Featured Events
Upcoming Events

Wild Edibles Event: a free CFAN presentation

  • June 25, 2017 1:00-2:30pm
  • 201 Bert MacLeod Rd, Beckwith, NS

Are you curious about wild edibles? Have you ever been tempted to eat dandelions, collect wild strawberry leaves for your cup of tea, or trade your spinach for lamb’s quarter? Not sure what’s what and how to eat them? The Cumberland Food Action Network is pleased to present this FREE wild edibles event. Join us to get a taste of the wild side with a wild edible walk (identifying common backyard edibles) and basic preparation and tasting session. Space is limited, please register ahead by contacting Catherine Bussiere at catherine.bussiere@gmail.com.

PEI COPC Organic Farm Tour

  • July 6, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m
  • Various organic farms, PEI

PEI COPC will be hosting a one-day organic farm tour. Local media, social media guests, COPC staff, PEIDAF Minister and Deputy will be attending the tour of five COPC member farms, including: Dexter Cattle Company, Square One Organics, Red Soil Organics, Heartbeet Organics, and Schurman Family Farm.

Transportation and lunch are provided.

Seats are limited and tickets will be on sale beginning next week ($25 each or $20 for COPC members). 

Contact Karen at email@organicpei.com  or 902-894-9999 for more information. 

Small Farm Expo

  • July 24 & July 31
  • Antigonish & Lawrencetown, NS

The 8th Small Farm Expo will be held in two locations this summer: Antigonish and Lawrencetown. These events are being hosted by the NSDA/ThinkFarm team and together they have partnered with Perennia to help showcase how today’s small-scale farmers are building on the strong foundation of traditional farming knowledge and practices with modern production technology, farm business management and marketing.  The Expos will include workshops, demonstrations, a trade show and will provide an opportunity for small scale farmers to liaise with other small scale growers and extension specialists. Learn more and register here

Forage Field Day

  • August 9, 2017
  • AAFC Research Station in Nappan, NS

Save the date! Agriculture Agri-Food Canada and the Maritime Beef Council will be hosting a Forage Field Day on August 9th, 2017 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at the AAFC Research Station in Nappan, NS. The Forage Field Day will feature locally applicable seeding, fencing, variety demos and more! Complete agenda to be released at a later date. Please RSVP for lunch by August 2nd, 2017. maritimebeefcouncil@gmail.com or 902-969-1632

Quality Biennial Seed Production with John Navazio 1

Quality Biennial Seed Production with John Navazio 1

  • Aug 13 - 14, 2017
  • Seed & Scarecrow Farm, Granville Ferry, NS

Biennial seed crops are challenging to produce even in ideal climates. Here in the maritimes the challenges compound! Join ACORN and John Navazio for a 1-day intensive workshop to explore the principles and practices of quality biennial seed crop production.