March 2018

March…One Step Closer To Spring

Welcome to Maple Syrup Season!

The Sticky Facts About Maple Syrup…

  • It takes about 40 litres of sap to make 1 litre of syrup
  • A tree takes about 40 years before it is big enough to tap
  • The first account of maple syrup making was in 1606, Settlers observed Indigenous people distilling maple water
  • There a few colour grades:  1.  Extra Light (AA)  2.  Light (A)  3.  Medium (B)   4.  Amber (C)  5.  Dark (D)


Where Does The Best Maple Syrup Come From?


That’s right!  Right here in jolly old Mulmur.  Our friends from 4M Maple on the 1st Line East make some of THE BEST maple syrup and will be part of the annual Maple Weekend.

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association will be hosting the fourth Annual Maple Weekend on April 7 & 8, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Come out to 4M Maple at 716092 1st Line E. Mulmur (1 km north of Highway 89), to enjoy taffy on the snow, a hike on the Bruce Trail through the neighbouring Boyne Valley Provincial Park, and a tour of the sugar shack and the sugarbush. Delicious maple syrup will be available for sampling!

For more information:

or email



Groove To The Heartbeat of Mulmur!

Groove to the Heartbeat of Mulmur with Mrs. Mitchell’s Dinner Concert
Friday, March 16th, 2018 with Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema.

The mercury might not know what it’s doing these days, but one thing’s for sure: the
temperature rises every time we have Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema in the house!

Come groove along to the heartbeat of Mulmur at the next Mrs. Mitchell’s Dinner
Concert. On March 16th 2018 join us for a night of fine food and swinging blues featuring
these two award-winning Canadian musical greats.

Your evening includes an engaging performance and a four-course meal of soup, salad,
entrée and dessert for just $65 per person*. There’s no better deal in town!
Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema

Date: Friday March 16th, 2018
Time: 7pm seating for 7:30 show start
Tickets: $65* for dinner and concert

Call Mrs. Mitchell’s today at 519-925- 3627 and reserve your table.
*Tax and gratuity not included in ticket price.


Workshop At Not So Hollow Farm

Nest Box 101

The first workshop of the year is Saturday March 17th at 1:00pm at Not So Hollow Farm. Join Ian and Kyle for Nest Box 101 as they discuss the best methods to attract bluebirds, tree swallows, chickadees, wood ducks, and owls to your property. Please sign up by visiting our events and workshops page on our website

Also check out our latest videos on our revamped Youtube channel at



The Heart of Art:  Red Hen Gallery

Featured Artist:  Andrea ElmhirstAndrea Elmhirst is our new artist for March. Her work uses felted wool, made into bags, coasters, felted soaps and even a Canadian flag. We are working on new work for the spring; wind chimes, blue bird houses, sculpture in clay and wire. Happy Spring!


March in Yum Town…Rosemont


Dufferin Farm Tour Gets New Logo!

Dufferin County Goods Co. has created a new logo for the Dufferin Farm Tour!  We are hoping to make the tour this year the best one yet so save the date…Saturday September 29th, 2018.  Rain or Shine.  We are still working on host farms and sponsors, more information to come.

Please follow us on Instagram and stay up-to-date with your local farming community!


The Better in Mulmur Team Just Got Better

We are thrilled to welcome Ruth Rindinella to the Better In Mulmur team!  Ruth is also part of the Mulmur Community Events Committee and will be helping update our website.  With her help we will be able to share more up-to-date information on our website!

We also have a new look for the Mulmur Farmers’ Market!  Designed by Ken Hall!

Don’t forget to join us every Sunday 12-4pm from May 20th to October 7th at the Museum!


Recognize This?  Where In Mulmur?

Mansfield General Store…Without the LCBO!  More to this story…

Downtown Whitfield…where are the Horners?

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

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Caught On The #MulmurCam

The Champ

Woodfield is growing again!  It’s lambing season!  This little guy had some challenges when he came into the world and for a while it didn’t look like he was going to make it.  But now, this Champ is a fan favourite in the barn!  Like all Mulmurites…NEVER GIVE UP!


