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Seedling Market & Garden Show


  • Seedling Swap Table: Bring your started seedlings for a “new-to-you” seedling of your choice (provided by the PAS). Vegetable, flower seedlings or small house plant starts in good health are all welcome for swapping. Donations of any extra seedlings or small plants in need of a new home are also welcomed.
  • Start a Seedling with Confidence with the PAS seed starting booth
    • Limit 2 per person with a choice of 1 type of vegetable seed and 1 flower seed to start with the help of our volunteers.
  • “Ask an Expert” with speaker Erin Muscutt From 11a.m. – 12p.m.
  • Additional speakers throughout the day including Cathy’s Crawly Composting 
  • Shop local this year for a diverse range of seedlings, garden decor, home/landscaping services and much more with our various vendors
Registration is not required
Morrow Building: 11 Roger Neilson Way

Welcome - Associate Members

The Peterborough County Cattlemen Association is pleased to announce that we have 2 new Associate Members.  We wish to welcome, Leahy Electrical Services Inc, Lakefield & Peterborough Veterinary Services, Peterborough.   

We wish to also acknowledge and thank the following businesses, for their Associate Memberships:

Starfra Feeds, Douro-Dummer; Sunderland Co-op Peterborough District, Peterborough;  Kawartha Battery, Peterborough;  Bob Mark New Holland, Lindsay; Green Tractors Inc, Omemee; Upper Canada Fuel and Burner, Peterborough

It's not too late for your business to become an Associate Member for 2023.  To learn about what benefits there are by becoming an Associate Member, please contact Pat Leahy

Lunch, Learn and Take Action Impacts of the New Proposed Provincial Planning Statement: Lot Creation Policies: May 17th 12 to 1pm


Join the Ontario Farmland Trust on May 17th at noon for a lunch and learn with Dr. Wayne Caldwell, Professor in Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph, and Dr. Pam Duesling, General Manager of Development Services in the County of Brant. 


Learn about the changes proposed in the new Provincial Policy Statement, particularly around proposals to change the severance policy, the potential impacts of these changes to Ontario’s agricultural sector and rural communities, and how you can take action. Hosted by Margaret Walton, Ontario Farmland Trust Board Member and a Senior Associate in the planning firm, Planscape.


Register for the webinar here: 

Peterborough 4-H Kickoff

Come join us for the 2023 Kick-off for 4-H in Peterborough County & the opportunity to recognize some of our participants from 2022!

(Proudly Sponsored by Ontario Mutual Insurance Association OMIA)


WHEN: Sunday April 30, 2023 at 3 p.m. (Bowling at 3 p.m, pizza ~ 4:30 p.m. and adjourn by 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Lakeview Bowl, 109 George St. Peterborough

WHO:  All Peterborough County 4-H members, volunteers and families 

WHAT: have some fun bowling, enjoy some pizza, sign up for the 4-H clubs being offered for 4-H in Peterborough in 2023

Added bonus: Recognition of the 2023 4-H achievements in Peterborough County


There is no cost for this event.  But we do need everyone to preregister (so we know many people want to bowl and how much pizza to order) 

Please RSVP by April 27th to secure your spot, you can register by emailing Please provide the names of all attending the event.  Not able to bowl, but still wanting to attend the sign up/awards event and dinner, no problem, just ensure you register at the email above! 


Even if you have not paid your 4-H registration for 2023, feel free to join us for bowling and pizza and see what great opportunities 4-H has for you.

Reminder: We are currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Agricultural Innovation Award

The Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable is pleased to announce applications are now open for the 2023 Agricultural Innovation Award. 

This annual Award will recognize local farmers who have displayed ingenuity in trying something innovative and successfully achieving positive results on-farm.

The innovation could relate to a wide range of goals such as time-saving, reducing inputs or improving soil health. To read about the winners of the inaugural 2022 Award, click HERE.


Any farm in the area – City of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation or Curve Lake First Nation – may receive this Award. Apply for yourself - or nominate other farmer!

A cash prize of $500 will be presented along with a Recognition Certificate in early 2024. Our thanks to Sponsor Sunderland Co-op for their support!

The deadline for 2023 is November 15, 2023

The application form can be found here:

SCOUT IPPM: A New Tool for Cucurbit Growers in Ontario

Pumpkin and squash are entirely pollinator dependent to produce a crop and they also face pest and disease pressure from cucumber beetles. 

The SCOUT IPPM app provides Ontario pumpkin and squash growers with a tool to simultaneously scout for pests and pollinator populations in their crops.  Based on that scouting, SCOUT IPPM provides farm-specific action recommendations to growers using scientific data and government guidelines.  Guidelines are updated to reflect new information.

Using the SCOUT app is easy and quick. It must be done three times during the season to generate reliable recommendations. The app can be used on multiple fields and farms and in different management systems.

SCOUT IPPM will be available as a free app on July 3, 2023 at Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iOS) and as a downloadable pdf, available at for those who prefer a hardcopy format. 

SCOUT IPPM is a collaboration between the University of Guelph and Pollinator Partnership Canada, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. SCOUT is supported by the Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario, the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers Association, and the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association. 

For more information about this valuable new tool, please contact Dr. Susan Willis Chan (

New Farmer Monthly Meetup

Farms at Work New Farmer Network is launching a New Farmer Monthly Meetup the last Tuesday of each month for a lunch and share style event. 

Join other prospective and new farmers in East Central Ontario in a supportive farming network. Together we will create an informal space to share, inquire, listen, learn, and connect. 

Monthly Meetups will occur on the last Tuesday of each month, starting Tuesday April 25th at 11:30am, via zoom. Join when you can!

Please register here: