Since 2016 we've worked with over 60 Nova Scotian Companies, from Yarmouth to Cape Breton and everywhere in between.
24 Carrots Bakery (NS) - For over 25 years 24 Carrots Bakery has been providing quality baked goods to many fine food establishments. They bake from scratch using simple, wholesome ingredients. Family owned and operated, 24 Carrots Bakery began as a small food court outlet in Spring Garden Place and has proudly grown into a well-established full service bakery located at 3200 Kempt Rd. in Halifax’s revitalized North End. The 24 Carrots Bake Shop features a delicious selection of fine breads, cakes, and sweet things like this gingerbread man!
Acadian Maple (NS) - 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.
Anointment (NB) - In 2002 Anointment was born on principles of natural living and environmental responsibility in a basement workshop in Halifax. Until 2008 Anointment was a popular vendor at the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market. After finding a new home with owner April MacKinnon in a natural parenting store she owned, Anointment began a five-year rebranding project after moving to Sackville, New Brunswick, a small town on the windswept Tantramar Marshes in 2011, where they continue to make everything by hand.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax and Yarmouth) - With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada. Maud Lewis (1903-1970) had no formal training in the visual arts. Like many folk artists, she painted for the joy of adding color, light and fun to a poverty stricken rural existence.
Bailly (Dartmouth) - Bailly is run by Ariel Gough and Edwina Govindsamy who are committed to offering scents that will not negatively impact your health. Their perfume oils are made with fractionated coconut oil, which helps to create a scent that is not irritating or overpowering. The oils are free of parabens, phthalates and petroleum as well as cruelty-free and vegan.
Basic Spirit (Pugwash) – 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.
BeauTEAful (NB) - Bueteaful Premium Tea is a New Brunswick based tea company. They have exceptional knowledge of the tea industry, with a firm grip on tea trends and customer preferences. Their tea blends use only the highest quality organic teas and ingredients. A truly premium product, with choice ingredients utilized in creative combinations. All our their products are made with the finest quality herbs to produce superior all natural herbal products.
Beach Coast Earrings (Halifax) - Beach Coast Earrings is a small family and friend’s run business, owned and operated by four youth. Madison (13) & Megan Houghton (11) and Isabelle (13) & Emerson MacNeil (9). Beach Coast Earrings are hand crafted polymer clay stud earrings inspired by our love of the East Coast and our beaches. Our earrings are unique, lightweight, stylish and affordable for everyone. In March 2019, we won a Youth Entrepreneurship Award and in April we were finalists for the Minister’s Entrepreneurship Award of Excellence. We were also featured on CBC and CBCKids News this year. All of our supplies are all locally sourced and we incorporate sand from beaches in Atlantic Canada in some of our earring designs.10% of all proceeds will be donated to our charity of choice.
Benjamin Bridge (Gaspereau) - In little more than a decade, Benjamin Bridge has distinguished itself by its dedication to time proven techniques, expert guidance, and most importantly its acclaimed, distinctive wines. The Benjamin Bridge vineyards are located in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley on the Bay of Fundy, where the cool climate bears an uncanny affinity with the Champagne region of France.
Beezy Wrap (Elmsdale) - Beezy Wrap® is a reusable beeswax wrap that can be used over and over again! Their wraps are made from a unique blend of natural and sustainable ingredients, Beezy Wrap® will replace your throw-away single-use plastic wrap & baggies. Beezy Wrap® beeswax wraps are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable and sustainable; made from 100% cotton or organic cotton fabric, local beeswax, organic jojoba oil, cinnamon oil and tree resin. Beeswax wraps protect food from air and moisture keeping food fresh longer. Great for storing leftover food in the fridge. Eco Friendly and Zero Waste.
Big Cove Foods (Big Cove) - 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. Through their spices, preserves, candies and juices, Big Cove Foods’ driving force is to provide products that spark creativity in the kitchen.
Burning Flame Candle Co. (Halifax) - Burning Flame Candle Company established in 2020 specializes in premium 100% natural soy wax candles. Offering a wide variety of luxurious and nostalgic scents to choose from, our candles create the perfect ambience for any home. Long lasting, beautiful and affordable luxury home fragrances, free of nasty toxins and toxic chemicals such as petroleum, phthalates, parabens and paraffins. Hand-poured with love in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
C&T Candle Co. (NB) - This delicious scent will be sure to bring you images of sprawling cliffs, ocean mist, and rising tides. The C&T story started in the small town of Miramichi, NB. It's a simple story of two sisters who have long collected soy and beeswax candles from little shops and artisans during their travels. With some previous candle making experience, they began pouring soy wax candles for family and friends. Their hobby turned into a welcomed demand, which led to the design and branding of C&T Candle Co. In 2015, they opened a small artisan retail shop called Crackle and Teal…hence C&T! Their candles are made of American grown soy wax. C&T scents are a mix of fragrance oil and essential oils. They use clean burning cotton wicks, designed to minimize smoke and soot. The amber glass apothecary style jars are re-usable and the gold lids are custom manufactured, free from plastisol and heavy metals.
Boathouse Goods and Gifts (Hammonds Plains) - The Boathouse Goods & Gifts is a small online shop based in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia which features unique products with a special nod to the maritime provinces. After an unsuccessful attempt to find a Nova Scotia shaped cookie cutter to add to a gift box, owner Anne Hooper decided to have 10 made by a local shop thinking she would be able to use a few and then give the rest away as gifts. One year, and over 2,000 cookie cutters later, her product line has expanded to include glassware, serving boards and other giftware. All products are lovingly designed and manufactured at Anne’s home-based studio (with the exception of the glassware which is printed in Elmsdale).
Bread and Butter Pottery (Halifax) - Bread & Butter Pottery is handmade with lots of love and attention to detail. Each piece is carefully made using high-fire stoneware clay, and decorated by hand with food-safe glazes. Bringing together the best of all worlds, Bread & Butter Pottery is lighthearted functional ware for your heart and your home.
Breakers Wood Working (Dartmouth) - Daryl Wasson is passionate about working with wood and it's many different natural colors and grains. Based in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Daryl has been working passionately on his business since 2002. Apart from milling his own wood from the Maritimes, he collects discarded end pieces from a factory in Nova Scotia that would have otherwise been burned or thrown into the landfill. Daryl rescues these remnant pieces to recycle them into works of art that can be used every day. Daryl designs and handcrafts each piece, taking into careful consideration his customer's needs.
Cape Breton Fudge Co. (Sydney) - Cape Breton Island's best kept secret, the Cape Breton Fudge Company, specializes in handmade, hand cut artisan fudge. Doing business in downtown Sydney, Cape Breton since 2010, the Cape Breton Fudge Company has over 27 flavors of fudge from the traditional chocolate to a local favorite, Breton Whiskey. The Cape Breton Fudge Company also has a selection of candies and treats including Salt Water taffy - a traditional seaside favorite, Salt Water Taffy is as fun to eat as it is to look at!
Chef Jason Lynch (Grand Pre)- Jason is the chef at Le Caveau restaurant in Grand Pre which was named one of twenty world’s best winery restaurants by Wine Access magazine. At the forefront of the local food movement in the region, Jason sources roughly 80 percent of the restaurant’s ingredients locally. Jason is also Chef at the Black Spruce Restaurant in Gros Morne National Park, an author, host of a podcast, and creator of preserves and bitters.
Classy Cards (Windsor Junction) - Classy Cards is a small, one woman (plus help from her husband) shop located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Classy Cards started as a hobby with an online Etsy shop, and as orders increased it quickly turned into a full time job. Their products are shipped all around the world (to over 40+ countries), spreading joy through warm wishes and a tiny bit of inappropriate and sarcastic humour. Classy Cards simply say what everyone else is thinking.
Cosman & Whidden (Greenwich) - Owned by Tom Cosman and Mary Ann Whidden, Cosman & Whidden bee farm began as a small sideline pursuit in 1979 with two beehives and a passion for bees. Gradually they increased their colonies and since 1990 they have made their entire livelihood from beekeeping. Cosman & Whidden now manage over 2,000 honeybee colonies with the help of their children Simon, Ivan and Abby. Their farm is located near Wolfville at 9925 Highway #1, Greenwich where their store front is open 7 days a week year round.
Contrail Candles (Halifax) - Contrail candles are poured locally in Halifax Area (Lower Sackville) and are made from 100% soy wax with a wooden wick that crackles. They are non toxic and phthalate free, Clean burning, and the containers are sustainable as they can be repurposed or reused.
Covered Bridge Chips (NB) - Albright Farms and Covered Bridge Potato Chips work hard to bring you a top quality and mouth-watering chip. They grow 500 acres of our dark Russet potatoes so they can deliver the same great taste year-round in our potato chips.
Cows (PEI) - Since 1983, COWS has resided on the pastures of Prince Edward Island, and today you can visit COWS CREAMERY to see their products being hand made before your eyes!
Dormie Workshop (Halifax) - Dormie Golf Workshop was created by PGA Canada members and brothers Jeff and Todd Bishop, with the intention of bringing fellow golfers really cool covers and allowing their customers to be involved in the process! Dormie is proud create a high end product that represents their passion for design and individuality combined with functionality and practicality.
Doddle Lovely (Hubbards) - Melissa travelled the world and was successful in the design industry, running a high-profile design company in London, UK. She moved back to the East Coast of Canada and had two beautiful children and continued her design work. Melissa is determined to provide creative practices for the betterment of mind, body and soul. To find purpose in all that we do and unleash the full potential of your creativity.
