NS Open Farm Day

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Nova Scotia Open Farm Day participants are:


Farm: Twin Lighthouse Farm Ltd.

Type: Agri-tour featuring all types of farming, including aquaculture, picnic area, washrooms, farm trail on property.

Host: Joan A. LeRoy

Civic Address: 2239 Pt. Edward Hwy

County: Cape Breton

Directions: Exit 5 off Trans-Canada, just before Sydney River.

Hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Activities: Can see a variety of farm animals from ostrich to trout! Ice cream and farm produce for sale.


Farm: Hanks Farm Market

Type: Vegetable farm and market

Civic Address: 581 King Grove Rd., Millville

County: Cape Breton

Directions: Exit 16 off 105 towards Seal Island, about 1/4 mi., take second street on right (King Grove Rd). Farm is 2 miles down the road on the left. Sign on end of driveway.

Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Activities: Enjoy music, and a free Bounce Tent for kids. Enjoy mini petting zoo, mini village of 17 little houses and churches. Products for sale include a wide assortment of farm vegetables grown on the farm, fresh daily bakery products, sausages and hot dogs and lots more!


Farm: South Harbour Farm

Type: Organic Market Gardens

Hosts: Claudia Gahlinger and Rejean Chamberland

Civic Address: 301 Shore Road, South Harbour, Dingwall

County: Victoria

Directions: We are located near Cape North and Dingwall, at the top of the Cabot Trail, on the Shore Road overlooking South Harbour. Look for Farm Tours/Fresh Produce sign.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Activities: Tour our three tiers of organic fruit, flower and vegetable gardens and wide variety of composting systems. Visit our Native shrub gallery and Celtic Tree Alphabet project, children's area with sunflower fort and pumpkin patch, chickens and chicken tractor. Easy half-kilometer trail through karst topography to a small beach.


Farm: Crown Jewel Resort Ranch

Type: Resort and ranch, where organic methods of food production are used. Horses do the heavier work, instead of tractors.

Hosts: Nahman and Iris Korem

Civic Address: 992 Westside, Baddeck

County: Victoria

Directions: Take exit 9 on TransCanada. At the end of the ramp turn north west toward Big Baddeck. After 4km cross the green bridge over the Baddeck River. Immediately after the bridge turn to the right - W. Side Baddeck Road. After 4km you reach The Sheiling, The Cloisters and the barns of Crown Jewel.

Hours: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Activities: We will have free hay rides running continuously during the event time.


Farm Name: Galloping Cows

Type: Fruit preserves

Hosts: Ron and Joanne Schmidt

Civic Address: 59 Justin Road

County: Inverness

Directions: We are halfway between Port Hood and Mabou, approx 8 min. on Rt 19. Turn onto Justin Road go 500m. See a red house and a red Commercial building on your left.

Hours:1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Activities: We will demonstrate the classic method of preserving fresh fruit into jam. We will demonstrate one flavor, but we have many more available in our gift shop.


Farm: West River Holsteins

Type: Dairy

Hosts: Jack Thomson, Rhonda MacDougall and family

Civic Address: 1543 Harbour Centre

County: Antigonish

Directions: From Main St., Antigonish, travel east past hospital on Hwy 337 for 8 km. Farm is on left hand side of the road, with large farm sign at end of driveway.

Hours: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Activities: Come see our new dairy barns.


Farm: Lindenright Farm

Type: Dairy

Hosts: Harry, Joanne, Jason and Jeanette Van der Linden

Civic Address: 1377 Back Road Brierly Brook

County: Antigonish

Directions: Exit 32 to West Street from Hwy 104, left on Hawthorne St., at the top of Hawthorne turn left on Back Road Brierly Brook Rd., farm is about .5 km on right, after pavement ends.

Hours: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Activities: Tour newly constructed dairy barn and milking facility. Visit the calves.


Farm: Brook Ridge Farm

Type: Sheep and mixed farm

Hosts: Ian and Rhonda McCarron

Civic Address: 1997 #4 Highway

County: Antigonish

Directions: Heading East toward Antigonish, take exit 30 at James River Speedway, left over TCH, right on #4 Highway and travel 6kms, farm on left. Heading West out of Antigonish take exit 31A, Brierly Brook, travel 4kms, farm is on the right.

