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

Oktoberfest 2014 is coming!!!

OKTOBERFEST_AUG11 p2Foods of the Fundy Valley is hosting its first annual Oktoberfest on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community Center in Hillsborough.  Come join us as we celebrate Autumn in authentic German Style!  Food, drink and live music!

Festivities start at 5PM with an authentic Oktoberfest meal, prepared from local ingredients by Swiss and German chefs who live in the area.  Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Spaetzle… among other Oktoberfest specialties!

There will be a full bar, as well as local beer from Pump House Brewery in Moncton.

The Swell Guys from Halifax will provide live and lively entertainment for the evening, starting at 8:00PM.

This is an event not to be missed!  For more information, and to purchase tickets online, click here or on the Oktoberfest tab on the menu.  Single tickets $40.

Tickets are also available at the Museum Market in Hopewell Cape, or from any FFV Board Member.
Call 506-734-1908, or email [email protected]

 

Firing up the Cob Oven!

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Foods of the Fundy Valley has fired up its new Cob Oven at the Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape!

The Cob Oven was a collaborative project between Foods of the Fundy Valley, the Albert County Museum, and the community as a whole.  Sourced from all natural and local re-purposed materials from the Museum site and the Bay of Fundy, this is truly a local creation that will be the center of attraction at our Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday at the Museum.

Built by volunteers of all ages from the community, we have constructed an oven capable of heating to 1000°F.

Our first Pizza event on Saturday, July 26, was a smashing success, with almost 80 pizzas served!  Thanks to ringleader Marion Steeves, Pizza Chef Moira Wissink, Sous Chefs Lisa Brown and Vickey Bell, and general helpers, gofers and supporters Tammy Carlin, Mindy Liptay, Dejah Morcom and Lynne Greenblatt! 

Our second event on August 2 was just as successful – good news/bad news is that we sold out!  On August 16, we will be making pita bread in the oven.  We will have donairs, pita pizzas, and veggie pitas available.  The next regular pizza event is scheduled for August 30.  Watch this space (or our facebook page) for what’s cooking at the next market day.

Laying the foundation

Laying the foundation

Mixing the cob - sand, straw, Albert County clay

Mixing the cob – sand, straw, Albert County clay

Building the oven

Building the oven

Drying the oven

Drying the oven

Fixing the cracks - need some little helpers for this one!

Fixing the cracks – need some little helpers for this one!

First high temperature firing

First high temperature firing

First pizza!

First pizza!