Time to Plant, Plus a NEW Recipe!

May 3rd, 2016

Hello, everyone! How are you all doing?


I'm writing today to give you some quick gardening recommendations, AND to share with you an awesome recipe for easy-peasy homemade granola.

It's Time to Think About Planting


Hello everyone!


Hope you're all managing to stay warm and dry despite this (hopefully) last blast of winter. Despite the cold, I'm writing today to tell you it's time to start thinking about starting your garden. Crazy, I know, but it's true! It's time to get your seeds in order and (if you haven't already) consider starting some seedlings either inside or in a greenhouse. I personally recommend William Dam and Veseys as seed suppliers. You can order from both of these suppliers online. If you prefer to buy your seeds in-person, a number of local retailers have seeds available now in their stores, which is another great option.

Introducing Our Manitoulin Food Map!

Hello everyone!


I hope you're enjoying looking through our new Pinterest account. If you are already on Pinterest, please go to the HKCC Manitoulin account and select 'follow'. That way, you'll be sure to see all of our newest posts in your feed.  If you're having any difficulties with it, or have recommendations for improving it, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . I love getting feedback because it helps me make this blog as useful as possible for all of you! 

Introducing Our NEW Pinterest Account

Good (cold!) afternoon to you all! What happened to spring?!


I wanted to write a quick post to introduce our brand new Pinterest account, and to explain a little bit about what Pinterest is for those of you who are not familiar with the site. Basically, Pinterest is a social network that allows users to share links with one another via posts or 'pins'. These pins are generally sorted into boards based on a common theme (e.g. Simple Breakfasts, School Lunch Ideas, Slow Cooker Suppers). Think of it as a sort of online cork board with a whole bunch of pictures pinned up.

Hello, everyone. Happy second day of spring to you all! Isn't it just beautiful out there today?


I thought I would give you a quick update on the survey responses thus far, and invite those of you who have not yet had a chance to fill out the survey to do so. The link is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LF3MVP6. The survey responses thus far have been as follows:


  • What are your biggest barriers to healthy eating?

The most common answer to this question was the cost of healthy food, followed by a lack of time to prepare meals/food, and the presence of picky eaters in the household. Based on these responses, I will focus primarily on inexpensive recipes and tips to save money on your household food budget. I will also try to emphasize quick and easy recipes that can be tailored to suit picky eaters' food preferences.


  • What resources would help you eat/cook healthier?

Hello everyone!    


Welcome to the first ever post on the new HKCC Manitoulin blog. We hope that this blog will be a useful and informative resource, and that it will help Manitoulin become the healthiest community it can be!


But who am I, anyway?

My name is Vanessa Glasby. I am a born-and-raised Haweater, currently living in Ice Lake. I have recently completed my Master's Degree, and am currently working on a certificate in Sustainable Local Food, which is what led me to HKCC. In addition to being a student, I am also a market gardener; you can expect to see me on Friday mornings at the Gore Bay Farmer's Market during the growing season. I am passionate about good food, and believe it is a human right that everyone is entitled to.


So what will this blog look like?