INDIAN POINT MARINE FARMS Ltd.
Indian Point Marine Farms Ltd. has been growing mussels in the waters of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia since 1982. We are a small family-owned business that takes pride in the quality of our mussels. We work hard to ensure the sustainability of our business and to maintain the water quality that produces our fine products. Our goal is to produce good, safe and nutritious food while minimizing the impact on the marine environment that makes this production possible.
WILLY KRAUCH & SONS
Willy Krauch came to Canada from Denmark and began smoking fish in the tiny village of Tangier, Nova Scotia. Since 1956 they have been smoking the finest Atlantic salmon, mackerel and eels in their traditional Scandinavian style smokehouse. Willy developed a method of smoking that’s uniquely his own. Over the years Willy developed a reputation for selling only the finest quality smoked Atlantic fish. In fact, many people both locally and tourists make the 50 mile drive from Halifax, a day’s outing just to buy his fish.
ADAMS & KNICKLE
“In Nova Scotia's South Shore community of Lunenburg, you can tell the buildings belonging to the Adams and Knickle fishing business by their hey-look-at-me shade of red. Identified by the town's paint suppliers simply as "A and K red," it's as recognizable a trademark as, say, McDonald's golden arches, albeit on a smaller scale. Indeed, when the firm repainted one of its buildings a year or so ago, some local residents mistook a coat of pink primer for the finished job and nearly marched in protest. Over the last decade or so, the drop in the number of deep-sea vessels had rendered the marine-supply side of the business uneconomical – the premises were kept open, though, to sell scallops to the public. Says Jane Adams Ritcey, granddaughter of cofounder Harry Adams and the firm's current president: "The people of Lunenburg have been buying scallops fresh off the boat from Adams and Knickle for more than 50 years, and I think they have a right to expect that to continue.“
~Excerpt from an article in the Imperial Oil Review by Wynne Thomas
VICTOR GREEK'S MEAT MARKET
Victor Greek, “the founder” born in Blue Rocks Lunenburg County, N.S., first made pudding and sausage at the age of 11 while working for his uncle in Lunenburg in 1930. In the 1940’s he started to produce his particular brand of pudding and sausages in his own store on Dutch Village Road, Halifax. He continued to make them after moving to Bridgewater in 1949, while working for several stores in the area.
In 1975 the company “Lunenburg Pudding & Sausage Ltd.” was incorporated and has been operating from its present location, at 276A St. Phillips Street, Bridgewater, since then.
Victor (Dad) passed his secret recipes on to me (his son Richard) who carries on his tradition of producing only high quality home-made style products to this day. We at Greek’s pride ourselves in using only high quality ingredients in keeping with the aim of offering a product reminiscent of those prepared in the kitchens of Lunenburg County for many generations.
TATAMAGOUCHE OYSTERS & BAY ENTERPRISES
Bay Enterprises Limited is a family owned business that has been involved in the oyster industry in Malagash, Nova Scotia, Canada since the 1890's.
We take great pride in our oysters and believe them to be among the world's very best. They are grown in the pure waters of Malagash Basin and Tatamagouche Bay.
Here’s a bit more about our Tatamagouche (Crassostrea virginica) oysters…Not so coincidentally, our Tatamagouche oysters are grown out in Tatamagouche Bay, Nova Scotia (N 45.35/W 63.17). A little cultural background…The word “Tatamagouche” is derived from the Mi’kmaq (MicMac) word “Takumegooch”, which in the native tongue translates to “meeting of the waters” (the southern end of Tatamagouche Bay is created by the mouths of the French and Waugh rivers). This brackish estuary is situated across the Northumberland Strait from Prince Edward Island, and serves as an ideal location for the grow-out of oysters. Now then…What is it about our Tatamagouche oysters that make them so exceptional? Perhaps the most extraordinary attribute of the Tatamagouche is the fact that they are left very much to their own devices during their grow-out. That is to say…No chipping, manicuring, shaping, or any sort of manipulation takes place over the three to four years it takes for the Tats to reach market size. So what does this mean to you? I’m glad you asked. As the Tats have never been chipped, their valves (shells) are absolutely congruous (who says you never use geometry?). A watertight seal is created by the valves, thereby locking in the precious liquor. This ability to retain this brine so effectively is not unique to the Tatamagouche, but it is exceptional in this day and age of complex aquaculture.
LUNENBURG FISH COMPANY
Bruce and Kent Saunder
Purchaser of local lobster. Operate a lobster pound and holding facility in riverport. They buy from inshore and offshore fisherman along the south shore Halibut, Haddock, pollock, red fish and seafood.
Provide vessel unloading to offshore scallops fisherman in operation since 1985.
Purchases and wholesaling live fresh seafood
Joint partnership with R. Baker of Lockport that does all their fish processing.
CORNECT FAMILY FARMS
Located in beautiful Denver, Guysborough County (also known as the land of milk and honey) Cornect Family Farm, as the name suggests is a family run operation spanning two generations. Presently, with a total of 81 hives they specialize in liquid honey, but owner-operator Margaret Cornect also produces many other products containing her "liquid gold". Various types of jams and jellies, honey butters, cranberry chutney, and mustard pickles are just a sample of what she produces. Her products are available at various farm markets and in select restaurants.
