September 5th, 2015
ACORN presents “What’s Organic About Organic?” Community Info Sessions in Nova Scotia!
In celebration of national Organic Week, ACORN is hosting a community info session and dialogue series all about organics in Nova Scotia. Ever wondered:
- WHAT does organic really mean?
- HOW do I know it’s organic?
- WHO grows organic food in NS?
- WHERE can I find it?
- WHY it all matters?!?
Tegan Renner of ACORN will address these questions and more in these one-hour evening sessions. There will be plenty of time for discussion, so come prepared with your thoughts and questions!
Suggested donation of $5 to ACORN accepted at the door. Snacks provided by Nature’s Path.
What’s Organic About Organic-Grand Pré
Just Us! Coffeehouse Grand Pré
11865 Highway 1
Join the Facebook event here
What’s Organic About Organic-Halifax
Halifax Central Library
Lindsay Children’s Room (2nd Floor)
5440 Spring Garden Road
Join the Facebook event here
What’s Organic About Organic-Truro
Truro Fire Hall
165 Victoria Street
Join the Facebook event here
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 11th, 2015
Slow Food NS Mainland South and Slow Food Northumberland Shore are offering a field trip to Cumberland County:
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 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.
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.
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.
$30/Slow Food 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)
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
November 27th, 2014
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.
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
October 6th, 2014
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.
Sunday October 19th, 11:00 AM
$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.
Contact Peter Darnell
Phone: +1 (902) 521-1218
5480 Highway 332, Middle LaHave, Lunenburg Co. (east side of LaHave River, just north of the junction of Highway 332 and the Grimm Rd.
August 28th, 2014
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: firstname.lastname@example.org by September 17, 2014 and confirm whether you will partake in the optional lunch.
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!)
Hope to see you there!
Leader – Slow Food Northumberland Shore
August 14th, 2014
The Justus Centre for Small Farms presents a series of Workshops with Fermentation expert Sandor Katz at various locations around Nova Scotia. Attend and learn about kombucha. kefir and more.
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
Grilled herbed zucchini with sungold tomatoes
Vegetarian Salad Rolls with Sweet Soy Dip
Fresh Fruit Cobbler with Lemon Curd