February 2018


February…Chapter 2 of 12

February is the border between winter and spring!

Fun February Facts…

  • Thunder in February means there will be frost in May.
  • Valentine’s Day is believed to come from Emperor Claudius II.  He didn’t want Roman men to marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed and executed. While in jail he wrote a note to the jailor’s daughter signing it “from your Valentine”.
  • Many people believe the “X” symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an “X”.  The “X” was then kissed to show their sincerity.


Get Ready For Some Special Days!

  • February 11th:  Chili Cook-Off Day
    • Head to Honeywood to try some of the best secret chili recipes in Mulmur!
  • February 13th:  Canadian Agriculture Day!
    • Celebrate where our food comes from!  Hug a farmer and go out and buy some local produce!
  • February 14th:  Valentine’s Day
    • Buy chocolate, drink wine and tell someone you love them!
  • February 19th:  Family Day!
    • Plan something special and memorable!


Chili Cook-Off Is This Weekend!

Second Annual Chili Cook-Off

February 11, 2018

1pm – 3pm

Honeywood Arena


Make Some Time and Spend Family Day Together!

Dufferin County Museum & Archives



Awesome March Break Camp For Kids!

March12 – March 16, 2018Mansfield Outdoor Centre will be hosting a March Break Day Camp from Monday March 12 – Friday March 16. Parents can choose to sign their child up for the whole week or select days. Camp will begin at 9 am daily and ends at 4:30pm. We offer 1 hour of complimentary before and after care as well.

Weekly Rate – $220 +HST
Daily Rates are $50 +HST

Camp will include Lunch and 2 snacks per day, outdoor and indoor activities; Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Camp Fires, Woodshop, Archery, Arts and Crafts and more.

Contact:  darcy@mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca


Special Rate for Summer Camp On Now!
Limited Time Only!

Only until February 28th you can sign up your kids for summer camp and receive a 15% DISCOUNT. 

Get your kids outside this summer at Camp Mansfield.  They will love, learn and laugh, and come home with more than just memories.  Camp can be a positive and inspiring experience that changes their lives for the better.

Save and Sign-Up Today!
Contact: darcy@mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca


Fall In Love With Rosemont

Share a treat with your sweet!

Join us at the Rosemont General Store with your Valentine, and enjoy our specially prepared desserts! Available in the cafe or to take home. Available February 9th – 18th.

$4 each or 3 for $10
Crème Brûlée • Butter Tarts • Lemon Meringue Tarts­­

The Globe Restaurant – Valentine’s Day Special

Available February 11th, 14th and 18th.

Join us for Valentine’s Day and enjoy the fresh flavours and intimate dining that The Globe Restaurant has to offer.

Your choice of appetizer, main and dessert for $120/couple
Call 705-435-6981 to reserve Valentine’s Day dinner!

Baked oysters on the half shell with herbs, bread crumbs and asiago cheese
Poached pear and stilton salad, baby greens, endive, candied walnuts and Pommery mustard vinaigrette

Main Fare
Grilled beef tenderloin with king oyster mushrooms, kale and celery root puree
Bacon wrapped chicken supreme stuffed with goat cheese and herbs, seasonal vegetables and roast garlic mashed potato
Maple and soy glazed arctic char with root vegetables and cauliflower puree

Classic crème brûlée with fresh berries
Flourless Callebaut chocolate torte with butterscotch and maple whip cream


The Wonderful World of Woodfield Farm


In February we are open from Thursday through Sunday from 10 to 6. We will have fresh lamb the weekend of February 9th, along with chicken pot pies, hand pies and fresh baked cookies.

Marion is baking every Thursday and Friday to offer you a delicious assortment of fresh treats for the weekend. This weekend we will have Mulmur Mountain cookies, dream bars, and fully loaded chocolate chip cookies. We also have freshly brewed coffee and tea available; a perfect match with a warm maple scone.

Sheldon Creek Dairy limited edition Strawberry Milk has been reintroduced for Valentine’s and available at the farm.

Headwaters Taste of Maple is being celebrated March 8th through to April 7th. We will be featuring baked goods made with the sweet syrup of the maple tree, during the Headwaters event.

We are hiring for positions at the farm. Please inquire via email at: woodfieldfarmmulmur@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at the farmhouse store!



New Things At Red Hen Gallery

  • Waterproof bags by Brave Brown Bag, Cambridge Ontario
  • Hooked rugs by Martina Lesar
  • Stuffed toys by Mary Lazier



Not So Hollow Farm…On Youtube!

Please check out and subscribe to our revamped Not So Hollow Farm Youtube channel. Ever wonder what chickadees, erosion control and herbal tea have in common? We take a lighthearted yet informative look in our latest video.


Interested in learning how to attract a variety of birds to your yard? Or how to plant a successful pollinator garden? We have workshops just for you and they are free! Take a look at our 2018 calendar of events to find a workshop topic that piques your interest. Did I mention they are free of charge? Find out more by clicking the link



Recognize This?  Where In Mulmur?

Honeywood Looking East…where’s the Chili Cook-Off?

Rosemont Looking West…where are the tea biscuits?

If you have an old or interesting photo of Mulmur…please share!

Send to:  jeanette@dufferincountygoods.com


Caught On The #MulmurCam

The Great Wall Of Mulmur

So close and yet so far away…Mulmur goes to Chinal!  This time spotted on the Great Wall.
Where next Mulmurites?  Pack your bag and don’t forget to pack your Mulmur shirt!


Friends of Mulmur

Down The Road and Around The Corner…


There’s soon to be a new store in town!  Coming soon to Alliston an awesome new retailer!
Concession Road Mercantile!

Concession Road Mercantile is a lifestyle store for modern country living. We offer a curated collection of gifts, apparel and home goods that celebrate themes of modern farmhouse, rustic, vintage-inspired, nature and sustainable living.

As much as possible, we source from local and Canadian brands including handcrafted artisans.

Opening March 2018!


Take a moment, visit a friend or neighbour…and share your Mulmurness.  It’s the one gift we all have worth giving!

From our family to yours…happy family day.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 167, Mansfield, ON L9V 3M6
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