The Next Wave in Local Food

Photo of people in front of Wolfville Farmers' Market

Farmers’ markets are in abundance in Nova Scotia; they play an important role in our local food economy and in our communities. Uniquely, farmers’ markets gain both their stability and opportunity for growth through the relationships that they foster. The … Continue reading

Down North! – Cape Breton Community Food North of Smokey

If you call it “Up North” the locals know you’re not from here. “Up North is Nunavut!” laughs Yvette Rogers. “You know why they call it Down North? Because that’s the way the water flows. So when you head north, … Continue reading

Warehouse Market in Halifax North End

As I walk down Isleville street, through Halifax’s North End, it’s quiet and familiar, however I come across a warehouse with the doors wide open. I peer inside… wait a second… there’s quite the buzz in there! People are coming … Continue reading

The Mobile Food Market is rolling in to a community near you!

I often wonder what people might say if you ask them the question: What’s your vision for food in your community? Does it include things like community gardens and orchards, fresh food markets and healthy corner stores, community kitchens, and … Continue reading

Food and the City

It’s an exciting time for food in Halifax.  In recent years, Halifax has joined the long list of Canadian cities that are engaging with food security and community food project. Across Canada, there are over 60 municipal food policy initiatives. … Continue reading

Fiskars Project at Common Roots Urban Farm

In the early morning (7:30 AM) of June 19th, a plethora of volunteers met beneath a rain resistant tent at Common Roots Urban Farm (CRUF); at their avail were a selection of egg muffins, juices and coffee supplied through Jane’s … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading