Antigonish Farmers’ Market Online Shopping

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by Stephanie Cooper

AFM Online is the Antigonish Farmers’ Market weekly online ordering service.  The goal of this new local initiative is to support the growth of farmers and artisans by connecting them to customers seeking locally produced products.  The convenient and simple shopping experience makes it possible for producers to meet the growing demand for local, sustainable food and products in Antigonish County and surrounding areas.

The AFM Online Market believes that when life gets a little busy, customers should still have the convenience of shopping fresh and local.  The weekly online ordering system is open from 7:00pm Wednesday night to 7:00pm Monday night.  Simply select your products and pick-up your order the following Wednesday between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the Antigonish Farmers’ Market.  It’s quick, convenient, and simple.

Did you know?

– All orders are custom, not mystery boxes. You get exactly what you ordered.

– The website has a “Meet Your Producer” page so that customers can get to know their producers better.

– AFM online is a perfect option for busy families, students, visitors and anyone who might not been keen on market crowds.

– We are currently gearing up for a Thanksgiving Giveaway! So check out the AFM online website:, follow us on Instagram @afmonline and on Facebook: Antigonish Farmers’ Market Association.

Sign up with AFM online to support local farmers and artisans and Localize It!

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Gifts Under $20

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Join me in celebrating the special holiday gifts the local businesses have to offer!

Throughout the Holidays I will be posting a series of online gift guides providing readers with a curated list of local gift ideas.



So, let’s begin with the first one of the series…

Browse through this Local Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $20 for local gift ideas AND enter the draw at the end of the post, for a chance to win a $25 gift card generously donated by Kent Building Supplies Antigonish!


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The Posh Peppermint Home & Gifts. Foxhound Collection soy candles come in many scents and smell so good! Who doesn’t love a delicious smelling candle especially when they are made in Nova Scotia?! Very cool!

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Leaves & Limbs Hunting and Fishing Outfitters. Rustic bear print clay mugs. Perfect for your morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate for the cold winter days. $18.99

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Cozy up all winter long with a pair of super soft socks reading socks. $12.99 to $18.99

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Simply for Life Antigonish. Gift certificates can be used toward our natural market products or our nutritional services. There is no limit or minimum on how much you can put on our gift certificates, so this makes a great gift! Everyone is welcome to shop our natural market (you don’t need to be a member to shop here!) and students get an additional 10% off products on Tuesdays.

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Haliburton PharmaChoice. Dress for the holidays with Two Left Feet ugly sweater hipsters for women, ugly sweater trunks for men, Christmas socks and Christmas leggings. Festive fun and oh so fabulous! $9.99 to $19.99

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Cameron’s Jewellery. Choose from a wide selection of colourful Christmas tree ornaments, something for every style of holiday decor. $5 to $10

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Lost Realms Games, Comics & Used Books. A little something for everyone in the family: POP Figures, Rick & Morty – Total Rickall Card Game, Exit Escape Room Games, and Heroclix Secret War Battleworld Figures. $14.95 to $18.95

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One Stop Pet Shop. Ideal gifts for anyone who loves to ride horses: from lunch bags, to riding gloves, Barnie’s horse treats and brushes. $10 to $20


And for your furry friends, why not spoil them with toys and gadgets, such as the popular cat crazy circle toy, cat brushes, Tuffy dog toy lobster, Benebone chew toy for powerful chewers, and Kong Wubba dog toys. $11 to $18

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Antigonish Skatepark Association. Enjoy a full customized clothing line and merchandise that supports the local skate park. A wonderful gift for any skater or anyone who would like to promote the skate park by wearing the Antigonish Skatepark Collective team logo.

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Antigonish Co-op Country Store. Your pets will surely appreciate a few new toys for the holidays. Be sure to check out the wide selection of cat toys and dog toys carried by the local Co-op Country Store.

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*Draw will take place on Friday 9:00pm EST.

Antigonish Farmers’ Market Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Welcome to the Antigonish Farmers’ Market Holiday Gift Guide!


This year I decided to showcase some of the wonderful holiday products the Farmers’ Market vendors have to offer. I hope this online gift guide inspires you to visit the market this joyous season and to find something special for everyone on your shopping list.

Also, check out the wonderful GIVEAWAY PRIZE at the end of the post!


Happy shopping!


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Cornect Family Farm

The Beekeeper’s Boards. Handmade on our farm in Guysborough County, the Beekeepers’ Boards are made from Birch and Maple hardwood locally sourced from the woods of Nova Scotia and Walnut from Ontario.  No two are ever alike. With each purchase you receive a tin of “Bee Kind to Your Wood” paste. Also made on our farm with a food safe mineral oil to keep your board well oiled, beeswax from our own bees to give your board surface extra water repellency plus carnauba wax, to provide added hardness and surface protection. From $115 to $125 (tax included).


All Things Honey. Besides providing liquid and creamed honey, we also make a number of condiments, Honey Butter and  Spreads – all made with our own honey. Visit us at the the Antigonish Farmers’ Market for the best selection of products. From $4 to $36 for a six pound pail of raw honey (tax included).


