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Dinner Out: Juniper

Dinner Out: JuniperBy Scott Campbell There’s a new kid in town and their name is Juniper. Last weekend I had the opportunity to meet this new kid and I can tell you for sure, I’m going to be going back. Juniper Food and Wine is the newest restaurant to set up shop in Wolfville, and it is a spectacular addition to our local culinary scene. Chef and owner Geoff Hopgood has created what I predict is going to quickly become a highly sought after dining destination. The intimate atmosphere of the dining room, the delicious small plate offerings, and an…
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Growing Local for a Greener Campus

Growing Local for a Greener CampusSubmitted Eating local is now easier and greener at Acadia University. The Growcer is an out-of-the-box local food solution located steps away from the dining hall. Acadia partnered with its food service provider, Chartwells, to bring the hydroponic vertical growing system housed inside a repurposed shipping container to campus. It will produce greens and microgreens year-round and employ students. It’s the first of its kind for post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada. “This is just one example of out-of-the-box thinking at Acadia in support of our students and greening the campus,” says Jodie Noiles, Acadia’s Sustainability…
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Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall

Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall Patricia Bishop says right now is the perfect time to plant your garlic for next year, and TapRoot has community garden plots available now for you to do it. “If you want garlic for next year,” Bishop says, “it would be ideal to get your plot now and plant your garlic to harvest in July. At TapRoot we have garden plots available for anyone who would like to grow their own food.” TapRoot has twenty garden plots available at their Church street location for anyone without access to land…
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Hobbit Hill Farm

Hobbit Hill FarmBy Jennifer Graham Have you heard of the Hobbit? Turns out the Tolkien character is non-fiction.Perched on the hill beside the Grand Pré Winery, you’ll find the “Hobbit Hill Farm” stand. It’s built into the ridge of the garden plot that produces the veggies on the table. There you’ll find items like Swiss chard, kale, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, beans, flowers, herbs, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuces, and maybe even a cookie jar. The bunches are big, and prices range from 50 cents to $3. You rarely see the Hobbit. Prices are marked on the boxes and he trusts that…
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Dinner Out: Bessie North House

Dinner Out: Bessie North HouseBy Scott Campbell In an issue of The Grapevine dedicated to Home, I can’t think of a better Dining Out feature than one about The Bessie North House. From the moment you pull into the driveway of this rural gem, you feel like you’ve arrived…home. There is something undeniably warm and welcoming about this wonderful dining destination and you feel it before you even enter the front door. Once inside, the warm dark trim of the door casings and staircase enrich the welcome. The dining room itself entices you even further into the century-old farmhouse 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 ValleyBy Lindsey Reddin Boates Farm432 Bligh Road, Woodville9am-5pm902-678-7301 or boatesfarm.caCertified organic apples. Daniels U-Pick4499 Highway 14 Windsor Forks11am-5pm902-798-5432Pears, apples. Dempsey Corner Orchards2717 Highway 221 Aylesford10am-5pm, closed Sunday902-847-1855 or FacebookPears, grapes, apples, pumpkins.$2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market10362 Highway 1 Greenwich8am-9pm, Sundays 9am-9pm902-542-7198 or FacebookBlackberries, apples. Foote Family Farm1972 Woodville Road Woodville8am-5pm, closed Sunday902-678-4371 or FacebookApples. Gates U-Pick1269 Starrs Point Rd, Port Williams,10am-6pm902-542-9340Apples, pears, pumpkins. Noggins Corner Farm Corn Maze & U-Pick10009 Highway 1 Greenwich,Monday-Friday 3pm-5pm, weekends 10am-5pm902-542-5515 or FacebookApples, pumpkins. Stirling’s Farm Market10328 Highway 1 Greenwich9am-6pm902-542-2789 or FacebookPumpkins, wagon-ride apple u-pick…
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West Kings Hungry Bowls Fundraiser: Youth Raising Awareness of Food Security Issues

West Kings Hungry Bowls Fundraiser: Youth Raising Awareness of Food Security IssuesSubmitted West Kings District High School’s first Hungry Bowls fundraising dinner is taking place in the cafeteria on Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30-7:00pm as a drop-in meal. Tickets are $25 at the door in support of local food banks, and include a meal of soups, rolls, and desserts, and a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowl. A free will offering at the suggested minimum of $5 allows the event to be accessible to children and families. Artwork in both traditional and electronic media will be on display to raise awareness of hunger….
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Farm to Fork: Fostering Connections with WFM2Go

Farm to Fork: Fostering Connections with WFM2GoBy Avery Peters Like many who live in Wolfville, the Farmers’ Market was a place where I immediately found community when I moved here over 5 years ago. A farmers’ market can seem intimidating to some who do not like big crowds or crowded places. I am an introvert, and admit, despite my wholehearted support of small farmers and the market, to not always feeling like putting out the social energy required to go to the market. However, other days I am totally energized and soak up every minute of running into friends and…
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Dinner Out: Benjamin Bridge turns 20!

Dinner Out: Benjamin Bridge turns 20!By Scott Campbell If you’re a local lover of wines, or a lover of local wines, you will undoubtedly know of Benjamin Bridge winery. This year Benjamin Bridge celebrates 20 years of amazing winemaking and these people know how to have a birthday party. Last month a group of lucky diners were treated to two very impressive experiences. First we were honoured to be a part of the very first event to be held in the newly-created event space and tasting room at the winery. Although renovations are still under way in other parts of…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Potluck Dining Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Potluck Dining Group If you like to eat delicious food with congenial people, you’ll enjoy the Newcomers potluck interest group. In the past, the emphasis of the potluck group was on the cooks’ favourite recipes, ones they were experienced in making, whereas the gourmet group’s emphasis was on theme, and recipes were often new to the cooks. At a gourmet dinner, members discussed how to overcome problems with the new recipes and novel ways to present the food. Today, the main difference is there’s no theme for potluck dinners. The potluck dining group’s goal is pared down…
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