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Millen Farms - Family-owned Sustainable Berry Farm - Canada Gap Certified -
Millen Farms is a family-owned sustainable berry farm nestled in the heart of Nova Scotia’s famed blueberry lands.

The Millen family farm, owned by Curtis and Ann Millen, almost 40 years ago in the Great Village area.

The operation, which involves the whole family, includes 150+ acres in strawberry and 600+ acres of wild native low bush blueberry. The farm is noted for its strawberries and wild blueberries. The strawberries are picked fresh each day, morning and evening. Most often they are delivered to the buyer straight from the field for freshness to the consumer.

Most of the wild blueberries are hand raked by about 175 hand rakers. The Millen’s firmly believe that hand harvesting their blueberries is the key to a better berry for consumers – less processing means blueberries that are closer to what you’ll find at harvest time. You can find the hand raked blueberries in the 5lb box or 1kg tub. Machine harvested blueberries can be found in the 1.5Kg and 600g bags.

We are Canada Gap Certified

CanadaGAP® is a food safety program for companies that produce, handle and broker fruits and vegetables. The program has received full Canadian Government Recognition, and is designed to help implement and maintain effective food safety procedures within fresh produce operations. The program is benchmarked to and officially recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Audit and certification services for the program are delivered by accredited Certification Bodies.

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21 hours ago

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Today is Canadian Agriculture Day! 🍓🫐Here on the farm, we celebrate agriculture everyday, but today is another reminder of just how important the industry is and why we are so proud to be a part of it! #canagday #SUPPORTLOCAL #ForksUp ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Whoops - we missed the bus! Did you know that yesterday (Sunday January 24th) is National Pie Day? So, in order to make up for that, we thought we'd share a wild blueberry pie recipe! Bragging rights for those who post a photo of their wild blueberry pie below in the comments 😉Ultimate Wild Blueberry Pieby Wild BlueberriesIngredients:- 4 cups (2 ½ lbs / approx. 1 kg) frozen Wild Blueberries- 1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice- 1 cup (250 ml) sugar- 4 tbsp (60 ml) tapioca starch- ½ tsp (2 ml) cinnamon- ¼ tsp (1 ml) nutmeg- 2 rounds of your favorite pie crust- milk- additional sugarPreparation:1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).2. Mix the blueberries and lemon juice together.3. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, tapioca starch, and spices. Add the dry ingredients to the berries and let the mixture stand for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, stir the mixture. You should see the berries absorbing the sugar.4. While the mixture sits, line a pie pan with one round of pie crust.5. When mixture is ready, pour it into the pie crust and cover with the second round of dough. Crimp the edges and don’t forget to make slits in the top crust to release the steam.6. Brush the milk onto the pie and sprinkle with a generous amount of sugar (2-3 tbsp).7. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until you can see the juices begin to gel.8. Let pie rest for 2 hours before cutting. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Baking Tips & Tricks: When using frozen wild blueberries in baking, gently toss them in a small amount of flour! Because frozen fruit holds extra water and moisture, they tend to sink to the bottom of your baking (think muffins and loaves). By tossing them in flour, the excess moisture gets absorbed, helping your fruit stay evenly distributed throughout your baking! Have you ever done this? Do you have any tried and true methods of using frozen berries in baking? Let us know! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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