Recognition from Chuck Porter, MLA

Jake was quite glad to receive this recognition from Chuck Porter, MLA, recognizing his commitment to providing healthy food in a sustainable manner to the people of Nova Scotia. Thanks, Mr. Porter!

Fall 2018 News from Between the Rows

Summer is now officially over and it has been the shortest frost free growing season that anyone can remember. The last spring frost was on June 4th and the first fall frost was September 24th/25th. We have been lucky as we had good crops of scallions, salad greens,...

June 2018 News from Between the Rows

When farming it is important to keep all your ducks in a row![/caption]June has been an “interesting” month at MacDougall Meadows. There have been setbacks (well it would not be farming without setbacks!). As many of you know from our face book posts Jake lost one of...

May 2018 News from Between the Rows

Market garden: The onions (see above) and leeks are growing well in the greenhouse. We have managed to plant out some of the onion crop. The first planting of peas and beans are starting to sprout and the first of the Swiss chard has been transplanted. The other...
Farm to Table Dinner, Aug 18th and 19th

Farm to Table Dinner, Aug 18th and 19th

Chef Dennis Johnston of FID Kitchen and I were standing in the pasture, overlooking the Kennetcook River, musing: “Wouldn’t it be fun to host a dinner right here at MacDougall Meadows, where guests could enjoy naturally grown meat and produce right here on...
Frozen Is the New Fresh

Frozen Is the New Fresh

This may sound like a marketing gimmick, but it really is true. If you are of a certain age, you might remember frozen food being low quality. Long ago, it probably was. It might have been soggy and flavorless. You would never have gone out to a restaurant if you knew...

Autumn on the Farm

Fall may be the time of year when nature prepares to go to sleep for the winter, but it’s a very busy time on the farm. Right now we’re harvesting our storage crops and putting them away for the winter farm markets. We’ve also been doing a lot of...