What’s Cooking: August 19 – 26

Box with blueberries picked from u pick

August has been filled with fun events, tasty recipes and non-stop travel ideas. Don’t let the last few weeks of this month pass you by. We’ve highlighted last minute adventures and promotions that you should take advantage of. Enjoy the last fruits of this season… and onto the next one we go!


Made with Local

September is right around the corner and for many of us that means school lunches and afterschool snacks are back on the menu! This new bundle created by Made with Local will be your best friend this school season.

Featuring four bags of Granola Bar Mix, one case of their Real Food Bars, and a reusable snack bag to carry all those homemade bars! Valued at $80, but available for purchase for $64.95!

Beginning August 20 – September 4, communities throughout Nova Scotia will celebrate the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival. Enjoy an assortment of blueberry menu items at participating food and beverage locations including Sugar Moon Farm, Masstown Market, Raging Crow Distillery, the Train Station Inn and Railway Dining Car, the Nook and Cranny in Truro & Tatamagouche, and Coldstream Clear Distillery. This year’s festival will also include several virtual events and activities promoted on Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival’s Facebook page.

Governor’s Pub & EateryPhoto of Governor's Pub & Eatery

Live music and local sips & bites? Count us in! Governor’s Pub & Eatery is currently featuring live music just about every night of the week. Whether you’re stopping by for their warm and relaxing atmosphere in the traditional comfort of the lively Irish-style pub upstairs or in the ambiance of the casual fine dining restaurant located on the first floor – a stop by this Cape Breton hot spot is sure to be enjoyed!

Saltbox Brewing Company

Join Saltbox Brewing Company for their Sip & Rip (Brewery Bike Tour) event, in partnership with Sweet Ride Cycling. The event is happening on August 21, and you can purchase tickets for $60 on their website. Grab your friends and rip around to all three of Saltbox’s taprooms (Saltbox Brewing, Lightship Brewing and King Street Beer Company) between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a sip of beer or cider, a bite to eat and to get your Good Cheer Trail passport stamped! After a fun day, head back to King Street Beer to enjoy the band Shaydid from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., a free drink from Saltbox and prize draws!

Taste of Nova Scotia Awards

There’s just 11 more days to place your nominations for the 2021 Taste of Nova Scotia Awards. From now until August 31, place your nominations for Restaurant of the Year, Server of the Year, Producer of the year, Product of the year and the Culinary Ambassador Award (in memory of Gary MacDonald).

BONUS! By placing your nomination, you’ll also be entered to win a $250 Taste of Nova Scotia gift basket. Each nomination is an additional entry.

Member Promotions


Founders House Dining & DrinksA new menu is on the way August 19th. Their six-course tasting menu is certainly where Chef Chris excels, and in the heart of harvest season, this one is bound to be a stunner.

Still Fired Distilleries: Blueberry Vodka is back for a limited time! Solely available at the distillery and online. First come, first serve basis while supplies last. Get yours now!

Benjamin Bridge: Benjamin Bridge has released their Piquette Sampler, which is the perfect mix for summer sipping. Their family of Piquette wine-style beverages were designed as a low-alcohol option for the relaxed, carefree nights of summer. And now, with their new alcohol-free Piquette Zero, there’s a delicious 0% ABV option to break up your evening or to offer to a guest who’s forgoing alcohol. Available on their website for local and Canada-wide shipping.

Sugar Moon Farm: Sugar Moon Farm is now open for dine in reservations! They are open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with limited seating. Due to social distancing, space in the dining room is limited so they can only accept drop-ins if tables are available. Reservations are recommended! Booking is now open on their website through to August 15.

Featured Recipe: Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins for Blueberry Month by Jess Emin

These classic and fluffy blueberry muffins are easy to make in a pinch and make great use of Nova Scotia’s delicious wild blueberries. Enjoy them with breakfast, a morning snack or your lunchtime dessert.

Grocery List

Get your hands on local blueberries at Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit Farms Ltd.Masstown Market, or from Bonnymans’ Wild Blueberries. Look for blueberries from Oxford Frozen Foods, Country Magic or Millen Farms at your local grocery store!

Get your hands on local produce at Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market or one of the many Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Get your Tidal Salt via their website, Noggins Corner Farm Market, or select retail stores.

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