Duckish Skincare (Halifax) - Duckish is owned and operated by Carolyn Crewe and Josh Beitel, partners in life and in business. Their goal is to help you avoid weird stuff in your skin care products. While Duckish officially opened for business in October 2015, the story began two years earlier, when Carolyn's sister had a baby. As a first-time aunt, Carolyn started looking a little closer at commonly used baby products. Upon seeing the questionable ingredients in most diaper rash creams, she decided to make something better, something with natural ingredients that was both effective and affordable. After a ton of ingredient and safety research, and an equal amount of experimentation, the diaper rash stick was born. From there Duckish has grown into a line of lotions, bath salts, lip balms and other all natural skin care products.
Dr. Ashley Margeson, ND (Tantallon) - Dr. Ashley is a Naturopathic Doctor who believes that your health should work for you, not against you. Dr. Ashley works to ignite your health so that you can focus on your passions, your business and your goals. When you live an optimized life, you’re able to create a shift in the world much bigger than yourself. A shift not only felt in you, and the people around you, but a shift in your entire community, your entire province and even the entire world. She has amassed an impressive portfolio of certifications from the top clinicians across North America, ensuring she is using the best available evidence, research and technology to serve her patients.
East Coast Lifestyle (Halifax) - The DNA of East Coast Lifestyle is simple: it’s about being proud of where you’re from. In March of 2013, Alex MacLean, a senior Business student at Acadia University was asked to start a temporary business for an Entrepreneurship class project. With an $800 loan from his dad and a passion to rep his coast, Alex produced his first 30 East Coast Lifestyle hoodies and sold them to his closest friends. Using the proceeds from the first batch, ECL began distribution from the trunk of Alex’s car and on his mom’s front lawn for several months until the birth of the popular anchor logo. This hat is made with 100% cotton and a leather ECL anchor logo. Perfect for golf, sunny days on the beach, or pair with your favorite summer outfit for a classic east coast look.
Ednaturals Jive Berry (Halifax) - In late 2016, Edgar Sosa and his wife Lety were expecting their first child. When they both learned they were at risk of diabetes, Edgar asked “how can I help my wife to eat healthy, nutritious and tasty snacks?” Edgar knew from his studies in health sciences that medicinal plants were a good option. After searching for the most nutritious plant known, he found “the Miracle Tree” - Moringa. This leafy tree has been used by ancient societies (Roman, Greek, Egyptian, and Indian) for thousands of years. Its leaves have have been used for treatment of diseases such as arthritis, hypertension, and diabetes. After perfecting their recipe for a healthy nutrition bar using moringa - Ednaturals was born! Ednaturals is on a journey to help other people eat healthy, nutritious and tasty snacks anywhere, anytime.
ELLAments by Tanya (Halifax) - ELLAments by Tanya is a signature brand and also offers one-of-a-kind custom jewelry pieces with a focus on precious metals, with the highest regard to quality and craftsmanship. Nova Scotian artisan Tanya Milne uses her love of the natural world as inspiration for her wearable art and fine jewellery. Growing up in a small, coastal Newfoundland town, Tanya spent the weekends of her youth exploring the woods with her father, who was a lumber scaler. These excursions into the natural environment fostered a fascination with the textures of wood, stone, water, and other elements of nature. Every item of Tanya’s bespoke work is a beautiful, one of a kind piece inspired by nature.
Elwood Pens (New Glasgow) - Elwood Pens produces wooden pens/pencils made of over 40 different hardwoods from around the world, including Nova Scotia Bird’s Eye Maple. Each pen is meticulously hand crafted by 22-year-old owner, Dylan Thompson-MacKay. As a young entrepreneur, Dylan is focused on building his company on the pillars of quality, sustainability and social responsibility.
EurekaTec (Lower Sackville) - EurekaTec is a technology-focused company that offers 3D printing and laser engraving services as well as prototyping, vinyl cutting, light manufacturing, wood signs, gifts, custom wedding decor and much more. Starting from his basement in 2015, Mohammed, owner of EurekaTec, knew he was on to something. With just one high quality 3D Printer he purchased online, he began what is now the only local source for 3D printers and filament in HRM. As a child, Moh was always disassembling his toys. His passion for tinkering only grew with age, and combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, Eureka Technologies was founded. Helping his customers find their “Eureka!” moment is his passion, and helping them bring their ideas to light is the foundation of the hub for community innovation that EurekaTec has created.
Fabulous Attic (Lahave) - Johanna Knopf is the lovely owner/artist behind Fabulous Attic. Originally from Germany, Johanna and her family moved to Dublin Shore, Nova Scotia in April 2010. After settling in her new home, Johanna started making wooden Christmas Angels and her very own design of "Seaside Houses" inspired by her beautiful coastal community. Johanna had always wanted to pursue her creative abilities, but balancing a career and family made this difficult. Settling in Nova Scotia allowed her to finally achieve her dream of being a creative entrepreneur. Over the years, Johanna has extended the selection of handmade items, adding refinished furniture, custom signs, photography, and woodworking to her product mix.
Far Far Away Shop (Mahone Bay) - The Far Far Away shop is owned and operated by Jay Hiltz. Their product line was conceived in 2018 and started as a passion project to create unique decor items for Jay’s five-star rental cottages—Far Far Away Cottages. After multiple guests asked where the items could be purchased, the shop was born. It now focuses solely on flour sack cotton tea towels. The designs are original and draw inspiration from Jay's deep love of the Maritimes and its cultural quirks.
Nor°easter Apparel (Mahone Bay) - In addition to the shop and the cottages, Jay offers an original clothing line—Nor°easter Apparel. He describes their clothing as #wildlystylish and #ferociouslycomfortable! Jay also owns Small Town Ink Screen Printing Studio and prints both product lines in-house.
Farmer John’s Herbs (Canning) - 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.
Fika Wellness Co. (Halifax) - A female owned and operated modern day apothecary, which specializes in herbal infused bath soaks and wellness products. Fika's desire is to help women create an atmosphere of self care and wellness so that any day can be a spa day.... even at home! FIKA Wellness Co. strives to change women’s perception of self-care, recognizing that self-care doesn’t have to be elaborate but it does need to be functional. Each product is crafted in small batches with the highest quality herbs, purest sea salts and 100% therapeutic grade essential oils. All of their ingredients are mindfully chosen for their effective properties on the body and mind. It is their desire that their products will help you set time aside, so that you may experience your own state of FIKA.
Full Steam Coffee Co. (Guysborough) – The Full Steam Coffee Company was born from a vision – to restore the proud trading legacy of a seacoast village in Nova Scotia and to create sustainable jobs in their community, by producing a fine cup of coffee. From their roaster on the historic Guysborough harbour, the Full Steam Coffee Company embodies the fresh sea air, industrious people and proud determination that has kept their seacoast village alive over the past four centuries. Certified organic and fair trade, the Fogarty's Cove medium roast blend captures the spirit of a special cove nestled on the shores of the Authentic Seacoast and made famous in song.
Fundy Treasures (Joggins) - Fundy Treasures was created from a love of the Bay of Fundy and its surrounding landscape. Owners Brian and Laura turned their love for rock hounding, tourism and their community into a thriving gift shop and guided tour business. Made with 100% soy wax, their candles are hand poured and some even contain specially selected Bay of Fundy tumbled agate, beach glass, amethyst or Nova Scotia crystal.
Galloping Cows Fine Foods (Port Hood) - Joanne and Ron Schmidt turned their dreams into reality in 1994 when they founded Galloping Cows Fine Foods. They started out small, selling their delightful sauces and preserves around their home base in Nova Scotia, Canada. Years of hard work and dedication have transformed Galloping Cows from a small country market to the darling of fine foods retailers across the country. From their home kitchen nestled in the seaside town of Port Hood, in the Cape Breton Highlands, the Schmidts have perfected their unique and inspiring flavors. And true to their farming roots, they use only the freshest, ripest fruits. This Brandy Cranberry Marmalade is perfect with scones, toast or as a spread on a holiday charcuterie board.
Glass and Glitter Gifts (Eastern Passage) - Leanne MacKenzie started Glass and Glitter Gifts in 2014 after an unexpected job loss. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it blessed her with the opportunity to finally do what she had always dreamed of doing since finishing her business degree: create and run her own business. Leanne creates graphic designs for ceramics as well as other gift wares. She also creates digital custom graphic printables that are available on her Etsy shop. Her designs are strong in nautical and maritime themes.
Genevieve Sawchyn (Halifax) - Genevieve is a nationally bestselling historical fiction author here in Halifax, she writes exclusively Canadian history. The first three novels were all set in Nova Scotia. “Come From Away” recently appeared in Oprah’s “O Magazine” under “24 Best Historical Romance Novels”, as well as “Tides of Honour" and “Promises to Keep”.
Golden Silkscreening (Halifax) - Golden Silkscreening Company Ltd. (Golden) is a Lakeside, Nova Scotia company owned and managed by Jim Baker since 1977. The company’s textile product line includes such items as T-shirts, hats, vests, jackets, pants, golf shirts and sweatshirts, which are normally purchased from outside suppliers and then silk-screened and embroidered. Golden not only manufactures products but also designs, markets, and distributes them. Over the last years the company has built a solid reputation for original quality products, exceptional workmanship and reliable on-time delivery.
Halifax Paper Hearts (Halifax) – Halifax Paper Hearts is a greeting card company that believes in fairy tales & snail mail... and they believe in cultivating closeness through the written expression of love, celebration, encouragement & grace.
