What’s Cooking: September 2 – 9

Fall may be on its way, but we don’t have to say goodbye to summer yet! If you’re looking to savour the last few weeks of the season, check out what’s cooking this week across the province. From new products to musical performances, we’ve highlighted adventures and promotions you’ll want to take advantage of!

Petite Riviere Vineyards

Join Petite Riviere Vineyards Thursday, September 2nd from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for live music! Jim Henman featuring JP Ellis, will be performing at the vineyard. Tickets range from $15 – $20 and can be purchased on their website.

Garrison Brewing Company

Not ready let go of summer yet? Garrison Brewing Company isn’t either! Join them on Saturday September 4th and Sunday September 5th from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. for their Cheers to Summer event! Seaport Social will be cooking up some goodies on Saturday and there will be an extended patio. Make sure to stop by and say hello!

Pop-Up Garlic Market at Avondale Sky Winery

three garlic bulbs with the words pop up garlic market

Avondale Sky is excited to welcome back local garlic growers to the winery. Starting this weekend, and running every weekend during September, they will be hosting local garlic growers. This Saturday and Sunday vendors will be on site from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until they sell out.

Hop Harvesting at Meander River

This Sunday, September 5th, Meander River Farm & Brewery will be harvesting hops for their annual Homegrown Wet Hopped Ale! Get your hands sticky with hop oils while picking, enjoying a fresh brew, and chatting with other pickers. They will begin at 9 a.m.

Tapas & Trails – Art & Culinary Adventures

Engage with nature and celebrate Nova Scotian arts and culture at the first annual Tapas & Trails on September 18th. The event takes place along the scenic Keppoch Mountain hiking trails and will feature local art and culinary experiences along the way. Experience tasty local gourmet tapas and local beverages from Avondale Sky Winery, Steinhart Distillery, Sober Island Brewing Co., and Coldstream Clear Distillery. Tickets are $95/person.

Member Promotions

Boxing Rock Brewing Company: The Brewmance Box is back – with even more variety! Its packed with classic favourites, new favourites and your own personal favourite craft beers. The box also includes special surprises, exclusive Boxing Rock merchandise, recipes and more. Receive free local pick up or delivery in HRM and Shelbourne County or $15 shipping anywhere in Nova Scotia. Orders must be placed by September 12th. The first box will start being sent out September 17th.

Jost Vineyards: Win tickets to the sold out Harvest for Health event at Jost Vineyards. Simply purchase a case of 12 wines in-store at Jost Vineyards and be entered to win two tickets to the event featuring Rankin MacInnis and his band, with a special guest appearance from Johnny Reid. The event will take place on Saturday, September 11th from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. You don’t want to miss out!

Chill Street Craft Beverages: Introducing the ready-to-go variety cocktail pack from Chill Street Craft Beverages. The pack contains four favourite flavours – Strawberry Daquiri, Whisky Sour, Blue Lagoon, and Gin Fizz. Pick up your pack at their cidery in Elmsdale or order online through their website.

Java Blend Coffee: Introducing Kenya Murang’a Peaberry from Java Blend Coffee. Peaberries occur when the coffee cherry has only one seed inside rather than the usual two. At the Gondo Factory, operated by the New Kiriti Farmers Cooperative Society in central Kenya, they are meticulously sorted to produce this intensely sweet and jammy coffee. This medium roast coffee has notes of blackberry, caramel and lime – enjoy!

Featured Recipe: Apple BBQ Pulled Pork

These Apple BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches are perfect for back-to-school! Made with pork shoulder, brown sugar, local apples and onion – the fresh, delicious flavours in this recipe will not disappoint. The combination of sweet and tangy will hit the spot and leave you wanting more!

Grocery List

Get your hands on local apples at Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., or one of the many Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Get your hands on local pork at Masstown Butcher, The Pork Shop or Meadowbrook Meat Market.

Get your hands on local spices at Big Cove Foods. 

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