Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021 01:59 PM
With spring almost here, our connection to the land is emerging again. With warmer days on the horizon, abundance is coming quickly. In the meantime, getting to know some great farmers and food artisans to experience Northumberland’s unique “taste-of-place” is a great first step. I truly hope you enjoy reading about (and later searching out) these fine Northumberland treats.
A great place to start is in the In the east end of the County in Brighton. Popham Lane Farm is the project of...
Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:12 PM
In the west end of Northumberland County, when the nicer weather starts, I can’t stop thinking about getting back out on a farm – whether pitching in at harvest time for some friends, or taking the family to say hi to the animals. Either way, it’s great to get a little more acquainted with how agriculture contributes to our everyday life.
These days, we’re still early for harvest, but with the nice weather creeping in, I need my local food fix. Fortunately, there are some great options for...
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:57 AM
There's a quaint, stone cottage that has a tiny turret on the outside. Located in Grafton at Ste. Anne's Spa, it's what I still like to call the Doll's House, even though it was recently renovated and renamed.
Four close girlfriends and I called it our tiny dream escape for many years in a row. The Doll's House, with its cozy, rustic rooms that housed most of us upstairs and down, helped get us through the drab mid-point of winter – at least 48 hours of it.
Once inside the Doll's House, we'd wrap...
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:13 AM
Driving through the Northumberland Hills is a bit like being in a musical. There's an amazing chorus of trees and valleys at each turn, although they can be enjoyed at your own pace.
On this brisk, clear February day, I found myself driving into some amazing topography, "the Hills" (as many locals say). I was getting close to my destination, Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat & Spa, in the western part of Northumberland County, two hours from Toronto, and just over three hours from Ottawa.
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 01:47 PM
The south shore of Rice Lake in Northumberland County is all about the drive for me. I love stumbling upon historical hamlets, world class resorts, and seeing stunning views. I urge you to take detours at every chance. It’s magical to stumble upon new and remarkable places in your own backyard.
In season, you can find farm gates filled with produce. The signs for fresh beef, lamb and chicken are all around as well. It’s also home to a lot of grain farming, including organic producer, Loon Song...