Common menu bar links

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Summer Unplugged: Motherwell Homestead Missions


Your mission for the week of May 14th, 2012

Mission : Grow a tomato plant in a pot; The joys of growing your own! 

Begin to learn about the joys of gardening on your balcony, by planting a tomato seedling in a large pot and taking care of it until you are ready to harvest a sun-warmed tomato. There is nothing like it! Here are some links to get you started:


Your mission for the week of April 16th, 2012

Mission : Find a culinary school in your area; Test your talent as a chef!

From a culinary school of your choice, find a recipe that will challenge your talent as a chef. Cook the recipe for friends and family, their opinions matter! Here are some links about culinary schools in your area to get you started:


Your mission for the week of April 2nd, 2012

Mission : Visit a U-Pick Farm in your area; Pick your own and share with family and friends!

Find a U-Pick farm. If you don’t have a garden to grow your favourite fruits and vegetables, don’t despair. There are U-Pick farms right across the country. They’ve done all the hard work already. You just have to go pick the produce. It is a great day for family fun! Some links to U-Pick farms to help you get started:


Your mission for the weekend of March 16th, 2012

Mission : From the fields to your table; visit a flour mill in your area.  

Visit a flour mill in your area and learn all about the process of grain transformation to flour. Do you think you'd be ready to make your own flour? Here are some links about flour and flour mills to help you get started:


Your mission for the weekend of March 9th, 2012

Mission : Test your knowledge of nutritional values; compare the nutrition of an apple to the nutrition of your favourite snack. 

Find the nutritional value of your favourite snack and compare it with an average sized apple. Which is better for you? Be honest! Here are some links to help you get started:


Your mission for the weekend of March 2nd, 2012

Mission : Make some Freezer Jam; Sweeten your Breakfast with homemade Freezer Jam  

At the Motherwell Homestead there are a variety of berries. Historically every farmer`s wife would be harvesting and canning wild or homegrown fruit. Imagine the joy for your palate when you spread your own homemade jam on your freshly baked bread. Try a modern way of making jam with no cooking involved. Just freeze it! Here are some links to help you get started:


Your mission for the week of February 26th, 2012

Mission : Farmers’ Markets; Discover your local Farmers’ Markets

Does the place where you live have a Farmers’ Market? Check it out! They’re interesting and fun to visit. Support farmers by eating fresh every day. Your body and mind will thank you. Here are some links from across Canada to get you started: