Avondale Sky Winery Garlic Festival. It was a perfect day for a drive to "The Valley", only an hour from Halifax - with gorgeous vistas along the way. We drove by tons of farms and farm stands, saw the wonder of nature - Bay of Fundy tides and finally a visit to the Garlic festival, which was fantastic. I thought I'd share some of my favorite moments -
Scotian Bee Honey (I couldn't resist the Honey Garlic and the Sweet Chili Honey with quite a kick to it)
Liquid Gold (I took home a bottle of Organic Tuscan Herb infused olive oil and Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar)
Tin Pan Alley Food Truck feeding us delicious treats. Try to enlarge the photo just to see the awesome treats these guys whipped up. There was even a stand selling roasted garlic ice cream!
After a couple of hours there we continued our drive, stopping for lunch on the terrace at LuckettVineyards. We were too "in the moment" enjoying lunch to take pictures.. Then we headed into Wolfville for a brief stop at Pete's (Mr Luckett's food emporium) for some tasty cheese to take home.
Hennigar's Market for local Fall goodies - freshly baked blueberry pie, eggs, pears, leeks, mushrooms and, of course... apples!
Apple Pear & Blueberry Chutney. Made with local ingredients and tweaked from Food in Jars (read my review here) served here on slices of brie..pear.which would be a lovely base too.
Baked Chicken Breasts and
Baked Brie or simply as a condiment for your favorite roasted chicken, turkey or salmon.
I'll let you absorb all of this... Come back tomorrow for our trip to Noggins Corner Farm.