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Thyme for Ewe Farm

Situated on spectacular Cape Breton Island sits Thyme for Ewe Farm, owned and operated by Tim and Estelle Levangie along with their three young sons, Elliot, Victor and Theo. Born and raised in East Bay, Cape Breton, Tim met Estelle while studying at Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now Dalhousie Agricultural Campus) in 2007, Estelle on the other hand was raised on a dairy farm in the Northern part of France.

After leaving the Agricultural College the couple dated long distance for awhile until Tim moved to France for a year to be with Estelle – and in 2009 she immigrated to Nova Scotia.

“I have a Masters in Agriculture and have always wanted to own my own farm,” Estelle explained. “After trying to find work in Cape Breton unsuccessfully – we decided to take the plunge.”

In 2010 they purchased a run-down nursery business and began their dream of owning their own farm.

“It took a lot of elbow grease to clean up the place, and it’s still a work in progress,” Tim added.

Thyme for Ewe Farm grows a market garden and uses hoop houses for vegetables, herbs and ginger. Here they also raise free range chickens, pastured pigs and cows.

This will be their first year participating in Open Farm Day!

“We want to help make people more aware about where their food comes from, and let them know that it’s important to support local businesses,” they agreed. “We also want to show people what it takes to grow and raise food.”

Visitors will be given a tour of the farm and get to check out the garden as well as have the chance to pet some goats and pigs, and see where the animals live.

Did you know: most people are unaware that you can grow ginger in Canada – and most don’t know what it looks like!

Thyme for Ewe Farm can’t wait to meet ewe on the farm!


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Only 32 days after being planted from seed (and just 28 days post-germination), these beautiful Fernleaf Lavenders are growing...well, “like weeds,” if you’ll pardon the pun. These are annuals of the “spike” category which will eventually send up stalks about two feet long with clusters of purple blossoms. Visitors to our farm this summer will get to see these unusual plants in our Educational Garden. 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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Open Farm Day participants Sugar Moon Farm were on CBC Nova Scotia!

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Events

  1. South Shore Exhibition

    July 23 - July 28
  2. Western Nova Scotia Exhibition

    July 31 - August 3
  3. Shelburne County Agricultural Exhibition

    August 6 - August 10
  4. Annapolis Valley Exhibition

    August 12 - August 17
  5. Cape Breton Exhibition

    August 12 - August 17

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