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Farmers’ Market Moving to Hillsborough

Foods of the Fundy Valley is excited to announce that our FFV Farmers’ Market is relocating from the Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape to the Old Church at 2807 Main Street in Hillsborough, also home to Oliver’s German Bakery. Our new space will be in a beautiful, old historic church that has now been transformed into a business centre.  We will have much more indoor space for vendors and customers to enjoy in all kinds of weather.

We have a new Market Committee that are very energized and ready to create an amazing Farmers’ Market of vendors from both ends of Albert County, making this a 100% local market.

In addition to our existing vendors, we have lots of interested new vendors, tons of free parking, and Oliver will be back at the market, with the Bakery being open every Saturday. 

With the increased indoor and outdoor space, we are still looking to welcome new vendors of local foods and crafts.  Make it, bake it or grow it in Albert County, and come sell your wares at our market.

The market will run every Saturday from 8:00AM – 1:00PM, starting on Saturday, May 20th for the Victoria Day long weekend.  The market will be open until the Thanksgiving weekend, with the last day being Saturday, October 7.

If you or someone you know is interested in being part of our market, please contact our market manager Angela:
[email protected]
or through our market Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Hillsboroughnbfarmersmarket/.

Finally, Foods of the Fundy Valley would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the Albert County Museum and the Albert County Historical Society for their partnership and their warm hospitality during our tenure at the Albert County Museum.

 

 

 

 

Job Opportunity – Program Coordinator

Foods of the Fundy Valley is seeking a Program Coordinator, to work 25 hours per week for 34 weeks.

Job purpose
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and managing the food security related programs run by Foods of the Fundy Valley, ensuring timely delivery, adherence to budget and other requirements, quality control and evaluation. The Program Coordinator will also work with the Board to identify food security program needs in the area, seek funding and develop plans for future programs.
Duties and responsibilities

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Living Apple Museum

The Fundy Valley was once a thriving center of apple producers.  Taking a drive through our scenic country roads, you will see many wild apple trees that are the remnants and descendants of once flourishing orchards.

Foods of the Fundy Valley, in partnership with the Albert County Museum, is working to establish the area’s only Living Apple Museum to celebrate our heritage as apple growers.  This museum will provide a place where people have the opportunity to learn about apples and the historical significance they played in our region.  As well, it will provide a seed bank of living apple genetics that once thrived here.

To that end, Foods of the Fundy Valley is currently conducting a short survey to determine the varieties of apple trees that can be found in the Albert County area. The results of this survey will be used as part of our project to create a Living Apple Museum in Albert County.

To start the survey, click here.  If you are not redirected in a few seconds, please copy the following link and paste into your browser.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lQ4qhwN8JrM1xQilL9-XNq2PXyJAuWQaBW9FEko2uQo/viewform?usp=send_form

If you have any questions about this survey or wish to participate in the project, please contact us.

Foods of the Fundy Valley
P.O Box 2002
Riverside Albert, NB
E4H 4X2
[email protected]

 

Foods of the Fundy Valley Annual General Meeting

Friday, May 8 – The Foods of the Fundy Valley Annual General Meeting will be held at the Albert County Museum Hopewell Cape Community Hall.  There will be a presentation of our year’s activities, followed by an informative talk on how to extend the growing season in your garden.

Meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. with our well-known soup bar.  Now would also be a good time to renew your membership and make sure that you stay in touch with all of our events and programs.  We will have a membership table set up.  Annual membership fees are $5 for individuals and $25 for businesses. We hope you will join us for an enjoyable evening.

Bee Keeping Workshop

Foods of the Fundy Valley is hosting an “Introduction to Bee-Keeping” Workshop on Saturday, May 2nd at the Hopewell Cape Community Hall.  At this all-day event, we will learn the basics of bee-keeping with Fletcher and Mary Colpitts of Petitcodiac.

Cost of the workshop is $30/participant and includes snacks and lunch. Space is limited so please sign up early, as interest has been strong.

For more information, call Janine at 882-2728 or email [email protected].

Note – This workshop is SOLD OUT.  If there is enough interest, we may offer the session again in the future.  If you are interested, please email us at [email protected].

 

Movie, Open Meeting, Potluck and Crokinole!

Join us for our Open Meeting on Saturday, January 17 at the Curryville Community Outreach Center, 786 Albert Mines Road, Curryville, NB E4H 1X9.

We will start at 3:00PM with a showing of the movie, “GMO-OMG,” a film by Jeremy Seifert on GMOs in relationship to his 3 young children and the world around him.

GMO-OMGImmediately following the movie, around 5PM, we will start the Open Meeting.  Find out about our plans for the new year, and share your thoughts and ideas on what we can/should do.  This will be accompanied by a potluck supper, so bring a dish to share.

After the meeting, we will start the Crokinole tournament.  Crokinole is a board game that was developed in rural Canada in the 1860s.  It is a test of dexterity, with elements of shuffleboard and curling on a tabletop scale.  For rules and information, click here.  Limber up those fingers, and come join in the fun!

Crokinole board