Hours: Noon to 5:00 pm

Activities: Come see the animals! Sheep, donkeys, horses, goats, rabbits and cats! Corn box with toys for the little ones. Wool shop featuring 100% virgin wool blankets, socks and more! New this year - "TAG A TREE" - select your tree from our home grown, cultivated lot, tag it and come back during the Christmas season for your freshly cut tree! Don't forget your camera. Admission is free, however, a donation to the Antigonish food bank is always welcome.


Farm: AlpacaStation.Com

Type: Alpaca Breeder

Hosts: Richard & Marie-Mai MacKinnon

Civic Address: 113 MacLeod Road, Scotsburn

County: Pictou

Directions: Past Scotsburn going west, take a right on Heathbell Road, take a left on Second Division Road, take a left on MacLeod Road, we are the first farm on your left.

Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: Learn about the gentle natured alpaca from South America. We have 100 alpacas, including 15 babies. Alpaca fleece and products for sale. Please leave your dogs at home!


Farm: Lismore Sheep Farm

Type: Sheep farm and wool shop.

Hosts: John and Gillian Crawford

Civic Address: 1389 Louisville Rd., River John

County: Pictou

Directions: Just west of River John, on the Louisville Rd., just off Hwy 6, Sunrise Trail. Watch for sheep signs.

Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: Sheep and Highland Cows to see. Interpretive displays in barn about sheep and wool. Wool shop with sheepskins, sheepskin products, wool blankets, woolen yarn and hand knit items.


Farm: Beach Lane Lavender Farm

Type: Lavender Herbs and Plants

Hosts: Carlson family

Civic Address: #147 Carlson Lane, Sunrise Trail (Hwy 6), Marshville

County: Pictou

Directions: 3 miles west of River John on the #6 Hwy

Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Activities: Field tours. Lavender interpretive display. Food samples. Demonstration of lavender herb steam distillation. 50+ lavender products and plants for sale. U-pick lavender.


Farm: Sugar Moon Farm

Type: Maple products and pancake house.

Hosts: Scott Whitelaw and Quita Gray

Civic Address: Alex MacDonald Road, Earltown

County: Colchester

Directions: 30 minutes north of Truro, off Hwy 311

Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Activities: A working maple syrup farm featuring sugar camp tours (available all day), sugar bush hiking trails, maple products and a fully licensed pancake house, serving maple breakfast all day. Products for sale include maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream, maple butter, maple candy, maple mustard, maple chocolates and more.


Farm: The Last Resort Farm

Type of Farm: Mixed farm, fruits, berries, veg, herbs, Alpaca and Shetland wool/fibre products

Hosts: Nick and Vicki Mirabile

Civic address: 2534 South Shore Rd., Malagash

County: Cumberland

Directions to farm: From Amherst: Rte 6 to Puwash/Wallace, go past Wallace approx 10 km, turn left onto Malagash Road (Jost Wine Barrel), follow signs for Jost Winery, at left turn for Jost go straight onto South Shore Road. Farm is approx 5 km on right. From Truro or Pictou: Go to Tatamagouche, follow signs for Wallace on Rte 6. Go past sign "County Cumberland" and take first right turn. Follow same directions as above for Malagash Road to farm.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Activities: Tour of the farm, introduction to Alpacas and Shetland sheep, produce and wool/fibre products for sale (intro to production of yarn, differences between Alpaca and Shetland wool). Due to biosecurity and other issues, your pets can not be allowed on the farm.


Farm: Jost Vineyards

Type: Winery/Vineyards

Hosts: Karen and Hans Christian Jost

Civic Address: 48 Vintage Lane, Malagash

County: Cumberland

Directions: Between Tatamagouche and Pugwash, off Route 6

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; events from noon - 3:00 pm

Activities: Free tours at noon and 3:00 pm. Complimentary wine tasting.


Farm: Holdanca Farms

Type: Free range chicken, turkey, beef, pigs and goats.

Hosts: John Duynisveld and family

Civic Address: 12628 Hwy #6

County: Cumberland

Directions: On Hwy 6 between Wallace and Pugwash. Farm sign by road.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Activities: Come see the farm animals. Childrens activities. Free range beef, chicken, pork, and turkey for sale.


Farm: Straitside Holsteins

Type: Dairy. Tie stall barn for approximately 40 milking cows. New freestall for heifers and dry cows, harvest forage and grain crops.

Hosts: Keith, Joan and Kara Irving

Civic Address: 747 Gulf Shore Road, Pugwash

County: Cumberland

Directions: 1.5 miles from town of Pugwash on the scenic diversion of Sunrise Trail, Gulf Shore Road.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Activities: Door prizes, name the baby calf.


Farm: Shiminicas Rogation Centre

Type: Organic Biodynamic

Hosts: Judy and Charles Hubbard

Civic Address: 257 Smith Mill Road

County: Cumberland

Directions: From Amherst, take Rte 6 for 16 miles. Turn left at Lr. Shiminicas and Northport sign, travel 1 mile down the road to Smith Mill Road on the right (a gravel road). Go to the end and turn left.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Activities: Visit a living classroom to see demonstrations of different ways of growing crops using biodynamic principles. Find out about using rock circles, pyramid structures, dousing and more!


Farm: Belcher Holsteins Ltd.

Type: Dairy farm. Milk 70 head of Holstein cows in a tie stall barn.

Hosts: Alan and Jennifer Porter, Donald and Helen Porter

Civic Address: 192 Fort Belcher Road, Lower Onslow

County: Colchester

Directions: About 5 miles north of Truro. Take exit 13 off Hwy 104, turn left and follow McElmons Rd. to the end. Turn left. This is Rte 2. Take Fort Belcher Rd (on the right) about 3/4 of a mile.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Activities: Visit a family dairy farm.


Farm: Upperbrook Farm

Type: Purebred North Country Cheviot sheep and Shorthorn cattle, with a few Galloway-cross ("Oreo") cattle, and Christmas trees

Hosts: Greta and Ruth Mathewson

Civic Address: 989 Upper Brookside Road, Central North River

County: Colchester

Directions: Take Highway 311, 8kms, turn right onto the Upper Brookside Road, and it is the first farm on the right

Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Activities: Wool products: crib to king size comforters, pillows, pet beds, and gifts: sheepskins, souvenir ceramic sheep, aprons, towels, cards, jams and jellies.


Farm: Windy Hill Farm

Type: Sheep

Hosts: Hans and Cynthia Budgey

Civic Address: 31 Laybolt Road, Truro, Onslow Mountain

County: Colchester

Directions: Proceed out Main Street Bible Hill as far as River Breeze Farm Market, turn right onto West North River Road, proceed approximately 2 km and turn left onto Laybolt Road, Proceed 1.5 km to #31 Laybolt, Windy Hill Farm

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: Farm tour, 100% woolen blankets for sale, other farm themed craft items available.


Farm: RiverBreeze Farm

Type: Market & Corn Maze

Hosts: Jim & Tricia Lorraine

County: Colchester

Directions: Exit 14A Truro, NS

Activities: An award winning agritourism destination, RiverBreeze has something for the whole family! For $8.50 per person (under 4 free), enjoy the giant 12 acre corn maze, wagon rides, cow train rides, Pig & Duck Races, Petting Zoo, Laser Tag and so much more! Top the day off with a visit to RiverBreeze Farm Market for our all natural beef, our famous sweet corn, fall bearing strawberries and bakery. One of Nova Scotias newest up and coming chefs, Chef Lisa Wood of Fusion Catering will be sampling our all natural products at the market! Bring your questions on how to prepare our products, we would love to answer them! Check www.riverbreeze.info for details or call 895-5138.


Farm: van de Riet Family Farm

Type: Dairy

Host: van de Riet family

Civic Address: 234 Mill Village Rd., Shubenacadie

County: Hants

Directions: Exit 10 off Trans-Canada, follow signs to Shubenacadie, turn right on the Mill Village Rd., were about 2 km from Shubenacadie.

Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Activities: Come visit a dairy farm, enjoy wagon rides!


Farm: Glenmore Industries Ltd.

Type: Blueberries, Christmas Trees and Maple Products

Host: Jim Burgess

Civic Address: 1224 Glenmore Road, Middle Musquodoboit

County: Halifax

Directions: Hwy # 224 to Middle Musquodoboit. From the village square, take Glenmore Rd located between the fire hall and liquor store. Travel for 2 miles on the pavement and 2 miles on the dirt road. The new processing building is located on the right hand side.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Activities: Blueberry processing plant tours, U-cut Christmas tree lot and new maple sugar shed, beside the Blueberry plant. Tours to the sugar woods as well.


Farm: Fox Hollow Goat Farm

Type: Dairy goat farm which produces, processes and markets goats milk.

