Meet Local Farmers Halfway in September
Join the thousands of Nova Scotians who pledge to eat 50% local in September.
Click to find out how
Get wild about Nova Scotia’s provincial berry
The entire year’s Wild Blueberry crop is harvested in a little over three weeks. Fresh blueberries are only available locally during this time.
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
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.
We’re well into summertime, which is also primetime for locally grown and produced food. Local ingredients and amazing eating go hand in hand. That’s worth celebrating. And along with our friends and fans of local at Sobeys and Foodland, celebrate we will.
We are so lucky to live in a place where fresh, local and delicious food is available as near as our local grocery store. Celebrating our vibrant local agriculture and food scene is easy with Local Days at participating Sobeys and Foodland stores on July 3rd and 4th.
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. Go anywhere in this province and you’ll find talented local craftspeople creating things of beauty out of wood, stone, metal, fabric and more.