Halifax Seed Company (Halifax) - The Halifax Seed Company is Canada's oldest continuously operating family owned seed company (established in 1866)! Throughout its considerable history, Halifax Seed has evolved to be a market leader in the horticultural and agriculture industry in Atlantic Canada for both wholesale customers as well as Home Gardeners.
Hannah Hicks Art (Bedford) -Hannah is a 22 years old artist from Bedford, Nova Scotia. She has been an artist entrepreneur for 4 years with her business Hannah Hicks Art. Her creations can be found online, in stores throughout the Maritimes, and at the Dartmouth Adult Services Center. Hannah is inspired by nature and the places she visits in the Maritimes.
Haskapa (New Canada) - Founded by husband and wife team Evie, a medical doctor, and Simon, a ‘green’ entrepreneur, Haskapa is passionate about sharing the amazing health benefits of the Haskap berry with the world. Their farm has grown enormously since 2010; from 25 acres on 3 test locations to a model 60 acres at their evocatively-named Lone Tree Farm. More to the haskap berry than just it’s flavour, Haskapa creates juices, powders, jams, and chutney’s that are delicious and nutritious.
Haven Candle Co. (Annapolis Valley) - Haven Candle Co. is owned by a mother-daughter duo from the Annapolis Valley, NS and Halifax, NS. Their candles are hand poured with soy wax and phthalate free fragrance oils into recylable/reusable glass jars with a single wooden crackling wick. The candle scents are inspired by some of our favourite moments and places, and our look and feel is inspired by our love for design and simplicity.
Hazzberry Farms (Atlantic Canada) - Twenty-eight Maritime Haskap berry farmers have created a business partnership, using their talents and their berries to create tasty and nutritious products for the Maritime market and beyond. HazzBerry Farms is 100% owned and operated by Haskap growers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Helping Hands (Halifax) - What does a distillery, chemistry students and a power company all have in common? The desire to create a hand sanitizer to support frontline workers and vulnerable Nova Scotians during the COVID-19 pandemic. "What started out as a feeling of helplessness has turned into something really special,” said Julie Shore, co-owner of the Halifax Distilling Company. “This is an example of many people wanting to do something to help during these challenging times and joining forces and expertise to make it happen.”
Hilltop Designs (Aylesford) - Nova Scotia craftsman, Andy Sherman, has a passion for woodworking and creating unique Nova Scotia designs with a practical purpose. Hilltop Designs is a woodworking, home decor, and furniture enterprise that produces eco-friendly products, including kitchenware made from sustainable Nova Scotia natural resources like wood and stone.
Hope Blooms (Halifax) - Hope Blooms engages youth in North End Halifax, positively impacting food security, education, social inclusion, and disrupting the cycle of poverty. Support the youth of Hope Blooms by purchasing fresh herb dressings, fair trade teas, or their book; all proceeds are reinvested in education and the community.
Indigena Skincare (NL) - Indigena provide healing beauty powered by the wonders of nature. 100% natural skincare created with wild grown botanicals hand harvested in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Their formulations balance scientific innovation with the natural power of this unique, resilient landscape. A blend of pure ingredients sustainably distilled from sea botanicals and indigenous northern boreal extracts. Working in harmony with the seasons, they locally grow these indigenous ingredients.
Inkwell Boutique (Halifax) - Inkwell Boutique is a modern handmade boutique and letterpress studio with an abundant selection of specialty printed paper products and handmade delights made with love, by artists from around the corner and across the world.
Just US! (Grand Pre) - Founded in 1995 as Canada's first Fair Trade coffee roaster, Just Us! is a worker co-operative exclusively roasting specialty grade, certified fair trade and organic coffee. They work hard to preserve the integrity of their supply chain, from seed to cup. Just Us! stands for justice. They are not just a coffee company, but a social enterprise using coffee as a vehicle for change. They work directly with their producer-partners to work out a truly fair price based on each co-op’s true cost of production along with social premiums above the fair trade minimum price. They are a company where fairness and transparency aren't just buzzwords, but the lens through which they operate their business.
Lighters Candle Co (PEI) - Lighters Candle Company was created in the fall of 2016 by a husband and wife duo, from Prince Edward Island, Canada. They wanted a candle that matched everyone's room, was clean, simple and eye-catching. What better way to grab someone's attend than with a badass quote!
Kitchen Door Catering (Bedford) - Kitchen Door is an innovative food company located in Halifax. They offer delicious food, fantastic service and creative catering. They believe in fresh food, crafted by their talented culinary team. Everything, all the way down to the sauces and components, are made in-house. If you have ever visited their food shop, you know there are over 100 items stocking the shelves of the fridges, freezers and pantry. In 2012, they started their ‘TO GO’ concept to meet the growing needs of families who don't have time to cook. They also offer a selection of delicious confections, such as maple glazed popcorn. It is a fan favorite, and is made without preservatives with as many local ingredients as possible.
