Taking this summer’s farm fresh theme to the Maritimes, everywhere you looked in Nova Scotia you could find local produce for sale. Between Annapolis Royale and Port Royale there was a stretch of road where practically every other house had something for sale with the honour system and a pot for the money: peaches, pickles, tomatoes, apples; house after house had their own little stand. We saw grapes at the winery, blueberry fields, peach and apple orchards and veggies galore.
One old fellow came up to me in front of Sobey’s in Digby. He must have been in his eighties and he had this little archaic looking wooden basket, his face was marvellously weathered and he wore overalls, he offered some stunning blueberries for sale. If my tired daughter hadn’t been throwing a tantrum at that moment and was trying to bolt through the parking lot, I would have had a great photo AND some delicious blueberries. Oh well, we always remember the photo that got away!
Juicy blackberries that we picked beside the cottage we had rented, I wished I could eat them! Curséd allergies!
We found this charming fruit stand at Belliveau Cove along the Evangeline Trail. They were also getting ready for an evening outdoor seafood market, where they were boiling a giant vat of water for fresh lobster.
Bear River Vineyards is a stunning winery to visit, the family live in an old renovated farm house which also houses the shop, the wine tasting area, and the wine making equipment. The vines are planted in a pretty valley on a steep incline, covered in beautiful warming slate. The owners are both charming and clever, building their own bio-feul engines to power their car and equipment and they also run off of their solar panels.