Add More Local to Your Life in 2016
We’ve got some tips to make it easy every time you shop.
Commit to Local in Your Community
When you eat local where you live, you build a powerful connection between food and community.
The Rising Tide of Nova Scotia Wine
We’re entering “the golden age of Nova Scotia wine.” Find out why there’s never been a better time to enjoy local wine.
Life’s Work Series from Craft Alliance, NSDCC
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about buying local? For many it’s local food. But let’s expand the conversation a bit...
Buy Local Licence Plate
Nova Scotia can now support local products, including Nova Scotia’s agriculture and seafood products by choosing the optional Buy Local licence plate.
How to get a Buy Local license plate
It’s a brand new year and folks are looking ahead to the possibilities and excitement the New Year brings. It’s also the time of year where many of us make resolutions. This year, think about making a resolution that’s not only good for you, but good for Nova Scotia. Add more local food to your life in 2016.
The holidays are upon us, and this year we’re issuing a challenge - gift a gift that gives back to our entire province by committing to spending some of your holiday shopping budget locally. It’s easy to do, it’s a unique shopping experience and when you spend locally, you help support local businesses, local jobs and the local economy.
Join us on Saturday, October 24th for Local Day at Sobeys New Minas and the Foodlands in Kentville and Coldbrook. Local day is a celebration of local food and a great way to learn about the food you eat, sample wonderful local products and meet the people who produce them. It’s also your chance to support local farmers and producers by filling your cart with local.
When you eat local where you live, you build a powerful connection between food and community. It¹s good for you, it puts more money in the hands of local producers, fuelling the local economy and making our communities stronger. Fall is the perfect time to add more local food to your life. It is literally all around us.
We all eat, but according to statistics from a few years back, the amount of local food in the average Nova Scotian’s diet was only about 13%. Seems a little out of balance for a province with a bounty of locally grown produce from apples to zucchini. Not to mention meats, seafood, dairy and other products available year-round.
Ask any Nova Scotian and they’ll probably tell you they feel pretty lucky to live in this part of the world. And when it comes to Nova Scotia wild blueberries, there’s a magical time in August when we literally are the luckiest locals in the world. That’s because during the short August harvest season, we enjoy Nova Scotia wild blueberries fresh from the field. It’s a truly local experience that belongs just to us.