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French River and West Nipissing
- Dalew Farms — Community-Sponsored Agriculture in West Nipissing
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For the best-tasting strawberries, visit Ruby Berry Farm, a great option for pick-your-own and pre-picked berries in Chelmsford :)
Lush is confusing. It seems eco-conscious, with fresh handmade products, but some ingredients aren’t natural or safe. It’s time to have Lush demystified.
Beer fans, greeniacs & locavores will love the amazing beers by Stack Brewing (for their own reasons surely) & each will appreciate the flavourful variety.
We don't usually think of trying to find local nuts. But the peanut isn’t a nut, it’s a legume — which we can get as close by as Ontario's Kernal Peanuts.
I prefer using solid products for water conservation reasons, but for a few things, I still mostly choose liquids. In those cases, I’m a Green Beaver gal.
Dan & Tracy Séguin of Creekbend Farm may be better-known for the maple syrup partnership Sucrerie Séguin SugarBush, but they’re just as passionate for bees.
We've kept worms in our kitchen since a vermicomposting workshop by Friendly Worm Guy. We've grown to respect them, if not quite love them, as much as pets.
With a growing local food movement, we're reacquiring traditional knowledge, learning that tea isn't an exotic import, as Ontario's Boreal Forest Teas shows
Plain Jane Soap hand-makes its natural and luxurious bar soaps. Preservative-free and unpackaged or lightly packaged, they're made of many local products.
A self-taught artist, Andrea Gregoire of Pique Passion Mosaics discusses work & life as an earth-friendly artist who applies principles of upcycling to art.
I used to hate oatmeal but now it's a favourite, as are granola and homemade bars. The key ingredient is no secret: LoonSong Garden biodynamic rolled oats.
In French River, we're lucky to live so close to Dalew Farms, an organic farm owned and operated by Dave and Chantal Lewington that offers local CSA shares.