FarmWorks History

  • Gentle Dragons Find Food

    The Gentle Dragons found many current and potential food producers right across the Province and throughout the next months some of them will show up on this website when they qualify to receive loans from FarmWorks.  In January and February there were FarmWorks information sessions and “Gentle Dragons” food producer showcases across Nova Scotia. Everyone was invited to attend to hear from local producers and to learn how FarmWorks is supporting producers. Shares in FarmWorks provide Provincial tax credits. The March 3rd Offer has closed but will reopen to accommodate additional investors (see below). People presented their plans or their ideas ...

    Posted at March 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • Rural Redefined: Post-Georgetown Conference 2013 Insight by Linda Best

    The time is ripe to re-energize the entrepreneurial spirit that historically characterized Atlantic Canadians. From the successes of early settlers to the accomplishments of individuals today, from entrepreneurs in small communities to urban farmers, from engaged kids to senior volunteers, there are multitudes of examples of Atlantic spirit. Maybe it's the ocean around us, maybe the food we grow, the distances that make us self-reliant but neighborly, the friend and family connections: these and many other elements inspire engagement and innovation and enterprise. Perhaps some of us have lost sight of our abilities, ...

    Posted at October 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • All Offers to date: $4,634,700 invested

    Shares With Edible and Financial Benefits The money previously invested is supporting 141 food-related businesses with more to come, and monthly repayments are being added to the capital available for loans. Money is loaned at 6% for one to five year terms and is having a positive effect on farm and food-related businesses. Applications are processed as described on the Lending Page. If you are interested in learning about FarmWorks please contact: Linda Best (542-3442, 670-3660,

    Posted at February 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • January 2014 Newsletter

    February 2014 Newsletter

    Posted at January 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 1 Comment
  • “Gentle Dragons” Found Food

    "Gentle Dragons" heard excellent presentations in November from existing and developing farmers and food producers from across the Province. FarmWorks will need to raise a substantial amount of money in the next CEDIF Offer to provide loans to those who qualify. We'll soon be adding short profiles of the Presenters. Friday, November 9th, THE BLOCKHOUSE SCHOOL, 63 School Road, BLOCKHOUSE, 12 – 4 pm  Presenters: The Blockhouse School, Flying Apron Cookery, Ma Bell's Country Condiments, Cultivator's Market, EarthWood: A Pilot Proposal, Prometheus, Rustik Magazine Dragons: Jo Ann ...

    Posted at December 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • Congratulations Oakview Farm in Kingsport

    Oakview Farm is FarmWork's 6th Loan Recipient! See Loan Recipients here Oakview Farm is a small local producer of pesticide free produce. They have three market areas; an on farm U pick operation for fresh fruit/vegetables, free run egg, and direct market sales at the Halifax Seaport Market. They have been in business for 16 years and have consistently grown their sales over that period of time. They have direct contact with their customers and enjoy providing fine quality produce for their business partners. Recently, they have added a greenhouse to extend their growing season for ...

    Posted at November 22, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • Speaking about FarmWorks

    Recently FarmWorks Directors have participated in several informational events We walked with the FOOD GROWS HERE banner in the 80th Apple Blossom Festival. We spoke at the THINKFARM How to Start a Farm session Wednesday, June 6 at the new Truro Farmer's Market. The Nova Scotia Environmental Network’s, Environmental Education Caucus, & Sustainability Education in Nova Scotia for Everyone (SENSE) 5TH ANNUAL ...

    Posted at June 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • FarmWorks Wins Second Place in the NS Co-op Council Innovation Awards

    The 2012 Nova Scotia Co-operative Council Innovation Challenge The Co-operative Innovation Competition’s goal is to support and develop a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the co-operative sector.  This competition is open to new start-ups and established co-operatives and credit unions that are members of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council.  In order to be eligible to enter this competition, a co-op must be incorporated, with business based in Nova Scotia. Co-operatives that proceed to Stage 2 will be asked to expand upon their idea and submit a business plan which will be reviewed by a panel of judges.  The three top ...

    Posted at June 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
  • April Flavours Tasting Feast – Another fine dining experience!

    Several hundred people enjoyed wonderful food and beverages at Wheelock Hall at Acadia University on Monday April 30th. Sixteen Chefs and six Wineries provided the "most delicious flavour sensations I've ever experienced in one place at one time" said one of the guests. See the menu for the list of Chefs and the dishes they provided. Winner of the People's Choice Appetizer Award Savoury Buckwheat Crepe made with Longspell Point Farm Stone-Ground Whole Wheat Flour filled with Knoydart Farm Organic Caerphilly Cheese, FoxHill Cheese ...

    Posted at May 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : FarmWorks History | 0 Comment
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