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Free Pickup at Alderney Landing Farmers' Market Saturdays (8am-1pm) or Free Pickup in Middle Sackville. Local delivery available on orders of $10 or more. $5 fee applies.
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New Location at Alderney Farmers' Market (Indoors)

New Location at Alderney Farmers' Market (Indoors)

Starting on Saturday, October 23rd, the Alderney Landing Farmers'Market comes inside.  I've enjoyed the sunshine and warmth from my customers, neighbouring vendors, and the weather outdoors this past summer, but it's time to come inside.   Herding the cats (vendors) in this market to make space for everyone must be a pretty stressful job.  Nonetheless, the work has been done and we've been given homes indoors to keep our businesses going, through the fall and winter.  Many of us will be in new locations and some will be in the HRM building, near the library, pedway and elsewhere.  The market has...

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Falling Back into a Routine, sort of...

Falling Back into a Routine, sort of...

We are experiencing the end of the strangest summer on record.  The Atlantic Bubble is the safest place in North America in 2020 and we are beginning to return to our annual fall routine, albeit different than before. Whether you're a student, parent or empty nester, this time of year has a natural shift of "getting back to business" to it.  We can still enjoy the sunshine, and outdoor walks in sandals and shorts, but not for too much longer.  We have already started packing our lunches and planning for roasts, soups, stews, pots of chilli and other comfort meals. In lockdown, some...

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Opening Up

Opening Up

As we head into the summer of the unknown, we cautiously open up.  We open up businesses, parks, services, and farmers' markets.  Opening up, on so many levels, can be scary, but it can also give you a chance to stretch your boundaries and let in some fun, joy and sunshine.   If you have health issues, getting out and opening up to see your favourite people and places can be rife with potential danger.  As a community, we need to support a safe opening so that everyone can partake.  What form that takes can be challenging, (masks, sanitizer, social distancing,...

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Father's Day 2020

This weekend, we celebrate Father's Day.   Since 1910, in North America, Father's Day has been celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June.  Since the Middle Ages, catholics in Europe have celebrated St. Joseph's day on the 19th of March.  "Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad." - Anne Geddes The idea of what a Father figure is, has been fluid over the decades.  Whether you have children (as a biological dad or not), are a mentor, or have pets (that you call your children - no judgement here) thank you for engaging in...

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