This season's box is inspired by apple picking in the fall! There is a certain beauty in cooler days, the changing leaves, and the earthy tones that Fall brings in Nova Scotia. This past summer certainly was beautiful, but the Fall really is a lovely time of year. The golden light and crisp-yet-somehow-warm air signals a time of comfort and preparation for the winter ahead.
Each item was carefully selected from partners who are not only talented, but also care about their community and the environment!
Acadian Maple Products - Maple Apple Butter
Acadian Maple Products is a family owned and operated business located in Upper Tantallon. Involved in the maple industry in Nova Scotia for over 30 years, Acadian Maple is the largest purchaser and processor of Nova Scotia produced maple syrup. Exporting to markets worldwide, and constantly developing new products, Acadian Maple continues to grow with their agri-tourism center and retail shop seeing in excess of 30,000 visitors a year.
New Scotland Candle Co.- Annapolis Apple Crumble Candle
New Scotland Candle Co., a wife and husband team, make deliciously scented candles and melts that are hand poured in small batches in their home in Port Williams, Nova Scotia. Made with 100% soy wax, cotton based wicks, and premium oils, all of their candles are free of dyes and burn completely cool and clean compared to traditional paraffin candles. As an added treasure, each candle has a piece of sea glass foraged from the shores of Cape Breton. Previously known as Beach Glass Candle Company, Erin and Mark combined their new-found love of candle making with their collection of maritime sea glass in 2015. They have since grown their hobby business into a full time business, and their products can be spotted at retailers and markets throughout the province.
Made with Local - Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Founders Kathy and Sheena started Made with Local after realizing that healthy snacking options were either NOT delicious, or NOT actually healthy and full of all kinds of weird stuff (or both). The two sourced a variety of ingredients from local farmers and food producers and launched their Real Food Bars at the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market in June 2012. Now, Made with Local products can be found at Sobey’s, Bulk Barn and other major and local grocers across Canada. Made with Local has partnered with social enterprises The Flowercart Group in New Minus and the Dartmouth Adult Services Center in Dartmouth to produce their delicious bars, oats and mixes.
The Tea Brewery - Sweet Apple Orchard Herbal Tea
The Tea Brewery is micro-blender, that links highly skilled tea artisans, superior quality ingredients and gentle, small-batch processing to deliver a sensual feast of flavor, aroma and visual delight. The Tea Brewery mission is to create truly exquisite loose-leaf artisan teas that will satisfy even the most sophisticated consumers. Based in Mahone Bay, the Tea Brewery has been serving Atlantic Canada for fifteen years.
Basic Spirit - Pewter Tea Strainer and Pate Knife
Basic Spirit is a homegrown company located in the seaside village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia. Their business and love is to create gifts that touch the heart & delight the spirit. Using traditional methods of pewtersmithing with high quality, lead free metal, they put a fresh twist on their line of fine pewter. And quite simply, they enjoy the challenge of growing a company, doing their best to serve their customers and staying open to new possibilities.
10% of profits fund philanthropic projects both locally and globally.
Farmer John's Herbs - Apple Crisp Mix
Jacoba and Bram Lohr, came from Holland in 1958 and started farming on their farm in Nova Scotia in 1960. Farmer John's Herbs has evolved and today they have three generations of family working together. Their goal is to bring you the "Flavours of the Maritimes" through their summer savory and many spice mixes. They are a certified organic processor and use mostly organic herbs in their spice mixtures. They have been wonderfully supported by the public and can be found at grocery stores throughout Canada.