Dear Slow Food Nova Scotia Members
OUR NEXT EVENT
Sunday August 8th
1736 Church Street
Port Williams ,NS
BBQ picnic and visit to Taproot Organic Farm
Patricia Bishop and Josh Oulton are two of the most dynamic young farmers in Eastern Canada today. Taproot Farm is their 30 acre Certified Organic farm on Starr’s Point in Kings County, NS. They operate one of the largest CSA’s in Atlantic Canada (over 350 subscribers), work closely with chefs (like Michael Howell) and are active members of Slow Food. They have also created Swallows Nest, The first AGRITURISMO (farm stay vacation home) in Nova Scotia.
Come join us for a tour of the farm and Swallow’s Nest, a frank discussion of what life as a modern young farming family entails, and enjoy the produce of the Farm and Starrs Point Steers in a picnic prepared by Patricia and Chefs Michael Howell (Tempest) and Jason Lynch (Le Caveau). Should you be interested, Taproot still has 50 CSA shares available and these can be purchased at the time of your visit
Sunday August 8th
$15.00 Slow Food members
$20.00 Guests and Non Members
Please bring your own folding chair, plates, cups and cutlery
This event will proceed in all but the heaviest of rain! In case of inclement weather, we will eat indoors at Swallows nest after a truncated tour of the farm.
HWY 101 to exit 11
North on HWY 358 toward Canning
Pass though Port Williams and continue for about 3 km. Right turn on Church Street. About three km to 1736 Church Street. Signs for Taproot Farm. We encourage you to carpool if possible
Dr. David Acton operates Starr’s Point Steers less than 2 km from Taproot Farm. His herd of grass fed Highland beef enjoy a bucolic life on the dykes over looking the Minas Basin. The Sierra Club has stated that grass fed beef is friendlier to the environment and recommends it ahead of organic beef. http://www.naturalbeefns.com/
Select Nova Scotia’s IncrEDIBLE Picnics 2010
The IncreEDIBLE Picnic takes place on various dates in August. We plan to have presence at the Valley picnics and the Dartmouth one. If you are able, please volunteer to be a part of a Slow Food pavilion at each picnic, to help with some cooking, serving and or simply talk to people about Slow Food and enjoy a great day under the aegis of Slow Food. Contact Sheila Stevenson to be a part of the Dartmouth Picnic of Michael Howell to be a part of the Wolfville Area picnic.
Noggins Corner Farm
Muir Murray Winery
More details to follow after next weeks SFNS Board of Directors meeting