Participating Farms 2015


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1. Blue Barn Farms
Hosts: Brian & Brenda Murray
Farm Type:
Grass-fed beef, certified free-range chickens
Address:
1800 Hammonds Plains Rd., Halifax, NS
County:
Halifax
Directions to Farm:
Exit from Hwy 102 West on Hwy 213 (Hammonds Plains Rd) to 1800 Hammonds Plains Rd
Hours:
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Learn about life on the farm by observing and interacting with the farm animals. We will also have a live band playing country music (weather permitting). There will be a limited supply of grass-fed beef & certified free-range chicken available for purchase.

2. Maplewood Maple Syrup & Christmas Tree Farm
Hosts:
Rex & Bonnie Veinot & Family
Farm Type:
Maple syrup & Christmas trees
Address:
2819 Barss Corner Rd., Maplewood, NS
County:
Lunenburg
Directions to Farm:
Exit 11 off Hwy 103. Travel North through Upper, Middle and Lower Cornwall, through Newburn and into Maplewood on left. From New Ross, travel through the Forties turning left on paved road. Travel through Parkdale and into Maplewood on right.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Open house at “The Sugar Shack”, sampling of maple products, beautiful award winning managed forest wagon ride, Christmas tree touring and viewing during wagon ride. Maple products available for sale.

3. Lunenburg County Winery at Hackmatack Farm
Hosts:
Heather & Dan Sanft
Farm Type: Winery & commercial high bush blueberries
Address: 813 Walburne Rd., Newburne, NS
County: Lunenburg
Directions to Farm: From Halifax – Take Hwy 103 to Exit 11, turn right 24 km inland to Newburne.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activities: Blueberry U-pick. Tours of winery and farm. 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

4. LaHave Natural Farms
Hosts:
Liam Tayler
Farm Type:
Haskap berry orchard
Address:
1776 Northfield Rd., Blockhouse, NS
County:
Lunenburg
Directions to Farm:
Exit 11 from 103 towards Blockhouse. Right on Hwy 325 towards Bridgewater. Turn right on Northfield Rd. We are about 15 minutes up Northfield Rd on right hand side.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Sampling of our product; equipment demos; tours; vendors we collaborate with.

5. Terra Beata Cranberry Farm
Host:
Evelyn Ernst
Farm Type: Cranberries
Address: 161 Monk Point Rd., Heckman’s Island, NS
County: Lunenburg
Directions to Farm: Drive from Lunenburg towards Blue Rocks. After 2 km turn left onto Heckman’s Island Rd. After 2 km, cross short bridge onto Heckman’s Island. After 1 km, turn right onto Monk Point Rd. Farm is first driveway on left, after 0.5 km.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Free guided walking tours of the bog as well as the berry cleaning line and our “cranberry kitchen” processing facility. Free cranberry appetizers for sampling.

6. R&R Corkum Farm
Hosts:
Ralph Corkum
Farm Type:
Beef (cow/calf)
Address:
1571 New Cumberland Rd, Pleasantville, NS
County:
Lunenburg
Directions to Farm:
Travel South of Kings Street, Bridgewater. Follow the LaHave River through Conquerall Bank to Pleasantville on the Lake Centre to 1571 New Cumberland Rd. R&R Corkum Farm is about 20 minutes from Bridgewater.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Meet farmers that produce beef in Lunenburg County. Tour the farm, viewing rotational grazing of cow/calves on grass (approximately 30 cow/calf pairs) and a wrapped hay/haylage demonstration. This beef is raised for the consumer and farm markets with no growth hormones or chemicals.

7. Indian Garden Farms
Hosts:
Glen & Marilyn Hebb
Farm Type:
Fruit & vegetables
Address:
15401 Hwy 3, Hebbville, NS
County:
Lunenburg
Directions to Farm:
Take Exit 13 off Hwy 103. Turn left and follow the Indian Garden Farm Market signs.
Hours:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities:
Hayride tour on the farm. Pumpkin counting contest for the kids.

