Making Soup for a Cause PartThree
Opponents of the mega-quarry in Melancthon Townshipbring their cause to Toronto, via broth and ladles.
, a soup-focused food festival that will take place at WoodbinePark on October 21. The event is intended to raise awareness of (and money for) the fight against a proposed mega-quarry in Melancthon, a townshiplocated in northern Dufferin County. Locals fear the quarry will destroy farmland and interrupt the area’s water supply.
Ralph ArmstrongRFarming experience
: Personally, over fifty years. But his family has tendedthe land since the mid-19th century.
: Livestock (cattle and sheep) and grain.Ralph Armstrong’s farm fits the average city dweller’s idyllic idea of rurallife. The driveway leads to a collection of farm vehicles and roamingbarnyard cats. Armstrong’s cattle hang around the barn, and they seem shyaround the strangers who have descended upon them. A narrow staircaseleads up to a loft filled with row upon row of hay rolls stacked to the rafters.It’s the sort of place you imagine escaping to for a break from Toronto.Back on the ground floor of the barn, a flock of sheep crowd around a fence