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Farmers ‘at their wit’s end’ regarding need for new abattoir locally

After one local farmer discovered the uphill battle of attempting to open a new meat processing facility to serve meat producers in the area, a public meeting to drum up support for the future of abattoirs in Kingston and surrounding areas took place on Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021 at the

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Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market returns to in-person marketplace

Find out what an okonomiyaki or bison pepperettes taste like at this year-round Kingston market As travel opportunities have ground to a halt this year, the return of Kingston’s Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market at Kingston Memorial Centre just might be perfectly timed to give residents a sense of normalcy, and

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Abattoir owner seeks buyer for increasingly rare business

UPDATE: Quinn’s Meats successfully sold to new owners, Enright Cattle Farm, in February of 2021. Original article: 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

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Letter: Embracing rogue

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. After leaders in Kingston naively asked Premier Doug Ford for permission to manage Covid-19 restrictions regionally, Mr. Ford appropriately responded that he didn’t want ‘people going rogue.’

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Night Market: Loving Spoonful and the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market serve up one of Kingston’s most unique annual events

As the sun is setting earlier in the day, it is time for one of Kingston’s most beloved events to take over the grounds of the Memorial Centre. Each year, Loving Spoonful and the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market present their Night Market, and evening full of fun, entertainment, socializing, and,

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