still time to provide comments on Bayfield's secondary plan
Slow but steady progress is being made on the Bayfield Secondary Plan, an initiative known as “Planned Bayfield”. The requirements of COVID-19 have certainly changed how this Plan is being developed but the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) is committed to taking the time to “get it right”.
At the most recent meeting, the CAC debated the direction for new residential areas and discussed how change within established neighborhoods is managed. The Committee was joined by Urban Designer of MHBC Planning, Andrea Sinclair and Jason Morgan, an architect with Allan Avis Architect, who are consulting on the design aspects of the Secondary Plan.
Some of the early ideas are to ensure that new Plans of Subdivision are required to demonstrate compatibility with the urban design and architectural character of the Village; have clear requirements for tree planting in new developments; and to pursue a larger parkland dedication in the south end of the Village.
Planning staff have met with various groups including the Bluewater Heritage Committee and the Bayfield People and Canine Community (PACC) group and will be reaching out to other community groups to consult. Interested in having a group session? Please email Senior Planner Denise Van Amersfoort at email@example.com or call 519 524-8394, Ext. 3.
Rather than holding an online public meeting (which the CAC appreciate some people are rather tired of), they opted to post a video on their consultation site with a follow up survey. This survey is still open and the CAC really encourage residents to take an hour to watch the video and fill out the survey - feedback is critical to ensuring this Plan reflects the vision of the residents of Bayfield! Please visit connectedcountyofhuron.ca and click on the "Planned Bayfield" icon.
The CAC and staff plan to host in-person consultation sessions once the first draft has been released and public health protocols allow.
Do you have other thoughts or questions? Please email Van Amersfoort at the address above or speak to any member of the CAC. Committee members are: Bluewater Councilor Bill Whetstone, chair; Leanne Kavanagh, vice-chair; Andre Mech, Councilor George Irving, Dave Gillians, Dave MacLaren, Elaine Coombs, Gary Davidson, Jean Anne Hamilton, Jeff Graham, John Van Ogtrop, Kim Loebach and Roger Lewington.
The CAC members thank those who have shown an interest in this very important project for Bayfield's future.
Birdhouse fundraiser for Bayfield centre for the arts
The Bayfield Centre for the Arts is looking forward to starting their summer workshops soon as well as hosting a fundraiser in early July.
But before the summer workshops get underway at the barn on Bayfield’s Main Street and through their Art Truck program, BCA organizers need some special water containers for their painting classes and are turning to the community for their support in gathering them. They need plastic containers!
Organizers are asking area residents to wash and save their medium (450 g) and large (900 g) containers of the yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese or similar variety. No lids required. The containers can be dropped off at the barn, located at 24 Main St N behind The Village Bookshop, after June 28. If the barn is not open the containers can be left in the outdoor sink on the property. BCA volunteers extend thanks in advance to the community for their support in this endeavor.
The Cracked Knot – The Birdhouse Foundation will be bringing a collection of their handcrafted, brightly colored birdhouses to sell in Clan Gregor Square on July 3. (Submitted photo)
In an effort to financially support the BCA, the long-anticipated sale of birdhouses has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 3.
Connor Withers, and his father, Tim, are returning to the village to help the BCA. The duo behind “The Cracked Knot – The Birdhouse Foundation” are bringing a collection of their handcrafted, brightly colored birdhouses to sell from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square in the area that has traditionally been the location of the Bayfield Farmers’ Market during the summer months. Volunteers with the BCA report that “early birds” to the sale will find a few special birdhouses that will have been hand decorated by local artists.
Connor began making birdhouses in 2013 at just eight years of age. His dad, Tim, encouraged his carpentry skills and collaborates with him on both marketing ideas and growth opportunities. His whole family gets involved with promotion and sales. In the last eight years, Connor has raised more than $40,000 for the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation. In 2013 he was named Junior Citizen of the Year by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association. He has also been recognized by the City of Burlington and the Province of Ontario for his efforts. The Cracked Knot - The Birdhouse Foundation has also achieved global recognition with birdhouses being installed in Tanzania and Hong Kong. Over 2,000 birdhouses in support of great causes have now been made by this father-son team.
