NEWS AND EVENTS
WE COMPLETED OUR THIRD CONSERVATION EASEMENT on February 9, 2021. Below are our Chair Richard Melvin (left) and R. Craig Newcombe (right), President of Cornwallis Farms Limited, at the signing of the conservation easement on 90 acres of farmland in Kings County
WE HAVE NEARLY COMPLETED OUR FOURTH CONSERVATION EASEMENT. Stay tuned for more information.
100 MILE FOOD & FIBRE FESTIVAL
We hope that you will join us at our 2nd annual 100 MILE FOOD & FIBRE FESTIVAL event at the Northville Farm Heritage Center on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Rain date (significant rainfall) is Sunday, September 12th.
The Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust Society, Northville Farm Heritage Centre and Kings County Federation of Agriculture are hosting this celebration of local food and fibre. This event will serve as both a fund raiser and to promote awareness for the organizations involved.
The Northville Farm Heritage Center is located just north of Centreville on the corner of Steadman and Thorpe Roads in a thriving rural agricultural area. The center is a living museum where those attending can view traditional farm machinery and tools as well as being entertained by several agricultural events throughout the year such as horse ploughing, ox pulls, scythe competitions and more. The Heritage Center is a perfect, tranquil place to host a country fair.
In addition to a large array of food, drink and fibre artisan vendors on-site, our plans for the day include live music, sheep dog herding and sheep shearing demonstrations, free hayrides, weavers, rug hookers, spinners, needle felters and knitters interacting with visitors and a variety of fibre animals on site for viewing. A variety of old-fashioned competitions with prizes are planned – such as kids’ games, a hay-lifting competition and pie and flower- arranging contests.
The Farm Heritage Centre members will provide ice-cream cones and will open up their antique farm equipment museum and blacksmith shop. Visitors will be free to lay out a blanket or wander among the vendors' stalls, purchasing food to take home or to make their own picnic feast from the delicious array of fresh food products, luncheon items and beverages available for sale.
Admission fees for guests are $2.00 per person. Children under 5 years are free. If you have questions or would like to be a vendor, please contact:
Marilyn Cameron, Event Organizer for Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust Society, Email: email@example.com or 902-538-1141
Once again, the Kings Mutual Insurance Company has issued a cheque to the Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust Society as part of the Kings Mutual Insurance Company commitment, to support preserving farmland to the tune of $50,000 over five years. Above, AVFLTS Chair Richard Melvin accepting a cheque for $10,000 from Jennifer Spicer, Kings Mutual’s Vice President of Finance, on December 11, 2019