News & Events

  • Producing More Food in Nova Scotia

    Several of the Directors are traveling widely around Nova Scotia to meet with food producers who have applied, or are interested in applying, for loans from FarmWorks. We are increasing our knowledge of food production while enjoying the people, food, rural and urban amenities and the scenery (at our own expense, needless to say). It is evident that there is tremendous capacity for food production in this Province, limited primarily by demand. FarmWorks is promoting the message that FOOD GROWS HERE to encourage people to buy more food ...

    Posted at July 24, 2012 | By : | Categories : Loan Recipients | 0 Comment
  • Food Grows Here

    Over the next several months FarmWorks will be working with other individuals and organizations to promote the fact that FOOD Does GROW HERE! We'll be announcing where and when presentations will take place.

    Posted at July 23, 2012 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • Vermont ‘Farm to Plate’ to Create Jobs and Strengthen Local Food System

    Vermont is an example of how state-level legislative support can help regional, mid-sized, and small producers and rural communities. The state has developed polices aimed at community-based agricultural economic development aligned with local and regional food system infrastructure development. In 2009, the Vermont Legislature passed the Farm to Plate (F2P) initiative as part of the state’s jobs bill. Estimates of the F2P plan include 1,500 jobs over the next 10 years based on a five percent increase in food system production and an accompanying annual increase of $88 million in the state’s gross domestic product. Currently, 12.9 percent of private ...

    Posted at July 23, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Food | 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
  • FarmWorks Wins Second Place in the NS Co-op Council Innovation Awards

    The 2012 Nova Scotia Co-operative Council Innovation Challenge The Co-operative Innovation Competition’s goal is to support and develop a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the co-operative sector.  This competition is open to new start-ups and established co-operatives and credit unions that are members of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council.  In order to be eligible to enter this competition, a co-op must be incorporated, with business based in Nova Scotia. Co-operatives that proceed to Stage 2 will be asked to expand upon their idea and submit a business plan which will be reviewed by a panel of judges.  The three top ...

    Posted at June 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • April Flavours Tasting Feast – Another fine dining experience!

    Several hundred people enjoyed wonderful food and beverages at Wheelock Hall at Acadia University on Monday April 30th. Sixteen Chefs and six Wineries provided the "most delicious flavour sensations I've ever experienced in one place at one time" said one of the guests. See the menu for the list of Chefs and the dishes they provided. Winner of the People's Choice Appetizer Award Savoury Buckwheat Crepe made with Longspell Point Farm Stone-Ground Whole Wheat Flour filled with Knoydart Farm Organic Caerphilly Cheese, FoxHill Cheese ...

    Posted at May 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
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  • Annual General Meeting

    Invitation to FarmWorks Shareholders Monday, April 30th, at 1 pm at the Irving Centre Auditorium, Acadia University FarmWorks Annual General Meeting Agenda Registration Welcome: Chair, Richard Melvin Introduction of the Board Chair’s Report Financial Statement/Budget: Linda Best Nominations report: Alison Scott Butler Nominations from the floor Adjournment Following the AGM you are invited to the Entrepreneurs’ Showcase at 2 pm at the Irving Centre The April Flavours Tasting Feast follows at 6 pm at Wheelock Hall – tickets $38 from Linda Best

    Posted at April 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • Posted at April 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • April Flavours Tasting Feast

    Please join us for one or both of these excellent events. April Flavours Tickets are $38 (inclusive) and are available at the Box of Delights, Wolfville – 542-9511 (cash, VISA, MC), Kings RDA, Webster Street, Kentville (cash, cheque), or from Linda Best – 542-3442 Organizing Committee: Ann Anderson, Linda Best, Donna Crawford, Marianne Gates, Scott Lewin, Shannon MacLean, Susan Paddock For more information please contact: Linda Best at 902-542-3442

    Posted at April 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 1 Comment
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