The Cracked Knot - The Birdhouse Foundation team are also becoming known for their other beautiful wood products such as, wood spoons, boxes, frames, charcuterie boards, and seasonal décor.
In 2020, The Cracked Knot – The Birdhouse Foundation made two visits to Bayfield, the first in aid of the Bayfield and Area Fire Department while the second was in support of the Bayfield Breeze.
Guided hikes making a comeback
Guided hikes are back! The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) is pleased to announce the reactivation of their guided hike schedule, hikes are now set for July 10, July 18 and Aug. 9.
The Bayfield Tree Hike will be held on Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m. A leisurely walk through the Village of Bayfield will highlight the dedicated work of the Bayfield Tree Project over the past ten years. Over 500 trees of different species have been planted and maintained by volunteers during that time. Sondra Buchner will point out significant trees and species while celebrating the success of this grassroots community project. The walk is on pavement and is suitable for everyone: wheelchairs, strollers, leashed dogs welcome! Participants are asked to meet at the gazebo in Clan Gregor Square. The hike will be about 1.5 km and will last about 90 minutes.
National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 18. To help earn that cone, the BRVTA will lead a hike on the Woodland Trail starting at 2 p.m. Participants are asked to meet/park at the David Street trail head: at the south end of town, to access take Sarnia Street to McTavish Crescent to David Street. The Woodland Trail is a 3.5 km natural trail that traverses trickling streams, wide ravines, meadows, and glacial hills. There are some steep inclines and rough areas; the hike duration will be about 90 minutes. Please check the weather and wear appropriate clothing. Dogs on leash welcome.
Monday, Aug. 9th is World Indigenous Peoples Day. Join special guest David D. Plain, a member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and author of five books on regional Indigenous history, for an engaging hike on the Sawmill Trail starting at 11 a.m. The Aamjiwnaang region covered all of the southern section of Lake Huron, from the Maitland River in the east to the Flint River (Michigan) in the west. This was the traditional territory of the Anishnaabek First Nation, also called the Ojibwe and the Chippewa. Learn about Indigenous life on southern Lake Huron while walking the land. Recommended reading is Plain's book entitled, “Ways of our Grandfathers”, available from the Huron County Public Library or by special order at The Village Bookshop (www.villagebookshop.ca). Those who wish to take part are asked to meet at the Sawmill Trial head on Old River Road. The hike is a natural trail 2 km long, and the walk will last about an hour.
For more information on any of the hikes visit www.bayfieldtrails.com or contact Ralph Blasting at 519 525-3205. Please note that the BRVTA continues to follow all Provincial COVID-19 protocols. People should not attend if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, or if in the past 14 days they have traveled outside of Canada or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive. Masks are required during sign-in and on the hike when distancing is not possible.
Bayfield Talent Search only County competition for Fair
Anyone who sings, dances, plays an instrument, executes magic tricks or performs in other ways, and is between the ages of six and 21, may be interested in the upcoming “Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search”. It’s not too early to start practicing and perfecting a performance.
After a year’s hiatus the Bayfield preliminary competition to the Western Fair Talent Search will go ahead on a virtual platform. This is one of only three preliminary competitions taking place in Ontario and the only Huron County competition.
Video submissions can be submitted anytime between now and Aug. 1 at www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair/rise2fame-online
Videos will be forwarded by the Western Fair District to a panel of three local judges who will determine the winners.
On Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Bayfield Community Fair, the virtual competition will be followed by a live showcase of selected acts and an awards night. Winners of the virtual competition will be announced and given an opportunity to strut their stuff onstage. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. The live showcase will begin at 7 p.m. on the outdoor stage at the Bayfield Community Centre. Beth Sayler, from the Western Fair, will also be recording videos of the performances and winners will have the option of using her videos for submission to the Western Fair if they so choose. We are hoping this combination of virtual competition and live performance will provide a meaningful opportunity for young performers to celebrate and demonstrate their talent.
The Western Fair Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search is a 40-year tradition which has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province. The Western Fair competition, along with the preliminaries, has been the start to many careers in the arts and continues to encourage young people to showcase and pursue their talents.
