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Press Release – Spring 2020 Harrowsmith Mag

Press Release – Spring 2020 Harrowsmith Mag

We have a vision! It made sense to run with the momentum of 2020 as Harrowsmith’s visionary year. 20/20 vision is a term that describes normal visual acuity (sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. This year can be your own opportunity for...

Where the Stars Align in Canada

Where the Stars Align in Canada

I’ve been starry eyed for a long time. Growing up in the country, I took dark skies for granted. I thought everyone could simply step outside and sit under a chandelier of stars like I did. My mom routinely pulled us outside to observe some planetary event or meteor...

Why We Love Ayr, Ontario

Why We Love Ayr, Ontario

When I was a kid, we’d frequently pass through Ayr on our way from Paris, Ontario. It was a zigzag left-right turn off the appropriately named Swan Street, past the laundromat with big bubbles on its sign. Just after the Little Short Stop variety store, my dad would...

Blind Pigs and the Angel’s Share

Blind Pigs and the Angel’s Share

I first learned of the term “blind pig” from poking around a shop in Orangeville. They were selling ‘county tees’ designed by Jeanette McFarlane with a Blind Line slogan on the front of the t-shirt. When I asked what all the blind pig talk was about, the store owner...

Chicken Coops and Curb Appeal

Chicken Coops and Curb Appeal

Keeping up with the Joneses used to mean sinking money into an in-ground pool for the kids. Then, it evolved into man caves, flex rooms, hot tubs, wine fridges, gas fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens with smokers. Now? Chicken coops with curb appeal are de rigueur....

I call myself a prospector too (I found two gems!)

I call myself a prospector too (I found two gems!)

As editor-in-chief of Harrowsmith, my role is one of constant evolution. In between curating content and designing editorial themes, I also field readers’ queries and concerns on a daily basis. Some questions are answered with a quick Google search (“Where can I find...

Outfoxed: The Decline of the Fox Farm Industry in PEI

Outfoxed: The Decline of the Fox Farm Industry in PEI

Who knew that sleepy Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was the birthplace of the prestigious worldwide fox-farming industry? In the early 1900s, over 8,000 fox ranches dotted the Island, keeping the rich and royal fashionably warm.

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

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

PRESS RELEASE 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...

Feel-Good Coffees

Feel-Good Coffees

When it comes to a feel-good cup of coffee, the choices are dizzying. It’s a battle between karma, birds, carbon, arabica and cost. The jargon jumble is growing, and trying to navigate your way to a sub-$5 latte necessitates a coffee crash course. What does it all...

How Do You Like Them Apples?

How Do You Like Them Apples?

To speak honestly and properly about apple cider, I first have to share a confession. Let’s just say that my grandmother, Nan, was an early forager—well before the term was hot and trending. By “forager,” I mean thrifty and resourceful (I witnessed her using a hair...

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