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Watershed Farm – 2018

20 years ago, Camelia Frieberg packed up and moved from Toronto to Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. At the time she was a film producer and a mother, with a passion for good food and a belief that we should all know more about where our food comes from. Not much has changed. Now, Camelia splits her time between farming, welcoming school trips to the farm as well as producing films about food and the environment.

“We strive towards the biodynamic ideal of a farm, which means that amongst other things – we try to satisfy all of our fertility needs within the farm,” she explained.

In the past, Watershed Farm was home to sheep, chickens and other poultry – now their livestock consists of chickens and bees. They also offer a wide range of vegetables, from asparagus to zucchini.

“We lean heavily on heirloom and open pollinated varieties of crops as we do a lot of seed saving on farm,” she added. “We also have a small fruit component as well as nut trees, herbs and flowers.”

Watershed Farm has participated in Open Farm Day on six different occasions because Camelia has always felt that the outreach and educational component of the farm is essential.

“I enjoy sharing what we do here with others, and I always learn from visitors as well.”

Visitors can expect to see a wide variety of things at Watershed Farm, from the straw bale construction to the use of wind generators and solar panels, to the living willow fence and treatment-free beehives. There’ll be activities for kids and delicious organic treats for everyone!

Did you know: you will likely see stranger looking vegetables at Watershed Farm than just about anywhere else in Nova Scotia? They have found quite a niche in cultivating unusual varieties of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and other crops.

“I love meeting people who have great questions and really want to learn about what we do and why we do it and I believe they leave with an even greater appreciation of the hard work and dedication that is involved,” she added. “At the same time, I enjoy meeting others who are growing different crops and hearing their techniques and learning from their knowledge – it’s quite exciting!”

Watershed Farm can’t wait to see you in September!!


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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