Categories of competition are: Vocal Solo; Instrumental Solo; Dance Solo; Dance Group; Vocal and/or Instrumental Group, including, bands; Variety Solo; and Variety Group. Individuals can compete more than once in different categories.
Participants are asked to read the rules very carefully online before registering by visiting the website at: www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair/rise-2-fame.
By Wednesday, Sept. 8 all winners’ videos from the three preliminary competitions in Ontario will be featured on the Western Fair website and submitted to a judge’s panel.
On Sunday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. the final winners of the Western Fair Rise2Fame Talent Search will be announced. At the Western Fair level there are big cash prizes and trophies for final winners. Huron County has produced Western Fair winners and many local acts have made it to the finals over the years. A number of local youths, who have performed in this competition in the past, have gone on to careers in music and the arts.
But young people can’t win if they don’t enter the preliminary online competition in Bayfield, so, start practising, then get registered and send in videos before Aug. 1.
Anyone who may have questions is asked to contact Charles Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Willi Laurie by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519 482-9265 for more information.
Tufts newest Gateway Director
Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health (Gateway) is pleased to welcome Paul Tufts to the Board of Directors.
Tufts is an experienced leader who has gained expertise over his 35 years of service in the education sector.
He has served in several diverse positions within a large school board in Ontario, from teacher to superintendent of education. At the provincial level, Tufts was involved in facilitating training programs for principals and supervisory officers as well as leading the Ministry of Education’s Student Voice Initiative. Internationally, he worked as an Education Advisor for a private education service provider in Malaysia helping to implement their government’s blueprint for school transformation.
Tufts is a certified facilitator with Development Dimensions International, which has given him the expertise to facilitate training programs for continuous improvement across various organizations and sectors.
He is committed to leading Gateway with integrity while modelling a balanced approach to life. His diverse skill set in leadership and leadership development, strategic planning, organizational change, mentoring, and team dynamics is an asset to the growing team at Gateway. He will contribute to the team by transforming meaningful ideas into feasible solutions.
Pioneer Park's repair the stairs campaign has begun
Pioneer Park volunteers Ruth Percy (left) and Pattie MacDonald were selling raffle tickets on the lawn in front of The Village Bookshop on Main Street in Bayfield on the weekend. Volunteers will be set up in this location on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays in the coming weeks, please review the article for times. (Submitted photo)
The Pioneer Park Association (PPA) is looking to the community for support of two alternative fundraisers as their largest annual event the Pioneer Park Rummage Sale has been postponed for the second consecutive year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. People can support the PPA by purchasing limited edition prints and/or trying their luck by buying some raffle tickets.
“Our long treasured, annual fundraiser needs to be postponed again this year. Not only is this our most important course of funds, it's our biggest community get-together,” said Catherine Tillmann, representing the PPA. “We'll miss both the fun and the funds. But perhaps, no. After all, the park is still giving us much enjoyment and we have two ways that all of us can play a part in that.”
One fundraising option being presented is the purchase of limited-edition photographs donated by Bayfield’s own Brad Turner.
Photographer Brad Turner shows in these photographs that Pioneer Park has an intimate personal impact on everyone. It is right there in those moments of reflection, celebration and wonder. The park has been, and will be, where we, The Keepers, bear witness to nature’s transitory permanence, held within these stunning and timeless images is our promise to protect the future of the park. A limited number of the prints are available now in support of the Pioneer Park Association. (Submitted photo)
“Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Brad Turner has brought his tremendous talent to us in many ways. This time, to offset the loss of funds from the Rummage Sale, Brad is generously donating a limited edition of images that capture a lifetime of memories. They are Brad’s homage to the stretching lawns, sheltering trees and majestic vistas. It is a part of his own dedication to our community’s healthy and vital future,” said Tillmann.
There will be a limited edition of 50 prints available for each image. These 8” X 10” photographs have been handprinted, by Turner, on archival paper, hand signed “in composition”, and authenticated on the reverse. Individual prints are available for $125 each, or a full set can be purchased for $400. All proceeds go to the PPA.