Friends of Mulmur

Down The Road and Around The Corner…


Springtime is busy in the vineyard and winery, and it begins in March! Come for a visit and see for yourself what we’ve got happening… Experience a tour, enjoy a tasting, treat yourself to a bite in our Paddock Café and check out the local vendors we feature… Here’s a look at just some of the activity going on at Adamo Estate Winery this month:

New Extended Menu: Have you visited our Paddock Café? We’ve extended our weekend menu to include even more of your favourites! From pasta to charcuterie to sweet treats, you’re sure to find something that hits your fancy. For a look at our complete menu, please visit our website here:

Winery Getaway: Make it a weekend, with our winery and spa getaway! Our package includes: a winery tour and tasting (4 wines), cheese board, accommodation at our sister property Hockley Valley Resort, full buffet breakfast and $50 spa credit per person.  For complete package details visit our website here:

Coming Soon: Fridays are about to get an exciting makeover! You won’t want to miss what’s coming to the winery this spring. Stay tuned for more details to come…
Looking for other winery news and events? Visit our website here:

Though spring hasn’t sprung yet, it’s definitely around the corner! Lots to do outside and inside this month, with plenty of fun for couples and families alike… Here are just some of the events we’ve got coming up:

March Break: Join us for March Break! Spend the week with us and enjoy our Ski and Stay package, which, along with your accommodation includes a full buffet breakfast, lift tickets and a whole lotta fun!  We’ve also got tons of kids’ activities, snowshoeing and an indoor pool.  For full details on our March Break accommodation package and our complete activity calendar, please visit us here:

Ski Camp: Get your kids enjoying the fresh air, increasing their confidence and learning a new skill – join us for our March Break Program! From March 12-15, your munchkins will enjoy a daily 2-hour lesson on the hill, making the most of what spring skiing has to offer. Our program is available for kids ages 7-12. For more information, please visit our website here:

Mid-Week Spa: Introducing our brand new mid-week promotion, our Naturopathica holistic facial! This amazing new treatment combines aromatherapy, dry brushing, a Manuka honey cleansing balm and ends with a wonderful kombucha probiotic sheet mask – with lunch in our Oasis Café as the grand finale.  For full details on this month’s featured treatments, please visit our website here:

A Look Ahead: Mark your calendar for a great night out with friends, hilarious comedy and a delicious 3-course meal. On April 7, it’s Yul Yuk’s Comedy night at the resort!  Want more details? Visit our website here:

For our full event calendar, visit our website here:


Entrepreneurs and artists live in a world of intense creative pressure. Pressure to produce, pressure to please, pressure to earn, and pressure to move people to buy our stuff! Pressure can create inner tension, turmoil, burn-out and anxiety. Pressure can stoke our fears, block our sense of well-being and curtail our output. So what’s the trick to sustaining creativity under pressure? The answer may astonish you.

If you’re an artist or entrepreneur struggling with occasional bouts of anxiety, depression, overwhelm or un-creativeness, please come to the Orangeville ‘Bridges to Better Business’ Lunch & Learn on Wednesday April 25th. Mulmur resident Mag Ruffman will address burnout and productivity and offer her tips on how to stay creative no matter what life throws at you.

Horning’s Mills.

As many of you know our friends the Sipples, who reside in our neighbouring Horning’s Mills, have lost their beloved home due to an unfortunate fire. Show some support and celebrate this lovely couple by coming out for some fellowship and fun on March 10th!

If you have silent auction items you’d like to contribute, please call Maggie at 519.925.5518 or email – thank you!

Country Dance Fundraiser for the Sipple Family
Saturday March 10th 7pm
Music by Dufferin County Line
Hosted by Mag Ruffman
Horning’s Mills Hall – 14 Mill Street

Silent Auction  ♦  50/50 Draw  ♦  Cash Bar   ♦  Food

In the early morning hours of Sunday February 11th, longtime residents of the hamlet of Horning’s Mills, John and Doreen Sipple, lost their lovely home and everything in it. A tragic accidental fire took their century home quickly despite the noble efforts and hard work of our local firefighters. Thankfully, John and Doreen were able to escape uninjured, but they are left with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.

The community has come together to hold a fundraising concert to help in their recovery efforts.

Bring your dancing boots and shoes!

Reserve your tickets by calling (705) 481-7548 or you can purchase in person at Melancthon Township Office – 157101 Highway 10, Melancthon (Office hours are Mon. to Fri. – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Exact cash or cheque). Tickets are $20.00.


When one neighbour helps another…we strengthen the community.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Easter!
Beer and chocolate for everyone!
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