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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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Annapolis Valley Exhibition

The Annapolis Valley Exhibition is coming up August 12 to 17 and there’s still plenty of time to get involved & win some prizes (even if you live in town!). Over 90 years strong, this week-long event held in Lawrencetown celebrates the Valley’s community, heritage, and the future of farming with prize winning vegetables, barns to stroll through, horse shows in the main ring, live music, and carnival rides. But the best part is, you can take part! If you’re a quilter, a master of the sewing machine, a crafter, a leader, an artist, a photographer, a flower-arranger, a baker,…
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Small Farm Spotlight: Tipsy Toad Grove Farm

Small Farm Spotlight: Tipsy Toad Grove Farm Tipsy Toad Grove is a small mixed farm in Tremont, Nova Scotia. They are regular vendors at both the Kentville and Wolfville Farmers’ Markets. The Grapevine: Tell us about yourself: Sue Earle (SE): I run Tipsy Toad Grove Farm with help from my husband Troy Turple. Our farm is in Tremont ( home of the Tremont World’s Fair), near Greenwood. I’ve always been a bit of a foodie and in recent years I developed a real passion for sustainable food systems and food sovereignty. Everything we do on our farm takes into consideration…
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Hardware Gallery Presents Exploring Nova Scotia: A Photography Exhibit by The Kings County Photography Club

Hardware Gallery Presents Exploring Nova Scotia: A Photography Exhibit by The Kings County Photography Club Submitted Exploring Nova Scotia: A Photography Exhibit by The Kings County Photography Club runs from July 12 – 31. An opening reception with the photographers in attendance will be held at the gallery, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Thursday, July 18. All are welcome. The Kings County Photo Club is a Kentville-based amateur photo club that welcomes hobbyists of all skill levels, from novice to expert. Its members have shared photos from their travels across the world and published their work in a variety of local and…
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In Photos: New Murals and Jane’s Walk in Kentville

Blossom mural: Trackside Studios created a mural over Apple Blossom weekend on a 70 foot wall in front of Main Street Station (former Cornwallis Inn). The mural was a collaborative effort by Maritime Express Cider Co., Safeguard Property Management, Kentville Business Community, and Hardware Gallery. Mural installation: The EDGE program in Kentville teamed up with Hardware Gallery and artist Ian Funke-McKay to create a participatory mural on the side of the Valley Gate Vineyard Church in Kentville. Graveyard Walk: On May 18, Kentville Community Fund and the Kentville Historical Society hosted a Jane’s Walk through the Oak Grove Cemetery, led…
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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 June 27 – July 11: Strawberries Most strawberries are $1-2/quart. Bring your own boxes or buy them on-site. Expected season start is early July. Hours are often dependent on field conditions, so call before you head out. Bob Ansems Upick 1949 Lakewood Road, Steam Mill 8am-8pm 902-679-0757 bobansemsupick.com Elderkin’s Farm Market 10362 Hwy 1 Greenwich 8am-9pm, Sunday 9am-9pm 902-542-7198 Evan’s Family Farm Market 13842 Hwy 1 Wilmot 8am-5pm 902-825-3284 or facebook Kennie’s Strawberry Farm 1164 Upper Church St Kentville, open at 8am 902-680-1013 kenniesfarm.com Shell peas also…
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KTABS: The Game’s Afoot

KTABS: The Game’s Afoot By Mike Butler Have you ever heard of KTABS? No, it’s not a new age radio station, it’s the Kings Tabletop and Boardgame Society, specializing in games of all kinds. If it’s one thing that’s never faded from my life as I’ve grown up, it’s the love of board games and playing cards and trivia games with my friends and family, and in the coming week KTABS will be hosting a board game convention! Getting to write this article introduced me to the wonderful organization of KTABS for the first time. Established in 2016, KTABS is…
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Where to Cycle in Nova Scotia A Great New Resource for Enthusiasts of All Levels

Where to Cycle in Nova Scotia A Great New Resource for Enthusiasts of All Levels By Joel Hornborg Have you ever wanted to explore more of your community by bicycle, or maybe venture into new parts of our beautiful province? Local cycling and community development enthusiast Adam Barnett recently published a new cycling guidebook for Nova Scotia, in partnership with Bicycle Nova Scotia and through a collaboration with cyclists across the province. I sat down with the author to find out more about this new and exciting recreational cycling resource. Adam Barnett has been working in outreach and communications with…
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