What’s Cooking: August 21 – 27
Although August is coming to a close, our province’s food and drink industry is bustling with fun things that will help you finish your summer on a high note! Keep reading for upcoming events, a seasonal grocery list, and a delicious Nova Scotia Blueberry Honey Cake recipe.
Go North Tours
There’s still time to go on the wine tour you’ve been talking about all summer long. Book a standard, private or a wine, beer and cider tour with Go North Tours for travel on a Wednesday and save the HST. All Wednesdays in September and October are currently available, but spots fill up fast!
Avondale Sky Winery
To celebrate and support local garlic growers, Avondale Sky Winery is holding pop-up markets over five weekends starting Saturday, August 29 and running until Sunday, September 27! There will be various garlic growers set up outside their wine shop and tasting room, and some vendors will also be selling other produce as well as arts and crafts.
Tempo Food + Drink
Tempo Food + Drink has opened for Grab & Go meal options! Breakfast and lunch options are now available from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily.
Tourism Nova Scotia Ultimate Road Trip
The Ultimate Nova Scotia Road Trip contest invites people to post photos of themselves enjoying one, or as many as possible, of 25 quintessential Nova Scotia activities – from whale watching to indulging in a bowl of Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder – for a chance to win an incredible local getaway.
To enter the contest, participants post photos on Facebook or Instagram of themselves enjoying activities featured on the contest scorecard with the hashtags #NSRoadTrip and #NovaScotiaNice. For each photo posted to social media using the hashtags, participants are entered to win the ultimate prize: a personalized trip including six nights/seven days anywhere in the province (as listed on NovaScotia.com). The more activities people take part in, the more chances they have to win.
Squeeze in one last staycation at Fox Harb’r Resort. Stay from Sunday to Thursday night and save $100 per night, compared to weekend package rates!
Wigs and Waffles at The Carleton – August 30
Join Haus of Rivers on Sunday, August 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for a fabulous brunch at The Carleton, and grab yourself a tasty cocktail while you’re at it! The trio is ready to give you a full production while you enjoy your meal and drinks.
End of Summer Bash at Saltbox Brewing – September 19
Celebrate the last weekend of the summer with Saltbox Brewery at their end of summer bash! On September 19th from 8-10 p.m., they’ll be selling $5 16 oz. pints, hosting giveaways and dancing to music by DJ Danimal.
Summer in Nova Scotia is the perfect time to explore everything the province has to offer. Satisfy your travel bug by booking a tour with Grape Escapes Wine Tours, Taste Halifax Food Tours, Wine and Beer Tours of Nova Scotia, Go North Tours, Ambassatours, or the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus. While you’re at it make sure you’re collecting stamps for the Nova Scotia culinary trails!
- Local Blueberries (fresh)
- Local Cherries
- Local Blackberries
- Local Plums
- Local Peaches
- Local Corn
- Local Cucumbers
- Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., any other of the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.
- den Haan Greenhouses: Available at Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, independent retailers, Valufoods, Foodland, Freshmart, and No Frills.
- Stokdijk Greenhouses: Available at Sobeys and independent retailers.
- Local Carrots
- Local Peppers
Featured Recipe: Nova Scotia Blueberry Honey Cake
Nova Scotia is home to over 40,000 acres of wild blueberries, so if we had an official dessert… blueberries would be in it! Nova Scotia Blueberry Honey Cake with Bluenose Rum Sauce is a sweet, warm dish that will bring you home to Nova Scotia. Whether it’s a family staple or a local restaurant go-to, warm blueberry cake with a rum sauce is a local favorite.
How to Keep Supporting Local
Summer is a prime time to support our incredible Nova Scotia producers and businesses. Whether it’s drinks on a patio, buying fresh local produce, planning a staycation, dining in, or ordering takeout – our Get Your Hands on Local page has you covered! Check it out to see how you can support local in any way you desire.