FarmWorks History

  • Gentle Dragons Find Food

    The Gentle Dragons found many current and potential food producers right across the Province and throughout the next months some of them will show up on this website when they qualify to receive loans from FarmWorks.  In January and February there were FarmWorks information sessions and “Gentle Dragons” food producer showcases across Nova Scotia. Everyone was invited to attend to hear from local producers and to learn how FarmWorks is supporting producers. Shares in FarmWorks provide Provincial tax credits. The March 3rd Offer has closed but will reopen to accommodate additional investors (see below). People presented their plans or their ideas ...

    Posted at March 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 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 : FarmWorks History | 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 : FarmWorks History | 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 : FarmWorks History | 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 : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • Fifth Offer to date: $1,395,000 invested

    Shares With Edible and Financial Benefits $361,400 was invested by Shareholders the Fifth Offer for a total of $1,395,000  The money previously invested is currently supporting 55 food-related businesses with more to come, and monthly repayments are being added to the capital available for loans. Money is loaned at 6% for one to five year terms and is having a positive effect on farm and food-related businesses. Applications are processed as described on the Lending Page. If you are interested in learning about FarmWorks please ...

    Posted at February 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • January 2014 Newsletter

    February 2014 Newsletter

    Posted at January 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 1 Comment
  • “Gentle Dragons” Found Food

    "Gentle Dragons" heard excellent presentations in November from existing and developing farmers and food producers from across the Province. FarmWorks will need to raise a substantial amount of money in the next CEDIF Offer to provide loans to those who qualify. We'll soon be adding short profiles of the Presenters. Friday, November 9th, THE BLOCKHOUSE SCHOOL, 63 School Road, BLOCKHOUSE, 12 – 4 pm  Presenters: The Blockhouse School, Flying Apron Cookery, Ma Bell's Country Condiments, Cultivator's Market, EarthWood: A Pilot Proposal, Prometheus, Rustik Magazine Dragons: Jo Ann ...

    Posted at December 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • Congratulations Oakview Farm in Kingsport

    Oakview Farm is FarmWork's 6th Loan Recipient! See Loan Recipients here Oakview Farm is a small local producer of pesticide free produce. They have three market areas; an on farm U pick operation for fresh fruit/vegetables, free run egg, and direct market sales at the Halifax Seaport Market. They have been in business for 16 years and have consistently grown their sales over that period of time. They have direct contact with their customers and enjoy providing fine quality produce for their business partners. Recently, they have added a greenhouse to extend their growing season for ...

    Posted at November 22, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • Speaking about FarmWorks

    Recently FarmWorks Directors have participated in several informational events We walked with the FOOD GROWS HERE banner in the 80th Apple Blossom Festival. We spoke at the THINKFARM How to Start a Farm session Wednesday, June 6 at the new Truro Farmer's Market. The Nova Scotia Environmental Network’s, Environmental Education Caucus, & Sustainability Education in Nova Scotia for Everyone (SENSE) 5TH ANNUAL ...

    Posted at June 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
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