Pure Beeswax Candles. Beeswax is the purest of waxes, being a natural air purifier and non-allergenic. The warm amber glow is relaxing and soothing while emitting a lovely scent of honey while burning. We have a variety of pure beeswax candles available. From $2 for the smallest tealight to $18 for the largest candle (tax included).

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Haveracres Maple Farm

Local Maple Syrup products. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Nova Scotian maple syrup products. From pure maple syrup, to maple butter and maple sugar! Straight from their family owned farm in St. Joseph’s, the Haverkort’s offer a variety of maple syrup products in a various sizes. From $6 to $66

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Phyllis’ Kitchen

Holiday Home-Baked Goods. Enjoy the Holidays with a variety of delicious festive treats. Phyllis’ Kitchen offers gluten-friendly breads, bagels, fudge, shortbread cookies, pies, sourdough, squares, and much more. $5+

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Swinkels Bee Products

Stingin’ Hot Honey & Eco-Friendly Beeswax Wraps. Check out the latest addition to Sandra Swinkels’ honey products line. Stingin’ hot honey will surely please anyone on your list who likes to add some spice to their meals. And the popular eco-friendly and reusable beeswax wraps are a great addition to anyone’s kitchen. Sandra can include these items and other products of your choice (e.g. hand-made soaps, bath salts, balm salve, lip balm and moisturizers) in a personalized Holiday gift box for you to give to someone special.  $10 for the 6oz Stingin’ hot honey and $6 for the small beeswax wrap.

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Merigomish Market Garden

Christmas Goodies & Preserves. These delicious jams, jellies, baked goods, snacks, warm drink mixes and spice mixes make for thoughtful gifts and wonderful stocking stuffers. From $3 to $40

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Mom’s Recipe

Authentic Thai Deliciousness. Add some Kimchi to your pantry this season, a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, with a variety of seasonings. Thai style salad dressing perfect for any greens. Delicious coconut jam for your morning breakfast. $7+

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Marie’s Creations

Hand-Knitted Hats. Marie Melanson’s creations for adults and children are hand made with 100% wool or acrylic yarn. Whether it’s an original style, cabin style, or with Acadian colours, keep your head warm this winter by wearing one of these classy toques. From $15 to $30

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Bearly Decent

One of a kind silk scarves. Original hand-dyed and hand-made scarves by Antigonish’s own Maura Pelletier. These beautiful and colourful silk scarves will surely make a statement with any outfit. $40 & $50

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Queen Bead

Charming Beaded Earrings. Queen Bead’s earrings are available in a variety of different colours and styles. They are all one of a kind, and custom orders are welcome! Be sure to check out Sarah’s stylish earring creations and other accessories the next time you visit the Antigonish Farmers Market. $7

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Dianne Oickle

Felted wool mittens. A great addition to anyone’s winter wardrobe. These cozy mittens are made from re-purposed wool sweaters! How neat is that? They come in a variety of styles and colours. $20

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Nova Scotia Sea Glass Art. Unique framed art, hand-made with sea glass found on the beautiful shores of Nova Scotia. A wonderful addition that suits any style of home decor. $15+

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Tuesday Stuff

Unique Nautical Rope Decor. From colourful doormats, to baskets, bowls, monkey’s fist door stops and Celtic knot wreaths, Tuesday Stuff offers a selection of handcrafted nautical home décor using new and repurposed lobster rope & manila rope. From $5 to $60

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Jolene Chisholm Photos

Original local photographs. Jolene Chisholm offers a large selection of prints from the Antigonish and surrounding area, which are mostly of landscapes, animals, nature, photos with quotes and much more.  All photography is Jolene’s original work and is available in matted prints, greeting cards, fridge magnets and a few framed photos.  She also offers gift certificates. $20+


Felt Like Painting

Felted cushions covers. These hand-made wet felted cushion covers are 100% super soft wool with a cotton canvas button closure back. Colours and patterns can be customized to match your decor or coordinate with your favorite piece of art. Cushion covers $75, cushion covers with insert $85

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Scottish Crest Wall Art. These custom needle felted Scottish clan crests are hand-made of 100% wool and can be finished in fabric or solid wooden frames. Measuring approximately 16″ x 19″ they would make a great personalized gift for any proud Scottish clan member!  Fabric frames $75 and wooden frames $95

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Venluke Hand Crafted Wooden Toys

Wooden puzzle boat. Timeless wooden toy boat hand-crafted from pine. Kids will enjoy taking this puzzle boat apart and putting it back together over and over again. It’s fun, durable and batteries are not required! $60

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Funky Munkys Bath & Body

Fun Fizzing Bath Bombs. From unicorn horns and snowmen bath bombs for those who have been nice, to lumps of coal for those who have been naughty! Many fun bath bombs to chose from, scented in a variety of aromas from lavender to lollipop, to coconut,  bubblegum and more. There’s a scent for everyone. $6

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Bayfield Kelp Treats

Kelp Treats. Keep your furry friends happy and stylish this season. These healthy gluten-free kelp treats come in a variety of flavours your dog will love. And these colourful new bandanas are available for any size dog. From $6 to $10

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Enter the draw* for a chance to win $25 market money to shop at the Antigonish Farmers’ Market!

Simply COMMENT below on this post

And get an additional 2 entries by:

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Antigonish Farmers Market holiday gift guide

*Draw will take place on Friday 7:00pm EST.