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


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


Maxwell’s Heritage Apple Orchard

Heritage Apples - Photo-credit-Stacey-Cramp

Photo courtesy of Stacey Cramp


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.

Mushroom Foraging event September 20th

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 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: by September 17, 2014 and confirm whether you will partake in the optional lunch.

Malagash Oyster tasting and Beer! August 31

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: 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

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


SFNS 2014 Annual General Meeting this Sunday June 15th – Dartmouth

Sunday, June 15, 11 am – 3 pm Slow Food Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Lunch Park Avenue Community Oven,
Leighton Dillman Park on the Dartmouth Commons
Our annual chance to get together as a large group and discuss the future of Slow Food Nova Scotia!
BRING: a chair, cutlery, a plate for yourself, beverages (non-alcoholic) a side dish for potluck contributions. We will roast some local chickens
Costs: $12.00 non members $15.00 (if you sign up for membership that day it’s $12.00)
Proceeds will support the Nova Scotia delegation to Terra Madre this year

Slow Food Spring Supper

5th Annual Slow Food Nova Scotia Spring Supper Takes it on the Road


HALIFAX, NS – After four extremely successful years, Slow Food Nova Scotia returns with its 5th annual Spring Supper and is taking it on the road to the Slow Food by The Sea: 2014 Slow Food Canada Conference hosted by Slow Food Northumberland Shore. The excitement doesn’t stop there, as the spring supper is the official launch of the newly-formed East Coast Chefs Collaborative, a group of seven Nova Scotian chefs working together to put their mark on local and sustainable Nova Scotian cuisine.


“This year’s dinner will follow suit from the previous years dinners; with a fiercely local and seasonally driven menu, we hope it is the culinary event of the season,” says Chef David Smart, East Coast Chefs Collaborative. “We are thrilled to launch our new initiative in this setting and are excited to show Nova Scotia and delegates from across Canada what we are truly capable of here in Nova Scotia. We have collaborated on a six-course, locally-sourced Nova Scotian meal unlike anything you’d expect to see.”


All courses are paired with Nova Scotian wines. Local food producers, farmers, winemakers and foodies alike round out this incredible evening. The event is open to the public.


“This is a remarkable volunteer effort as all the chefs, servers and organizers donate a significant portion of their time, and work collectively towards spreading the Slow Food ethos of Good, Clean and Fair local food for all,” says Michael Howell, Convivium Leader, Slow Food Nova Scotia and National Executive, Slow Food Canada.


The dinner is presented by Taste of Nova Scotia and supported by the major sponsors of the 2014 Slow Food Canada Conference: the Municipality of the County of Colchester, the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, and the Municipality of the County of Cumberland.



When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Where: Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Wentworth, Nova Scotia

Time: Reception 6:30PM, Dinner 7:15PM

Tickets: $110 each for the general public ($100 for Slow Food members), available online only at Eventbrite.


The ticket price includes an opening oyster reception featuring select oysters from various producers in Northern Nova Scotia–Malagash oysters from Bay Enterprises Ltd. and Big Island oysters from ShanDaph, and a six-course locally-sourced dinner prepared by the East Coast Chefs Collaborative, paired with Nova Scotian wines.


About the East Coast Chefs Collaborative

The East Coast Chefs Collaborative is made up of Chef Mark Gray of Brooklyn Warehouse, Chef Dave Smart of Front and Central, Chef Andrew Farrell of 2 Doors Down, Chef Bryan Picard of The Bite House, Chef Frédéric Tandy of Ratinaud French Cuisine, and Chef Andrew Aitken and Chef Sarah Griebel of Wild Caraway Restaurant and Café.


About Slow Food Nova Scotia

Members of Slow Food in Nova Scotia are committed to linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their communities and the environment by supporting and visiting small-scale local producers, and through convivial dinners, tastings, and public projects and events. For more information, visit or


About Slow Food by The Sea: 2014 Slow Food Canada Conference

The Slow Food by The Sea: 2014 Slow Food Canada Conference will be held May 1-4 in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, hosted by Slow Food Northumberland Shore. To register and/or buy tickets, visit There are a number of events open to the public throughout the conference. The Spring Supper is included in the full conference registration.


Media Contact: Lia Rinaldo, Spring Supper Coordinator, at 902.489.4796 or