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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley By Lindsey Redden Raspberries and blueberries, and gooseberries and plums! Raspberries are $3-5/pint Blueberries are $2-5/pint Arirang Farm 620 Belcher Street, Port Williams, open 9am-6pm 902-599-4949 Spray-free blueberries, BYO boxes. Blueberry Acres 1225 Middle Dyke Road, Sheffield Mills, open 9am-5pm 902-582-1482 Blueberries. Blueberry Land 2111 Highway 359 Centreville, open 10am-6pm 902-678-4101 facebook Spray-free blueberries. Coldweather Farms 920 Gaspereau River Road Gaspereau, open 7am-dusk 902-542-2084 Raspberries. Dempsey Corner Orchards 2717 Highway 221 Aylesford, open 10am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-847-1855 facebook Raspberries, blueberries, garden vegetables. $2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market 10362 Highway…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Gourmet Dining Interest Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Gourmet Dining Interest Group By Marie Mossman How about an adventure through the food of different nations, in pleasant company and for a reasonable cost? The popular Newcomers Gourmet Dining interest group invites you to participate in a tasty adventure during the 2019 -2020 season, which will start in September. Meeting people and inclusiveness are constant guidelines for the group, though other aspects vary from year to years. The group gathers when a member offers to host, chooses a date, and proposes a theme. Dinners take place approximately once a month. Often, the host will provide a…
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Featurepreneur: Jeremy Novak Knows Where It’s At!

Featurepreneur: Jeremy Novak Knows Where It’s At! By Genevieve Allen Hearn Many know Jeremy Novak from his previous work with The Grapevine, or you may know him as the spirited tour guide on the Magic Winery Bus, or perhaps as Jerome the Gravekeeper on the Valley Ghost Walks. Without a doubt, you have encountered Jeremy before. Why? Because Jeremy is that guy. He is that guy who loves where he chose to live, loves the people who surround him, and loves hearing and telling stories of what makes this region special. Recently, Jeremy has started a new enterprise called Where…
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Dinner Out: The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery

Dinner Out: The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery By Scott Campbell I think Nicole Robinson, host of Nova Scotia’s Best on Eastlink Television and faculty member of the NSCC School of Tourism and Hospitality, said it best when she said, “You don’t have to travel to Tuscany for an amazing culinary experience, it’s all available at The Flying Apron.” The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery can be found in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Summerville. Don’t let the out-of-the-way location fool you into thinking you aren’t going to enjoy world class cuisine – because you are. The menu changes every week and…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around The Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around The Valley By Lindsey Redden Strawberries: Most strawberries are $1-2/quart. Expected end of season is late July/early August. Bob Ansems U-Pick 1949 Lakewood Road, Steam Mill, open 8am-8pm 902-679-0757 bobansemsupick.com Bosveld’s Fruit Farm 183 Lamont Road, Lakeville, open 7am-12pm and 5pm-dusk 902-678-8767 or facebook Evan’s Family Farm Market 13842 Highway 1, Wilmot, open 8am-5pm 902-825-3284 or facebook Harry Morse Farms 4127 Brooklyn Street, Somerset, open 8am-6pm 902-538-9389 Kennie’s Strawberry Farm 1164 Upper Church Street, Kentville, open at 8am 902-680-1013 kenniesfarm.com Morse’s Farm (Anthony Morse) 114 Main Street, Berwick, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday…
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A Year of School Food

A Year of School Food By Jenny Osburn School’s out and Annapolis Valley cafeterias have closed their doors for summer! Let me tell you, it has been QUITE A YEAR working in school food in the Annapolis Valley. I’ve gotten to know some very kind and hardworking “lunch ladies,” learned how to use the giant steam kettle at my old high school, and helped to feed lots of really excited kids (and staff!) At Berwick School we’ve hosted plenty of interested visitors, many of whom have taken ideas back to their own schools and communities. Starting with inspiration from Valley…
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Wild Eats Adventure: Foraging the Farm for Weeds

Wild Eats Adventure: Foraging the Farm for Weeds By Avery Peters Farming and foraging are closely related: it just takes a different way of looking at what’s growing around you. What some gardeners and farmers hope to eradicate, others see as something delicious. One thing that I have learned since starting my own garden is that you get a lot more than you intend to grow. Many people call these unintended plants weeds, but I’m starting to think about many of these plants differently, especially since over the last year I have been hosting, planning, and helping out with Chef…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley By Lindsey Reddin July 11 – July 25 Strawberries: Most strawberries are $1-2/quart. Bring your own boxes or buy them on-site. Expected end of season is late July. Hours are often dependent on field conditions. Bob Ansems Upick 1949 Lakewood Rd Steam Mill, open 8am-8pm 902-679-0757 bobansemsupick.com Evan’s Family Farm Market 13842 Hwy 1 Wilmot, open 8am-5pm 902-825-3284 or facebook Kennie’s Strawberry Farm 1164 Upper Church St Kentville, open at 8am 902-680-1013 kenniesfarm.com Morse’s Farm (Anthony Morse) 114 Main St Berwick, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm 902-538-8446…
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On The Cover: teBogt’s Produce & Meat

teBogt’s Produce & Meat is run by Emily teBogt. teBogt started her business at the age of 18 in 2011. She grows a few acres of vegetables and maintains a small flock of sheep, laying hens, and a pig herd on her family’s dairy and poultry farm in Grand Pre. teBogt grows everything she sells. Vegetables are grown without the use of chemical herbicides, insecticides, or fertilizer. She uses composted livestock manure, non-gmo seeds, plastic mulch, greenhouses, tractor power, crop rotation and biological pest control, and says teBogt, “lots of human power.” Her laying hens live in the barn in…
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A Brief History of ArtCan Gallery and Café

A Brief History of ArtCan Gallery and Café By Ron Hayes When my family first came to Nova Scotia I noticed there were very few places to exhibit art in the Valley, and nowhere to buy basic art supplies. I decided to create an art gallery and art supply shop. ArtCan was born out of this idea in 2001. After a couple of years we required a bigger space, so we purchased the old MacDonald Chisholm building by the park in Canning. While renovating this building we added a café and reopened in 2004. There have been many adjustments over…
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