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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Agri-food infographic

Almost completely surrounded by water, Nova Scotia enjoys a moderate climate and a growing season that can stretch well into November. Our unique climate also drives a flourishing beverage sector that produces award-winning wines, juices, beer, and spirits. In the Annapolis Valley alone, more than 1,000 farms produce a cornucopia of fresh, nutritious and value-added products. Our apples are renowned for their crisp texture, freshness and taste, and popular new varieties such as Honeycrisp love our climate.

More about the agri-food sector in Nova Scotia:

  • There are nearly 4000 farms in Nova Scotia 
  • Nova Scotia produces 60% of all strawberry plants planted in Canada
  • Nova Scotia has a flourishing beverage industry which exports wines, spirits, beers, juices and bottled water
  • Blueberries, apples, field vegetables, corn, Christmas trees, cattle, eggs, poultry, and dairy are all grown and produced in Nova Scotia

Top export products:

  • Blueberries (frozen): $104.3 million
  • Berries and fresh fruit: $21.5 million
  • Bread and Pastries: $18.5 million
  • Vegetables (frozen): $18.4 million
  • Apples: $12.1 million

Where do Nova Scotia's agri-food exports go?

  • 65% to the USA
  • 23% to Europe
  • 12% around the rest of the world to over 60 countries 

View the full agri-food infographic PDF.