8. Out to Pasture Farm
Hosts:
Kevin & Susan Veinotte
Farm Type: Mixed livestock & Christmas trees
Address: 300 Mossman Rd., West Northfield, NS
County: Lunenburg
Directions to Farm: From Exit 12 Hwy 103, turn right onto trunk Hwy 10. Go North (away from Bridgewater) 6.5 km and turn right on Mossman Rd. Follow red arrows to farm.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities: Take a walking tour of the farm yard viewing the sheep, rabbits and chickens. There will also be a wagon ride to check out the cows, Ducks Unlimited ponds and wetlands and the new Adopt-A-Stream projects. We will be able to answer questions about farm, woodlot and Christmas tree U-cut.

9. Watershed Farm
Host:
Camelia Frieberg
Farm Type:
Mixed livestock, vegetables, herbs & flowers
Address:
768 Allen Frausel Rd., Baker Settlement, NS
County:
Lunenburg
Directions to Farm:
From the 103 Hwy take Exit 13 and head away from Bridgewater towards Baker Settlement. Stay on the 325 for approx. 13 km. Turn right onto Monk Rd., then turn right again on Allen Frausel Rd. Look for blue wooden bin on left side. Park below sign & walk up to the top of the hill.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Activities:
Come see our flock of mixed heritage breed sheep, our free-range chickens and our bee hives and learn about our rotational grazing method. Visit our greenhouses, caterpillar tunnels & gardens to see how we use biodynamic principles to grow our crops. Learn how we use our wind generator, solar panels, cisterns and straw bale buildings to conserve energy use. Drinks, refreshments and produce are available.

10. Chestnut Hill Farm
Hosts:
Greg & Brenda
Farm Type: Bees, daylilies, pigs, chickens & ducks
Address:
1244 Shore Rd., Shelburne, NS
County:
Shelburne
Directions to Farm:
From Exit 26 Hwy 103, turn right at Tim Hortons, follow road to Spencer’s Garden Centre and veer right. Follow through Birchtown and to Shore Rd – sign says Shore Rd, Igomar, Gunning Cove and follow to 1244 Shore Rd.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Walking tour of various animals, orchard and pond. Bee talks and opportunity to visit hives. BBQ for public, honey and eggs for sale, and general question and answer.

11. Richmond Highland Farm
Hosts:
Ute Ott
Farm Type:
Cattle farm – Scottish Highland Breeder
Address:
1099 & 991 Richmond Rd., Ireton, NS
County:
Yarmouth
Directions to Farm:
From Hwy 101 – Exit 33 Port Maitland to Lake George. On Richmond Rd., 3.2 km to farm. From Rte 1 East, turn right on Richmond Rd or from Rte 1 West, turn left on Richmond Rd. 7.3 km to farm.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Scottish Highland Cattle (2 herds), Highland calves petting area, farm store, coffee & homemade cakes, barbeque, special Highland beef. Live music 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

12. Wild Rose Farm
Hosts:
Siegmar & Gilberte Doelle
Farm Type: Market garden with livestock
Address: 6804 Hwy 101, Plympton, NS
County: Digby
Directions to Farm: On Hwy 101 in between Digby and Weymouth, near Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse.
Hours: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Farm tours, taste testing, 4 wheeler hayrides, hay castle. We were the N.S. Environmental Plan Stewardship Award Winner for 2013.

13. Annapolis Highland Vineyards
Hosts:
Tara & Thomas
Farm Type:
Vineyard
Address:
2635 Clementsvale Rd., Bear River East, NS
County:
Annapolis
Directions to Farm:
Exit 23A, Hwy 101. At end of Mary Jane Riley Rd, turn right. Vineyard is 3 kms ahead.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activities:
Complimentary tour of vineyard & winery followed by wine tasting for guests 19+. All ages welcome to tour.