Lake City Woodworkers (Dartmouth) – Lake City Woodworkers began in 1972 as a drop-in center for clients of mental health support services. Lake City Woodworkers remains a non-profit company, producing high quality, solid wood products. Approximately 50 people are involved in the production of the furniture and other products: with the training and guidance of a staff of professional woodworkers and cabinetmakers, clients are able to gain competitive working skills within a supportive environment.
Liddy Mae Cookies (Canning) – Liddy Mae Cookies is a side business owned and operated by Lindsay Reeves. Working full time in the financial sector, Lindsay expresses her creativity and love for baking through her delicious and whimsical sugar cookie creations.
Luckett's (Wolfville) - Crisp maritime breezes, legendary ocean tides and brilliant sunshine meet to create an outstanding terroir on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley. Here, Luckett Vineyards captures the magic of Nova Scotia’s distinctive character through wines that truly are worth phoning home about.
Luke's Small Goods (Halifax) - With a focus on traditional handmade baked goods, preserves, and charcuterie, Luke’s Small Goods aims to provide the people of Halifax with unique, high quality, thoughtfully made products. Having worked in hospitality together for over ten years, co-owners Luke and Hannah Gaston are thrilled to share their knowledge and experience.
Lunenburg Rum Cakes (Lunenburg) - Lunenburg Rum Cakes Ltd. is owned and operated by Sarah Batten. The youngest of 26 grandkids, in a large Nova Scotian family, she came from a long line of bakers. At Lunenburg Rum Cakes Ltd. believes in supporting local, creating quality products, and traditional baking.
Made with Local (Dartmouth) –Made with Local is on a mission to create foods that are delicious, and without all the ’weird stuff.’ Sourced with a variety of ingredients from local farmers and food producers, Made with Local works with social enterprises in New Minus and Dartmouth to produce their bars, oats and mixes.
Making the Grain Woodcrafts (Cole Harbour) - Making the Grain Woodcrafts is operated by Tim Gregory out of Cole Harbour. They make fine and fun handmade wood products from local and exotic wood species. Their biggest sellers are cribbage boards, cutting boards, and charcuterie boards but have a wide range of available items - big and small. They also love custom projects and are open to creative ideas!
Michelle Ryan Fine Art (Cape Breton) - Michelle Ryan studied Business, Interior Design & Photography. Worked and managed her family run printing company for the past 20 years. Primarily self- taught with no formal art training.Michelle is inspired by nature and everything antique and vintage! Down to earth and eco-inspired, she paints only with all natural earth pigments.
MY HOME Apparel (Truro) – My HOME Apparel feels passionate about providing high quality apparel that you can wash and wear over and over again! 100% of their shirts are printed in Nova Scotia, and 75% of their products are made in Canada and then shipped all over the world from their store in Truro. In addition to being a wonderful local company, 5% of all profits are donated back to initiatives to end homelessness in Canada!
M&G Designs (Bridgewater) - Polymer Clay earrings handmade on the South Shore in Nova Scotia.
Moonsail Soapworks (PEI) - You'll love this Prince Edward Island speciality soap with Island beach sand for exfoliation, red clay and kelp swirls for the softest skin ever. Pure essential oils of peppermint and rosemary give it an added kick! Jennifer Ridgway began Moonsnail with a humble booth at the Charlottetown farmers market in 1995. Today (with lots of help along the way) they have grown into one of the largest producers of handcrafted soap in Eastern Canada, with over 30,000 hand cut bars coming out of their studio every year. Founded with the strong commitment to using only the finest natural ingredients - Moonsnail's focus hasn’t wavered as they’ve grown. They carefully select all the ingredients for their products, and handcraft everything in small batches to ensure high quality and a long shelf life. Jennifer and her team are always busy creating in their completely open work environment, with great music playing, and lots of new folks to chat with every day! Along with the great selection of natural vegetable based soaps, Moonsnail also creates full lines of herbal skincare, hair care, baby care, natural dog care, and a great selection of wonderful treats for bath and body. They use only pure aromatherapy-grade essential oils, and no animal products except beeswax and, of course, no animal testing. No preservatives, dyes or artificial fragrances are ever used, and for those who prefer products that are scent- free, there are many options available, or you can have something customized.
New Scotland Candle Co. (Kentville)– 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.
New Foundland Chocolate Co. (NL) - The story of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company starts not with chocolate, but oddly enough with clay. You see it was clay that brought the husband and wife team of Brent and Christina together in the first place. It was this mutual love of crafting with their hands that led to the chocolate adventure which is the Newfoundland Chocolate Company story.
New Scotland Clothing Co. (Dartmouth) – New Scotland Clothing company revisits the past to create goods with character for those that truly appreciate quality. Their passion is reflected in their products as they believe New Scots love to honor traditions and aren’t afraid to make new ones. Creating clothing and accessories that are comfortable and stylish, they are proud to collaborate with local partners from Nova Scotia and across Canada.
