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

Biodynamic Farm Visit Picnic and Discussion

Sunday, October 20th pack yourself a picnic lunch and come on out to Shinimicas Rogation Centre a very special biodynamic/organic farm near Amherst, N.S. where farmer/dowser Charles Hubbard will explain the history of his farm and share his unique vision of how the future of agriculture can change, literally, from the grassroots up. Come prepared to discuss!!


When: Sunday October 20th, 11a.m.-3p.m.

Where: 257 Smith Mill Road, Shinimicas, Cumberland county, N.S.

Directions from Amherst: take Rte 6 for 16 miles. Turn left at Lr. Shinimicas and Northport sign, travel 1 mile down the road to Smith Mill Road on the right (a gravel road). Go to the end and turn left.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Activity: Farm Tour and Discussion about a new/old paradigm for the future of Agriculture.

Cost: please, make a donation at the farm

Max. 20 participants

RSVP: by emailing Scott – by October 16th, 2013

Bring your own lunch, etc.


Park Avenue Cooking Oven and Slow Food/Slow Fish Luncheon

On Sunday October 20th, Slow Food members, Craig Flinn, Brady Muller, and Peter Jackson, will host a cooking demo on the many different ways to use a wood fired oven to cook wonderful food other than PIZZA!

Brady Muller, one of the caretakers of this community oven, will give a brief history of the oven as well as prepare a dish. Peter and Craig will chime in with some dishes of their own. Since October is Slow Fish month in Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada, expect something marine in the overall mix of Good, Clean, and Fair food. The demo will be interactive and casual, so bring lots of questions as well as your appetite. You can check out the oven at


Following the demo, anyone wishing to cook something they bring from home can give it a try as well. As Brady has stated, once the oven is lit it stays hot for a long time…shame to waste the heat!


Details and Housekeeping:


The Park Avenue Community Oven is located in the Leighton Dillman Park on the Dartmouth Commons. The Dartmouth Common Community Gardens and Oven are directly inside the gate off Park Avenue.

Sunday October 20th 12 noon to approximately 3:00 pm

Please bring a plate and cutlery (camper style) as well as a portable chair

There are NO WASHROOMS ON SITE…please be aware of this fact before arriving

Non-alcoholic beverages only (this is a public park)…water will be supplied by organizers

Cost is $25 per member; $30 per non-member, cash only

* Let us know you’re planning to come, with an email to


Meet Your Farmer

Open Farm Day is a province wide event on September 15th that creates the opportunity for participating Nova Scotia farmers to open their doors to members of their community.

Find out more.

IncrEDIBLE Picnic Sept 22

Join Slow Food NS Chefs Chris Velden (Flying Apron Cookery) and Matthew Krizan (Mateus Bistro, Mahone Bay) for The Blockhouse School IncrEDIBLE Community Picnic to cap off the week-long Celebration of Local Food for Lunenburg/Queens County.


Sunday, September 22.

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: The Blockhouse School Project

63 School Road, Blockhouse, NS (near exit #11 off Highway #103)


Pig roasted on site for pulled pork sandwiches with fixings

French bread

Asian Slaw and Seed Salad

Corn Boil on site with fresh Valley corn

Vegan/Gluten-free Seasonal Soup and handmade crackers

Apple Flan (Dessert)

Hot Apple Cider


Chris and Melissa Velden of Flying Apron Cookery

Matthew Krizan of Mateus Bistro

Meredith Bell of Ma Bell’s Country Condiments

Peter Hardy of Ashwood Ridge Farm


Get your tickets in advance so we can get the right amount of food, including the right-sized pig

$15/adult, $25/family

A great deal for a gourmet meal

Available on-line at

and in person from

Ma Bell’s Country Condiments or Flying Apron Cookery at

The Mahone Bay Area Farmers’ Market (Tuesdays)

The Lunenburg Farmers Market (Thursdays)

Hubbards Farmers’ Market (Saturdays)

Mateus Bistro, Mahone Bay

Co-sponsored by Select Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia’s Local Food Initiative)

Proceeds go towards the creation of a Community Kitchen Hub

Celebrate Local Food and Farming



Celebrate Local Food and Farming at the Mahone Bay Area Farmers’ Market during our 2nd Annual Farmers’ Market Week.


The Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative is excited to be coordinating the province’s Second Annual Farmers’ Market Week which will take place from Saturday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 10th, 2013, at more than 30 locations throughout the province.

On Tuesday, August 6th from 10am-2pm, the Mahone Bay Area Farmers’ Market will celebrate with demos on cheese-making, worm composting, “Cuisine for Life” food preserving techniques. Bring a friend and join us for this fun-filled day that celebrates good food — a mix of in-season produce, baked-for-you bread, scrumptious meats and other artisanal products.
A feast for the eyes and the stomach!

Location: 63 School Road, the Blockhouse School Project 
Tuesday, August 6 from 10am-2pm



For More Information:

Mahone Bay Area Farmers’ Market
 Market Manager: Meredith Bell 
ph 902 624-0056

A Slow Food Moveable Feast

A Slow Food Moveable Feast at Tangled Garden, Grand Pre NS


When: 4-7pm, June 23rd 2013

Where: Tangled Garden, Grand Pre NS


On June 23rd, join us at Nova Scotia’s most famed herb and flower gardens for a feast for the senses. Follow the gnomes through the gardens indulging in art, food, music, poetry.

With glorious edibles from Chef Michael Howell and beverage concoctions from Beverly McClare, come prepared for a sensory adventure.


Congregate in the Tangled Garden store and await your reserved time to begin. Every ten minutes the bell will ring announcing your turn to begin or, if already walking the garden paths, to move to the next food-art-garden experience.


Please call Tangled Garden at 542-9811 to reserve your spot. We will take reservations, filling up groups, to walk the gardens together every ten minutes between 4 and 5 pm. The adventure will take about 75 minutes and then finish with dessert and music. Maximum 40 people!

Cost $35 Slow Food members/$40 non-members in (cash or check payable to Tangled Garden) includes admission to gardens, beverages and a five course tasting menu.



This is open to all, but we will allow only Slow Food members to book until this Sunday after our AGM


The event will occur in all but the most inclement weather, so dress accordingly.