Local Agriculture

Red Fife's royal return

The adage that everything old is new again has perhaps never been proven quite so royally as with Patricia Hastings and her heritage wheat.

Hastings, who has a farm near Stirling, Ont., which is north of Belleville and (just) within a 100-mile radius of Ottawa, got her hands on a small bag of heritage seeds of Red Fife Wheat about a decade ago.