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
They don’t call Nova Scotia the lobster capital of Canada for no reason. We’re home to one of the largest fleets in the world, and lobster is the lifeblood of many Nova Scotian communities. When you make it part of your holiday eating, you support this important industry and the hard-working fishermen and processors who earn their living from the sea.
The holidays are in full swing and when it comes to shopping local, a lot of folks are focused on finding the perfect gifts for the people on our list. But, let’s not forget about how much we do at home during the festive season. From your Christmas tree to your Christmas dinner, everything you buy locally does as much good for local producers and your community as the local gifts you buy.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “what goes around comes around”, but when it comes to buying your gifts from local small businesses and producers this holiday season, “what goes around stays around” is probably more accurate. That’s because when spend your money at small businesses in your community, more of that money stays and circulates in the local community.
It happens every year, the holidays sneak up and you haven’t crossed anyone off your over-flowing Christmas list! Part of the struggle is finding the perfect gift for those that seem to “have it all”. From your hard to buy for niece, or a hostess gift for the neighbor that always puts on a great holiday party, you yearn to find something that will reflect how much you care for and appreciate your friends and family.
Owned by the Fred and Ann Hamilton, the farm has been in the family since 1760. Talk about deep Nova Scotian roots. Although the farm name is Millferns Holsteins, cattle are not their primary focus. Millferns Hoslteins is one of a number of thriving sheep farms in the province. Sheep farming has been part of our agricultural history for hundreds of years dating back to early Scottish settlers who found our climate created the ideal pastureland needed for grazing.
Fresh. local eating all year round isn’t as difficult as it might seem. That’s because in addition to living in a province that has great growing conditions from spring through late fall, modern storage techniques keep many locally grown products at the height of freshness and in abundant supply throughout the year. Even during the cold winter months.