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Local abbatoir growing operations to ‘meat’ demand

Quinn’s Meats, Yarker’s long-established abbatoir, has plans to increase their meat-processing capacity in a move that will benefit local farmers. Darold and Kara Enright, who purchased Quinn’s Meats earlier this year, said they also are working on upgrading their on-site store “to make room for more locally grown and produced

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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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A day at the spa? Thoughts on the intersection of Battersea and Glenburnie Roads

I want to see our city grow. Not in a blind or wasteful way. Some things, like pollution, should not increase, nor should poverty. Both need to be reduced as quickly as possible. But smart, sustainable programs that create jobs and support environmentally friendly and socially responsible industries and initiatives

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Loving Spoonful’s GROW Project offering home-based programming for kids

Loving Spoonful’s GROW Project offers a year-round school garden-based food education program for nearly 900 students in and around Kingston, grades four through eight. “Our focus is on good food, community, collaboration, and environmental stewardship,” said Anne Munier, the coordinator at GROW Project. “We have workshops on things like food

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Canoe for Change paddlers share their experiences at KFPL

Have you heard of Glenn Green and Carol Vandenegel? These experienced paddlers have braved bears and high waves to follow old voyageurs’ routes, experienced breathtaking scenery, back-breaking portages, and, perhaps, a little more togetherness than many couples would find comfortable. They have spent the last three summers canoeing 8,515 km

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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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#ygkChallenge: Eating Local for Your Heart’s Sake

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Best of 2016: Rustic Spud

2016 has been a busy year in downtown Kingston for business openings and closures along the main drag. We were very sad to see mainstays like The Sleepless Goat close their doors but were equally thrilled to welcome new establishments such as Barcadia. Our downtown side streets saw some action

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#ygkChallenge: Local Thanksgiving

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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#ygkChallenge: Support our Farmers’ Markets

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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