14. Dempsey Corner Orchards
Hosts:
Dave Bowlby & Allison Maher
Farm Type: Fruit & vegetable U-pick, tea room
Address: 2717 Hwy 221, Aylesford, NS
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: North of Exit 16 and follow the signs.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Bottle feed baby animals in the petting zoo; wagon rides; U-pick apples, pears, plums; U-dig potatoes, carrots, onions; fish pond; apple golf. Music! Hot lunches! Sound garden and more!

15. VanOostrum Farms
Hosts:
The VanOostrum Family
Farm Type:
Beef farm & corn maze
Address:
4931 Hwy 221, Berwick, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
Take Exit 15 on Hwy 101. Follow Rte 360 North about 3.5 km to stop sign. Turn right onto Hwy 221 and go about 4 km.
Hours:
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activities:
Tour the beef cattle barn from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and learn how the cattle are raised. Explore the Harvest Acres Corn Maze from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and have some farmyard fun at the activities!

16. Foote Family Farm
Hosts:
George & Trina Foote
Farm Type:
Apples & bees
Address:
1972 Woodville Rd., Woodville, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
North of Hwy 221, watch for signs.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities:
11 a.m. – Honey extraction demonstrations. 1 p.m. – Cider pressing demonstration

17. Wild Mountain Farm
Hosts:
Lance & Kathleen Bishop
Farm Type: Pasture-raised pork & grass-fed sheep
Address:
8 Old Baxter’s Mill Rd., Canning, NS
County: Kings
Directions to Farm:
From Kentville, take Hwy 359 North up over North Mountain. At the top of the mountain, take second right called Gospel Rd. From Gospel Rd, take your first left called Long Beach Rd to the end. You will see the sign at the end of our driveway!
Hours:
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities:
Visit our pastured pigs and some of our grass-fed cows with lots of information about how we look after them through the seasons. We will also explain how people can order our pork and beef through our weekly “Meat-up” deliveries through our online store wildmountain.ca

18. Vermeulen Farms
Hosts:
Andy Vermeulen & Karen Corey
Farm Type:
Small fruit & vegetable
Address:
48 Rabbit Square Rd., Canning, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
Take Route 358 to Canning. Follow through village and turn left at Rabbit Square Rd., third road on the left from monument. Follow Rabbit Square to farm.
Hours:
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Tour of tabletop strawberries, tunnel house & trellis house. Samples of field ripened cantaloupe. Freggie the mascot will be here with tattoos for children.

19. Blomidon Estate Winery
Hosts:
Gordon Weld & Harold Gaudy
Farm Type:
Winery & vineyard
Address:
10318 Hwy 221, Canning, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
On Hwy 221, head from Canning to Kingsport. The winery is on your right.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activities:
Join us all day for tastings ($5) and meet our vineyard manager Harold at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for an in-depth vineyard and viticulture tour!

20. Planters Ridge Winery Ltd
Hosts:
John McLarty & Lisa Law
Farm Type:
Winery & vineyard
Address:
1441 Church St, Port Williams, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
Take Exit 11 off Hwy 101, turn towards Greenwich/Wolfville. At intersection, go straight towards Port Williams. Follow Hwy 358, turn right onto Church St.
Hours:
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities:
Join us for an educational tour of our vineyard. Learn what varietals we grow and what practices we use. Enjoy a wine tasting or glass of wine on our patio (priced accordingly). Bring your own picnic. Complementary vineyard tour at 1 p.m.

21. Gates U-Pick
Hosts:
Doug & Marianne Gates
Farm Type: Apples, pears & pumpkins
Address: 1269 Starr’s Point Rd., Port Williams, NS
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: Take Exit 11 from Hwy 101. Go straight through lights into Village of Port Williams. Cross bridge and look for overhead flashing light. Turn right onto Starr’s Point Rd. Go 2 km, Gates U-Pick is on the left.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activities: We offer free wagon rides around our orchards. Tour takes approx.10 mins. We also encourage free sampling all you can eat apples while U-picking. There are washroom facilities and a picnic area.

