Participating Farms 2017

 

1 – Wild Rose Farm
Farm type: Market Garden and Livestock
Address: 6804 Gilbert’s Cove
County: Digby
Directions: Passed Digby on 101. LEft Big Yellow Sign
Time: 1-4p.m.
Activity Description: Farm tours, taste testing, Haw Wagon Rides, Stand Open, Gen a good over all appreciation of biointensive notill production, livestock petting, come and see our multicultural chickens.

2 – Boates U-Pick
Farm type: Apples and Pears
Address: 432 Bligh Road, Woodville
County: Kings
Directions: From Highway 101, take exit 13 drive West on Route 1 toward Cambridge about 6 km, turn right (North) just past Central Kings Rural High, follow signs to Woodville. Bligh Road about 6km. We’re on the corner.
Time: 9am-5pm
Activity Description:

3 – Foote Family Farm
Farm type: Apples, Honey, Cider
Address: 1972 Woodville Road, Woodville
County: Kings
Directions: Directions on website: www.footefamilyfarm.com
Time: 11am – 5pm, Honey extracting at 11am, Cider making at 1pm.
Activity Description:

4 – Gates U-Pick
Farm type: Apples, pears and pumpkins
Address: 1269 Starr’s Point Rd, Port Williams, NS
County: Kings
Directions: Take Exit 11 from Hwy 101. Go straight through the 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.
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activity Description: We offer free wagon rides around the orchard. Tour takes approx. 10 mins. We also encourage free sampling of all you can eat apples while U-Picking. There are washroom facilities and a picnic area.

5 – Wood’n’Hive Honey
Farm type: Beekeeping
Address: 1284 Starrs Point Road, Port Williams
County: Kings
Directions: From Port Williams, turn right onto Starrs Point Road, Travel 1.5 kms, Honey House is on the right.
Time: 8a.m. – 6p.m.
Activity Description: Displays of Bee Colonies, Honey Extraction/processing and Bee Cage demonstrations, weather permitting. Honey products and samples available on site.

6 – Indian Garden Farms
Farm type: Fruit and Vegetable Farm
Address: 15401 Highway 3, Lunenburg County
County: Lunenburg
Directions:
Time:
Activity Description: Baby sheep, corn maze, hayride tour, airstream cage on site.

7 – Lahave River Berry Farm Inc
Farm type: Plants food and flowers
Address: 5216 Hwy 332 Middle Lahave
County: Lunenburg
Directions:
Time: 9a.m.-5p.m.
Activity Description: Orchard tours describing products, services and production methods.

8 – Maplewood Maple Syrup & Christmas Tree Farm
Farm type: Maple syrup, Christmas trees, Woodlot Management
Address: 2819 Barss Corner Road, Maplewood
County: Lunenburg
Directions: Off Highway 103, travel north through Lower, Middle and Upper Cornwall, Newburne then into Maplewood. From New Ross, travel through the forties to paved road on left to Parkdale then into Maplewood.
Time: 11a.m. – 4p.m.
Activity Description: Wagon rides through award winning woodlot and open house at sugar shack with free treats. Maple products available for sale.

9 – Terra Beata Farms
Farm type: Cranberries
Address: 161 Monk Point Rd, Heckman’s Island
County: Lunenburg
Directions: Drive from Lunenburg towards Blue Rocks. After 2 km turn left onto Heckman’s Island. After 1 km, turn right onto Monk Point Road, Farm is the first driveway on the left after 0.5 km.
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activity Description: 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.

10 – Cogmagun Poultry Processing Co. Ltd and Mill Acre Farm
Farm type: Mixed (Poultry and Grains)
Address: 760 Cogmagun Road, Centre Burlington
County: Hants
Directions: Take 101 to Exit 4 (St. Croix), #1 to Newport Corner, left onto 215 (east) to Centre Burlington, right onto Beaver Pond Road, right onto Cogmagun Road.
Time: 10:30-5pm Grand Opening of New plant addition, new product samplings, plant tours, farm tours
Activity Description: We will be celebrating the Grand Opening of our new addition to our processing plant and introducing our new ready-to-eat product line “Courtia’s”. We will have samplings of our “Courtia’s” lines as well as products of the North Mountain Pie Company. We will have walking tours and hay rides.

11 – Grand Pre Wines
Farm type: Winery
Address: 11611 Highway 1
County: Kings
Directions: From Hwy 101, take Exit 10, follow Hwy 1, past gas station, the winery is on the right.
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activity Description: Complimentary tour and wine tasting, available at 11am, 3pm and 5pm.

12 – J.W. Mason and Sons Ltd
Farm type: Apple Orchard and u-pick
Address: 587 Windsor Back Road, WIndsor, NS
County: Hants
Directions: 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.
Time: 10a.m. – 3 p.m.
Activity Description: Bouncy Castle 11a.m. – 3p.m.