Nourished (Lunenburg County) - Amanda was inspired to create a product that uses natures healing powers during her pregnancy. She began to design Magnesium products that truly offered relief for the benefit of herslef and her close family members suffering with discomforts such as arthritis, debilitating muscle cramps and insomnia. Very soon, family and friends were asking for these products, knowing the success with them and responding with astounding feedback, prompting Amanda to turn this hobby into her first ever passion-driven “job”.
Nova Scotian Crystal (Halifax) – Nova Scotian Crystal takes the fine craftsmanship of crystal making and elevates it to the realm of artistry. From the original design to the mouth-blown shape to the hand-cut pattern, every piece is unique and bears the mark of the maker. For more than 20 years, Nova Scotian Crystal has exemplified high craft and Canadian excellence. Today their pieces are recognized icons of luxury.
Nova Scotia Fisherman (New Minas) - Nova Scotia Fisherman was built on the inspiration to create quality products and employment opportunities in rural Canada. Nova Scotia Fisherman uses local kelp in all of their products. This slippery ingredient found along the coast line was used for many purposes in Nova Scotian history and contains a bounty of ingredients that enrich and sooth dry skin.
Nova Scotia Spirit Co. (New Glascow) - "At Nova Scotia Spirit Co. we believe everybody deserves to pour premium quality spirits in their glass. We make this possible by creating award winning, small batch spirits and offering them at an everyday price. Small Town, Small Batches, Tall Tales."
Paper & Wings (Halifax) - Paper & Wings designs for a broad range of products including stationary, art prints, fabric and home products.
Paw Life Coffee Co. (Tidnish) - Paw Life Coffee Co. stems from a passion of coffee & animals. They believe in fresh, high quality coffee, as their coffee is hand roasted in small batches just for you! Paw Life Coffee also believe in the love of animals with 10% of their profits from each bag sold going to animal rescues and shelters to help animals find their 'furever' family.
Peace by Chocolate (Antigonish) – For more than 20 years the Hadad family operated a successful chocolate factory, employing 30 people in Damascus, Syria. They shipped their specialty treats from Damascus all over the Middle East to countries like Yemen, Jordan and Lebanon. Like much of their homeland, the Hadhad chocolate factory was destroyed in a bombing that forced their family to leave everything behind and flee to Lebanon. For three years, Tareq Hadhad and his family lived in a refugee camp with little opportunity or hope. When their family was invited into Canada and became full Canadian citizens, their dream of rebuilding their lives and business came true. Since starting Peace by Chocolate at the beginning of 2016, they have been fortunate to share their passion for chocolate with new friends in their community of Antigonish, across Nova Scotia and now around the world.
PEI Spoon Co. (PEI) - Handcrafted wooden spoons made on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Not mass produced - each spoon has been handcrafted - one by one... in a little shop in the city by the sea.
Poppy Jean Design (Dartmouth) - Poppy Jean Design was started by Shannon Fortune in March of 2019 as a side hustle to express her creativity and love for creating beautiful things. Shannon makes every piece with love and care and works closely with her clients to create custom pieces that are both functional and unique. When not working on Poppy Jean Design, Shannon uses her creativity in classrooms where she works with students and teachers as a French Immersion Literacy Coach.
Power Designs (Dartmouth) – Power Designs is a sibling duo that grew out of a love of hobby woodwork. Mary-Ellen and Graeme Power are proud Canadians from Halifax, and love to spread their prideful work across their beautiful country. Each piece is handmade with love just for you. Their wood is carefully selected and handpicked to embrace the notches and wood grain. Imprecations is what makes each piece unique and special.
Queens & Kings (Halifax) - Queens and Kings sell natural body products that cover all your needs from your head down to your toes. Natural skin care based out of Halifax Nova Scotia. Queens & Kings specializes in "all-natural" or "almost-natural" hair and body products. Products are made in small batches and the only synthetic ingredients used are fragrance oils which are safe to use even on sensitive skin.
Rousseau Chocolatier (Halifax) - With 15 years' experience, Rousseau uses only the finest quality chocolate and ingredients - locally and seasonally sourced as much as possible. Everything is made on site and production can be seen through the viewing bay window. Hand crafting delicious treats in the South End of Halifax, drop by their beautiful café and enjoy a latte and a selection of chocolates, French macaroons, caramel spreads, artisanal marshmallows and more!
Rub That Rubs (Bedford) - Chef Lori Ahrens believes that you should know what is in your food and where it comes from; convenience shouldn't be bad for you. Rub That Rubs spice blends are gluten, soy, and dairy free and contain no added chemicals or oils. Their rubs are perfectly balanced to bring your meal from ordinary to extraordinary.
