Food Snapshots: We’re Growing Positive Food Environments!


We’ve been working in vibrant communities to grow Positive Food Environments: the physical and social spaces that help to normalize healthy eating by making it easier to grow, sell, and eat good food. We’ve created a series of ‘Food Snapshots’ to … Continue reading

Back by popular demand: The Cumberland County Farmers Markets Postcard Project


For the second year in a row the Ecology Action Centre (EAC), has partnered with the Cumberland Food Action Network to produce a handy reference for locating local farmers markets in Cumberland County, NS. The Farmers Markets of Cumberland County … Continue reading

Launching “Food Counts: Halifax Food Assessment”

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On Wednesday June 3rd, the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market was abuzz as community members, media and local food advocates from various sectors gathered for the release of Food Counts: Halifax Food Assessment. It is the first broad based assessment report … Continue reading

Fiddlehead Fever

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Nothing says it’s Spring more than fiddleheads! These tightly furled shoots of the Ostrich Fern are named for their resemblance to the head of a fiddle (violin). This fern typically grows in moist, shady environments, which are commonplace in rural … Continue reading

Another Year, Another Garden, Another Chance at Education

Planting the school beds at Hillsborough Elementary School.

Another year has come and gone and Foods of the Fundy Valley (FFV) has been continuing their work on food security through education and Farmers’ Markets. We have been a hard working organization this past year as community and school … Continue reading

Photovoice in the Garden – Video!

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You may remember this awesome project from a previous blog post. After a lot of hard work by staff and volunteers we have some great media available. Check out the 3 min video from our Photovoice Gala where 150 community members, … Continue reading

UpSkilling Food Festival In Sydney!


Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime Teaching skills, building confidence, and helping to grow a more sustainable food system. These were some hopes we had for Sydney’s … Continue reading

Gearing Up For Another Season


Thirteen people participated in the recent 2nd annual Cumberland Farmers Market Coordinators Gathering held in Amherst. This unique event brings coordinators together to share common concerns, successes and challenges and is beneficial in many ways. Several attendees noted the networking … Continue reading