Visit Sweetwood Farm and Producer, Heather Squires

August 6th, 2015

When: Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 1:30-3:30/4pm.

Where: Hirtle Road, Blockhouse/Mahone Bay,

Heather Squires is welcoming us for a tour of the Lunenburg County farm where she is raising goats and heritage-breed pigs and chickens. She will talk about her approach and plans for this farm, and show us the new Tamworth-cross piglets.

The visit will include a short goat cheese making demo + a talk on cheese & cheese making + a semi-formal cheese tasting, with accompaniments, of Heather’s and other NS cheeses, in the kitchen.

Limited quantities of pastured, whey-fed Tamworth-cross pork, bacon, and sausage will be on offer, along with cheese making supplies and cheese making kits.

Cost: Slow Food Members $45. Non-members $55.

Min 6 people. Max 10-12.

Pre-register with Mike O’Keefe mikeokeefeslowfoodns[at]gmail.com

About Heather Squires, Sweetwood Farm, and Tamworth Pigs

Check out Heather’s posts on fb at https://www.facebook.com/sweetwoodfarmcanada (all photos in this post are from this page)

She blogs at http://sweetwoodfarm.ca/blog/

To learn about the Tamworth breed, check them out in the Ark of Taste -Tamworth  Pig 

 

July 19th: Cumberland County Field Trip

July 11th, 2015

Slow Food NS Mainland South and Slow Food Northumberland Shore are offering a field trip to Cumberland County:

The Event

July 19th at 11:30 am: Advocate Harbour — visit Canaqua Seafoods Limited,

followed by lunch, family-style, at Wild Caraway Restaurant and Cafe

after lunch: visit Broadfork Farm in River Hebert East

Canaqua Seafoods

Canaqua supplies three species of finfish (Atlantic salmon, Atlantic halibut and Arctic char) raised in land-based, closed-containment, marine (full salinity from seawater wells) facilities, now under transitional organic management.

Wild Caraway

Chefs Andrew Aitken and Sarah Griebel are the owners of Wild Caraway in Advocate Harbour. They are both Slow Food members and have been part of the team of chefs producing the food at our Spring Supper for the last two years.

Broadfork Farm

Shannon Jones and Bryan Dyck, of Broadfork Farm, produce organic vegetables and cut flowers. Shannon and Bryan are active as young farmers in the National Farmers Union.

Cost

$30/Slow Food member
$40/non-member
Cash or Cheque only, at the event.
(Please try to give a few days notice if something comes up
and you can’t come.)

RSVP (by July 13) 

Scott Whitelaw:

Maximum: 35 people

Getting there (and back):

  • Halifax to Advocate Harbour (via Parrsboro): 3 h
  • Advocate Harbour to River Hebert / Broadfork: 50 min
  • Broadfork to Amherst: 20 min
  • Amherst to Halifax: 2 h 5 min

6th Annual Slow Food NS Spring Supper – May 2, 2015

April 10th, 2015

Spring Supper 6 Poster-page-001After five extremely successful years, Slow Food Nova Scotia returns with its 6th Annual Spring Supper on Saturday, May 2nd. Billed as the down home, no fuss, culinary event of the season, this year’s dinner will feature nine of the region’s top chefs working together to bring you a multiple-course, locally-sourced Nova Scotian church supper unlike any other.

This year’s attendees are in for a treat and a bit of a format change-the firstcourse will feature an hour-long oyster reception highlighting select Nova Scotia oysters featured on the Slow Food Ark of Taste shucked by the producers themselves-Sober Island oysters, Malagash oysters from Bay Enterprises Ltd. and Big Island oysters from ShanDaph. Three of the evening’s chefs will prepare rounds of decadent hors d’oeuvres accompanied by sparkling wine and local craft beer. Guests will then move to take their seats in the main hall to enjoy a three-course, family-style meal paired with Nova Scotia wines. Local food producers, farmers, winemakers and foodies alike round out this incredible evening. This event is open to the public.

