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Seedy Saturday moves to virtual seed swap gatherings

Gardeners in Kingston and area will be glad to hear Seedy Saturday is back for 2021. After having to cancel the 2020 seed swap mere days before the event, the celebration of seeds and gardening is up and running, in a new online format. According to a release from the

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Quinn’s Meats finds new owner: Enright Cattle Company

In November, Kingstonist ran a feature about a long-standing abattoir and butcher shop that had gone up for sale in Yarker, Ont. This week, it was confirmed that Darold and Kara Enright of Enright Cattle Company are the new owners, having taken over operations as of Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

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Abattoir owner seeks buyer for increasingly rare business

After 46 years running his business, Brian Quinn of Quinn’s Meats in Yarker, Ont. is preparing to retire. He’s hoping to sell the commercial property to someone that will keep the abattoir and meat retail business intact, proving a challenge as fewer young people enter the industry. “The trade hasn’t

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Seedy Saturday offers local green thumbs an early start to their gardening

Gardeners, from novice to expert, take note: The Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) will be holding their annual Seedy Saturday on Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020. “Seedy Saturday is a warm-spirited celebration of seeds, gardening and community,” says Dianne Dowling, Kingston Area Seed System Initiative board member. “By March, gardeners are really

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Fat Chance Farmstead offers local, certified organic produce

If you’re looking for certified organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs, it’s no ‘fat chance’ that you’ll find what you need at a family owned and operated farm in Harrowsmith. Established in 2012, Fat Chance Farmstead is a small-scale fruit and vegetable farm operated by Josh Suppan and Jen Valberg. They

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MPP Ian Arthur eager to take on new role as environment and sustainability critic

Kingston and the Islands’ MPP Ian Arthur will certainly be busy in Queen’s Park having recently been appointed the environment and sustainability critic for the Ontario New Democrats. Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath named the deputy leaders and critics for the party on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Rather than assigning

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