Fergus, Ontario

Welcome to Fergus, a historic town in Ontario Canada. Formerly known as "Little Falls", it is now part of the Township of Centre Wellington, along with Elora and Belwood.

Following an ancient native path upstream from Elora, Adam Fergusson and James Webster first laid eyes on "Little Falls", the future site of Fergus in 1833. Excited by the prospect of fertile farmland, and not only one mill site, but two along that stretch of the Grand River, their decision was made. They purchased 7400 acres and the little Scottish hamlet was born.


My Grandfather, the Blacksmith

My grandfather worked in a blacksmith shop when he was a boy, and he used to tell me, when I was a little boy myself, how he had toughened himself up so he could stand the rigors of blacksmithing. One story was how he had developed his arm and shoulder muscles. He said he would stand outside behind the house and, with a 5 pound potato sack in each hand, extend his arms straight out to his sides and hold them there as long as he could. After awhile he tried 10 pound potato sacks, then 50 pound potato sacks and finally he got to where he could lift a 100 pound potato sack in each hand andkeep laughing hold his arms straight out for more than a full minute! Next, he started putting potatoes in the sacks.

Zucchini Corn Cakes
1 lb
1 c


1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp

1/2 c

3/4 c

1/2 c
1 tbsp
corn kernels
scallions, thinly sliced
large eggs, beaten
garlic powder
parsley flakes
basil leaves
coarse ground pepper
kosher salt
parmesan cheese, grated
olive oil
greek yogurt
sriracha Keep Cooking

On the large holes of a box grater, grate zucchini. Using a cheesecloth or clean dishtowel, squeeze out as much liquid as possible. In a large bowl, combine shredded zucchini with corn, scallions, eggs, and spices. Season with pepper and salt, then mix in Parmesan and flour. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. For each pancake, scoop ¼ cup of batter, flatten to about ½ inch and cook until golden, 2 minutes per side. Add more olive oil between batches, or as needed. In a small bowl, mix Greek yogurt with Sriracha. Serve pancakes with sauce on the side.