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
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.
Garrison & Stubborn Goat Beer Garden Oktoberfest – September 25 – October 4
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 – 27
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.
- L’Acadie Vineyards recently received silver and 92 points for their new release 2014 Prestige Brut Estate from Decanter World Wine Awards in London, England.
- The Brooklyn Warehouse has released their fall menu.
Featured Recipe: Apple of my Eye Cocktail
This Apple of my Eye Cocktail is the perfect combination of sweet and sour ingredients and is sure to make this cocktail the apple of your eye after your first sip! To see a few of the local ingrediants you’ll need for this cocktail, check out our grocery list below (complete list in recipe).
Local Source Guide
- 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.
How to Keep Supporting Local
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.