22. TapRoot Farms
Hosts:
Patricia Bishop & Josh Oulton
Farm Type:
Fruit & vegetable CSA
Address:
1736 Church St., Port Williams, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
Exit 11 off Hwy 101. Right turn from ramp. Straight through lights to Hwy 358. Right turn onto Church St.
Hours:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities:
Hay wagon ride, animal petting (goats, sheep), fruit & vegetable picking

23. Willowbank U-Pick Farm
Hosts:
Johnson Family
Farm Type:
Apple, pumpkin u-pick & market
Address:
110 Starrs Point Loop, Port Williams, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
Exit 11 off Hwy 101 (Greenwich) take 358 to Port Williams. Simply follow signs to Prescott House Museum – only 5 minutes from Exit 11. Lots of signs. See www.willowbankupick.com
Hours:
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Activities:
U-pick apples and pumpkins, market on site. Activities include petting zoo, corn maze, wagon rides, museum. There is a picnic area and walking trails. Fees apply for produce and some activities.

24. Hennigar’s Farm Market
Hosts:
Heather & Doug Hennigar
Farm Type: Fruits & vegetables – roadside market
Address:
10272 Hwy 1, Greenwich, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
Take Exit 11 to #1 Hwy. Turn right on #1 Hwy. 1 km, Hennigar’s is on the right just before the Wolfville town limits.
Hours:
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Activities:
Visit our busy farm market with all the fruits and vegetables in season on display. Play farmers golf through the apple orchard (adults $10, children under 12, $5). Enjoy our nature trail and picnic park. Animals (goats, sheep, ducks, peacocks and rabbits) on display.

15. Elderkin’s Farm Market
Hosts:
Peter & Kevin Elderkin
Farm Type: Fruit
Address: 10362 Hwy 1, Greenwich, NS
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: Take Exit 11 to Hwy 1.  Turn right on Hwy 1. Drive 1 km, Elderkin’s is on the right just before the Wolfville town limits.
Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Activities: U-Pick apples, pumpkin, squash. Others as seasonal.

26. Dabro Farms Inc
Hosts:
Davidson Family
Farm Type:
Dairy & farm market
Address:
105 & 237 Gaspereau River Rd, Wolfville, NS
County:
Kings
Directions to Farm:
Take Gaspereau Ave, across from Tim Horton’s in Wolfville. Follow to Gaspereau Valley, turn right at bridge and right at church. Approx. 2 km.
Hours:
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
At 105 Gaspereau River Rd., visit our farm market, farm animal petting area, hay ride, and BBQ hosted by Gaspereau Church. At 237 Gaspereau River Rd., visit our dairy operation.

27. Grand Pré Wines
Host:
Grand Pré Wines
Farm Type: Winery
Address: 11611 Hwy 1, Grand Pré, NS
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: From Hwy 101, take Exit 10, follow Hwy 1, past gas station, the winery is on the right.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Free wine tour & tasting at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

28. Fair Acres Farm
Hosts:
Davison Family
Farm Type: Beef, apples, field crops, Agri-tourism, & corn maze
Address: 816 & 1112 Falmouth Dyke Rd., Falmouth, NS
County: Hants
Directions to Farm: Exit 7 off Hwy 101. Follow signs to Sainte Famille Winery. Our two sites are located just before and after Sainte Famille Winery.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Walking tours of orchard and beef cattle production at 816 Falmouth Dyke Rd. Agri-tourism and corn maze activities at 1112 Falmouth Dyke Rd.

29. Sainte Famille Wines Ltd.
Hosts:
Suzanne & Doug Corkum
Farm Type: Vineyard & winery
Address: 11 Dudley Park Ln., Falmouth, NS
County: Hants
Directions to Farm: Take Exit 7 off Hwy 101. Follow the grape logo signs. Approx. 4 km from exit.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: 10 a.m. – Vinegar & winery tour. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Lunch available: pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, juice, pop, beer & wine. Tours every hour until 3 p.m. Stove open until 5 p.m.

