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  • 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
  • Shift to Delicious – Nova Scotian Food

    When you buy local food, you vote with your food dollar for family farms, thriving communities, and healthy, flavorful, plentiful food.

    Posted at December 4, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Food | 0 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
  • Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

    What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TED Salon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community. Pam Warhurst cofounded Incredible Edible, an initiative in Todmorden, England dedicated to growing food locally by planting on unused land throughout the community. Full bio »

    Posted at November 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Food | 0 Comment
  • Getting Your Food to More Tables

    - BRIDGING GAPS BETWEEN PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS - websites – social media – connections – food hubs - distribution If you grow, process, distribute, or eat food you’re invited to attend! Wolfville Farmers’ Market , Thursday, October 25th, 6 pm Contribution $5 – includes tea, coffee, juice, cookies  Innovative food-related businesses and organizations continually seek to engage existing and new customers. The Web can bridge gaps and facilitate online connections and physical distribution.

    Posted at October 13, 2012 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • “Gentle Dragons” are looking for Food Entrepreneurs

    The Blockhouse School, November 9th, 12 pm Masonic Hall, Baddeck, November 14th, 6 pm Wolfville Farmers’ Market, November 17th, 6 pm         EVERYONE INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING LOCAL FARMS AND FOOD PRODUCERS IS INVITED TO ATTEND Coffee, Tea, Juice, Local Cookies Provided $5 Contribution Welcome Money invested in the FarmWorks Community Economic Development Fund provides loans to farms and food-related businesses to help increase the supply of local food, and agricultural and related economic activity. Showcase Events ...

    Posted at September 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • PEI FarmWorks Offers Islanders a Chance to Invest in Island Agri-Enterprises

    Islanders will soon have an opportunity to use their investment dollars to grow the province's number one industry, agriculture and agri-food, right here at home. PEI FarmWorks is the first investment cooperative set up under the Community Economic Development Business (CEDB) program announced last August by Finance Minister Wes Sheridan. The CEDB program helps strengthen local communities by offering Islanders a new method to invest in economic development, said Sheridan. “Islanders want to invest in Islanders – in Island businesses that have the potential to benefit the community and foster growth in the local economy,” he said. Here’s how it works. Investors have ...

    Posted at August 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
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