Saltwreck (Yarmouth) - Saltwreck started in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, aiming to materialize the pride of Atlantic Canadian towns. Saltwreck strives to create high quality hand crafted goods that people can relate to. Every piece is hand treated and assembled in a small workshop. Saltwreck also makes prints, which are created to "tell the tale" of each town and coastal community in which they showcase.
Seastar Pottery (Seaforth) - inspired by her love to snorkeling and the beauty of life under water, Iris brings her functional stoneware pottery to life.
Seaweed Soap Co. (Chester) - Seaweed Soap Co. soaps offer a variety of health benefits. Seaweed, Kelp, and Irish Moss are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids. These three important ingredients contain collagen, making the skin soft to the touch. Each mineral helps to enhance the skin's natural beauty while threonine helps to improve skin integrity and tone.
Seasonal Treasures (Cheticamp) - Seasonal Treasures operated as a gift shop in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia since 2000. Recently, Paula closed her shop to focus on scaling production, and will be re-opening as a studio space in the Spring of 2018. Inspired by her surroundings, Paula draws energy from other creative people, nature, and the simple things in life that bring her joy. Originally an oil painter, Paula fell in love with stained glass and has been perfecting her skills over the last 20 years. Nestled on the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of Cape Breton, Cheticamp is a beautiful community home to many artists, fisherman, and farmers.
Sohma Naturals (Digby) - Sohma Naturals is a mother and daughter team of healthcare professionals, with over 60 years of research and experience between them. They've spent over 5 years researching and testing the purest raw materials for their exclusive skincare formulations, using selectively sourced ingredients to produce natural and mostly organic products that are of the highest quality and purest form.
South Shore Candle Co. (Mahone Bay) - When Matthew Battiste returned to Nova Scotia he really wanted to put his creative talents and marketing skills to work. Inspired by his love of the beautiful places around Nova Scotia's South Shore, he decided to create his own unique line of soy candles.
Stable to Table Farms (Bridgewater) - Emily and her Spouse run the Stable to Table Farm and their soaps are all made with goats milk that they get from their herd of goats!
Stephanie Florentina Photography (Halifax) - Stephanie, a born and raised ‘Bluenoser’, has an eye for capturing beautiful moments. As a child she spent many hours outdoors exploring and falling in love with the world. When she reached her mid teenage years her dad bought her first DSLR film camera as a birthday gift, and that’s when the journey truly began. Inspired by nature, Stephanie's mantra is "love what you do" and she lives by that every day. An adventurous soul, Stephanie is currently enjoying the sights and sounds of Costa Rica.
Sugar Moon Farm (Earltown) - Sugar Moon Farm began in 1973 as Boondock Maple Products + Pancake House, owned and operated by Bob Williams. In 1996 Quita Grey and Scott Whitelaw took over the farm and renamed it Sugar Moon Farm. Sugar Moon Farm is a working maple farm, woodlot and restaurant. They produce quality food in a manner that supports local agriculture and community and respects land and water. Today they have over 2500 maple taps, a log sugar camp, restaurant and are open year round.
Tea North (Dartmouth) - Incorporated in 2017, Tea North’s vision is to inspire people, and their communities, to live their best & healthiest lives. With a line of carbonated iced teas that are organic and sugar-free, the Company’s mission is to develop great tasting and healthy beverages using the highest quality, organic ingredients.
The Tea Brewery (Mahone Bay) - 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. Based in Mahone Bay, the Tea Brewery has been serving Atlantic Canada for fifteen years.
Tidal Salt (Dartmouth) - Tidal Salt started on a warm summer day when a husband tried to make a unique gift for his wife. After finishing a small batch of sea salt made from a nearby beach, it just made sense that this gift should be shared with the world. Nova Scotia is surrounded by clean, salty water and Tidal Salt takes pride in using this resource to create a sustainable, unique and authentic product. Tidal Salt harvests fleur de sel and flavored sea salts directly from our rugged coastline so that you can have a little piece of Nova Scotia on your dinner table. This Handmade Fleur de Sel is a perfect all around addition to any kitchen. Use it for just about anything that you would use regular, old table salt for. A true taste of Nova Scotia, you can use this fleur de sel as a finishing salt to add a little East Coast pop to your dish!
TNT Candles (Dartmouth) - TNT Candles is committed to making candles that are simple and pure; made with GMO-free soy wax and scented with 100% essential oils. Their subtle scent quality allows them to be used by customers who are overwhelmed by traditionally fragranced candles. In addition to their full size 8 oz candles, TNT makes tea lights in all their popular scents.
Watershed Designs (Halifax) – Lori MacDonald has been finding sawdust and wood shavings in her pockets since she was a child. Initially a school teacher, Lori has taken her passion for nature and combined it with her love for art and culture. Based in Halifax, you can find Lori at the Seaport market every weekend showcasing her beautiful designs.