What’s Cooking: July 24 – 30
It’s the middle of the summer and there’s lots happening this week! From award-winning gin to staycation specials, you won’t want to miss any of these updates. Keep reading for upcoming events, a grocery list full of in-season local produce, and a delicious lobster recipe perfect for a heat wave!
To celebrate summer and patio season, Afishinado Fishmongers is featuring a Fish Taco Pack! This pack includes 1 lb. of haddock bits and pieces and 1 lb of perch, the perfect white fish for delicious fish tacos.
L’Acadie Vineyards Organic 2019 Estate L’Acadie is now available! It is made entirely from the L’Acadie Blanc grown on their estate in Gaspereau, with beautiful aromas of peaches and passion fruit, followed closely by a subtle orange zest. Purchase for $23.99 in their wine shop, Liquid Assets, and at the NSLC!
Founder’s House Dining & Drinks
Founders House Dining & Drinks is turning two! They’re celebrating with an anniversary dinner menu from July 29th – August 2nd that is innovative, pushes boundaries, and above all else, supports local farmers, fishers, and producers.
Celebrate your happy hour at home with Selkie Rosé! For a limited time, you can buy one bottle of Selkie Rosé by Jost Vineyards and get another one for free.
Congratulations to Compass Distillers for winning a gold medal for their Gin Wild at the London Spirits Competition! Made with 100 per cent Nova Scotian grain as the base and infused with 100 per cent wild Nova Scotian juniper, Gin Wild has a sweet pine and soft citrus flavour. Free shipping in Canada using code: FREESHIPPING
Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Boxing Rock Brewing Company offers an axe-throwing league. You can drop-in for $20 if you can’t commit to going every week, or you can book privately with your friends from 1-4 p.m! Call 902-875-2282 for details.
Bonus: Visit our Instagram at @tasteofns to enter to win one hour of axe throwing with Boxing Rock’s axe throwing enthusiast, and 4 x 4 oz beer samples or a pint afterward to celebrate.
Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards
Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards Summer Mixed Pack is here! It includes -1 x 2019 Tidal Bay, 1 x 2019 L&W Rosé, 1 x 2019 Flora White, 1 x 2019 Fauna Red, 1 x 2018 Brut Rosé, 1 x 2016 Small-Lot Sparkling Riesling, 1 x L&W Tote Bag, plus tasting notes & pairing suggestions! All of this for $150 (+HST).
Rose and Kettle Tea Room
Cole Harbour Farm Museum is hosting a small pop up farmers market on Wednesday afternoons. Visit to help support small vegetable growers and vendors!
Fox Harb’r Resort
It’s time for a staycation! Book any Fox Harb’r Resort package or accommodation in July and August for 2 consecutive nights and enjoy a $100 bonus resort credit good toward added dining, spa, or activities during your stay.
Food Day Canada
Food Day Canada began in 2003 as the World’s Longest Barbecue, a nation-wide response to hardships facing the agricultural community. After a huge success, it evolved into Food Day Canada, an annual mid-summer celebration that praises Canada’s rich heritage and northern bounty.
Food Day Canada 2020 is taking place on August 1, and here in Nova Scotia, we have plenty to celebrate. With a bountiful culinary industry made up of incredible producers and chefs, we want to know how you’re celebrating!
Summer in Nova Scotia is the perfect time to explore everything the province has to offer. Satisfy your travel bug and get some stamps for the Good Cheer Trail 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.
Seasonal Grocery List
Shopping for Nova Scotia grown produce can seem intimidating when you don’t know what’s in season. We’re making your next shopping trip easy by providing you with a list of seasonal produce, and some extra local goodies!
- Local Strawberries
- Agri-Growers Ltd: Available at Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, and independent retailers.
- Country Magic: Available at Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, independent retailers, and Walmart.
- Millen Farms: Available at Sobeys and independent retailers.
- Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., any other of the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.
- Local Blueberries (fresh)
- Local Cherries
- Local Raspberries
- Local Beans
- Nova Scotia Lobster
- Clearwater Seafoods: Available at their retail shop, online, shipping, delivery, and pickup
- Fisherman’s Market International: Available at their retail shop, online ordering, delivery, and pickup
- Halls Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant: Available at their retail shop
- Gidney Fisheries: Call for more information on ordering.
- Victoria Co-Op Fisheries: Call for more information on ordering.
- Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet Products
- Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet Products: Available at Sobeys and independent retailers.
Any chance we get to add lobster to our meal, believe us – we take it. This delicious Lobster Louie Salad from our 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide is the perfect light meal for a warm summer night. Pair it with a glass of Tidal Bay and you’ve got the perfect evening!
How to Keep Supporting Local
Summer is the season of supporting local in Nova Scotia. Whether it’s going for drinks on a patio, buying fresh local produce, planning a staycation, going on a tour, dining in, or ordering takeout – our Get Your Hands on Local page has you covered! Check it out to see how you can continue to support local.