Hosts: John, Kenneth and Dolores Fox

Civic Address: 6875 Hwy 357

County: Halifax

Directions: 4 km toward Elderbank from Musquodoboit Exhibition Grounds, farm sign at end of driveway.

Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: Farm tours. Goat related products for sale. Rug hooking exhibit and hooking demonstration by Heritage Rug Hookers. Antique tractor.


Farm: Blue Barn Farms

Type: Natural Beef, Free-Range Chickens

Civic Address: 1800 Hammonds Plains Road

Hosts: Brian, Brenda and Emma Murray

County: Halifax

Directions: Exit 3 from Hwy102, then west on 213 (Hammonds Plains Rd) to 1800 Hammonds Plains Rd.

Hours: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Activities: Explanation and showing the ways of raising natural beef and free-range chickens. Barbecued free-range chicken and natural beef hamburgers for sale (discount price for show). Free-Range chicken/beef products for sale.


Farm: Withrows Farm Market/Rocky Knoll Farm

Type: Farm market and beef. Family owed and operated, 3 farm markets, cow/calf to finish herd, retail meat shop.

Hosts: Withrow family

Civic Address: 2062 Hwy 14, Centre Rawdon, 632-2566

County: Hants

Directions: 30 minutes west on Rte 14 from 102 Hwy, 25 minutes east on Rte 14 from Hwy 101

Hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm at Rawdon; Elmsdale Meat Shop and Mount Uniacke Markets open 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.

Activities: View our beef herd. Sample our local beef, between noon and 4:00 pm at the farm. Products available at Withrows Meat Shop, 1040 Hwy 214, Elmsdale.


Farm: Grass Roots Farm

Type: Free Range grass fed chicken, turkey, beef, lamb and heritage breed pigs

Hosts: Bob Ottenbrite, Jane Smith and Matt Ottenbrite

Civic Address:1502 Hwy 202, South Rawdon

County: Hants

Directions: From Hwy #1, 7.2 kms up Hwy #202 . From Hwy #14, 8 kms along Hwy #202.

Hours:11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: There will be free range chickens for sale. People will be able to see sustainable, environmentally friendly agriculture where the different animals are used to help each other and improve pasture. Visitors will be able to see Runner ducks, heritage turkeys, Dexter and Belted Galloway cattle, as well as three types of heritage breed, rare pigs- Tamworths, Berkshires and Large English Black. People will also be able to see our solar and wind powered cottage that is available for rent in our agritourism business. A dog agility trial will be held on the farm that day.


Farm: Harbord's End Farm

Host: Lara Martina

Civic Address:319 Armitage Road, Lr. Burlington

County: Hants

Hours: Noon - 4:00 pm

Directions: Take the 101 from Halifax to Exit 4 Ellershouse. At the end of the ramp go left, you are now on Hwy1. Follow taking the left to Brooklyn. Drive through Brooklyn staying right at the monument and drive up the hill. Take the left fork and the immediate right fork. You are now on the 215. Follow the 215 towards the Kempt shore (you are on the Glooscap trail). Armitage Rd is on the left in Lr. Burlington. As you turn in you will see Sorrel Ridge Craft on the right. Go to the end of the road, stay to the right, past a small white farm house on left, graveyard on right. We are on the cliff, #319 blue/grey farm house.

Activities: Observing rare breeds: Highland Cattle, Canadian Horses, Newfoundland Ponies, and Pilgrim Geese. Art by Lara Martina, Cam Harbord & Gallagher Martina for sale. View the tidal bore on the Avon River.


Farm: Maple Lane Farms Ltd.

Type: Hog/Beef/Poultry Farm with store. Family operated farm.

Hosts: Canavan Family

Civic Address: 536 Greenhill Road, Greenhill

County: Hants

Directions: Exit 3 off Hwy 101. At stop sign facing Irving Station, turn left. Follow Hwy #1 towards Windsor to the Ardoise Community Centre (sign on side of road), turn right and follow signs (3 miles in).

Hours: Noon - 4:00 pm

Activities: Mini Farm (has goats, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, sheep, alpaca and Bruno, the donkey), Poppies Memorial Park, Homemade Sausage BBQ ($3.00 each). Meat products from the farm for sale (natural, free-range). 'Children's Games with Holly' in Poppies Park from 2-4. Wagon rides, weather permitting.


