It’s high season for Nova Scotia’s farmers’ markets, and many of our members have been getting some much-deserved media attention as of late. Here is a round-up of some of the exciting stories emerging this month!


Farmers’ markets playing important role for small farms in Nova Scotia

By Paul Pickrem for The Chronicle Herald

“Farmers’ markets across Nova Scotia are seeking to bridge the gap between consumer’s growing interest in eating healthy, locally-grown food and their desire to access that food in the most convenient ways possible.”

Read more here.




Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia launch ‘food bucks’ program to improve access

By Matthew Moore for Halifax Today.

“Those in need can use the anonymous currency to buy products from farmers’ markets.”

Read more here.




Foodie Tuesday on Global News Halifax

The Two Crumpeteers

Roll On Two Chimney Cakes

Edible Earth Farm




Truro Farmers’ Market helping fight food insecurity

By Lynn Curwin for Cumberland News

“The project provides people experiencing food insecurity with tokens that can be spent at local farmers’ markets. The tokens are the same as those sold to the public.

“It helps people get high-quality local food and there’s also a social angle, with them coming to the market and building community,” said Congdon, who is manager of the Truro Farmers’ Market. “Two participants have already volunteered to help with projects at the market.”

Read more here.




Wolfville Farmers’ Market Vendors in Kings County News

‘My life’s calling’: Young farmer forging new path on family farm by Paul Pickrem

‘Life is too short to drink crappy wine’ by Paul Pickrem

Brandt’s Bees celebrates, protects honey bees by Paul Pickrem

Flower farming busy business for Annapolis Valley couple by Paul Pickrem



The List: Give tasty, locally made sausages to grill this weekend

By Kelly Neil for The Chronicle Herald

Featuring Getaway Farms of Seaport Farmers’ Market and Sweet Williams Country Sausage of Halifax Brewery Market.

Read it here.




Eat this: Elaine’s Brazilian Bakery

By Carolina Andrade for The Coast

Read more about this Seaport Farmers’ Market vendor here.



New Antigonish Farmers’ Market building receives huge boost

Richard MacKenzie for NG News

“Those were the excited and grateful words of Antigonish Farmers’ Market Association president Casey van de Sande following the announcement from Central Nova MP Sean Fraser that the federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Innovative Communities Fund, would be contributing $700,000 to the new farmer’s market building, planned for the exhibition grounds on James Street.”

Read more here.




Cape Breton Farmers’ Market construction nearing an end

By Chris Shannon for Cape Breton Post

“A grand opening to celebrate the finished product at the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market is being planned for September but a date has not yet been confirmed.”

Read more here.