Malagash Oyster tasting and Beer! August 31

Posted: Wednesday, 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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Sandor Katz Fermentation Workshops

Posted: Thursday, 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.


Slow Food Fundraising FARM POPUP at Taproot Farms this Saturday

Posted: Sunday, 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

Posted: Friday, 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



SFNS 2014 AGM ushers in New Board members and Leadership Team

Posted: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Sunday June 15 started off as a rainy Fathers Day 2014, yet did little to dampen the spirit of the 27 members of Slow Food NS that showed up at the Park Avenue Community Oven in Dartmouth to hold the 2014 AGM.  As the afternoon wore on the rain and drizzle stopped, it got warmer and the assembled group enjoyed a terrific lunch prepared in the Oven thanks to the assistance of Oven Tender (and SFNS member) Brady Muller and her team. Oulton’s free range chickens were marinated in local lovage and ramp pesto and then roasted in the oven. We also enjoyed Welsh Rarebit, a selection of great cheeses and bread, and a variety of delicious salads and sides.IMG_8290 IMG_8289

In news, Michael Howell officially stepped down as leader of SFNS after five years and welcomed new co-leaders Peter Jackson and Sean Gallagher, both long term proponents.  Board members Jack Schoon and Meredith Bell stepped down after serving our organization with gusto  However, we welcomed NEW board members Av Singh and Doug Linzey

a link is below for the SFNS leaders Report giving an overview of this year’s activities by the convivium –

A draft list of activities for the year will be posted here soon

thank to all who came and EVERYONE KEEP ENGAGED!


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Devour! Food Film Fest

Posted: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Slow Food Nova Scotia is the proud Founding Partner of Devour! The Food Film Fest

All Slow Food members receive a 20% discount off of films in the program.

For full program details and to purchase tickets go to www.devourfest.com.

IncrEDIBLE Picnic Sept 22

Posted: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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

A Slow Food Moveable Feast

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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.


AGM 2013

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Slow Food NS AGM followed by lunch

When: Sunday, June 16, 11 am – 3 pm

Where: Petite Riviere B&B

1155 Crousetown Road Crousetown, (Lunenburg Co.) NS


AGM agenda:

A review of the past year

Strategic Planning

Slow Food in Canada

Members’ Survey

Financial Report

Discussion as we look forward to 2103-14 and beyond, re work (projects) & play (events), including

National meeting to be hosted by Slow Food Northumberland Shore

A rebranded independent Slow Motion Food Film Festival

Election of directors for 2013-14.


Lunch: $12 for members, $ 15 for non-members.


Chris Velden will cook up a bbq: Burgers with the trimmings( Bacon, Lettuce, Cheese etc.), Vegetable Kebabs, Flying Apron Sausages, maybe some seafood. The rest of us will bring salads, sides, afters. Also bring your own plate, cutlery, and beverage of choice .


2 volunteers are needed to help set up, and attending chefs are invited to help out with the grilling.


Looking forward to a good crowd. To help the Chef plan, PLEASE RSVP to sheilastevenson17@gmail.com



Directions from Halifax – South: Take highway 103 to Exit 15, turn left. Follow the Italy Crossing Road for 5km to Crousetown Road, take a left over the small bridge and follow Crousetown Road for approximately 300 metres, where you will find the Petite Riviere B&B and Heritage Farm immediately on your right.

The Berries and the Bees

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013


Saturday, May 18, 11 am (rain date May 25)

A Slow Date with the honey bees in the Haskap bushes at HoneyBerry Hurst Farm (part of LaHave Forests), Northfield Rd., near Bridgewater

$8.00: for Andy the bee man and Taste of Honeys (Haskap and others)

Minimum 10; maximum 20.

Please pre-register with sheilastevenson17@gmail.com

Lunch to follow at Matheus Bistro in Mahone Bay – 15 minutes from Honeyberry, at own cost.