Farm: Howard Dill Enterprises

Type: Pumpkins

Hosts: Danny, Diana and family

Civic Address: 400 College Road

County: Hants

Directions: Exit 5A off Hwy 101 and follow signs.

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: Giant pumpkin displays, seed centre. Products for sale include pumpkins, squash, gourds, ornamental corn stalks, seeds, gifts, souvenirs.


Farm: Manning's Family Farm Market and Oakdale Farm

Type: Mixed farm - vegetables, beef cattle, greenhouses, grain

Hosts: Dean and Catherine Manning

Civic Address: 50 Oakdale Lane

County: Hants

Directions: Exit 7 of Hwy 101. Turn right towards Falmouth, take left at Pothier Motors, turn left at KwikWay. Go approx 1.8 km until you see Oakdale Lane on the right. We are the only farm on this lane on the right.

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: We will do farm tours throughout the day, the Farm Market will be open with fresh veggies, ground beef and select cuts of steak.


Farm: Domaine de Grand Pré

Type: Winery. First in Atlantic Canada. Restaurant "Le Caveau", outside patio.

Hosts: Grand Pré Wines Ltd.

Civic Address: 11611 Hwy 1, Grand Pré

County: Kings

Directions: 1 km from exit 10 Route 101

Hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Activities: Free tours every hour, on the hour, with complimentary taste of wine and cider. Products for sale include wines, smoked meat, cheeses, gifts.


Farm: Elderkin's Farm Market

Type: Fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, peaches, pears and apples. Full farm market, sweet and hard cider and scratch bakery.

Host: Pete Elderkin

Civic Address: 10362 #1 Hwy, Greenwich

County: Kings

Directions: Hwy 101 to exit 11, keep right to Wolfville.

Hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Activities: Apple u-pick, wagon rides 1-5 pm.


Farm: Hennigars Farm Market

Type: Fruit and vegetable farm. Farm market and produce packing facility.

Hosts: Doug and Heather Hennigar

Civic Address: 10272 Hwy #1, Greenwich

County: Kings

Directions: .5 km west of Wolfville, or .5 km east off exit 11 on Hwy 101

Hours: 8:00 am to 9:30 pm

Activities: Picnic park, 2.5 km hiking trail, farm animals. New this year - Farmers Golf, up back at the farm. Lots of local produce for sale, bakery, ice cream, gifts and homemade fudge.


Farm: Gates U-Pick

Type: Apples, pears, pumpkins and squash, U-pick or pre-picked

Host: Doug and Marianne Gates

Civic Address:1263 Starrs Pt. Rd., Port Williams

County: Kings

Directions: Take Exit 11. At Stop sign turn right. Proceed through lights into village of Port Williams. Look for overhead flashing light. Turn right onto Starr's Point Rd. One km on the left, look for Gates U-pick sign. We are only 3 minutes from 101 Hwy exit.

Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Activities: We offer free wagon rides around our orchards. Tour takes approx. 10 minutes. We also encourage free sampling all you can eat apples while U-picking.


Farm: Longspell Point Farm

Type: Vegetables, Beef, Chicken, Pork

Hosts: Jeff and Paula McMahon

Civic Address: 245 Longspell Road, Kindsport

County: Kings

Directions: Exit 11 of Hwy 101, follow Hwy 358 to Canning, then east on 221 to the wharf in Kingsport. Turn left, drive to stop sign, turn left, go 150 feet and turn right up driveway.

Hours: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Activities: Feed free range pigs, free hay rides at 12:00 and 2:00 pm. Squash, pumpkins and gourds; frozen chicken, beef and pork for sale.


Farm: Suprima Farms Ltd

Type: Organic apples

Host: Richard Hennigar

Civic Address: just past 1612 Middle Dyke Road, Sheffield Mills

County: Kings

Directions: Exit 12 from Hwy 101, stay on it until after it crosses Hwy 221, take a field road to the left.

Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Activities: Walk through unsprayed orchard and learn about innovative organic management strategies. This orchard is affectionately called the Python block. It requires no fossil fuel to produce the crop. For sale: unsprayed organic apples, Prima, Redfree, Novamac, Novaspy; organic sweet cider in 250 ml, 500 ml, 1 litre and 2 litre sizes; and frozen Suprima juice bars in 8 flavours, apple, cherry, strawberry, cranberry, red raspberry, kiwi, black raspberry and blueberry (Nova Scotia fruit is the only ingredient). Free taste of apples and cider.


