Earlier this week, the kitchens at The Public House at Jackson’s Falls Country Inn were abuzz with activity. All hands were on deck at the Milford, Ontario restaurant ahead of Countylicious, Prince Edward County’s seasonal celebration of local food in…

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Jeanne’s Apple Pie

Simon Thibault is a Halifax-based full-time food writer and radio producer who is also a programmer for the Devour Food and Film Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Simon’s cookbook, Pantry and Palate, explores his Acadian roots by scouring old family recipes,…

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Recipes

Homemade Focaccia Bread

During a visit to South Pond Farms in the Kawartha’s, owner Danielle French welcomed us into her kitchen where she showed us how to make focaccia bread.  Her simple yet delicious recipe is below and is the perfect comfort food…

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Millbrook, Ontario

A Farm-based Daycare

The challenges of finding good childcare in Ontario have been well-documented. Most of those stories have focused on families living in urban environments, but farm families face some of the same issues of access and affordability. At Circle Organic Community…

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Recipes

Barley Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

This recipe is taken from the cookbook Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip by Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller. Give it a try this weekend and while you’re at it enter our giveaway to win your own…

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Recipes

Feast: Recipes & Stories from a Canadian Road Trip

Dana VanVeller and Lindsay Anderson are the authors of FEAST: An Edible Road Trip. Curious about what lies in their own backyard, VanVeller and Anderson travelled across Canada collecting recipes and stories that highlight Canada’s incredibly diverse food scene. Dana…

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Recipes

Merridy’s Maple Pudding

During a visit to Puddleduck Farm earlier this year, Merridy Senior, who owns and runs the farm with her husband Eben Hancock, took some time out of her busy day to introduce us to one of her favourite recipes; Maple Pudding….

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Stories

Looking Forward to November

Put that single-serving candy you swiped from the kids down. Seriously. This isn’t some kind of health thing — it’s about timing. We don’t have time to waste on Reese’s Cups! Things are about to get really spooky. Enter any…

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Restaurants for Change

On October 18, 90+ restaurants in 19 cities are donating proceeds from dinner service to support community food programs across Canada, part of an event called Restaurants for Change. Participating restaurants will donate 50-100% of that evening’s dinner service sales…

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