Tickets are $90 for Slow Food Members and $120 for non members. If you join Slow Food at the Supper we will discount your new first year membership by $30 for an individual membership and $60 for a couples membership (This night only!) 

 

Tickets available online at TicketPro: The coupon code  for Slow Food members is

Participating Chefs/Restaurants include: Mark Gray (The Brooklyn Warehouse- Kitchen Lead), Chris Velden (The Flying Apron Cookery), Rob Reynolds (EDNA), Andrew Aitken & Sarah Griebel (Wild Caraway Inn), Dave Smart Craig Flinn (Chives Canadian Bistro), Andrew Farrell (2 Doors Down) & Kristy Burgess (Lion & Bright) all rounded out by contributions from Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine.

 

The Details:

  • When: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
  • Where: Christ Church Community Center, 61 Dundas Street, Dartmouth
  • Tickets are $120 each for the general public ($90 for Slow Food members) and are available online at Ticketpro. Tickets are also available at all TicketPro outlets in Nova Scotia.
  • Ticket price includes the multi-course dinner paired with Nova Scotian wines & beers
  • Reception 6:30PM Upper Level, Dinner 7:30PM Seated Lower Level

SFNS Terra Madre Day Party at Lion and Bright December 10th

November 27th, 2014

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Terra Madre Day at Lion & Bright – December 10

Slow Food NS is having a casual, family style dinner at Lion and Bright on Wednesday, Dec 10th at 6 pm to celebrate Slow Food’s Terra Madre Day.

Chefs Craig Flinn, Michael Howell & Peter Jackson will join Sean Gallagher and the Lion & Bright team to create a four course meal featuring foods from the Slow Food Canada Ark of Taste.

We will also premiere the new short film “Slow Food in Canada” made by Slow Food Edmonton filmmaker Kevin Kossowan.

Menu

Local oysters from Big Island, Sober Island and Malagash served on the shell

Solomon Gundy and Lunenburg pudding

East Coast chowder with smoked local char and Fundy dulse

Red Fife bread

Nova Scotia style Choucroute

featuring Tamworth pork & Tancook sauerkraut

Gravenstein cpple crisp with NS maple syrup & apple brandy

Cost: Slow Food members & guests $44.95 not including tax and gratuity

Contact: Lion & Bright 902-496-0022 for reservations and payment.

Seating is limited so book early

There will also be an optional pairing of NS wines and local craft beer available

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Maxwell’s Heritage Apple Orchard

October 6th, 2014

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Photo courtesy of Stacey Cramp

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL

Sign up now to visit David Maxwell’s Heritage Apple Orchard – an amazing collection of 51 different heritage apple varieties. Come experience David’s passion for these rare apples as he describes their uses and characteristics, while enjoying the colours, flavours and textures of the many varieties available for sampling. There will also be an emphasis on cider apples and cider making. John Brett of Tideview Cider will be there to share his perspective on cider. Lunch will be provided by Mathew Krizan, award winning owner and chef of Mateus Bistro in Mahone Bay, that will feature Indian Point scallops, (non-shellfish option available.) Event attendance is limited so sign up soon.

When:
Sunday October 19th, 11:00 AM

Cost:
$25 for Slow Food members
$40 for non-members
Lunch is included in the cost. Membership opportunities will be available at the event. Sign up for an instant discount.

RSVP:
Contact Peter Darnell
Email: indianpointpeter@gmail.com
Phone: +1 (902) 521-1218

Where:
5480 Highway 332, Middle LaHave, Lunenburg Co. (east side of LaHave River, just north of the junction of Highway 332 and the Grimm Rd.

Mushroom Foraging event September 20th

August 28th, 2014

IMG_2135-1024x682 Mushroom Foraging Event September 20, 2014 IS FULL

Keep an eye out for our next event

Slow Food Nova Scotia will be hosting a mushroom identification and education session led by mushroom expert Mr. John Crabtree. Mr. Crabtree will lead the group along the Mi’kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail, a National Historic Site of Canada.

