Seed crops

Seed crops

by Kim Cooper What do you know about seed crops and just what are seed crops? If you recall my article on seed corn destasseling, which employs hundreds of our young people, the seed that is harvested from those fields are sold to farmers the following year to plant their corn crop. The same type […]

Food Freedom Day

Food Freedom Day

by Kim Cooper Food is vital to everyone. It plays such a huge part in our daily lives. And no matter what you think or believe, we have inexpensive food here in Canada. It may not seem that way when you have to pay at the grocery store register, but we really do. In my […]

Food safety issues

Food safety issues

by Kim Cooper One of the areas that involves everyone is food safety. Let’s look at this in regards to food safety expectations from us as Canadian consumers. We are all aware of various food contaminations, such as the recent Romaine lettuce issue in Canada and the United States. People ask how this type of […]

Agriculture facts

Agriculture facts

by Kim Cooper We all know some things, some know many things, but none of us can know everything. Agriculture is one of those areas where we all can learn some new facts, and if you want to learn more, like I have with these facts below, check out Farm & Food Care’s facts on […]

Rural urban dinner

Rural urban dinner

by Kim Cooper Any person or group celebrating 71 years straight of an annual event has to have some great roots planted in the community. Chatham-Kent is such a community which combines both the urban and rural components. Last week was the 71st annual Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Rural Urban Awards Dinner. The idea of […]

Christmas tree farms

Christmas tree farms

by Kim Cooper Do you remember when you were younger when you went out and chopped down a Christmas tree, and cut down some branches to make beautiful decorations? Well, you can still do that, because here in Chatham-Kent, we have a number of Christmas tree farms as well as a winter berry farm. So […]

Don Giffin

Don Giffin

by Kim Cooper If anyone in the Chatham-Kent area mentions maple syrup, Don Giffin was the guy whose name came up. Maple syrup and Don Giffin. The two were a great duo for so many years. Just a few weeks ago, Don passed away peacefully and suddenly at home. This was a tragic loss for […]

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

by Kim Cooper We are so fortunate when it comes to our producers and our food production capabilities. As part of the Chatham-Kent community, and as part of the country of Canada, we really do have much to be thankful for. I know we hear this so much. But it’s so true. I don’t have […]

Sweet potato

Sweet potato

by Kim Cooper How sweet it is for your health to eat sweet potatoes! Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. Many people think about sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra flavour. The sweet potato […]

Karen Robinet’s family and friends try and defend the indefensible

Karen Robinet’s family and friends try and defend the indefensible

Both April Colby and Cade Robinet continued the trolling that Karen Robinet began by sending me messages that support an article that literally denied a quadriplegic man is quadriplegic and which misrepresented an article I wrote as a news article. I sent April Colby a message saying she would be next in being named as […]

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