13 – Meander River Farm and Brewery
Farm type: Brewery and mixed farm (hops, lavender, animals, flowers
Address: 906 Woodville Road, Newport
County: Hants
Directions: Check website – meanderriverfarm.ca
Time: 9a.m. – 5p.m.
Activity Description: Walk through the woods to the river, brewing talk and tour, garden walk and talk: hops, lavender, herbs, cut flowers and animals, Demonstration of distilling for essential oil and botanical talk, live artist demonstrations on site, retail store with beer and lavender products

14 – Cochrane Family Farm
Farm type: Certified organic vegetable and seed
Address: 5324 Hwy 289, Upper Stewiacke
County: Colchester
Directions: From New Glasgow, tax exit 20 onto 289, from Hwy 102, take exit 12 (Brookfield)
Time: 9am-4pm
Activity Description: We invite you to come join us for tours of our 30 acre certified organic farm, where we grow vegetables, herbs and flower from seed, herbal products and vegetable markets. We offer demonstrations, fresh vegetables, herbal products, home baking and more! Come learn how we grow naturally and save seeds!

15 – Winding River Farms Ltd
Farm type: Robotic Dairy
Address: 2965 Alton Road, East Stewiacke
County: Colchester
Directions: Take exit 11 (Stewiacke), Turn onto Main Street West, Continuing through stop sign in 1.2 km, take slight left onto Main Street East. In 4.4 km, turn left onto Alton Road. Farm is on left (red barns).
Time: 1pm-4pm Barn tours, hay ride, refreshments
Activity Description: Come tour a modern dairy barn this is almost fully automated with robotic equipment. Meet your cows and calves and enjoy a hayride around out property. Hot and cold refreshments available.

16 – Windmill Holsteins
Farm type: Dairy and Biogas
Address: 1396 Highway 224, Shubenacadie, NS
County: Colchester
Directions: From the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, take Highway 224 towards Musquodoboit 3.4 km on your left you will see 1396 (Gays River Road)
Time: 10am-3pm, BBQ from 11:30 – 1pm
Activity Description: We will be having tours of the biogas and dairy farm.

17 – Sugar Moon Farm

Farm type: Maple Syrup
Address: 221 Alex MacDonald Rd, Earltown, NS
County: Colchester
Directions: 20 minutes North of Truro on the Alex MacDonald Rd, off of Hwy #311 in Earltown.
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activity Description: Learn about maple syrup; hear about the history of the farm. Take a guided tour of our maple syrup operation- a 30 minute tour for all ages. Try your hand at sugar on snow, and go for a beautiful hike in the sugar woods. Enjoy an all-day maple bunch in our log restaurant, featuring refreshing maple drinks, buttermilk pancakes, local sausages, fresh biscuits and more. Free guided tours hourly, 10am – 3pm. Limit of 20 per tour, sign up upon arrival. Sugar on snow hourly, 10am – 3pm, $2 per stick.

18 – Woolies of Upperbrook Farm & Harmoney Woolen Mill
Farm type: Sheep
Address: 989 Upper Brookside Road, Central North RIver
County: Colchester
Directions: From Bible Hill drive 8km on Hwy 311 turn right onto Upper Brookside Road and look for the first farm on the right (big red sign).
Time: 11am-3pm
Activity Description: Meet the sheep watch the shearing, tour the farm, morden woolen mill and farm shop featuring Greta’s Jams and Jellies, blankets, sheepskins, comforters and wool supplies. Visit with other artisans of maple products, pottery, weaving, felting and more.

19 – Hampton Farm
Farm type: Alpacas
Address: 8742 Highway 2, Southampton, NS, B0M 1W0
County: Cumberland
Directions: Almost centred between Amherst, Parrsboro, and Springhill. ~200 metres south of the junction of Highway 2 and Route 302
Time: Demonstration of monthly shots and herd health at 11 a.m.
Activity Description: At 11 a.m., we will be demonstrating monthly herd health (giving deworming shots, toenail clipping, and body scoring). During the rest of the day, visitors can observe our free-range chickens, our alpacas in 4 pens, and our small blueberry field. We will offer a hands-on demo of skirting (fibre-cleaning), and be available to answer any questions about the animals and their care.

20 – Wysmykal Farm
Farm type: Organic Vegetable Farm
Address: 1121 Chapman Settlement Road, Chapman Settlement, NS B0L 1E0
County: Cumberland
Directions: From Amherst, take highway 336 past Lorneville. Turn right onto the Chapman Settlement Road. The farm is located 2km from the shore. Look for the Greenhouse
Time: Open from 10am-2pm. Farm tour in the morning, BBQ by donation at lunch time, Farm tour in the afternoon.
Activity Description: Come and see our farm! We will show you what we grow and how we grow it. Hopefully we will eat some tasty melons!

