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Thank you Julia Seiler Photography for sharing your gorgeous wedding shots from this past weekend at the resort! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! I wanted to brighten up your Monday by sharing some sneak peeks from Jennifer & James' Wedding day this past Saturday Hockley Valley Resort! The weather was gorgeous, the couple was even MORE gorgeous and the Scottish pride was strong! Don't Jenn and James look amazing!? Stay tuned to the page for more sneak peeks coming soon :)

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Big things happening in our ski department... Our team is working on the brand new magic carpet, locker areas and a new operator's hut - we love summer, but we're getting excited for winter! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good Monday morning! If you visit the farm early enough, you might even catch Mr. A. harvesting some veggies... ... See MoreSee Less

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Summer's not over yet... Pair a few of your favourites, find a patio and enjoy! #tgif ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's a great aerial shot of the resort and it even includes some of the golf course... What a beautiful region we live in! Photo credit: milkmanglobal.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Still time to make plans for the Labor Day long weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting married? Take your cake to the next level by adding fresh flowers... Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photo from a recent wedding at the resort @pieceofcake4u! ... See MoreSee Less

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The end of the summer is coming... We're getting ready to enjoy the fruits of our labour with pears and apples! Have you harvested any fruit yet? ... See MoreSee Less

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Also featured on our new menu... Start off your meal by ordering the clams! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much Aia Video Production Services for sharing your video - including beautiful reception footage from the resort! ... See MoreSee Less

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It looks like there's snow at #lakelouise... Anyone in Ontario wishing for early snow?? ... See MoreSee Less

Snow in August is a rude awakening for these Canadians Published Aug 22, 2016 =================== As summer churns to an end with late August appearing on the horizon, it has started snowing in Canada. No, it isn't the usual culprit of Nunavut, or anywhere else in our country's large swath of the Arctic, but rather Alberta, whose highest places are seeing some noticeable snow on the radar. Flashes of blue on the archived radar map (shown above) are a rare and never too welcome sight in what's supposed to be a month. More Here: tinyurl.com/zgjuvts #LakeLouise tinyurl.com/z9rtpgf

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Wow. What a great recent review for our cabin team!
"Dinner at Cabin was a gastronomical experience. Compliments to the chef and Anthony was just delightful! A million thanks to Nancy (Adamo). For your gracious hospitality your staff were all incredible. My friends loved every minute. They're all talking about coming back. Grazie."
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Did you know... That 1 medium-size peach contains 37 calories and is a source of Vitamin C? Get them while they're in season in Ontario! ... See MoreSee Less

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To celebrate #meatlessmonday, here's a shot of the AMAZING Nutella Crepe Cake featured on our new dinner dessert menu in cabin - available after 3 pm daily! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's a cool one this morning - perfect weather for a round! #golfhockley ... See MoreSee Less

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Farm to Table: How To Get It Right

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Farm to table is a movement that’s been growing in recent years, from restaurants to grocery stores to your dining room table. Many of us are prioritizing what our families put in their mouths and learning what it means to be more conscious about where our food comes from. So how do you put a farm-to-table philosophy into practice? Here are our suggestions on how to get started:

1. Home Grown. One of the best ways to know where your produce comes from is to grow it yourself! If you’re not a natural green thumb, not to worry, there are tons of home gardening books and blogs for your reference. You don’t need a lot of space, either; build a raised garden, grow herbs in your kitchen or plant a fruit tree – a little goes a long way.

2. ‘Tis the Season. When buying your produce, try to shop mostly in season. This decreases the chance of an early pick, a long trip and chemicals to keep it fresh longer than is natural – not to mention a smaller carbon footprint. This is a great way to feed your family fresher produce, as well as offering a seasonal variety you might not otherwise try.

3. Get Local. Support farmers and vendors by staying local – not only does this maximize freshness, but getting your meat and produce from a farmer’s market means that you can talk to the growers themselves. Find out their philosophy, get an education on the process and help your local economy. Everybody wins!

Want to ease in slowly? How about receiving organic boxed produce right to your door on a weekly basis? Lots of companies are now offering this service, check your local listings for a company near you!

Are you drooling at the thought of fresh, gourmet meals? Visit us in cabin! For more information, visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/eat/#cabin

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Organic Gardening: Fruits and Veggies 101

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If you’ve decided to give organic gardening a go this year, start off by planting some sure-fire, low maintenance picks… Here’s a list of just some of the many easy crops you can pick and some hints for a successful start:

Beans: A great choice because they are tasty fresh or frozen, and there so are many varieties available. Do some research, though, because you may require a trellis…

Blackberries: They can grow almost anywhere you have the space and they are very low maintenance. When picking, beware of the thorns, wear thick gloves or try a thornless variety.

Carrots: They are easy to plant from seed, and you know they are ready to pick when the tops are visible above the soil. They tend to be a hit with kids, too.

Cucumbers: Be sure to plant them after the last frost has passed or you will lose your crop. Cucumbers like to spread out, so give ‘em some room!

Lettuce: It’s super easy to plant and can tolerate partial shade. Plus, if you plant it in stages, you can have fresh salad all season.

Peppers: There are lots of types you can choose from, but the bell pepper plant is generally found to be the easiest to grow.

Rhubarb: A very hardy and versatile choice, it can be grown in a sunny spot or in partial shade. It can also be frozen easily so you can dine on delicious rhubarb pie all year long.

Raspberries: They are a late producing fruit, so planting raspberries will allow you to enjoy freshly harvested fruit into the fall. Plant them in a sunny, dry area for best results.

Squash: Generally squash is found to be easier to grow from the plant (rather than from seed) and it doesn’t like the wind, so position it carefully.

Strawberries: They can be grown in the garden, containers, window boxes or hanging baskets, and they are delicious picked fresh!

Stay tuned for the next series post, Organic Gardening: Pests!

Organic gardening is important to us too. Our 4-acre organic garden is a testament to our farm-to-table philosophy, providing 80% of all menu ingredients (offering house-made pickles and preserves in the winter). Enjoy an amazing culinary experience at cabin, Babbo or 85 today!

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Organic Gardening: Keeping Pests Out!

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We know organic gardening brings fresh, pesticide-free produce and a healthier diet, but how do you save your bounty from hungry local wildlife? Here is a list of some of the more common garden pests and some time-tested tricks to help keep them out of your garden:

  1. Insects: Got aphids? Consider attracting their predator, the lady bug (typically drawn to Queen Anne’s Lace, dill and fennel) who will eat up all those aphids. For mosquitos, try planting citronella, ageratum or catnip to keep them away. As a general tip, marigolds can be used to combat beetles, squash bugs, tomato hornworms and whiteflies – making them a great choice as an overall bug deterrent in your garden.

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