Nova Scotia is home to nearly 4,000 farms and has more than 10,000 jobs linked to Agriculture and Agri-Food industry.
Every year, Nova Scotia
exports farm products to 60 countries around the world. The sales of
farm products contribute almost $600 million a year to our province.
What we grow in Nova Scotia - our top 10
- Field Vegetables
- Christmas Trees
What Nova Scotia exports to the world - our top 4
- Fur: $124M
- Blueberries: $32M
- Vegetables: $27M
- Christmas Trees: $12M
Where do Nova Scotia's exports go?
- USA: 39%
- Europe: 18%
- China: 16%
- Rest of the World: 27%
Did you know?
- Nova Scotia produces 60% of all strawberry plants planted in Canada.
- Nova Scotia’s wine industry dates back to the 1600’s as one of the first areas in North America to cultivate grapes.
- Today, we have a flourishing wine industry producing award-winning sparkling, red, white, fruit, and ice wines.
- The climate of Nova Scotia’s wine region in the Annapolis Valley has been compared to that of the Champagne region in France.