Friday, September 21, 2018


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Do You Know Meaford's Garlic Growing History?

Dear Editor,

I moved to Meaford about five years ago, and in walking and driving around the area I have noticed a lot of garlic growing wild at the sides of roads. I have collected some and grown it out at home: it is a fine, purple-skinned variety with a distinct spiral pattern to the cloves.

Other than being told that Meaford had a number of garlic farmers in the past, I can find no information about this garlic. I'd like to put the question out there: can anyone tell me when Meaford first became a garlic growing centre, where did the garlic come from, did it have a specific variety name, and generally any other information about the history of garlic in Meaford?

Thanks very much!

Jennifer Sanders, Meaford

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Camera Lost In Meaford Area

To The Editor,

I am writing this letter, to send this message to the general public in the areas of Meaford and the Blue Mountains. I lost a digital camera on August 1, 2014 at approximately 8 pm., and I would desperately like to locate it.

The camera, which was in a small Dark Grey/Black camera case, was lost along the 3rd line north of HolmCrest Lane heading to Hwy. 26. It is also possible that the camera was lost along Hwy 26 travelling North into Meaford, and onto Bayfield St., Bridge St., the marina district, and finally south on St. Vincent St. heading out of town on Hwy 26.

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Reader Concerned About Cemetery Swans

Dear Sir,

I made my first visit to the Meaford Cemetery recently. I was completely wowed with the upkeep of it everywhere. Such a beautiful surprise but as I was walking around I happened to come upon the Swans. My disappointment overwhelmed me!

They are living and swimming in a swamp filled with green slimy water. The one tiny fountain in the middle is not near enough powerful to move the water to keep it from becoming stagnant. The debris of branches and logs should be cleaned out not just for health reasons to the swans but to beautify what could be a lovely peaceful area that would make visitors want to stop and sit a while.

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