Changing with the times

The Nova Scotia government is continuing its strenuous efforts to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19). To fully support these efforts MacDougall Meadows is changing the way customers can access our products. The Halifax Forum Market has closed. The...

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,...

Taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys

We are now taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys! Please use our order form or contact us directly. We must have your Thanksgiving order by September 7. Turkey orders placed after this date may not be filled.

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...