Upcoming Events

Bear River Farms Annual Biodynamic Workshop

  • October 1st
  • Deep Brook, NS
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Over the past ten years Bear River Farms has developed a full diversified farm organism using biodynamic practices with clear results. This workshop is an opportunity to share our knowledge and experience with those who want to learn more about the forces that work beyond the plant growth and how they can be encouraged or, if necessary, reduced.

Our workshops starts with a theoretical part and change into "Hands On" activities after lunch. The workshop takes place rain or shine and is suited for newcomers and for advanced farmers. Please note that the spring edition covers different subjects than the fall edition!

The fees are $89pp. or $150 per couple from one farm. (Price includes a full lunch menu and a set of biodynamic compost and field spray preparations).

For registration please contact feedback@bearriverfarms.ca or visit www.bearriverfarms.ca.


Meet “Slow Meat” in Nova Scotia

  • October 1, 2017
  • Seffernsville and New Ross, Lunenburg County

Learn about the joys and challenges for a small-scale meat producer and processor within our current food system. This event is part of Slow Food Nova Scotia's ‘Slow Meat’ campaign to raise awareness among us eater/ co-producers about better, cleaner, and fairer consumption habits, and to value and promote small- and medium- scale producers who work with respect for their animals’ welfare and the environment. Learn more about the event.


ACORN Event
Seed Field Day: Cleaning and Processing at Seed to Spoon Farm

Seed Field Day: Cleaning and Processing at Seed to Spoon Farm

  • October 2, 2017, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Seed to Spoon Farm, Portugal Cove, NL

Please join us for a farm tour and workshop on wet- and dry- seeded crop cleaning and processing. Following a delish potluck lunch we'll have a short meeting to explore farmers' training needs for both seed saving and wider agricultural topics, as well as ideas to develop a trialing (or other) program for NL farmers interested in doing more seed saving on their farms.

Please bring a potluck item to share and any harvested seed from your farm or garden that you'd like to clean! This event is free to attend. Pre-registration is requested. Please RSVP to seed@acornorganic.org.


Tackling Transparency: The Truth About Trust

  • October 18, 2017 2:00-3:00pm AT

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity public trust research webinar builds on the the events of the organization's September summit on building public trust in food and farming in Canada. Register online to attend.


Atlantic Food Summit 2017

  • October 26, 2017
  • Best Western Glengarry, Truro, NS

Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. and the Atlantic Food and Beverage Processors Association have partnered to bring together leading businesses in Atlantic Canada to hear from industry experts including the Conference Board of Canada about the Future of Food in Atlantic Canada. The Summit will involve an overview of food performance in all Atlantic Provinces from the Conference Board of Canada’s 2016 Provincial Report on Food, as well as a short and medium term economic and profitability outlook for Atlantic Canada’s agri-food and seafood manufacturing sectors. Leading experts in the Atlantic Canadian Food sector will provide high level insights and thoughts on how businesses can best look to the future opportunities for Atlantic Canada. Find full event and registration details here.