Prints will be on display, and available for sale, at The Village Bookshop, located at 24 Main Street in Bayfield. They can also be purchased online at email@example.com or through The Village Bookshop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Repair the Stairs Campaign for the Pioneer Park Association began on June 18. (Submitted photo)
Another fundraising option is the purchase of raffle tickets.
“COVID's recent wave may have knocked our annual Rummage Sale down again this year, and Mother Nature’s waves may have knocked out our beach stairs, but neither is going to stop us from getting back up and running, said Tillmann.
The PPA wants to give people a new way to play this summer by introducing a 50/50 Cash Draw. Proceeds will be used to repair the Pioneer Park stairs down to the beach that are currently closed for safety reasons.
Every single ticket will give people a chance to win a cash prize that has a maximum value of $12,500. A single ticket is $5 or buy a book of 10 tickets for $40. There is a limit of 5,000 tickets available. The draw will be made on Friday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. in the park.
“We started selling tickets on Friday, June 18,” said Tillmann. “Tickets will be available every sunset at the park and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the pop-up tent outside The Village Bookshop. Buy a ticket and watch our total prize value grow, as we work to re-open the stairs to the beach.”
The PPA would be most greatful to anyone who would like to volunteer to help sell tickets. Shifts have been organized in two-hour blocks. Training will be provided to anyone who can spare two hours this summer to help the park. Please contact Tina Bax at email@example.com and put 50/50 volunteer in the subject line to be sent an online link to choose a shift.
Anyone who would like to purchase a book of tickets can also do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets purchases can be made using cash; debit or credit card, using the PPA’s secure Square Reader.
Teddy bear needs community support for upcoming surgery
Teddy Bear (Submitted photo)
Bayfield Forgotten Felines (BFF) has helped hundreds of feral and abandoned cats find their forever homes but many are still waiting.
Teddy Bear is the Adopt-A-BFF Cat of the Week.
Volunteers at the Rescue call this sweet kitten, Teddy Bear because he resembles a tiny stuffed animal. He is the runt of his litter. When they were found this little guy had a bad infection in his umbilical cord. Antibiotics seemed to clear this up, however, as he has matured his care-givers have come to realize that his umbilical cord did not completely close and he is going to have to have a major surgery. This surgery will close the opening in his stomach to his urinary track and bladder because he currently leaks urine out of his ambilical area. The surgery, unfortunately, will be quite costly somewhere between $1500-$2000. Because he is quite small, he needs to gain some more weight and grow a little bigger before the surgery can proceed.
“We know it’s a busy time for everyone, and everyone is looking for help, but any donations that could be put towards little Teddy Bear’s surgery would be greatly appreciated,” said Deb Penhale, representing BFF. “He’s a happy, playful, cuddly, little kitten in every other way and
deserves a chance!”
Anyone who can help with Teddy Bear's surgery or may be interested in adopting him in the future is encouraged to contact Bayfield Forgotten Felines at email@example.com. E-transfers can be sent to the Rescue's email or email to arrange for a drop off or pick up of donations. Cheques can be mailed to Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines, P.O. Box 33, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0.
The summer market season is underway!
The market is open online every week starting Sunday until Wednesday for delivery and pick-up at Clan Gregor Square. Organizers are pleased to announce that they have new vendors, returning vendors and lots of delicious local foods!
People can place their orders by visiting openfoodnetwork.ca/bayfield-farmers-market/
from June 20 at 8 a.m. until today June 23 at 8 p.m. Shoppers will be directed to pick up their items up on June 25 sometime between 3-5 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square. They will receive an email confirmation (Thursday) with the approximate time of delivery on Friday afternoon.
Orders can be paid online with credit card or email transfer. Organizers are pleased to offer delivery within 15 KMs of Bayfield for a flat fee of $5. Shoppers can select their preference at checkout.
