Saturday, September 15, 2012

Glenora Greens

Glenora Distillers, based on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, is the distiller of Canada's only Scottish-style single malt whisky.  They also craft several specialty whiskies and rums, and in the event that you feel incapable of driving home there is no need to worry because you can stay at the Glenora Inn & Distillery, a very tranquil bed and breakfast.
Hidden behind a door that was conveniently marked "Employees Only" I stumbled upon this...
Running a tourist attraction such as the Glenora Distillery with a restaurant included requires the help of a great chef; and that great chef (at least in my opinion) requires immediate access to the freshest herbs and spices at any time.  Luckily, here at Glenora the chef has just that.  Check out the wide variety of greens this kitchen has to work with...
 Pineapple Mint...never heard of that one (it tasted great though)!
 Oregano, Cilantro, Parsley (Italian and regular), French name it!
@GlenBreton is another great organization who knows how to @addmoregreen.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Farmers Feed Cities!

Halifax in Nova Scotia has a farmers market that has been alive and running for 262 years...we were lucky enough to gather some grub from a few vendors for lunch and dinner on our way back into the US.  The farmers market is located in the Keith's Brewery building on Lower Water Street.
Since 1750, these farmers have been providing the seaside city of Halifax with a variety of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods, jams, jellies, and crafts.  The market operates on Saturdays from 7AM until 1PM...plenty of time for everyone to get their weekly supplies.
We decided to get our produce from this farmer, who informed us that everything left of that yellow bin of potatoes and the silver beet on the table was organic.  That's local  and sustainable farming at it's finest.  This is the mindset that @addmoregreen would like to teach young farmers in Central America.  Deciding to grow organically does excellent things for human health and the health of the just makes sense.
Check out this awesome grafitti...and more about the historic farmers market in Halifax on their website  and through their twitter account @brewerymarket

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Victory For All

While in Boston recently, we stumbled upon the Fenway Victory Gardens.  If you check out their website you'll find out about their history and how to sign up for FGS membership.
 A great place to stop and rest for a while after a bike ride.  If you need a snack maybe you'll be lucky enough to stumble upon a gardener who you can ask to share the wealth.
For the past 70 years in Boston, the Fenway Garden Society has been able to @addmoregreen through the use of public land.

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