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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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#wildblue health fact!

Did you know? Wild blueberries have 2x the antioxidant power of ordinary blueberries!

Dietary antioxidants like anthocyanins, flavonoids found in the blue pigments of Wild Blueberries, have the ability to neutralize free radicals and help prevent cell damage. Antioxidants also protect against inflammation, thought to be a leading factor in brain aging, Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative diseases.

Just another reason to dig into a daily dose of Canadian wild blueberries!
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4 days ago

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{Wild Blueberry Lemon Cake Recipe}

Is anyone else stress-baking?

Here's another great recipe from our friend The Kilted Chef for you to try at home this week.

Wild Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake
(Serves 6)

INGREDIENTS
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of cornmeal
2/3 cup of sugar
3 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
One egg slightly beaten
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tbsp lemon zest
1 cup wild blueberries dusted with 1 tsp of flour

METHOD
1. Combine the dry ingredients and set aside.

2. Combine the wet ingredients and mix with the dry ingredients, fold in the wild blueberries.

3. Place mixture into a 9-in cast iron pan or an 8x8 baking dish coated with non-stick spray.

4. Bake in a 400F degre oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
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1 week ago

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Quick little dessert! Bake 8 of your favourite cornmeal muffins or even a plain vanilla cupcake. Mix 1/3cup sugar, 4t. Cornstarch, 1/4t. Salt in a bowl. Add 1.5 t grated lemon zest. Toss with 6 cups frozen wild blueberries and 1 T lemon juice. Pour into a 9 inch deep dish pie glass pie plate and microwave 10 minutes (more or less depending on power) stirring often until sauce is thickened and berries have burst. Remove from oven and place muffins into the sauce. Serve warm, with a bit of whip cream or vanilla ice cream. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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These Blueberry, Chia, Flax and Oat Squares are a healthy and delicious snack. BONUS: They're made with Nova Scotia wild blueberries and honey!

You can find local honey from Nova Scotia producers including Cornect Family Farm and Kittilsen's Honey.

For the local wild blueberries, pick up some from Millen Farms or Oxford Frozen Foods all year round at your local Sobey's store or independent grocers.

RECIPE: bit.ly/2UmNxK8
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