Danny Woods

FOREST TO FIELDS

…The story of a first generation of family farmers It’s a story that could perhaps only be told in Newfoundland: a young couple’s dream of carving out a lifestyle from rock and bog. In 1979, city dwellers Philip and Rhonda Thornley knew they wanted to live in harmony with the land. They wanted to integrate …

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The First Lady of Farming

This farming story takes place in the small community of Bruce Mines, Ontario with Ron and Cathy Bonnett. The Bonnetts operate an 800-acre farm with 200 head of Angus. Ron is the president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and his business travel (200 days each year) regularly takes him away from the farm. That …

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Fabulous Female Farmers

In the Edel farmhouse in Morris Manitoba, a comforting aroma of cinnamon, rosemary, and nutmeg wafts through the air of Elaine Edel’s kitchen. Resting on the counter are cooling racks filled with the day’s baking: pies, waffles, muffins, and the most divine-looking breads.   Her kitchen resembles a lab with its grinders, dehydrators, mixers and …

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From a farmer to you – a series of real stories about real people

Go Blue or go home: Blue Antioxidants Can you imagine strolling through luscious wild blueberry bushes with millions of honeybees buzzing all around you?    Visit Russ and Donna Hawkins at their blueberry farm this spring in Pennfield, New Brunswick and you’ll discover fields that are ‘just a buzzin!’    The distinctive sound is made …

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Little girl: YOU CAN’T be a farmer. You have to marry one!

Strolling through ‘Organic Ann’s’ vegetable garden is like stepping into a gigantic salad of greens. The aroma of lettuce, radishes and onions permeates the air. Filtered sunlight dances through the field of oversized spinach, baby bok choy, and other jewel-like emerald vegetables. Gardeners from novice to pro, and a loyal following of discriminating buyers seek …

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