News & Events

  • FarmWorks Flavours 2015

    Bring your appetite and bring your friends! Sample delicious local foods and beverages provided by the outstanding food entrepreneurs supported by FarmWorks Investment Co-op Limited. Meet the Producers, talk with them about their businesses and learn where to find their products. Have great conversations about the delicious, nutritious foods of Nova Scotia FarmWorks Directors will provide information about the benefits of investing in FarmWorks and supporting farms and food producers. Please forward this information to anyone ...

    Posted at September 16, 2014 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • The Port Grocer Cafe – Local Food

    Deb Melanson describing menu items-

    Posted at August 29, 2014 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • Why FarmWorks Matters

    PRESS RELEASE - May 26, 2014 More than 25 jobs created within two years by entrepreneurs supported by FarmWorks FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited announced today that 18 Nova Scotian food-related businesses receiving loans in the 18 months between May 2012 and December 2013 have created 20 full time jobs and six part time jobs as a direct result of FarmWorks loans. More .... FarmWorks evaluation report May 2014

    Posted at August 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • July Impact Report Information

    Impacts of Local Investment – Survey of FarmWorks Clients Economic and Social Impacts of FarmWorks Support for Food Related Businesses in Nova Scotia Anticipated figures for 2017 based on 70 (relative to 38) businesses that have received $2,078,000 (relative to $1,005,500): revenue $15,000,000, expenses $13,000,000, full or part-time jobs 475. “I think that entrepreneurs should boast about the support that we receive and where we receive it. Too often I see an article on a start-up entrepreneur and they do not mention the support that they received early on, and I think ...

    Posted at July 26, 2014 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • FarmWorks Receives National Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 14, 2014 FarmWorks honoured among Tides Top 10 awardees Tides Canada named FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited among its Tides Top 10 – a national annual award honouring some of Canada’s most innovative social change efforts that inspire people to take action, think in new ways and make the world a better place. We chose them for: Creating meaningful partnerships with investors and with loan recipients, businesses and other lenders – partnerships that contribute to the growth of food-related enterprises across Nova Scotia. “Our Tides Top 10 ...

    Posted at April 14, 2014 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • Third Annual General Meeting

    The Directors of FarmWorks cordially invite you to attend the 2014 AGM. Please invite anyone else who may be interested in FarmWorks as an investor or an applicant.  FarmWorks 2014 AGM will take place at 3 PM ON SATURDAY APRIL 26, 2014 at THE WOODEN MONKEY MEETING ROOM, 2nd LEVEL - FERRY TERMINAL BUILDING 88 ALDERNEY DRIVE, DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA  3 pm              Registration of Shareholders and Guests Distribution of Annual Report and Minutes 3:30 ...

    Posted at March 31, 2014 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • 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 : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • Field Guide

    Dan Vorstermans and Ceilidh Sutherland named their new small casual dining space the Field Guide Restaurant, inspired by Peterson Field Guides that Sutherland read while growing up in Tatamagouche. Field Guide is dedicated to bridging the gap between guests and their food through passionate service, an open-concept kitchen and by working with local producers who will be profiled on an ever-changing chalk board menu. Eating locally produced, high quality food makes sense so the menu will be a constant reflection of what is being grown and produced in Nova Scotia. They ...

    Posted at December 24, 2013 | By : | Categories : Loan Recipients | 0 Comment
  • “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

    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
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