Executive Director Chef Michael Howell will return to host three unforgettable feasts with our friends and festival partners, TapRoot Farms. On a beautiful summer afternoon, you will join the Bishop/Oulton family for a tour of their 53-acre paradise, where you can see nature gently being guided by the knowing hand of farmer Josh Oulton. Chef Michael will then prepare a meal with seasonal ingredients gathered on the farm at a large communal table, along with a little taste of home from TapRoot's Jamaican employees. For tickets and further info, visit here.
ACORN is looking for market research expertise to guide a consumer study on organics in New Brunswick (and possibly all the Maritimes). The objective of the study is to gather consumer data to inform the development of organic farms and food businesses in the region, as well as consumer education efforts. Gaining a better understanding of existing and prospective customer perceptions of local organic products will provide detailed regional data on the emerging market opportunities that ACORN and partners can then use to support the sector, especially new entrants, in growing to meet those demands.
The 8th Small Farm Expo will be held in two locations this summer: Antigonish and Lawrencetown. These events are being hosted by the NSDA/ThinkFarm team and together they have partnered with Perennia to help showcase how today’s small-scale farmers are building on the strong foundation of traditional farming knowledge and practices with modern production technology, farm business management and marketing. The Expos will include workshops, demonstrations, a trade show and will provide an opportunity for small scale farmers to liaise with other small scale growers and extension specialists. Learn more and register here.
Please join Perennia Specialists Rosalie Madden and Chris Duyvelshoff just north of Stewiacke in Mark Laughlin and Christina Van Herk’s hopyard.Rosalie and Chris will discuss variety selection, pest management, and hops quality. Mark and Christina will share some of their experiences building a hopyard and on-farm innovation. Bring your questions!
Please contact Gail Walsh at 1-877-710-5210 (toll-free) or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register by July 24, 2017.
Save the date! Agriculture Agri-Food Canada and the Maritime Beef Council will be hosting a Forage Field Day on August 9th, 2017 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at the AAFC Research Station in Nappan, NS. The Forage Field Day will feature locally applicable seeding, fencing, variety demos and more! Complete agenda to be released at a later date. Please RSVP for lunch by August 2nd, 2017. email@example.com or 902-969-1632