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  • “Gentle Dragons” at Halifax Seaport Market

    Everyone to the Table! Help the dragons find food Halifax Seaport Market Tuesday, January 28th, 7 pm No charge – please join us! enjoy local food and conversation, Hear from local food producers, learn about FarmWorks & other organizations. Food producers – the Dragons want to hear from you! Please contact lbest@ns.sympatico.ca

    Posted at December 24, 2013 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • The “Gentle Dragons” are looking for more food

    In January and February there will be Entrepreneur Showcases across Nova Scotia. FarmWorks "Gentle Dragons" will ask questions of people who present their plans for producing more food in Nova Scotia, and everyone is invited to attend these sessions to hear about fine people with plans to increase the supply of great Nova Scotian food. Two sessions are already arranged:    

    Posted at December 24, 2013 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • “All Hands in the Dirt” Yarmouth

    The “Gentle Dragons” are Looking for Food, so  “All Hands in the Dirt” Help the dragons find food at Salle Père Maurice LeBlanc Theatre, Tusket Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 pm No charge – please join us! Enjoy local food and conversation,  Hear from local food producers, learn about FarmWorks and other organizations. Sponsored by FarmWorks Investment Co-operative limited

    Posted at November 5, 2013 | By : | Categories : Food,News & Events | 0 Comment
  • FarmWorks Flavours 2014 – October 26 – Alderney landing

    FarmWorks Flavours 2014 Small Plates and Sweet Treats - 30 TASTE SENSATIONS $30 Alderney Landing Market on Sunday October 26th from 4 pm to 7 pm. WONDERFUL FOODS AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED BY BUSINESSES SUPPORTED BY FARMWORKS! Participants and Menu Items from FarmWorks Flavours last year: Pie r Squared:Harvest Cream Soup with Fresh Basil Quark, Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Chorizo Sausage Pizza, both Gluten Free Big Spruce Brewery & Eatery:Cereal Killer Oatmeal Stout, Kitchen Party Pale Ale, Bitter Get'er ...

    Posted at November 5, 2013 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • Rural Redefined: Post-Georgetown Conference 2013 Insight by Linda Best

    The time is ripe to re-energize the entrepreneurial spirit that historically characterized Atlantic Canadians. From the successes of early settlers to the accomplishments of individuals today, from entrepreneurs in small communities to urban farmers, from engaged kids to senior volunteers, there are multitudes of examples of Atlantic spirit. Maybe it's the ocean around us, maybe the food we grow, the distances that make us self-reliant but neighborly, the friend and family connections: these and many other elements inspire engagement and innovation and enterprise. Perhaps some of us have lost sight of our abilities, ...

    Posted at October 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : Loan Recipients,News & Events | 0 Comment
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  • Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine

    Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine is wowing customers with cured meats, cheeses and pâtés, prepared dishes and cheeses, conserves and other accompaniments. Frederic Tandy was born in France and grew up eating his grandparent’s paté de campagne or country paté. Now he makes his own patés and other charcuterie, including sausages and more. Frederic’s food is inspired by the seasons and what’s available locally. Twice monthly, sold out Ratinaud Kitchen Table Dinners provide people with the opportunity to watch the preparation and enjoy an authentic French meal. Guests see more of the shop and kitchen and interact with the Chef in ...

    Posted at September 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • Helen B’s Preserves

    Helen B's Preserves is a family operated business that has established and maintained a reputable label in Nova Scotia’s Farm Market culture for nearly two decades. Helen and David Bishop of Truro, Nova Scotia started crafting up these jars of joy in their very own kitchen over 15 years ago, with the heartfelt sentiment “From Our Kitchen to Yours,” ensuring consumers quality, homemade products for you and your family. Expanding from Truro, to the Annapolis Valley, South Shore and now Halifax, these delectable products are made with Nova Scotian ingredients. We're happy to put tradition back on the table.  Thanks to ...

    Posted at September 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment