Join us for a presentation and book signing Saturday, November 16, 1 p.m. at the
Elgin County Heritage Centre.
Meet the authors Bonnie Sitter and Shirleyan English whose new book Onion Skins
and Peach Fuzz: Memories of Ontario Farmerettes provides a glimpse into the experiences
of the women who participated in a government-sponsored program to help with the
Learn about the forgotten history of the young women who answered the call to work
on farms and orchards in Ontario during World War II. As part of a provincial program
the Ontario Farm Service Force recruited women to replace male labour in the agricultural
sector. These women, known as Farmerettes worked many long hours in the fields planting,
hoeing, hand-weeding and harvesting fruits and vegetables.
Elgin County Heritage Centre, 460 Sunset Drive – Park behind the County Building
Call 519-631-1460, ext. 193, for further information.