What’s Cooking: September 18 – 24

Harvest season is upon us and there are so many agriculture activities taking place across Nova Scotia. Keep reading for upcoming events, a grocery list full of in-season local produce, and a delicious apple cocktail recipe!

Don’t forget! September is Apple Month at Taste of Nova Scotia – make sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram for 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 again this year! 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

Flying Apron Oktoberfest Week

As part of the Flying Apron Inn & Cookery’s 7th annual Oktoberfest celebrations, they will have an Oktoberfest themed menu available in the restaurant from Wednesday, September 30th through to Saturday, October 3rd. Reservations are recommended! Call 902-633-2300 to book your table.

Nova Scotia Ultimate Road Trip 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. 


Garrison & Stubborn Goat Beer Garden Oktoberfest – September 25 – October 4What's Cooking

Starting this weekend, 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 September 26, and October 3.

Pop-up Market at Avondale Sky Winery – September 26 – 27What's Cooking

Join Avondale Sky Winery in supporting local garlic growers on Saturday September 26, and Sunday September 27. This weekend will be the last in their series of Pop-Up Markets and you will not want to miss it! Enjoy live music on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. and pick up garlic from Halfway River Farm, Gore-jus Greenhouses, and Double-M-Farms.

Harvest Dinner with Planters Ridge – October 3

Planters Ridge will be hosting their annual Harvest dinner on Saturday October 3rd, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This highly anticipated event is a prelude to DEVOUR! The Food Film Fest. The event will be following all current restrictions regarding social distancing and it is kindly requested that you book in tables of two, four or six depending on who you feel comfortable sharing a table with.

Devour 9.5 – October 21-25, 2020

Save the date for this year’s Devour! The Food Film Fest! The popular culinary and film event is proving that hybrid is just as mouth-watering as the original with an in-person and digital festival combo. This year marks the 10th installment of the festival, coined Devour! 9.5 to reflect travel restrictions and smaller in-person gatherings. Organizers promise to deliver all of the festival’s baked-in goodness during the five-day event, October 21-25, 2020. Find out more by visiting their website


What's cooking

Grocery List

Local Source Guide

How to Keep Supporting Local

photo of produce spread on table

While the temperature starts to drop and fall makes its presence known, it’s the perfect time to stock up on all your favourite local goods. 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.

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