Farm: Foote Family Farm

Type: Apples, bees and cider making. 60 acres of apples, 600 hives of bees.

Hosts: George and Trina Foote

Civic Address: 1972 Woodville Rd

County: Kings

Directions: Exit 14 from Hwy 101, turn left on Rte 1, turn right on Lovatt Rd., watch for the blue Foote Family Farms signs.

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: Walking trails, picnic tables, U pick apples, custom cider pressing. Honey extracting demonstration at 11:00 am and cider making at 2:00 pm. Products for sale include apples, cider, honey, beekeeping equipment and pumpkins.


Farm: Scotian Gold Co-Operatives Apple Market & Café and Country Garden

Type: Apple Market, Café featuring local fresh fruit and produce, Garden Centre

Civic Address: 7033 Hwy #1, Coldbrook

County: Kings

Directions: 1.5 km west on Hwy #1 from Hwy 101 exit 14

Hours: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Activities: Ice cream creations, fresh baked goods, Café menu featuring local produce, just picked valley apples, Nova Scotia edibles, Home and Garden Decor, Garden Centre, Animal Picnic Park, Cider press demonstrations, Apple Bin Maze, Apple variety taste testing.


Farm: Hidden Meadow Farm is a rare breed and Heritage farm

Hosts: Stacy & Cory Corkum

Civic Address: 6708 Brooklyn Street, Brooklyn Corner

County: Kings

Directions: (just outside Coldbrook) Exit 14 off 101 hwy, turn west follow to street lights past KFC, turn right on Lovett road, follow to end turn left follow to stop sign. Go strait 5th house on left.

Hours: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Activities: Come and see the rare & heritage livestock that once were a vital part of Canadian Agriculture. Learn about Scottish Highland Cattle, Cotswold sheep, Berkshire pigs, Heritage turkeys and chickens as well as horses. Antique farm equipment display. There will be chuck wagon rides to the meadow provided by Evangeline trail rides for a free will offering. Corn boil and BBQ for a fee. Activities all day long including a nature walk and scavenger hunt, see if you can win a prize! You may even get to see sheep shearing and foot trimming.

Will be taking orders for pork, chickens and turkeys.


Farm: Boates U-Pick

Type: Apple, sweet cider and vinegar

Hosts: Keith, Charlotte, Brian Boates

Civic Address: 432 Bligh Road, Woodville

County: Kings

Directions: Exit 14 off Hwy 101, go west on Route 1 towards Cambridge (about 6 km) turn right (north) just past Central Kings Rural High. Follow signs to Woodville, Bligh Road (about 6 km). Farm located at Crossroads.

Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Activities: U-Pick apples, Farm Market, 20% of apple production is certified organic.


Farm: Dempsey Corner Orchards U-pick and Farm Market

Type: Orchards and vegetables. Sixth generation farm, with a Farm Market, U Pick, tea room and from scratch bakery.

Hosts: David Bowlby and Allison Maher

Civic Address: 2717 Rte 221, Aylesford

County: Kings

Directions: Exit 16 off Hwy 101, head towards North Mountain, turn right at first stop sign, 1.8 km to the farm. Signs from highway up.

Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: Farm theme play area, rolli-polli hay pile, pirates sandpile, picnic sites, petting zoo, U-Feed Fish pond, U-Picnic and unique country wares. Come relax in the charming tearoom and sample the best from scratch bakery in the neighbourhood.


Farm Name: Bear River Farms

Type of Farm: Biodynamic Mixed Farm

Civic address: 344 Waldeck Line Rd.

County: Annapolis County

Directions: Take Hwy 101 and exit on 23 (not 23a) Coming from Annapolis: After exiting the Hwy make a left, towards Waldeck Line Rd. After the Hwy bridge follow the road up the hill into the Waldeck Line Rd. After approximately 2 km you will see the farm house with Open Farm Day signs. Coming from Digby: After exiting the Hwy make a sharp right into Waldeck Line Rd. After approximately 2 km you will see the farm house with Open Farm Day signs.

Hours:10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Activities: This "gentleman farm" is biodynamically operated. You will learn about biodynamics and are invited to help in preparations. You will see the new moveable "Chicken Chalet" and the brand new barn. There will be food and refreshments available for sale throughout the day. Schedule: Sessions on biodynamics at 11:00 & 3:00. Barn tours at 1:00, 2:00 & 5:00. Field & garden tours at 1:30 & 4:30.


