Merrickville, ON, Nov 22, 2011 — Farmers, chefs and retailers gathered in Kingston, Ontario yesterday to share ideas about locally produced food. Todd Moe talks with entrepreneur Janet Campbell, who was the featured speaker at the first Great Waterway Regional Culinary Tourism Summit.
For nearly 20 years, Campbell has owned and managed Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Mustard in historic Merrickville, Ontario. She uses locally grown ingredients, including Canadian mustard seeds, in her products. Displays in her store feature many foods - cookies, chutneys and cheeses - created by regional growers and chefs. Todd Moe toured her shop and spoke with Janet Campbell about how the localvore culture can promote tourism and local economies. Go to full article
Oct 30, 2008 — Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns are a big part of the Halloween season. What about carving gourds? Long-time Canadian artist Claudette Hart began with watercolors and pottery. But about six years ago she discovered the fun of turning gourds into art. Now her home studio is one of the stops in an Ontario arts destination and she's become known as "The Gourd Lady of Merrickville." Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin got a studio tour that included the backyard gourd shed to hear more about the possibilities contained in all those wonderful shapes. Go to full article
Canadian writer Mark Jodoin with "Floyd" his Old English Sheep Dog
Apr 25, 2008 — During the Revolutionary War, thousands of Americans fought their own friends and neighbors in support of British rule. They lost and were driven away, largely vanishing from the pages of history books. Most headed north across Eastern Canada. The village of Burritts Rapids, on Ontario's Rideau River, was named for its first white settler, Vermont Loyalist Stephen Burritt. Canadian writer Mark Jodoin will detail Burritt's adventurous life next Tuesday evening at the Merrickville and District Historical Society's Annual Dinner. Jodoin discussed Burritt, his turbulent times, and the region's many cross-border ties with Ottawa correspondent, Lucy Martin, along the banks of the Long Island Locks near Manotick, Ontario. Go to full article
Sep 09, 2005 — Scientist, writer and gardener Diana Beresford-Kroeger, on a quick tour of her potato patch with Martha Foley. Beresford-Kroeger's extensive gardens are just outside Merrickville, Ontario. Go to full article