What’s Cooking: August 28 – September 10
It’s finally September and we couldn’t be more excited! To celebrate, we’ll be highlighting a Nova Scotia apple product, recipe, or producer each day throughout the month of September on our social media channels. Keep reading this week’s What’s Cooking for upcoming events, a seasonal grocery list, and a delicious and quick to make dessert recipe: Apple Cinnamon Turnovers.
L’Acadie Vineyards Offers New Organic Wine Clubs
L’Acadie Vineyards in Gaspereau Nova Scotia is offering a suite of new wine clubs with the largest selection of certified organic wines in the province. To find out more check out the press release outlining the new club!
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.
Coldstream Turns Five – September 12
Coldstream Clear Distillery is celebrating their fifth year in business on their new lounge and patio, this Saturday, September 12, 12 – 6 p.m. Enjoy cocktails, live music from River Bottom Band, wood fired pizza, birthday deals, prizes and more.
Limited seating available. No reservations. Tables are first come first serve.
Pop-up Market at Avondale Sky Winery – September 12 – 13
Join Avondale Sky Winery in supporting local garlic growers on Saturday September 12, and Sunday September 13. Enjoy live music on Saturday from 1-3pm and pick up some garlic from Hawthorn Hill Farm, Halfway River Farm, and Turner Brook Garlic.
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.
Wine and Food Tasting with Bishops Cellar and The Five Fishermen – September 22 – 23
The Five Fisherman is pairing up with Bishops Cellar to host wine tastings with food provided by Chef Greg Balinget. On September 22nd and 23rd at 7:00pm The Five Fisherman will be taking guests on a tour of their menu. Seven courses with optional wines paired by Jordan Bulley of Bishops Cellar. Tickets are limited and cost $60 plus tax and gratuity and wine pairing for $30. For more information and to book, please email Alana Stobert at email@example.com.
Garrison & Stubborn Goat Beer Garden Oktoberfest – September 25 – October 4
This fall, Garrison Brewing Company is teaming up with the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden for 10 days of (COVID responsible) traditional German-style fun. The limited-time Oktoberfest menu will feature authentic German dishes as well as a LIMITED EDITION stein. The Swell Guys Oompah band will be giving afternoon performances on Saturday, September 26 and October 3.
September is the perfect time to get out and see all that Nova Scotia has to offer firsthand. 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!
Seasonal Grocery List
- Local Blueberries (fresh)
- Local Carrots
- 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 Peppers
- Local Potatoes
- Local Plums
Featured Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Turnovers
Apples, maple syrup and warm spice come together in this pairing to bring comfort as it gets colder. These Apple Cinnamon Turnovers are quick and easy – and you likely have all the ingredients at home.
How to Keep Supporting Local
September is a great month to support local! Whether it’s soaking up the last bit of summer sun and grabbing 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.
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