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Black Locust flowers

Black locust - Robinia pseudoacacia - In mid spring, the intoxicating odor of flowering Black locusts adorn the streets and wilderness in blankets of sweet honey musk. A smell that can cause people to wander around staring skywards looking for the source that rains such loveliness on them. Black locust are wonderful trees, fast growing [...]

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Maple Syrup News

Recent changes in the labeling requirements means that our maple syrup labels are changing. Don't worry, what is in the bottles is the same lovely pure Ontario syrup that you know and love.Our #1 Medium is now Organic Amber Our #2 Amber is now Organic Dark And Our #3 Dark is now Very DarkWe have no doubt that [...]

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Foraged events with Mad Maple

Foraged events with Mad Maple For the past several years we have been privileged to have the opportunity to do a number of events with our friends at Mad Maple Inn. The events range from showing chefs visiting for Terroir around the woods talking about what can be harvested to field trips with number of final year culinary [...]

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A Foraged dinner with George Brown.

On Tuesday June 7th we were honoured to be a part of a George Brown culinary school event at the Chefs House 215 King St. East Toronto Ontario. "A Foraged dinner" The culinary students really outdid themselves with some spectacular food. Photo courtesy of the Chefs HouseStudents were given a number of Forbes products and freshly foraged goodies [...]

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Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca Milkweed flower - Photo by Dyson Forbes Milkweed flowers are starting to bloom into vibrant and intoxicating pompom like florets. Walk anywhere around Southern Ontario right now and they are poking out of gardens, spotting around meadows and filling in beside roads. It has been great to see how much more milkweed is [...]

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