A bumper crop of opportunity
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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.