What’s Cooking September 11-17 ?
September is in full swing and the feeling of fall is in the air. Enjoy local wine, fresh seafood and check out farms across the province on Open Farm Day. No matter how busy the fall season can be, there is always time to get out and enjoy locally-made food at events that have been created just for YOU.
September is Apple Month at Taste of Nova Scotia and we can’t wait to share all of our delightful locally inspired recipes, experiences and ideas with you all month long!
September 14: White Point Stellar Beach Feast
As the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, follow the symphony of surf to her shoreline to embark on a Stellar Beach Feast at White Point Beach Resort. A four-course gourmet culinary experience uniquely served on the beach, by firelight and starlight at White Point Beach Resort. Prepared table-side, served by executive chef Alan Crosby and sommelier Dan Tanner, the Taste of Nova Scotia inspired menu is paired with a dark sky adventure into the galaxies with our guide Paul Lalonde, this feast is a must for your Nova Scotia bucket list.
More Information: Whitepoint Stellar Beach Feast
September 15: Avondale Garlic Festival
Join Avondale Sky Winery as they host the Garlic Festival. Great music and garlic-inspired food all on the beautiful grounds by the vineyards .Celebrate Nova Scotia’s many garlic growers while enjoying live music, fine art, great food and more at Eastern Canada’s largest garlic festival. Attending this year are 30+ garlic producers and vendors, 30+ artists and more than a dozen food and beverage vendors.
More Information: Avondale Garlic Festival
September 15: Grapely Ghost Walk
The ‘old-world’ winery atmosphere is special, the sun-setting backdrop between the vines is memorable,and the wine quality is superb. Grand Pre Wines offers you a creatively-spooky and tasty way to get a history lesson of a truly unique part of the world. Grapely Walks are compilation shows featuring ghosts from the five towns they haunt:
Wolfville, Kentville, Windsor, Halls Harbour & Hantsport.
More information: Valley Ghost Walk
September 15: Quinpool Road 2018 Quinfest
The businesses on Quinpool Road are hosting another day of family fun at their 2018 Quinfest. The day is filled with activities that are great for families to get out and enjoy. From 12 -2 pm enjoy yummy samples from some of your favourite local restaurants including Morris East (locally made gourmet pizza) and stop into Heartwood Restaurant for a delicious meal as you take part in all the fun.
More Information: Quinfest 2018
September 16: Open Farm Day NS
Open Farm Day creates the opportunity for participating Nova Scotia farmers to open their doors to members of their community. Farms across the province, including Lunenburg County Winery at Hackmatak Farm, Grand Pre Wines, Meander River Farm and Brewery and Sugar Moon Farm, are giving you a backstage pass to meet your farmer, and really see where your food comes from. They also want you to have a first-hand glance at our farmers’ hard work and dedication to top quality products and services.
More Information: Open Farm Day Nova Scotia
Explore the Good Cheer Trail
There is still lots of time left in the year to tap into the Good Cheer Trail. Nova Scotia wineries are a big part of the Good Cheer Trail, grab some friends and check a few off of the list! The Magic Winery Bus runs until October 14th. On this beautiful adventure you will get to visit Grand Pre Winery, Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards, Luckett Vineyard, L’Acadie Vineyard and/or Gaspereau Vineyard. Experience first-hand the unique terroir that creates some of the most memorable wines in the world; learn a little about the region’s history and rooted connection with food; and best of all, get a taste for why this region has a reputation as the centre of wine country in Atlantic Canada.
More Information on bus bookings: Magic Winery Bus
Feed Nova Scotia Potluck ( September 21-22)- Nova Scotia’s Biggest Potluck is back on September 21 and 22! Last year, 60 potlucks were held and raised$25,000–enough for over 37,000 meals for Nova Scotians in need! Be part of the fun this year! This is your chance to go out grab some local ingredients and make something DELICIOUS.
Savour the Trail (September 29) — Discover a unique way to savour the fall at Keji. Enjoy a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages while hiking among the beautiful fall scenery of Kejimkujik. It will satisfy your soul AND your palate!
NSLC’s Festival of Wines (September 25-29) — Experience the wines of North America with this year’s Festival of Wines, as guests are taken on a journey through Canada and U.S. wine country. Make sure to buy your tickets for the Grand Tastings on September 28 & 29!
Chef Night With Wild Caraway (October 14) — Sugar Moon Farm will be hosting a chef night featuring the Wild Caraway Restaurant and Café. The menu will be created around what’s available in their gardens, the seashore and the forest at that time.
Spirited Away in Lunenburg ( October 12-14)-Celebrate the growth of the Craft Spirits industry in Nova Scotia with a collection of fun, informative, delicious, playful events and workshops in the beautiful environment of Lunenburg.
Christina Martin at Sugar Moon Farm (November 16) — Join ECMA and Music NS Award Winning Songstress Christina Martin for an up-close-and-personal experience! Includes a Farm-to-Plate Buffet! Detailed menu coming soon.