Fall 2019 / Canadian Almanac 2020- on newsstands until March 2020

We’re airborne! On newsstands Aug 5th.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Ontario on August 5th, 2019—

We’re airborne!

This year, Harrowsmith introduced a grounded focus for our four issues—the elements. In western culture, these four elements are deemed to be essential to life. Our spring edition revolved around the earth, summer was super saturated with water and fall is totally airborne. (Stay tuned for winter’s fiery debut!)

Whether your interests are niche or run amok from the garden to the galley, we hope our fall issue inspires. The digest-size format is jammed with our usual staples and much-anticipated Almanac features: 25 pages of weather forecasts for the planting season ahead, not-to-be-missed night sky events and our beloved Small Ponds section, celebrating the Canadians who give us serious bragging rights.

For garden junkies, Mark and Ben Cullen walk us through a genuine ‘pint-sized’ crop: how to grow your own hops! They also share their intel on a perfect IPA pairing: garlic—which you’ll need for the Fall Panzanella Salad in our recipe section. It’s a colourful stick-to-your-ribs dish loaded with root veg and local walnuts that everyone will want seconds of. Our food editor, Signe Langford, embraced this issue’s air theme with all things poultry. Learn about heritage breeds and Langford’s brining and basting secrets.

Steve Maxwell, our Home and Property Editor, helps ensure that your old and cold home gets a new energy upgrade in time for the cooler temps. Do you feel that nip in the air? Maybe it’s time for a nip—and we have you covered there too. Join us on a vicarious visit to Canada’s best distilleries, or, take matters into your own hands with the help of two Toronto microbiologists who became basement mixologists!

What else? We’re glad you asked:

  • Sit down for a cup of virtual coffee with Brandi Morin, the founder and creator of Mixed Blood Apparel in Stony Plain, Alberta. Her clothing line has helped revive and celebrate Indigenous languages.
  • Find out why we love Ayr, Ontario! From lavender fields to a historic ice house to a culinary academy where students grow their own menu.
  • Learn about the dynamics behind biodynamic gardening.
  • Visit a colourfully converted Christmas tree farm on Vancouver Island.
  • Learn how to create your own natural dyes. We’re not pulling the wool over your eyes, but, there are a lot of sheep stories in this issue too!·

As always, flip to the back of our magazine for Dan Needles reliably nostalgic yarns, “True Confessions from the Ninth Concession.”

Our staples–Things We Love, A Cup of Coffee With a Local and Bookshelf are all designed to help you keep tabs on notable Canadians and what’s trending from sustainable products to must-have books.

Come see! Stay awhile…

“Each issue of Harrowsmith reinforces the enormous change that can result from a like-minded community. Our writers and readers are interconnected—it’s our motivation to keep doing what we do, bigger and better each edition,” says Publisher Yolanda Thornton.

“The biggest perk of being the Editor-in-Chief at Harrowsmith magazine is having the opportunity to curate ever-evolving content. My ‘job’ is to network with ambitious chefs, devout farmers, tiny towns ambassadors, talented makers, storytellers, urban romantics, coffee shop owners, beekeepers, solar winemakers—all the remarkable Canadians who make this country the envy of all others.”

–Jules Torti, Editor-in-Chief



Harrowsmith is the only publication of its kind that can honestly dub itself “Made in Canada.” We are 100% Canadiana. In fact, if you open the magazine and inhale really deeply, you can actually smell maple syrup. Harrowsmith is now published four times a year (also available in digital).

MEDIA INTERVIEWS: Publisher Yolanda Thornton, Editor-in-Chief Jules Torti, Gardening Editors Mark and Ben Cullen, Food Editor Signe Langford, Home and Property Editor Steve Maxwell, are available now for media interviews. We can provide additional copies for prize giveaways to your readers or listeners.

Yolanda Thornton [email protected] 416.930.1664
Jules Torti [email protected]
Mark and Ben Cullen [email protected]
Signe Langford [email protected]
Steve Maxwell [email protected]

MEDIA IMAGES: Hi-res and lo-res images of Harrowsmith’s latest cover are available for download from our website.

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Publication Details:

Circulation: 66,000
Price: $7.99
Paperback, 256 pages plus cover
Title: Fall 2019, includes Harrowsmith’s 2020 Almanac

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