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Country Magic & Blueberry Acres – 2018

Located in beautiful Annapolis Valley sits Country Magic and Blueberry Acres, an operation which farms close to 3000 acres at multiple locations across the valley. Here they grow a wide variety of crops such as: potatoes, onions, lettuce, highbush blueberries, grape tomatoes, blackberries, strawberries, cooking greens and use grains as their rotational crops.

Did you know: Nova Agri Group of Companies is made up of 5 different farms?

“We’re fourth generation farmers and innovators, constantly working the land and adding value to the products we grow,” said Earl Kidston, company founder and CEO.

Over the last 45 years what was once a small family farm has grown into one of the leaders in the Canadian Agri Food industry.

Earl’s brother, Bobby Kidston, Director of Blueberry Acres is known as their walking dictionary when it comes to blueberries and has a tremendous knowledge of farming practices and equipment. Bobby graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and has been involved with the family farm for his entire life.

“We’re committed to working with mother nature to produce the best tasting fruits and vegetables,” Bobby explained.

Did you know: Blueberry Acres harvests close to 1.5 million pounds of blueberries each year?

Blueberry Acres has been participating in Open Farm Day for two years but this is the first year Country Magic will be included in the event!

“We participate in Open Farm Day because it’s a chance to invite the community to visit our farms and learn about how and why we do what we do,” Earl explained. “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn about agriculture and where their food comes from, as well as the work goes that into producing food on a large scale.”

Visitors will gain a better knowledge about the farm and the products grown, in addition to this they will learn the health benefits of produce – something that is often overlooked when at the grocery store.

Did you know: You can eat the entire beet plant? From the very tips of the leaves down to the root!

“Our favourite part about Open Farm Day is getting to know our community and showing them what we do,” added Bobby.

Country Magic and Blueberry Acres can’t wait to see you on the farm!


18 hours ago

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While 300 orders have been received and ordering is closed for this week, Truro Farmers Market Cooperative has online ordering for Saturday pickup. Be sure to like and follow here on FB to find the form to place a future order.

These systems are new so THANK YOU for trying them, supporting NS farmers and food businesses and for having patience as we all adjust to buying in new ways!We are so happy, but so sad too - we have to cut off the orders for this week! We are at 300 orders and logistically we just can't deal with any more than that in our second week of filling orders.
We will have an even better ordering system in place for next week, which will be accessible through our website. Watch for postings about it going live and thank you so much for your support! On behalf of our local producers - you rock!
We will add a second order day and/or more logistics so that we can accept more orders next week.
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2 days ago

Meet Your Farmer

If you are in Cape Breton the Pan Cape Breton Food Hub and Cape Breton Farmers' Market have teamed up to provide at home deliveries for online orders.

They have provided the steps to get signed up and logged in to use this service.

Be sure to follow Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op and Cape Breton Farmers Market to stay up-to-date with info!While the physical Cape Breton Farmers Market will no longer be open during this time as we deal with COVID-19, you can still support local farms and access the same fresh food by using the Cape Breton Food Hub's online ordering system. During the COVID-19 crisis, all orders placed through the Food Hub will be delivered to you directly. As a member co-op the Cape Breton Food Hub generally has a membership fee, but for all those using this service in place of the Cape Breton Farmers’ market the membership fee will be waived.

To place a local food order through the Food Hub’s online marketplace you will first need to register and add a free temporary membership to your account. Here’s how:

1. Create a Login by visiting You will be asked for an email and to create an 8+ character Password.

2. Next, select Sydney as your pick up location from the drop down menu and enter your address, email and phone number to complete your registration. This information allows us to get in touch with you about any market service changes.

3. Click on the person icon on the top right side of the screen to go to “Account Information”

4. Select the third tab at the top “Credit Card” and enter your information here. Please ensure that the postal code you provided with your address matches the postal code associated with your credit card. If you do not have a credit card contact us and you can arrange to pay by etransfer.

5. Finally, return to the “Account Info” tab and scroll to the bottom of the page. On the right you will see a green “Add Membership” button.

6. Select “Temporary Market Member” from the drop down menu and confirm. You will need to press confirm once more once it takes you to your order.

7. That’s it! Now you are ready to order! Select “Product List” at the very top during market hours to view products and place your order.

Our online marketplace is open Fridays at noon until 7 pm on Mondays. Log in any time within these hours to view products and place an order. Your order will be delivered to your door the following Thursday between 4 pm and 7pm. Someone will ring your bell then leave the order for you to retrieve.

Please contact the Food Hub directly at for any questions or help navigating the online marketplace.
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