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Meander River Farm & Brewery – 2018

Situated in Newport, Nova Scotia sits Meander River Farm and Brewery, which is owned and operated by Brenda, Alan and their two kids Fraser and Campbell. Each has their own part to play in the family business; Alan is the brewer and “CEO”, Brenda is the Master Gardener and product developer, Fraser is the farms mechanic and muscle, and Campbell manages retail, sales and events. One happy family – one successful team.

In 2004 Alan and Brenda took over the property from Alan’s parents and began growing and producing what they wanted, for their own pleasure.

“We got into hops which then led us to the craft beer industry here in Nova Scotia. In 2014 we decided to have our own brewery,” Alan explained.

Here, they also produce cider from local apples, honey, lavender, cut flowers, veggies, preserves and handmade products from all of these resources!

Meander River Farm & Brewery has been participating in Open Farm Day since 2014!

“It’s a great opportunity for folks to meet their farmer and learn how everything goes from ground to glass or table – it’s important,” Brenda added. “A lot of people don’t know about hops or lavender, or how they are grown/harvested and the processes that are required to make products with them.”

The family agrees that it’s also great for people to see a family creating a sustainable life outside of the city, another way of life – but an equally enjoyable one.

Visitors at Meander River Farm & Brewery can take part in numerous activities on Open Farm Day. On site there will be hikes to a waterfall through their woodlot, free yoga, live music, a pop up market with local artisans and producers, and of course beer and cider (for those of legal age) to enjoy on the patio or at home!

Be sure to keep an eye on their social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – for up to date schedules.

Did you know: the farm is home to a lovely 13-year-old Black Lab named Angus, and a 7-month-old Irish Wolfhound named Phoebe who are the special greeters! They love to see people throughout the day

“We love meeting everyone and having them enjoy our property as much as we do.”

Meander River Farm & Brewery can’t wait to see you on the farm!


19 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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