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Leslieville Food and Drink Festival in Photos

Photography by Jeannette Breward On Saturday, May 6th the Leslieville Food and Drink Festival celebrated all the vibrant community has to offer. Located in Toronto’s east end, the festival – an initiative of Vandenberg House –  supports and promotes local businesses…

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The Good Local: Year One

It’s our birthday today and we started feeling a bit nostalgic. So we thought we would look back at the year by putting all the stories we have told so far in one place. Click on the titles below to…

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Field Trip Festival Giveaway

It’s a big week for us here at The Good Local. On May 17th we turn one and to celebrate we are giving away two passes to this years Field Trip festival in Toronto! The passes will get you and…

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Puddleduck Farm

Story by Meghan Sheffield Photography by Jeannette Breward Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock live on Puddleduck Farm with their young son, Sawyer. The farm is also home to chickens and beef cattle and a big white dog with muddy paws,…

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Looking back at April

A recap of stories from the month of April April is a month of earnest transformation, complete with the usual stumbles transitions bring: one-step forward into the sun, one step back into snow. In the kitchen, we find ourselves poised…

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Canada’s All Ladies Beer Festival In Photos

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEANNETTE BREWARD Hosted by Toronto’s Societey of Beer Drinking Ladies, Canada’s All Ladies Beer Festival is a celebration of the Ontario craft beer industry and the ladies who love it. The womens-only festival was the third of it’s…

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Pepper North

Story by Meghan Sheffield Photography by Alex Kirkham The food production facility in rural Ontario is just as you might expect: industrial-sized vats, lab coats and hair nets for visitors, and stainless steel as far as the eye can see….

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Starting Seeds

Story by Meghan Sheffield Photography by Jeannette Breward Though the fields are barren and the greenhouses are still too cool for tender shoots, at Puddleduck Farm in Pontypool, a tiny, insulated potting room is home to hundreds of tiny green…

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Ontario Winter Bounty Apple Crisp

Story by Brianna Bell Photography by Daniel Bell “So, have you been here since the beginning of The Mustard Seed?” I ask Emma Cubitt, while we stand in the back of the unassuming kitchen in Hamilton’s popular co-op grocery store….

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The Mustard Seed

Story by Brianna Bell Photography by Daniel Bell It’s a bitter cold March day in Hamilton, Ontario as I watch shoppers rush through the doors of the local grocery co-op. I heave my heavily pregnant body out of my van,…

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