What’s Cooking: September 11 – 17
While the temperatures may be getting a bit cooler, we’re not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet and we have a handful of updates that will help the warm season last a little longer. Our members have been hard at work, launching their fall menus, seasonal beverages, hosting events, and extending their hours. Keep reading to find out what’s cooking this week in Nova Scotia.
Don’t forget! September is Apple Month at Taste of Nova Scotia and we’ve been sharing apple recipes, beverages, and products all month long.
Nourish Your Roots Farm to School Program
The Nourish Your Roots Farm to School program is moving forward in spite of COVID-19. Together with partners across the province, a plan with online ordering, dedicated volunteers, and a community-style model, the Nourish Your Roots 2020 Community Campaign will be a success. Find out more by visiting their website.
Nova Scotia Ultimate Road Trip
The summer may be nearing its end, but there are still so many adventures left to be had – check out our Ultimate Road Trip blog for a little inspiration! We’ve broken down the 25 tasks with our favorite local culinary products and experience locations so that you can make the most of your Ultimate Road Trip experience.
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.
Open Farm Day – September 20
Open Farm Day is returning September 20th to virtually celebrate 20 years of cultivating agricultural awareness, where you will be able to join us from the comfort of your home. Join Sugar Moon Farm, Meadowbrook Meat Market, Scotian Gold, Country Magic Produce, Van Dyk’s by Nature 100% Pure Wild Blueberry Juice, and Meander River Farm & Brewery as they virtually tour you through their farm and production. Check out our Open Farm Day blog to learn about how the Taste member farms are participating.
Meander River Farm Pop-Up Market – September 20
As part of the Open Farm Day celebrations, Meander River Farm is having a pop-up market on Sunday, September 20, from 11-3, with live music, beer, mead, and local artisans.
Wine and Food Tasting with Bishops Cellar and The Five Fishermen – September 22 – 23
The Five Fisherman has paired up with Bishops Cellar to host wine tastings with food provided by Chef Greg Balinget. On September 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 pm, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garrison & Stubborn Goat Beer Garden Oktoberfest – September 25 – October 4
Beginning next week, 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.
- Kiju’s Restaurant, The Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa, Lot Six Bar & Restaurant, and Crystany’s Brasserie have introduced new fall menus and we can’t for you to try it out!
- Benjamin Bridge is extending their terrace service until October 31st while providing outdoor heating, a fire pit, and the perfect end-of-day ambiance.
- Local Apples
- Local Blueberries
- Local Garlic
- 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 Peaches
- Local Corn
- Local Carrots
Featured Recipe: Salted Caramel Apple Tart
This Salted Caramel Apple Tart has all the flavor of an apple pie, but only takes a fraction of the work! You will be feeling cozy in no time with this tasty fall tart.
How to Keep Supporting Local
Summer is a prime time to support our incredible Nova Scotia producers and businesses. Whether 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.