Farm: Pinehill Deer and Raspberries

Type: Livestock and horticultural

Hosts: Jim and Maritza Adams

Civic Address: 112 Bloomfield Cross Rd., Brighton

County: Digby

Directions: On Hwy #1, between Weymouth and Digby, in Brighton, on the Bloomfield Cross Rd. We are closer to Digby than Weymouth.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Activities: Viewing of deer and elk on the property. Tour of raspberry fields, depending on the season. Tour of a provincially inspected slaughter facility and meat processing plant. Tasting of farm products.


Farm: Wild Rose Farm

Type: Mixed farm

Hosts: The Doelle family

Civic Address: 6804 #1 Hwy., Gilberts Cove

County: Digby

Directions: In Gilberts Cove, on the #1 Hwy between Digby and Weymouth. Look for farm sign.

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Activities: Farm tours - view certified organically grown vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, using French intensive farming ; alpacas (2 babies), cattle and poultry. Taste testing. For sale: vegetables, preserves, hand made soaps, dried and fresh herbs, and alpaca wool. Wagon rides.


Farm: Seabreeze Holsteins

Type: Dairy Farm

Hosts: Rick, Blair and Stephen Churchill

Civic Address: 292 Overton Road, Yarmouth

County: Yarmouth

Directions: Go to the end of Hwy 101, turn right (Starrs Road), go to the end and turn left at the Irving, 3 km from there to Overton Road.

Hours: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Activities: Tour the farm, pat the calves, watch milking at 3:00.


Farm: Indian Garden Farm

Type: Fruit and Vegetable, direct marketing from the farm

Hosts: Glen and Marilyn Hebb

Civic Address: 15401 #3 Hwy, Hebbville

County: Lunenburg

Directions: Exit 14 off Hwy 103, take Hwy 3 for 2 miles, Indian Garden Farm on the right, watch for signs.

Hours: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Activities: Pumpkin counting contest and treat bags for the kids. Refreshments served. Hay ride tour. Picturesque view of lake and flower gardens. Products for sale include cranberries, apples, local fruits and vegetables.


Farm: Terra Beata Cranberries

Type: Cranberry farm. 9 acres of cultivated cranberry bog.

Hosts: David & Evelyn Ernst

Civic Address: 161 Monk Point Road, Heckmans Island

County: Lunenburg

Directions: Drive from Lunenburg towards Blue Rocks. After 2 km, turn left onto Heckmans Island Road. After 2 km, cross short bridge onto Heckmans Island. After 1 km, turn right onto Monk Point Road. Farm is first driveway on left, after .5 km.

Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Activities: Free guided walking tours of the bog, as well as the berry cleaning line and our Cranberry Kitchen processing facility. Free cranberry appetizers for sampling.


Farm: Hackmatack Farm & Lunenburg County Winery

Type: Commercial highbush blueberry & fruit winery

Hosts: The Sanft & Southwell Families

Civic Address: 813 Walburne Road, Newburne

County: Lunenburg

Directions: 103 Hwy to exit 11, 24 km inland to Newburne, turn right on Walburne road, 1st right driveway. Follow blue and white provincial grape signs (winery) inland.

Hours: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm daily (7 days a week)

Activities: Blueberry u-pick, winery tours & tastings, picnic tables, waterfall nearby.


Farm: Ross Farm Museum

Type: Agricultural Museum

Hosts: Museum staff

Civic Address: 4568 Hwy 12, New Ross

County: Lunenburg

Directions: Exit 13 from Hwy 101, or Exit 9 from Hwy 103

Hours on Sunday, Sept.21: 9:30 am - 11:00 am free admission; 11:00 am - 5:30 pm regular admission

Activities: Pumpkin harvest, Military Encampment.

Organizations: TransCanada, Belcher Holsteins, Market Elmsdale Meat Shop Scotian Gold Co

Geographic location: Antigonish, Cape Breton, Victoria Sydney River Millville Seal Island South Harbour Pugwash Baddeck River W. Side Baddeck Road Port Hood West River West Street Smith Mill Road Back Road Brierly Brook Truro Brookside Road Gulf Shore Road Burlington Brooklyn Amherst Northport Belcher Road North River Overton Road Windy Hill Onslow Mountain West North River Road Laybolt Road Armitage Road Halifax Kempt Newfoundland Nova Scotia Lovatt Starrs Road

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