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Thyme for Ewe Farm – 2018

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!


20 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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