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Mabou Farmers Market

Weekly farmers’ market with 40 local vendors from Cape Breton and northern Nova Scotia. Local fresh vegetables, fruit, meats, fish, oysters, eggs. Handcrafts: jewelry, photos, knitting, weaving, hand-dyed fabrics, leather and wooden items, soaps and salves. Join us for lunch: donairs, sausages, smoothies, samosas; homemade pies, cookies, cupcakes, croissants, bagels, pretzels, European pastry. See Events …

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Baddeck Community Market

The Baddeck Community Market provides a weekly showcase of local foods and artisan products. See Events page for dates and times. Contact: Alicia Lake cblocaldiet@gmail.com http://baddeckcommunitymarket.net/

Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative (FMNS)

Our vision is a dynamic Farmers’ Market sector cultivating healthy local economies, communities and people in Nova Scotia. To bring this vision to life, we are building the capacity of farmers’ markets and their member businesses through inspirational leadership, professional development, province wide marketing, advocacy, and networking. Established in 2004 as a cooperative, we continue …

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CBRM Local Food Network

The CBRM Local Food Network facilitates collaboration among individuals and organizations committed to building a robust, sustainable local food system in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. We provide opportunities for people to share information and ideas, and to support one another in working to create a stronger local food system. We hold periodic networking sessions …

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ACAP Cape Breton

ACAP Cape Breton is dedicated to educating all ages in the community on benefits and DIYs of eating local and ecological gardening practices. We give ecological gardening workshops, partnered with local community groups, such as the Senior’s Café, church groups, gardening groups, Brownies and Scouts, and elementary schools. The topics we discuss include: the importance …

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Prosperity Framework Agriculture Team

The Prosperity Framework is Cape Breton & Mulgrave’s economic development strategy, uniting private sector business leaders, federal and provincial government departments and agencies, First Nations and municipalities as well as educational institutions on sector-specific teams. The Agriculture Team, like all Prosperity Framework teams, seeks to align partners’ priorities to work collaboratively on projects which advance …

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Ecology Action Centre

We support community groups and organization in setting up various food initiatives. Activities: We offer support in a range of ways, from building garden infrastructure to running food and garden skills workshops, building capacity and leadership amongst residents and staff, increasing the number of farmers’ markets and CSA drop-offs, storytelling, program evaluation, and civic engagement …

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Public Health Services

Public Health has a responsibility to be a leader in food security by advocating for healthy public policy, strengthening community action, and creating supportive environments. Contact: Sarah Ross, Public Health Nutritionist sarah.ross@nshealth.ca (902) 563-2716 Nova Scotia Health Authority 235 Townsend Street, Sydney http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/