Select Nova Scotia and Sobeys are teaming up to celebrate and support local food and farmers with events at three Sobeys stores and two Foodland stores on Friday, Feb. 27.
“We’re lucky to live in a province with such a vibrant local agriculture scene, providing year-round access to fresh, nutritious and delicious products,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell.
“We want to grow the local economy and help create jobs. I am pleased Sobeys is helping this effort by providing shoppers with local products.”
Events will be held at the following Sobeys locations from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
— Sobeys Sydney River, 45 Keltic Dr.
— Sobeys Yarmouth, 76 Starrs Rd.
— Sobeys Bedford, 55 Peakview Way, near Larry Uteck Blvd.
Events will be held at the following Foodland locations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
— Foodland Chester, 4115 Highway 3
— Foodland Tatamagouche, 124 Main St.
“Local is in season year-round at Sobeys and Foodland stores. Apples, root vegetables, maple syrup, and blueberries are all in our stores right now and those are truly just a few of the many local products in store,” said Steve Read, local business development manager for Sobeys Atlantic. “These events will showcase some of the local producers we partner with and draw attention to the many more we carry.”
Many local products such as cheese, soaps, juices and meats will be showcased at the event, but the main feature will be apples. Farmers and producers will be at pop-up stands within the Sobeys and Foodland stores showcasing their products. Customers will be able to taste and learn where the food came from and how it is grown. Sobeys chefs and employees will also be handing out samples of delicious apple-themed recipes and other local fare available in stores.
Other local events are planned for March and April. Details for locations will be available at www.selectnovascotia.ca .