In 2012, the owners behind Big Cove Foods came out to Nova Scotia to take a break from their lives in Toronto. One month they said. Five years later, they are still in love with the people and beauty that is Nova Scotia. Living in the country has provided opportunities that living in the city just doesn't have, and farm-house country living inspired them to dig down to the basics and make things from scratch.
Big Cove Foods’ driving force is to provide you with a product that will spark creativity in your own kitchen as moving to the country has done for them. Whether it is on the stove or in a cocktail glass, they provide you with a great quality product worthy of your kitchen.
I spoke with owners, Dave and Sarah to find out building their delicious business.
What inspired you to start your business? Taking the leap from big city to country living both forced and inspired us to cook more at home and experiment with ingredients. This mission created a new spark in both of us and we wanted to share that revelation with others. Through our product line and online recipes, we want to inspire people to enjoy cooking more at home.
Tell us about your 4-year-old selves. When Sarah was quite young, she wanted to be a roof repair woman, because hanging out on the roof is just so much fun! (She does not regret her life decisions). Around 4 years old, I (Dave) was the kind of boy who had no problem telling my dinner hosts if something was over cooked or needed more salt. I’m still not one to keep my opinions to myself!
It’s interesting to look back at who you were, to where life has taken you. I have always had a passion for food, and Sarah’s came later on in life - about 11 years ago when we met.
What do you know now, that you wish you knew when you started your business? You are capable of way more than you think you are.
Want to read more about Big Cove Foods? Check out our Spring Blog.