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Lifestyle Home Products Made in Peterborough

Lifestyle Home Products Made in Peterborough

There’s something rewarding about seeing the product you ordered for your home or cottage made locally from start to finish. To give you a short factory tour, we stepped behind the scenes with our camera. Here are a few images from our time on the factory floor at Lifestyle Home Product’s 150,000-sq. ft. facility on

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Do you know the Farmer who grew your food?

Purchasing from a local farmer offers a unique experience. You are able to meet the person who grew, or raised, the food you are putting on your table. You’re also supporting a business, and family, in your community. Farmers’ Markets are an easy way to buy local, and operate in a number of communities in

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Peterborough Farmers Market

The business of farming doesn’t shut down because it’s cold outside, and neither does the Peterborough Farmers Market. Farmers are becoming more innovative as they strive to create sustainable, viable business models for themselves and for their customers.  During the winter months, as the market moves indoors from November to May to accommodate shoppers and

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Supporting Local A 2018 Resolution

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season the new year brings new goals and resolutions. Now that we are into 2018, and the festive season is behind us, it is still important to think local when purchasing products and services. Winter months can be lean for many local businesses, so this is a

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Tackling Today’s Difficult Issues

Today’s problems seem more challenging and less straightforward than ever before.  In our communities we are grappling with complex issues like how to keep our young people here, create more local jobs and revenue, and develop accessible, affordable rural transportation. Even complex problems have a roadmap, handbook or owner’s manual. But what do we do when

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Celebrating Local Makers at New Peterborough Store

It’s that time of year where everyone starts making lists and scheming the perfect surprises for their loved ones. We know some of the most thoughtful gifts are one of a kind. Think of your grandmother’s eyes lighting up as she opens something unique and useful by a local artisan, or something beautiful you made

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The Importance of Shopping Local this Holiday Season

The Importance of Shopping Local this Holiday Season With Christmas just around the corner, this issue is dedicated to shopping local this holiday season. The importance of shopping local is something every single one of us should be very concerned about. Many businesses rely on local dollars and cannot survive without the support of our

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7 Reasons to Shop at the Peterborough Farmer’s Market

Summer is in full swing and the September harvest is fast approaching at the Peterborough Farmers Market. The August and September markets will be bursting with all of the produce Ontario has to offer, as well as a large percentage of locally grown items. If you are not familiar with the farmer’s market here are

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