Organizers with the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s Walk for Dog Guides are pleased to announce that a grand total of $6,435 was raised as part of their 2021 walk held on June 6th. “This is especially noteworthy since we were working under COVID-19 restrictions,” said Karen Scott, an event organizer. “Thanks again to all our walkers and their dogs, the pledgers, and the supporters for making this a successful year.” Due to the lockdown, the Lions’ Club extended the date to collect pledges to June 20. (Photo by Jack Pal - Image from 2018 event)
While St. Andrew’s United Church in Bayfield remains closed due to the pandemic, the business of the Church goes on. The Finance & Property Committee and the Council are both working hard to take care of the daily needs of the church. As Ontario moves to Step 1 of the reopening plan and more people are getting their second vaccine the St Andrew’s Council made the decision last week to set the date of Sunday, Sept. 5 as the goal to hold the first in-person church service since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Unfortunately, for the second consecutive year, the St. Andrew’s Beef BBQ traditionally held on July 1 will not be happening due to COVID-19. In honor of the BBQ, that would have been the 58th annual, congregation members are asked to consider donating to the church this year in lieu of the event as they are not having to sell tickets, work or bake pies to help make it a success. The suggestion is to donate the year 2021 plus their age. Everyone is encouraged to dress in red and enjoy their own BBQ in their own back yard on Canada Day. Those who do are encouraged to take pictures so that everyone can remember another year of COVID-19 restrictions.
St. Andrew’s is also happy to announce some news from Camp Menesetung regarding their summer camps. Camp Director, Clayton Peters recently announced that for Summer 2021, Camp Menesetung will run as an in-person adapted Overnight Camp, Day Camp, and Bridge Camp. To view the full Summer Announcement Video visit:
Trinity St. James Anglican Church, located at 10 Keith Cresent in the village, has reopened!
Regular in-person services are now being offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. Due to on-going pandemic restrictions, persons wishing to attend are asked to notify the Church Warden Godfrey Heathcote in advance by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 519 565-5824.
Village residents may have heard church bells on the morning of June 21st. The congregation of Knox Presbyterian Church in Bayfield marked Indigenous Sunday by ringing their church bell 215 times, in memory of the 215 Indigenous children recently found in unmarked graves, to acknowledge that “every child matters”.
Members of the community may be interested to know that although Camp Kintail won't be offering overnight camps or “Kintail on the Road” this summer, they have opened for Day Camps this summer as well as cabin rentals. To learn more about what is offered at the camp, located north of Goderich, please visit: www.campkintail.ca.
Knox Church invites people to join their weekly church services, available anytime, online with YouTube and Facebook. The online links are available on the Knox, Bayfield website: pccweb.ca/knoxbayfieldpc/
Who doesn’t love a long weekend! Canada Day is fast approaching and so many people are eager to celebrate, whether it is in a quiet reflective manner, or in a boisterous gathering with friends and loved ones. Fireworks displays are an integral part of holiday celebrations and they certainly bring excitement and joy to the festivities. As most pet owners are aware, however, fireworks can cause a level of anxiety to some animals.
With this in mind, the Bayfield People and Canine Community (PACC) would like to offer some tips to ensure that both furry friends, and their humans, can enjoy a stress-free weekend.
• Keep pets indoors during firework displays. Startled pets will seek a place to hide and if a dog or cat manages to get outside, it could be very easy to lose them.
• Make sure pets are wearing their collar and ID tags. In case they do manage to run off this will ensure that they can be found more easily
• Give dogs an opportunity for some exercise before any fireworks begin. Physical activity can lessen any levels of anxiety. This works for people too!
• If pets exhibit signs of stress, resist the urge to coddle them as that sends a signal that something is wrong. By staying calm and relaxed people will help to reassure their pet that there is no danger at hand
• Even if a pet does not show any signs of distress around fireworks, it is still a good idea to leave them at home if their owners go out to watch a display. Pets are far more sensitive to the sights and sounds produced by fireworks and would likely be happier to have a quiet evening at home.
Please remember that fireworks do cause a significant amount of debris. It is essential that everyone respect the environment and ensure that they tidy up after themselves. If it is too dark to find trash at night, return to the scene the next day. Bring a few companions and incorporate the post Canada Day clean up as part of weekend activities. A nice brunch thereafter would make a great new holiday tradition.
