Posted in December 2016

How sweet it is

How sweet it is

While we spend Christmas curled up by the tree, Nick Van Berlo expects to spend the day in his Norfolk County shed packing sweet potatoes. “We’ve got an awful lot of potatoes to get through,” says Van Berlo, a second-generation farmer and winner of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association’s 2016 Fresh Award, whose sweet crop … Continue reading

This kiwi is pure gold

This kiwi is pure gold

I tasted my first kiwi nearly 30 years ago at the Western Fair in London, Ont. The hairy, egg-shaped fruit with soft green flesh and a  tropical flavour, originally called Chinese gooseberry, had just arrived from New Zealand. PR spokesperson extraordinaire Swerling-Puritt was charged with introducing the fruit across the country. Since most of us had … Continue reading