30. Scotian Bee Honey
Hosts:
Joe Goetz, Francis Laing, Michelle & Kelsey Keddy
Farm Type: Apiary
Address: 34 Sangster Bridge Rd., Windsor Forks, NS
County: Hants
Directions to Farm: From Hwy 101 East – Exit 7, turn right on NS Truck 1, at “y” slight left. Left on Falmouth Dyke Rd., left on Sangster Bridge Rd. From Hwy 101 West – Exit 5 turn left at bottom of ramp. Right at yield, left on Hwy 14 (Chester Rd.). Right on Sangster Bridge Rd.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities: Come learn about honeybees and their importance. Free tour of the honeyhouse and bee talks. Tour a working bee hive or make your own candles for $10 each. A canteen and washroom will be available.

31. W. Mason & Sons
Hosts:
Roy Haley, Jimmy Wells & Bryan Wells
Farm Type:
Apple orchard & U-pick
Address:
587 Windsor Back Rd, Windsor, NS
County:
Hants
Directions to Farm:
Exit 5 off Hwy 101. Go to Highway #1. Turn left on Hwy 1 at the Irving. Follow road to “Three Mile Plains Crossroad”. Turn right. Follow to stop sign. Turn right onto Windsor Back Road. Follow U-Pick signs to 587.
Hours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Apple U-pick, cider & juice sampling, Bounce Castle, face painting, pumpkin & squash U-pick.

32. Avondale Sky Winery
Hosts:
Stewart Creaser & Lorraine Vassalo
Farm Type:
Winery
Address:
80 Avondale Cross Rd., RR#2 Newport, NS
County:
Hants
Directions to Farm:
Exit 5A off Hwy 101, turn right toward Brooklyn. Turn left to Mantua. Turn left to Avondale, Newport Landing, then veer right for Avondale Cross Rd.
Hours:
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activities:
We will be showcasing horses among the vineyard. Our restaurant will be open with 100% local seasonal menu specifically supporting other farms participating in Open Farm Day. We will be providing winery tours and live music.

33. Meander River Farm
Hosts:
Bailey Family
Farm Type: Hops, lavender, on-farm microbrewery
Address: 906 Woodville Rd., Newport, NS
County: Hants
Directions to Farm: Directions provided on our website meanderriverfarm.ca
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities: Brewery tour and beer tasting, introduction to growing hops, introduction to growing lavender, essential oil distillation demo, hike to waterfall, tour of flower gardens.

34. Windmill Holsteins Inc.
Hosts:
Derek & Lori, Hendrick, Luke, Heidi & Breanna
Farm Type:
Dairy & biogas
Address:
1396 Hwy 224, Shubenacadie, NS
County:
Colchester
Directions to Farm:
From the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park take Hwy 224 towards Musquodoboit. 3.4 km on your left you will see 1396 (Gays River Rd.)
Hours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
You will be able to interact with the animals and have a tour of the bio-gas plant. BBQ 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Signature spice shop will be joining us to sell local spices.

35. Cochrane Family Farm
Hosts:
Frank & Lisa Cochrane & Family
Farm Type: Mixed livestock & vegetable
Address: 5324 Hwy 289, Upper Stewiacke, NS
County: Colchester
Directions to Farm: From Exit 12 off Hwy 102, travel 26 km on the 289 East. From New Glasgow, take Exit 20 off Hwy 104, turn onto Pleasant Valley Rd. and keep going. It will turn into 289 West, 48 km from Exit 20 to the farm.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Activities: There will be tours every 20 mins of the animals, gardens and greenhouses. Interact with baby animals; we have pigs, rabbits, chickens & ducks. See demonstrations on soil enhancement, permaculture techniques, soil and seed displays. Learn about multi-cropping. We will also have picnic area and play area for families and children. Coffee & tea are free. Baked goods, snacks, juice, water and more are available for purchase. Our organic farm store will be open as well.