Most importantly, no matter how people choose to celebrate, stay safe and have a blast on the Canada Day weekend!
Bayfield Yacht Club
Founded in 1971 the Bayfield Yacht Club’s (BYC) goal is to bring together sailors to provide boating related activities and events both locally and abroad. BYC is member driven and always seeking new members to participate in sailing regattas, day races, after parties and fun!
The BYC Executive Board is pleased to announce that three Saturday events comprise their preliminary 2021 summer schedule. The dates and events are as follows:
• July 10 - Boat Parade, commencing at dusk
• July 31 – Regatta, 1 p.m. start
• Aug. 21 – Given’s Memorial Race, 1 p.m. start
To sign up for any of these events, or for more details, please contact the BYC at email@example.com.
take & Make Kits
"Take & Make" kit sample. (Submitted photo)
The Friends of Bayfield Library (FOBL) are busy preparing “Take & Make” Kits with a Canada Day theme that will provide hours of crafting fun for kids.
These kits will be ready for pickup outside the Bayfield Library on Saturday, June 26th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., while quantities last.
Each kit will contain materials and instructions for a Canada Goose craft, a make-it-yourself puzzle, and Canada Day items courtesy of local MP Ben Lobb. The kit bag can even be repurposed into a fun beaver puppet ready for coloring! Attached to each kit will be a ballot to fill out for a chance to win a Village Bookshop gift certificate. A jar will be available at the pickup table for the completed ballots. The draw will take place on June 26th just after 2 p.m.
In keeping with current public health requirements, anyone picking up a kit must wear a mask. FOBL members will be on hand to make sure that social distancing protocols are followed.
After the event, parents (and grandparents too!) are invited to email photos of the completed crafts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos will be posted on the FOBL Facebook page over the following week. Although this event is all about the children, no photos of children will be posted for privacy reasons.
Blue Bayfield Book
More than 50 copies of “The Great Lakes: A Time of Reckoning” has been distributed through The Village Book Shop demonstrating that even during a pandemic people are looking to be informed about the threats to the Great Lakes and what individuals can do to mitigate those threats.
The book was produced by the Blue Bayfield Outreach Committee with the intent of informing and inspiring locals to take care of area waters. Copies of the book are free but a minimum donation of $2 is appreciated.
“The Great Lakes are the shared legacy and treasure of all humanity. This timely and informative report gives us a history of the Great Lakes and their importance to the millions who live on them, as well as a thorough chronicling of the many threats to their very existence. Fortunately, it also offers solutions and hope and serves as a clarion call to protect these magnificent lakes for future generations,” said Maude Barlow a patron of Blue Bayfield who is also an author and activist. She chairs the Board of Food and Water Watch and the Blue Planet Project.
To preview the book online visit www.bluebayfield.ca. To obtain a copy from The Village Bookshop visit villagebookshop.ca. The store is currently open noon to 4 p.m., Thursday thru Sunday.
Volunteer staff with the Bayfield Area Food Bank (BAFB) would like to thank people for their ongoing support of those in need in the community
Anyone in need of assistance at this time, is asked to please reach out through either an email to email@example.com or phone/text 519 955-7444. All enquiries are handled with complete confidentiality.
For anyone who would like to support BAFB with a monetary gift, an e-transfer can be made through BAFB’s gmail account: firstname.lastname@example.org or a donation can be received on-line through the www.canadahelps.org website.
Editor’s Note: This is a semi-regular feature from Blue Bayfield highlighting simple ways people can make a difference in their community to create a healthier environment.
Did You Know…that Bayfield is the home to many locavores? A locavore is someone who makes an effort to buy locally grown food to support local farmers and businesses. Eating local is great for the environment since the food doesn’t travel far to get to you, meaning that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced! The food is often healthier because it matures and ripens “on the vine” as long as possible which can mean better nutrition. You may also find that family farms and farmers’ markets use less packaging, and that means less waste going into our landfills.
What You Can Do…You can support the local Bayfield’s Farmers’ Market as well as small farms. And remember June is strawberry season in Ontario, so get out there and start picking! Saskatoon berries, raspberries and blueberries are up next!