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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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2 weeks ago

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You can find Millen Farms today at both Pugwash Farmers Market and Seaport Market We have fresh picked this morning strawberries at both markets. We will be a bit late getting to Seaport this morning because we are bringing fresh picked this morning berries....so we have to wait for them to be picked. We anticipate being at Seaport between 9:30 and 10am. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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At Masstown Market we carry frozen wild blueberries year round and this recipe is to die for. And if you combine the health benefits of wild blueberries with dark chocolate perhaps we can call it a "healthy" dessert...ok, maybe not!! #wildblueberry , #canadianwildblueberry ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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You can find Millen Farms today at the Seaport Market in Halifax and Pugwash Farmers Market in Pugwash. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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RECIPE: NOVA SCOTIA BLUEBERRY GRUNT: 👩‍🍳 If Nova Scotia had an official dessert, it might just be Blueberry Grunt. Named for the sound it makes while cooking, packed with blueberries and made in a single pan on the stove.
FRUIT
1 quart blueberries [4 cups]
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
DUMPLINGS
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar [Use up to 2 tablespoons]
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon shortening
METHOD
Put berries, sugar and water in a pot, cover and boil gently until there is plenty of juice.
[For the dumplings,] sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in the butter and shortening and add enough milk to make a soft biscuit dough. Drop by spoonfuls onto the hot blueberries in a pot. Cover pot tightly and do not peek for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
Did you know that blueberry grunt has it’s own Canada Post stamp?
#whynovascotia #blueberries
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4 weeks ago

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You can find Millen Farms today at the Seaport Market in Halifax and Pugwash Farmers Market in Pugwash. ... See MoreSee Less

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