36. Harvest for Hunger Open House
Hosts:
Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Farm Type: Corn
Address: 10675 Hwy 2, Masstown, NS
County: Colchester
Directions to Farm: Just up the old Hwy 2 past Masstown Market. Follow signs (Exit 12).
Hours: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Activities: Meet at our corn field to see machinery, tractors and corn to learn how corn is grown. There will be several corn producers who will explain how corn, when harvested, will go to help END HUNGER in the developing world.

37. Wysmykal Farm & Les Jardins Stellaria
Hosts:
Charles, Ryan & Jessy Wysmyk, Sarah Clarkson & Sylvestre Dion
Farm Type:
Organic vegetable farm & organic herb & flower farm
Address:
1121 Chapman Settlement Rd., Chapman Settlement, NS
County:
Cumberland
Directions to Farm:
From Amherst, take Hwy 366 past Lorneville. Turn right on Chapman Settlement Rd. Farm located 2 km from shore.
Hours:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Two tours of the farm will be offered – one at 9 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.

38. Vista Bella Farm
Host:
Brenna Koneczry
Farm Type:
Orchard, apiary & storage vegetables
Address:
2859 Malagash Rd., Malagash, NS
County:
Cumberland
Directions to Farm:
Turn into Malagash at used car parking lot at the fork in the road. Veer to your right, approx. 3.5 km on left hand side. (Google us on Google maps!)
Hours:
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Free orchard tour & view honey observation gallery. U-pick squash, apples & possibly other fruits for a fee. See close to 50 varieties of apples.

39. Ebbett’s Meadow Brook Farm
Hosts:
Joe & Lorenda Ebbett
Farm Type:
Mixed livestock
Address:
8647 Hwy 311, Balfron, NS
County:
Colchester
Directions to Farm:
From Truro, take Hwy 311 north to Tatamagouche (45 km). From R & G, take Hwy 311 south 6 km.
Hours:
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Hay wagon ride out over the rolling hills to visit with the cattle in the fields. BBQ and corn boil, tour the farm buildings and have an opportunity to visit with various farm animals including baby chicks. Retail farm market open, music and more.

40. Sugar Moon Farm
Hosts:
Quita Gray & Scott Whitelaw
Farm Type:
Maple syrup & farm restaurant
Address:
221 Alex MacDonald Rd., Earltown, NS
County:
Colchester
Directions to Farm:
sugarmoon.ca/directions/
Hours:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Visit our authentic maple syrup farm and get the whole Sugar Moon experience year round. A 2-hour visit for all ages includes a Sugar Moon Classic Maple Brunch – a traditional sugar camp meal with a Maritime twist. A Sugar Camp Tour – Hear the Sugar Moon story. See where and how we collect sap and turn it into syrup over a wood-fire. End with a maple tasting (Tours every hour from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.). Sugar on Snow – A unique piece of Canadiana, this is a treat not to be missed.

41. Seafoam Lavender Farm
Hosts:
Dave & Suzy Belt
Farm Type: Lavender agricultural and manufacturing farm
Address: 3768 Hwy 6, Seafoam, NS
County: Pictou
Directions to the Farm: (1) 8 km East of River John; (2) 23 km West of Pictou; (3) From Halifax: 102 North to 104 East, then Exit 22 to Pictou Rotary. Follow signs toward River John
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activities: (1) “Lavender 101” Educational presentations continuously. (2) Wander through lavender garden and production field. (3) Lavender-themed snacks available for purchase.

42. West River Holsteins
Hosts:
Jack Thomson & Rhonda MacDougall
Farm Type:
Dairy farm
Address:
1543 Hwy 337, Harbour Centre, NS
County:
Antigonish
Directions to Farm:
8 km past hospital in Antigonish (from Main Street take Hwy. 337 to Harbour Centre). Farm is on left-hand side. Farm sign at end of driveway.
Hours:
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Activities:
Join us at our dairy facility for a tour, with static displays, and activities for the kids. Guided tours on the hour but visit throughout the scheduled hours for self-guided tours and displays.