24 Carrots Bakery Halifax
Located in the beautiful east coast city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 24 Carrots Bakery is a family owned and operated, wholesale bakery providing specialty breads and baked goods to many of the finest hotels, restaurants, and grocers in the city. Our breads are baked fresh daily from quality ingredients and contain no added preservatives, dough enhancers, or artificial flavourings.
Owner/Manager Richard Boschel completed his Chef's apprenticeship in his native France, a country known for its love of bread! His expertise in the culinary arts and years of experience as an Executive Chef in the hotel and restaurant industry have contributed to the success of 24 Carrots Bakery, which began as a small food court outlet in 1994 and has grown into a well established wholesale bakery serving customers throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality and beyond.
Jost Vineyards is found along the picturesque Northumberland Strait, just off the Sunrise Trail in Nova Scotia. Growing exceptional grapes in Malagash is made possible by the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait. And it is these warm waters that make local beaches so wonderful. Jost Vineyards is proud of its achievement (over 150 international awards and medals) and loves to showcase this fact to all visitors. So, take a drive along the beautiful Sunrise Trail and visit Jost Vineyards
The beautiful Gaspereau Valley is home to Gaspereau Vineyards, a small boutique winery showcasing some of the best wines Nova Scotia has to offer.
Creating premium estate-grown and limited edition wines that reflect Nova Scotia’s unique terroir is the passion of Gaspereau Vineyards.
Propeller Brewing Company is Nova Scotia’s best selling microbrewery. Our International award winning, all-natural, British-style ales and lagers are available at liquor stores, fine bars and restaurants throughout Nova Scotia. Ask for an Extra Special Bitter or an India Pale Ale, the Province's two best selling micro brewed beers.
Halifax has always been at the centre of a proud and vibrant Maritime brewing tradition. In 1754, William Steel was the first local brewer to quench the thirsts of early settlers and troops gathered on Citadel Hill. Many would follow, with over 20 breweries having operated by the time of prohibition. Garrison Brewing Company is following in this tradition by producing premium ales of distinction for the local market. With our inaugural batch of “Irish Red Ale” in 1997, Garrison introduced the craft beer movement to Nova Scotians and visitors alike. Today Garrison brews a variety of full flavored, all natural, preservative free ales. Each glass represents a tribute to the art of hand-crafting ales with the finest natural ingredients.
ACADIAN MAPLE PRODUCTS
At Acadian Maple they source out the highest quality, premium pure maple syrup produced in the highlands of Nova Scotia. Being a wild crafted product, pure maple syrup acquires tastes, flavors and aromas from the surrounding natural environment. As spring melt water runs over different rock & vegetation on its way to the tree roots, to become the sweet sap of the maple tree, it acquires a whole host of varying tastes and flavors distinct to each individual sugaring operation.
VANDYK'S BLUEBERRY JUICE
Van Dyk's Health Juice Products Limited is an innovative thriving family business with a passion to produce the highest quality health juice products in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner
Van Dyk's Health Juice Products Ltd. is a family run business based in Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Canada. It produces an all-natural 100% pure wild blueberry juice made from locally grown wild blueberries. During the late 1960's the Van Dyk family became interested in developing a wild blueberry industry in rural Queens County, Nova Scotia. Fields with as little as 10% wild blueberry coverage were developed from old abandoned farms. Today these fields are covered with wild blueberry plants and have become an economic resource for this part of rural Nova Scotia.
The 100% pure wild blueberry juice product concept had been in Casey Van Dyk's mind for quite some time, given his familiarity with bilberries and the success of bilberry juice as a health drink in Europe. This coupled with the increased consumer awareness of the potential health benefits of wild blueberries resulted in the development of Van Dyk's 100% Pure Wild Blueberry Juice. We along with many of our customers think it is the best tasting blueberry juice on earth!
TERRA BEATA CRANBERRIES
Terra Beata is a Maritime cranberry farm nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Founded in 1998 by David and Evelyn Ernst, Terra Beata cranberry farm serves a range of customers, from families who visit the U-pick and Bog Store for cranberries and farm-made cranberry gourmet preserves, to businesses looking for top-quality frozen cranberries and cranberry products.
Ironworks is a micro-distillery located in the old port of Lunenburg on Nova Scotia’s historic South Shore. We take our name from the 1893 heritage building we call home: a marine blacksmith’s shop that once produced ironworks for the shipbuilding trade. We craft our spirits with the same love of traditional methods and attention to detail. To see what we’re up to, have a look around our site. Or even better, drop by our distillery shop and enjoy a taste.
Perhaps there is something in the mist that swirls in from the Bay of Fundy. Or it might be the extra hours of sunshine we get here in the Annapolis Valley every year. But something gives our fruit and vegetables a very special flavour - a flavour you can taste.
In 1984, six growers in Nova Scotia’s Eastern Kings County pooled their marketing efforts and Kings Produce was born. Since then, a hard working group of farmers has continued to cultivate new ideas for the production and post harvest handling of a wide array of vegetables destined for regional, national and international markets.