Don’t Panic, we’ve got bannock: Notes from Manitoba


Two members of the team (Marla and Miranda) had the opportunity to go to Winnipeg to visit Food Matters Manitoba and attend their annual Growing Local Conference.  We had a wonderful time in Winnipeg (despite the frigid temperatures).  We were … Continue reading

Home Scale Mushroom Production


On Saturday March 15th, 19 curious people gathered in Amherst to learn the art, science and skills associated with inoculating a pre-cut hardwood host log with spawn of the shiitake mushroom.  The workshop was hosted by Athol Forestry Cooperative and … Continue reading

Cumberland Food Action Network 2nd Annual Seed Swap a Resounding Success!

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Despite the snow and cold, about 40 gardeners gathered at the Four Fathers Memorial Library in Amherst last Saturday to celebrate seed. The event featured a vermi composting demo, information on accessing local farm and local seed suppliers, and of … Continue reading

Securing your Summer/Fall local eats: CSA List 2014!


Each year we update and re-post our list of CSAs that exist across the province and I’m  happy to report that it continues to grow each year! That being said, I wouldn’t deny that I may have missed something and … Continue reading

Lunchbox bartering for grown-ups: hosting a successful food swap


Food swapping. It’s a thing. A really exciting, fast paced, delicious thing that all food lovers can surely get behind. Whether you’re trying to conquer that kitchen creativity rut, revive an old favorite recipe, or just looking for an excuse … Continue reading