43. Windswept Farm
Hosts:
Barry & Isabel Eisenhauer & Girls
Farm Type: Sheep & alpaca
Address:
132 MacEachern Rd., Inverness, NS
County:
Inverness
Directions to Farm:
10 km North from Inverness Firehall on right. 1 km up MacEachern Road, second house.
Hours:
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities:
Petting animals & demonstrations

44. Guneden Place
Hosts:
Nahman Korem & Mary Doyle
Farm Type:
Diversified farm: Vineyard, beekeeping, vegetables
Address:
2 Crown Lane, Baddeck, NS
County:
Victoria
Directions to Farm:
See www.guneden.com/find-us/driving-directions/
Hours:
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Activities:
Vineyard tour, honey extraction, greenhouse tour.

45. Lake Mabou Farms
Hosts:
William, Dianne Cox & Family
Farm Type: Dairy farm
Address:
724 Mabou Harbour Rd., Inverness, NS
County:
Inverness
Directions to Farm:
In the heart of Mabou, turn north off of Rte 19 onto Mabou Harbour/Coal Mines Rd and towards St. Mary’s Catholic Church. We are 3.5 km past the church (stay on the pavement) and on the right hand side. GPS N46.084649 W61.43149
Hours:
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Activities:
Tour our dairy facility and interact with the calves. Static displays, guided tours throughout the day. View the cows being milked at 5 p.m. Hike to our top pasture for a great view of Mabou.

46. L’Acadie Vineyards
Hosts: Bruce Ewert Family & Staff
Farm Type: Organic winery
Address: 310 Slayter Rd., Wolfville, NS
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: From Hwy 101, take Exit 9 or 11 and follow grape signs. From Exit 9, go around the rotary and follow the signs to Gaspereau (this will take you over Hwy 101). Turn right and go 7.3 km along Gaspereau River Road. Turn left on Slayter Rd. We are 0.5 km on the left. Visit website for a map –lacadievineyards.ca
Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: The first and only organic winery in Nova Scotia! Visit our wine shop to learn about traditional method champagne wine production from our staff while enjoying a complimentary tasting of organic wine. View our organic vineyard. In addition, this year we will be having our first annual Organic Market 10-4pm, an outdoor market of local organic vendors, food and live music. A list of vendors will be sent out in our newsletter as we get closer to the event, sign up here to receive it  http://lacadievineyards.us2.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=0867c5239615ab4cdab029f3d&id=c4162cd8a2

47. Bayview Dairy Farm
Hosts: Beaton Family
Farm Type: Dairy Farm
Address: 11086 Rte 19, Mabou, NS
County: Inverness
Directions to Farm: Located on Rte 19 next to Dalbrae Academy. Coming from Whycocomagh or Inverness, go through the village of Mabou and past Dalbrae, next driveway on left. From Port Hood, go past West Mabou Rd turn off and first driveway on right.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Tour our dairy facility and interact with animals. Static displays and guided tours throughout the day. Live milking demonstration at 1 p.m.

49. Lismore Sheep Farm
Hosts:
John & Gillian Crawford
Farm Type: Sheep
Address:
1389 Louisville Rd., River John, NS
County: Pictou
Directions to Farm:
From Pictou or Tatamagouche, travel on Hwy 6 and watch for Louisville Rd., just west of River John. We are first farm on right. Watch for signs. If coming from Truro on Hwy 311, turn right at Earltown on Hwy 326, conitnue through Denmark, watch for our signs. Turn right at the top of Lousiville Rd.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities: Our barn is open with sheep and lambs to see. Display with the story of wool. Highland cows in the field. Free wagon rides, lamb sausage bbq, wool shop open. River John Farmer’s Market on site from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with vendors with produce, baking, flowers, herbs, & crafts.

250th Hants County Exhibition
The oldest agricultural fair in North America, and Nova Scotia’s last big fair of 2015. The biggest ever – new events & old favourites.
Just off 101, exit 5A in Windsor
September 18-20 & 25-27
www.hantscountyex.com / 902 798 0000

For a printable version of the complete farm participants listing, click List of OFD Participants 2015.