By: Christina Nunn
Mark your calendars! On Sunday, August 18th, the MHFM will be participating in the Select NS Incredible Picnic. The popularity of last year’s event was phenomenal and we are once again inviting you to this celebration of local food. Details will be posted on the Market website and Facebook page.
As our series of vendor profiles continues, we would like you to meet Paul Nicholl, the owner and operator of Dobbit Bakehouse. Prior to the official opening of the store in August 2008, Paul was selling his baked goods at the Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers’ Market. However, even with the success of his own shop, Paul’s dedication and commitment to the MHFM has continued due to the interaction with the community, learning from and sharing with other vendors, and the fact that the mandate of the Market is aligned with his values.
Those values include placing importance on using local and/or organic ingredients. Organic grains from Speerville Mills in New Brunswick are used in 95% of the baked goods and the fruit fillings are made on-site from scratch and include such delicious selections as locally sourced apples, blueberries, pumpkins, and rhubarb. Just Us coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are also available to go or enjoy at one of the Bakeshop’s cozy tables with your favorite treats. The variety and quality of those treats can be attributed to Paul’s passion in finding the delicate balance between the scientific precision and artistic creativity required in baking. This drives him to craft innovative and delectable products such as his new herbed pizza dough, ready to take home and top with your favorite ingredients for a healthy and delicious meal!
Paul enjoys the dialogue with customers, so if you have ideas or requests for different products, let him know. This collaborative approach has also manifested as evening bread baking courses for the public and internships for students at ESDH and NSCC. You can meet this dynamic and community-minded entrepreneur at the MHFM or Dobbit Bakehouse, located in the heart of Musquodoboit Harbour, directly across from the Railway Museum.
To learn more about the MHFM, check our website www.mhfarmersmarket.ca to see what’s new. You can also join the conversation on Facebook www.facebook.com/mhfarmersmarket. From both sites you can subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter. If you have a question or are interested in becoming a vendor at our market, please call us at 902-220-9114 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.