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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 page for dates and times.
The Baddeck Community Market provides a weekly showcase of local foods and artisan products. See Events page for dates and times.
We are Cape Breton’s only year-round market. Our market vendors come in every Saturday and open their own little “store.” At the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, vendors bring their local wares to the public, whether it’s farm-fresh eggs, meat, vegetables, honey or maple syrup, home-baked breads, cakes or pies, a one-of-a-kind craft or a delicious meal prepared in our inspected kitchen. We have become an incubator for small businesses, a place where the seeds are sowed and get re-planted out in the business world once they’ve outgrown the market environment. And for the cream of the crop, every Saturday beginning at 10:00 A.M., we are graced with some of Cape Breton’s best talented entertainers! No better way to start your weekend than with a visit to the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, where we continue “Growing for You.”
340 Keltic Drive, Coxheath, Nova Scotia
Managers: Diane MacLean & Pauline Singer
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 to serve our member farmers’ markets and their vendors first and foremost.
FMNS offers support and services to Nova Scotia farmers’ markets and their vendors including business development and market management training, strategic research projects, advocacy, marketing and promotion. We also offer an insurance program for markets and market-based businesses. For a complete list of membership benefits, visit https://farmersmarketsns.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/benefits-of-membership.pdf
Facebook: Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia
Coordinator – Alicia Lake – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op is a brand new initiative designed to strengthen the linkages between local food producers and local consumers at all levels. In 2015 the Food Hub launched a pilot project to market and distribute local food in Cape Breton. In 2016, the food hub is working with producers across Cape Breton to distribute foods to consumers at 5 distribution centers. For more information visit our website – https://capebreton.localfoodmarketplace.com/ – or contact Alicia by email, above, or by phone at 902-577-3260.
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 to facilitate information sharing and relationship building. We also sponsor guest speakers and discussion sessions on specific topics pertaining to local food. Finally, in partnership with others, we support the ongoing development of Cape Breton’s local food website (www.cblocalfood.ca) as an online meeting place for people throughout Cape Breton Island interested in creating a stronger local food system.
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 of eating local in maintaining a modest carbon footprint, composting, mulching, water conservation, and including native flora to attract pollinators to food gardens. ACAP Cape Breton has a plot at the Cape Breton University Community Garden as well as various pollinator and rain gardens around the CBRM.
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 sector growth for the ultimate goal of the region’s economic development.
Projects initiated and under consideration include the creation of an award to acknowledge innovation in the agricultural sector, support for the creation of a local food transportation and distribution hub and public education for the sake of inspiring increased participation and investment in the sector.
Prosperity Framework Manager:
Ian McNeil, email@example.com, 902.562.0068
Prosperity Framework Agriculture Team co-chairs:
Dwayne MacDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Levangie, email@example.com
We support community groups and organization in setting up various food initiatives.
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 and advocacy.
Georgia McNeil p: 902-210-4966 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Sarah Ross, Public Health Nutritionist
Nova Scotia Health Authority
235 Townsend Street, Sydney