What’s Cooking: September 8 – 15

Apple season has arrived and with it all kinds of harvest themed culinary events to enjoy. Keep reading for corn mazes, pop-up dinners, the Nova Scotia Craft Beer Festival and more.

Noggins Farm

aerial of noggins corn maze

Looking for a fun outdoor activity for you and your fam? The Noggins Corner Farm corn maze and u-pick open this Saturday, September 10. Visit their Facebook page for all the details.

Jost Vineyards

Celebrate the start of the harvest season this weekend at Jost Vineyards. Enjoy wine tastings, locally-inspired food from the Seagrape Café, live music on their open-air patio and more from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 — call 902-257-2636 ext 1018 or pick up tickets at Jost Vineyards’ Winery Boutique. Space is limited, so order your tickets soon!

Hop Scotch Dinner Club

Hopscotch Dinner

Tickets are now available for Hop Scotch Dinner Club’s September pop-up’s at @blisscaffeinebar. Visit their website to book your reservations at: hopscotchdinnerclub.com

Nova Scotia Craft Beer Festival

craft beer festival

Mark your calendars! There’s still time to grab your tickets for the Nova Scotia Craft Beer Festival, taking place next weekend on September 16 and 17. Say hello to more than 40 Nova Scotia craft breweries on the Halifax waterfront, pick up your take home sample glass and enjoy a plethora of Nova Scotia crafted brews.

Nova Scotia Culinary Trails & Taste of Nova Scotia App

app and chowder

Looking for staycation ideas? Lucky for you, the Nova Scotia Lobster, Chowder, & Good Cheer Trails have you covered! Whether you’re tapping into local craft beverages, cracking open a freshly caught lobster, or diving into a bowl of seafood chowder – there’s something on the trails that will satisfy all your cravings. Make sure to download the Taste of Nova Scotia mobile app to make it easier than ever to collect stamps!

Save the date:

  • September 23 – October 2: Join Garrison Brewing at The Waterfront Beer Garden for an Oktoberfest celebration featuring incredible craft beer, German food features, live music, games, and more!
  • September 24: Join our friends at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Farm Fest 2022. Delicious food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Rose & Kettle Tearoom and a farmyard concert will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the evening portion of the event are $15 and are available via their online shop.
  • September 24: Join Planters Ridge for their annual Devour! Dinner & Short Film Screening at the winery from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Enjoy a night at the movies and dinner curated by acclaimed Chef Michael Howell , Founder and Executive Director of Devour!. He will be creating 5 courses inspired by short films that will be viewed and are selected by the Managing Director of Devour!, Lia Rinaldo . Each course will be thoughtfully paired with our exquisite wines to create a unique and creative experience unlike any other.
  • October 2: Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Beyond Terroir event hosted by Benjamin Bridge, in allyship with Glooscap First Nation. The event will feature three food stations with Mi’kmaq knowledge holders at each, who will speak on various topics around this year’s theme: land first. Guests will be guided through the vineyard where they will experience thoughtful food and drink pairings prepared with ingredients from the vineyard’s garden and local producers.

Featured Recipe:  Apple BBQ Pulled Pork

These Apple BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. Made with pork shoulder, brown sugar, local apples and onion – the fresh, delicious flavours in this recipe will not disappoint. Add this local Apple Slaw and these pulled pork sandwiches will hit the spot and leave you wanting more.

Local Source Guide:

Local apples/produce: Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market, Scotian Gold Country Store or any Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.
Visit the Pork Shop, Meadowbrook Meat Market’s or the Masstown Butcher for a variety of pork products.

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