The mushroom hunt will begin at 10:00am (sharp) at the trailhead, so you should plan to arrive by 9:45am. For those who are interested, an optional lunch (at own expense) will be offered at Bistro 22, 16 Inglis Place, Truro at 1:00pm http://www.bistro22.ca/. Mr. Crabtree will extend the foraging session for those opting out of the lunch and would like to continue with the hike.

 

When:  Saturday, September 20, 2014 10am-1:00pm (or longer)

Where: The Mi’kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail located about fifteen minutes from Truro on Highway 104.Take exit 13 then north onto MacElmons Road, then veer left onto Plains Road. The trailhead is on the left, 2 km from exit 13.

Cost:  $10 for Slow Food members; $25 for non-members (join Slow Food at the event for an immediate discount!)

RSVP:  mikeokeefeslowfoodns@gmail.com by September 17, 2014 and confirm whether you will partake in the optional lunch.

Malagash Oyster tasting and Beer! August 31

August 20th, 2014

Greetings SF members!
Our next event will be Sunday August 31st when we visit Ark of Taste Oyster producers Charles and Nancy Purdy of Bay Enterprises in Malagash for a farm tour and Malagash Oyster tasting, followed by a tour of the Tatamagouche Brewing Company with Christiane Jost (beer sampling included J).  Bring your coolers as both shellfish and beer will be available for purchase!
 
When:  Sunday August 31st, 2014 1-5pm
Where: Bay Enterprises – 2642 Malagash Road, Malagash, N.S. and The Tatamagouche Brewing Company – 235 Main Street, Tatamagouche, N.S.
Time:  1pm at Bay Enterprises; 3pm at Tatmagouche Brewing Co.
Cost:  $10 for Slow Food members; $20 for non-members (join Slow Food at the event for an immediate discount!)
RSVP:  scott@sugarmoon.ca by August 29th, 2014
 
Hope to see you there!
 
 
Best wishes,
 
Scott Whitelaw
Leader – Slow Food Northumberland Shore
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Slow Food Fundraising FARM POPUP at Taproot Farms this Saturday

August 3rd, 2014

TapRoot Farms Pop-Up Luau Roast Dinner 

TapRoot Farms Pop-Up Luau Roast Dinner with Chef Michael Howell –

Join us on Saturday at 1736 Church Street at 5 PM for a walking tour of the farm followed by dinner at 6 PM.

All proceeds go to:

Farmers Helping Farmers where funds are used by two Kenyan Woman’s Group for Horticulture Skills Training & Slow Food NS to support sending Nova Scotia farmers to Terra Madre in Italy.

Chef Howell has prepared this preliminary menu and is subject to change based on veggies and fruit we harvest this week at the farm:

Luau Roasted Pork

Roasted Fennel puree Garlic sauteed New potato and Swiss chard

Zesty Lemon Caesar salad

Local Tsatsiki and Michaels Pita

Lobster bisque

Grilled herbed zucchini with sungold tomatoes

Vegetarian Salad Rolls with Sweet Soy Dip 

Fresh Fruit Cobbler with Lemon Curd

2013 Pop Up

 

Mussels and Corn at Bayswater Beach July 25th

July 18th, 2014

Mussels and Corn Bake
3-7 pm FRIDAY July 25th
Bayswater Beach and Park
Fundraiser for Terra Madre

Come to Bayswater Beach and Park Friday afternoon July 25th for a casual summer get together. Chef Michael Howell and friends will offer up a Mussels and Corn boil at the Bayswater Park along with some summer salad sides

$20.00 – proceeds to help our Nova Scotia Terra Madre 2014 delegates. donations welcome.

Bayswater Beach is at the end of the Blandford Penninsula, along Route 329. approximately 45 minutes from Halifax00253d09f962c656bad05da73007c52e

PLEASE RSVP TO CHEFMHOWELL@GMAIL.COM