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Nova Scotia Fresh

The farmer’s stands and markets in Nova Scotia were plentiful in August, as we toured the Digby Neck, Evangeline Trail and the Annapolis Valley  there was no shortage of places to stop for fresh veggies. On the stretch of road between Annapolis Royale and Port Royale  almost every other house had something fresh to sell on the corner of their driveway with a box to leave your money in by the honour system.  Our favourite market was the Saturday morning market in Annapolis Royale. Not only did they have pretty, fresh vegetables, blueberries and raspberries, but there were also beautiful organic breads and baked goods, antiques, jewelry and one table selling eclectic handmade plush toys – made new to look old! The toymaker sells her work out of the my favourite shop in the region Catfish Moon Studio Crafts, which sells work by Atlantic Canadian Artisans.

The owner of the cottage we rented is working within the community to start up a sustainable eco-tourism business by next year. They are envisioning van tours to all the favorite places, with arranged lodging in local inns. Visitors will certainly be spoiled for choice and I hope it is a great success!

Oh, the baked goods too many to enjoy too little time!

No trip to Nova Scotia would be complete without some Seafood photos! My husband and son were absolutely beaming when they brought home some pollock from their fishing expedition to the wharf in Sandy Cove.

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