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Preserving Garston History

Whenever I want to know about Garston’s history, I go straight to Peter Naylor and Noel McMillan.  These two farmers were born and bred in Garston and have lived here all their lives. And both men are passionate in their own ways about preserving our history.  Peter has albums filled with photos of farming life …

Sweetcorn Chowder: A Winter-Warming Soup

Want to add more vegetables into your diet? Me too! A chowder is a thick soup, usually containing seafood or corn. This particular sweetcorn chowder makes a very tasty, winter-warming dish. In his book, The 4 Pillar Plan,  Dr. Rangan Chatterjee talks about aiming to eat a rainbow of vegetables every day. It’s a fun …

Locking Down For Harvest On The Farm

Well, hasn’t it been a crazy few months?  When you sang Auld Lang Syne in 2019 could you even have guessed what 2020 had in store? While New Zealand locked down and hospitals geared up, the food industry went into essential service mode.  Supermarkets did a fantastic job of keeping us fed at the service …