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Warm Up at the Guelph Organic Conference 2011

     Escarpment Views is a media partner for the Guelph Organic Conference taking place Jan. 27 to 30 this month at the University of Guelph. We will have a booth and will be giving out free back issues of the magazine! Come and say hello! Here is some provided information to give you a sense
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Chez Fromage Christmas Orders

Chez Fromage of Fenwick is now taking orders for their special tourtieres and cretons, until Dec. 1. Prices are $6.95 for the small, single-portion tourtiere and $12.95 for a large, eight-inch size. Cretons are $6.95 for a 250 gm tub and $7.95 for a 400 gm tub. Orders must be prepaid.      “We would appreciate
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Take a Coffee Break® & Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Coffee Break® supports programs for half a million Canadians with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.  One in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.        Coffee Break® is the Alzheimer Society’s major nationwide annual fundraiser where friends, co-workers and customers gather in communities across Canada to raise
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Hamilton’s “Downtown Localicious Experience”

The Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area presents the 3rd annual “Downtown Localicious Experience” from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3 in conjunction with The Art Gallery of Hamilton 2010 World Film Festival and The James St. North Supercrawl. This 17-day event showcases local chefs creating delectable lunch specials and prix-fixe dinner menu items made with the best of the
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Westfield’s Ice Cream Festival

Westfield Heritage Village is hosting a cool and delicious summer family event this Civic Holiday weekend! Enjoy the fun and flavour of Canada’s favourite treat, ice cream, and the nostalgia of simpler times. Surrounded by period music, you can join the pioneers as they make homemade ice cream from start to finish. Experience the fun and
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Draw for Dinner for 12 at Terra Cotta Inn!

Terra Cotta Community Centre is continuing to raise funds for the restoration of its historic hall. Executive Chef Roberto of The Terra Cotta Inn has made it possible by offering a unique evening of enjoyment, dinner for 12 in a private dining room at the renowned Terra Cotta Inn! He will prepare the dinner. This is the
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Raging Against Organic Wine

     The cover story on our autumn issue is about Frogpond Farm as an organic winery, with a photo of the husband and wife team in their vineyard. I didn’t expect this to be an offensive subject. Yet it has wildly enraged one of our readers, who left an anonymous voicemail on Mike’s telephone, objecting
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Summertime at Andrews’ Scenic Acres

  Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce    held a Business After 5 event at Andrews’ Scenic Acres, which is a beautiful farm located in view of the Niagara Escarpment which rims almost half the horizon at this point.      It’s a pick-your-own farm with a shop and a winery. Strawberries are beginning to ripen and later
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Time for Farmers’ Markets

     It’s the time of year when farmers’ markets ramp up. While their peak season is likely the traditional harvest time of August through September, it’s fun to get out for a stroll in the open air and check out what’s on offer early in the year. Seedlings and potted herbs and flowers are available,
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Eat Local Caledon Spring Festival

     Saturday was a lovely day for the first Eat Local Caledon Spring Festival. Held on the large lawn beside the Inglewood General Store, it consisted of a few tables of people who are passionate about locally grown, seasonal food. A musically gifted minister played a variety of stringed instruments and sang cheerful songs in
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