Looking for Market Vendors and Organizers Contributions

As we begin to gear up for the 2013 Market Season in Nova Scotia we’re looking for Vendors and Market Organizers who are interested in becoming Contributing Authors on NovaScotiaMarketTours.com

You don’t have to be an experienced Authour, you just have to be able to read, and write, and have an interest in promoting your Product, Market, Business, etc. we’ll set you up with a free Contributor/Author account here on our Site and you will be able to write about things happening at your Market this Year!

The more Contributors we can have the more active this Blog will be and the more active it is the more publicity we can create for the Markets, Vendors, and Businesses advertised here!

If you are interested in contributing, or know someone who is, please contact us at info@novascotiamarkettours.com or phone 877-484-2857.

Also, if your thinking of advertising on our Site contact us before 31 March 2013 and we’ll honour last years price of $50 per Market Info Page where your ad is displayed. That’s right, $50 for an entire year! Prices will be at least double by 1 April 2013.

Vendor Opportunity At Digby Pines

I know this isn’t a Market, but it’s a great Vendor opportunity!

Digby Pines Thanks Giving Sunday, October 7, 2012, The Digby Pines Golf Resort And Spa will be hosting the Annual Crafters Market at the Pines as part of their Thanks Giving Weekend Activites

This will coincide with the Pines popular Thanks Giving stress-free-no-mess-family-fun holiday and
traditional Canadian Thanksgiving dinner at the The Digby Pines Golf Resort And Spa

There are still a few Vendor Spots available, inside, and the price is definitely right! It’s Free for Vendors! So, if your free that day, and you’d like to attend as a Vendor, please contact Ann Reid, Experiential Coordinator, at the The Digby Pines Golf Resort And Spa. You can reach Ann by email at experiences@digbypines.ca or by phoning 902-245-7724.

Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers and Artists Association Vendors Table

Recently when we were taking photos for our Alderney Landing Farmers Market Market Info Page we met John Robidoux, who told us the wonderful story you’ll read about below. I asked John to send me a piece describing the Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers and Artists Association Vendors Table at the Alderney Landing Market. Below is what He wrote, and you can see John, and the Table, at the Alderney Landing Farmers Market Market and I’m sure you’ll be glad you did! …

In June 2011 ten members of the Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers and Artists Association started a very ambitious project. In January of 2011, Bob Matheson, an avid contributor to the NSWC&AA passed away. Initially, the NSWC&AA decided to carve a plaque with his name on it. The club always wanted to do something for the market so we took the opportunity to propose “supeing up” a vendors table in order for schools to raise money for school trips, sport teams, charitable causes etc. by selling raffle tickets and bake sales and such.

Bob was the owner of East Coast Specialty Hardwoods in Dartmouth. His daughter Sarah Matheson is now president and when we approached her with the idea she was all for it. Initially the project was planned with pine or spruce. Sarah let us loose in the warehouse with carte blanche and all of a sudden we had the whole warehouse to choose from.

The table is made of a one piece solid slab 2 inch thick South American Mahogoney top and 4 inch thick basswood canopy. Six panels make up the canopy top and that is fit between two carved and painted ends. The panels depict hawks, eagles, falcons, Bobs two Labrador retrievers , the carvers club logo and the acknowledgements.

I cut out the canopy pieces with help from Mill-Right Woodworking inc. and handed them out to members before our summer break in June. When we returned in Sept. the first two pieces returned and the rest trickled in with the last piece arriving in Feb. When I handed the pieces out to the carvers I said it was entirely up to them what goes on the piece. The carvers painted their own work and the table looks marvelous.

To say this table is one of a kind is an understatement. We have beavers, deer, geese, ducks, dolphins, starfish, whale tails, marlin, mahi mahi, seahorses, cardinals, loons, eagles, hawks and much more.

Completed in Febuary 2012 this table can be seen 7 days a week at Alderney Landing at the Dartmouth waterfront. The club meets every Thursday at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax between 7 and 9 pm. Carving courses will be offered at the Dartmouth Farmers Market at Alderney Landing on Saturdays between 1000 and 1200 noon beginning the last Saturday in Sept. The club will hold the provincial competition in the spring of 2013.

For more information, see John Robidoux at the the Alderney Landing Farmers Market Market or contact Him at 902-435-3078.

We want to thank John for this article, and we also want to thank the Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers and Artists Association for the work they did in building the Vendors Table so schools can raise money for school trips, sport teams, charitable causes etc. by selling raffle tickets and bake sales and such.

News from Digby Farmers Market

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For times and dates when the Digby Farmers Market is open visit our Digby Farmers Market Info Page with info and photos of the Digby Farmers Market.

See you at the Market!

NovaScotiaMarketTours.com Is Being Very Well Received


NovascotiaMarketTours.com is being very well received.

When I began promoting Nova Scotia Markets it was going to be a simple, fun, recreational activity and I originally planned to cover just the Annapolis Royal, Bear River, and Digby Markets. Yet, once at those Markets the Vendors and Market Organizers started to ask if We’d been to Belliveau’s Cove, Bridgetown, Hampton, and so on! So, I continued to go further and take more photos, create more albums, and within a couple of weeks we we had a reach of about 1,000 on Face Book and I decided to create the Web Site http://novascotiamarkettours.com and then I wondered if people would come from Face Book to the Web Site, very quickly we had 20 or so people showing up on the Web Site everyday! Now hundreds have been to our Web Site and it’s only been a few weeks!

So, with this so obviously being a hit with the Market Vendors, and those attending Nova Scotia Markets, it became kobvious that I was going to have to find a way to keep going! To support going to more Markets, taking more Photos, creating more Photo Albums, and I decided to try selling Banner Ads to local Businesses. I wanted to keep it affordable, simple, and fun, and so I began in Annapolis Royal, where I reside,& and very quickly it became evident that local businesses support Nova Scotia Markets and the work I’ve begun! In fact even the Vendors themselves began to show interest in the Banner Ads.
So, now it’s my hope that when People come to the Market, they’ll also take time to stop by and support local Businesses and our Advertisers. As this will all work together to help us support Nova Scotia Markets and Local Businesses! This makes it simple, and fun, and I’m encouraged to continue!
I’d love to have more of your feedback, comments, and suggestions, and It’s now my plan to continue this work and cover as many Nova Scotia Markets as possible. if you are a Market Organizer, or a Vendor, please let us know about your Market. Or if You’d like to have a Banner Ad on our Site, please contact me, Brian Hurlburt at 902-532-5955 or Toll Free at 877-484-2857, or by emailing info@novascotiamarkettours.com
Please remember to support both Nova Scotia Market Vendors and Nova Scotia Business Owners!