21 – Lismore Sheep Farm
Farm type: Sheep/Beef
Address: 1389 Louisville Road, River John
County: Pictou
Directions: Farm is on Louisville Road, just off Highway 6 West of River John. From Truro, take Highway 311 to Earltown, turn right on Highway 326, continue through Denmark, watch for our signs.
Time: 10am-3pm, wagon rides ongoing, BBQ 11-2.
Activity Description: Barn is open with sheep and lambs to see. Displays with the story about wool and sheep. Highland cows in the field. Free wagon rides, lamb sausage, BBQ, wool shop open. River John Farmer’s Market on site (weather permitting) with produce, baking and artisans.

22 – Seafoam Lavender Farm
Farm type: Lavender
Address: 3768 Highway 6, Seafoam
County: Pictou
Directions: Halfway between Pictou and Tatamagouche (22km West of Pictou; 29 km East of Tatamagouche). Corner of Highway 6 and the Hedgeville Road.
Time: 10am-6pm. Education Lavender 101 presentations given every 30 minutes. Lavender gardens, Koi pond and gift shop.
Activity Description: Please join us for a fun-filled, educational experience for the whole family. Learn all about growing lavender and how we make 67 artisanal products on-site. “Lavender 191” Presentations given all day, every 30 minutes. Due to health department and insurance restrictions, pets are not permitted on the farm.

23 – Swinkels Bee Products
Farm type: Honey Bee Farm
Address: 296 Somers Rd, Antigonish
County: Antigonish
Directions: Take exit 31 at the Chrysler dealership. Take a left onto Somers Road drive 2km and we are the grey bungalow on the right hand side.
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Activity Description: Tour of the honey house, extraction of honey general discussion of day to day operation and display of natural care products made with honey and beeswax.

24 – West River Holsteins

Farm type: Dairy Farm
Address: 1543 Hwy 337, Harbour Centre, NS
County: Antigonish
Directions: 8 km past hospital in Antigonish (from Main Street take hwy 337 to Harbour Centre) Farm is on the left hand side. Farm sign at the end of driveway.
Time: 12 p.m – 2 p.m
Activity Description: 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.

25 – Mamie’s Alpacas

Farm type: Alpacas
Address: 84 MacEachern Road, Glendale
County: Inverness
Directions: Hwy 105 turn on Glendale Mountain Road, take an immediate left on MacEachern Road, then take a right at 84 MacEachern Rd.
Time: 11a.m. – 3p.m.
Activity Description: Visitors can try carding, visit with the alpacas, feed apples/carrots to the alpacas.

26 – Sullivan’s Family Farm

Farm type: Meat, Crops, Maple syrup, LIvestock
Address: 161 Sullivan Rd, Nuttby, B6L 6T5
County: Colchester
Directions: 20 minutes from Truro off the highway 311 on the way to Tatamagouche.
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Activity Description: BBQ, Farm tour, hands on with some of the animals, Sales table, Wagon Rides, Feed bag races

27 – Dempsey Corner Orchards
Farm type: uPick and Farm
Address: 2717 Hwy 221
County: Kings
Directions: Just North of Exit 16 and follow the signs
Time: 10 a.m. – 5p.m.
Activity Description: Petting zoo, Farm themed play ground, apple golf, picking plenty of fruits and veggies

28 – Four Seasons Farm
Farm type: Organic Vegetables
Address: 8244 Hwy 215 Maitland
County: Hants
Directions: Highway 215, 2km west of Maitland Village, Directly across the street from Gallery 215
Time: 9a.m. – 5 p.m., Kids Workshop at noon, lunch 11a.m. – 2p.m.
Activity Description: Guided and self-guided tours all day, kids’ workshop at noon, lunch 11 a.m. – 2p.m.; adult scavenger hunt all day; veggies & herbs for sale all day

29 – Nic Nat Farm
Farm type: Beef, U-Pick strawberries, Mixed livestock
Address: 5312 Hwy 366 Amherst, NS
County: Cumberland
Directions: From Amherst take Route 366 25 km, farm is on your right
Time: 10 a.m. – 4p.m.
Activity Description: Come tour our farm! Animals include beef cows, pigs, chickens, ducks and donkeys. Meet the farmers and see our seasonal strawberry u-pick and veggie garden.

30 – Bayview Dairy Farm
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: 12pm to 3pm
Activities: Tour our dairy facility and interact with animals. Static displays and guided tours throughout the day. View operation of the farms robotic milking system throughout the day.