Adventures in Winter Gardening

The weather today was so lovely that I almost started feeling that spring had finally arrived.  I’m too much of a weather pragmatist to trust that is the case, although I’ve learned that gardening in our climate can really surprise you when it comes to what you thought was possible. Last autumn I caught the 4-season gardening bug after reading Niki Jabbour’s great book, The … Continue reading Adventures in Winter Gardening

“Honey, I’m Home!” Peanut Butter Granola

Guest post by Mount Saint Vincent University nutrition student,  Abby Berggren.  Thanks Abby! Locally made honey in Nova Scotia is available year-round from various suppliers, including farmers markets and large grocery stores. Pure Nova Scotia Honey is made by a family farm located in Greenwich in the Annapolis Valley, owned by Tom Cosman and Mary Ann Whidden. They have grown their bee farm from having … Continue reading “Honey, I’m Home!” Peanut Butter Granola

Freezing 201: How to Freeze Your Favourite Produce

Hopefully, you caught our valuable tips in our Freezing 101 blog post.  These suggestions will help ensure that you find it easy to actually use all the fruits and veggies that you freeze this summer.  In this post, we’ll go over the best way to freeze the most common types of produce – but remember to keep your own cooking style in mind when freezing … Continue reading Freezing 201: How to Freeze Your Favourite Produce

Freezing 101: The Basics

We’ve had many people tell us that they’d love to do more preserving, but only have enough time in their lives to freeze their produce. Guess what? Freezing is preserving!  While it may be a little harder to show off than an pantry full of colourful jars of preserves, many people find a freezer full of summer’s bounty is a more practical way to preserve … Continue reading Freezing 101: The Basics

How to Keep Your CSA or Market Veggies Fresh All Week

This year, my husband and I bought into a whole CSA share,  which gives us a lot of veggies to deal with every week.  It kind of reminds me of when we used to make our weekly visits to the farmers market when you had to wait for Saturday – you come home excited about all the gorgeous produce, and then you quickly realize you … Continue reading How to Keep Your CSA or Market Veggies Fresh All Week

When is My Favourite Produce in Season?

It’s canning season again, folks, and this year it comes even earlier than usual. Now that summer’s heat has arrived, the farmers markets are starting to get full of delicious produce, and we here in the office have been pouring over canning and preserving cookbooks to dream about the delicious food we’re going to put away this summer! (If you want a refresher on the … Continue reading When is My Favourite Produce in Season?

Farm Profile: Cochrane Family Farms

This is the second of hopefully many short profiles to bring light to the great work that small farmers do in their communities to make them better places to live and work, while providing them with great quality food.  Contact us at 902-477-1077 or in the comments below if you’d like to write about a local farm that enriches your community! I recently had the … Continue reading Farm Profile: Cochrane Family Farms

Farm Profile: Watershed Farm

Through working at the Ecology Action Centre, I have the great privilege of meeting with a lot of great farmers from around the province.  This will hopefully be the first of many short profiles to bring light to the great work that small farmers do in their communities to make them better places to live and work, while providing them with great quality food.  ~~ … Continue reading Farm Profile: Watershed Farm