Fresh Fest

Tastes Like Home would not have been possible without the support and expertise of Food Champions across our province.

Glimpse the lives of two individuals who are changing the way we think about food.

The Foodie: Simon Thibault

Food writer and journalist, Simon Thibault shares how the Library played a key role in the creation of his book; Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food.

The Food Advocate: Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard

Sitting Senator and cookbook editor, Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, teaches us the value of food education.

Thank You

We would like to extend a huge and hearty “Thank You” to all the chefs, individuals, organizations, and Halifax Public Libraries staff members who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of this project.

55+ Womens’ Circle - Spryfield

Acadian Maple Products

African Community Investment Cooperative of Canada Café

Alain Bosse

Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market

Alison Froese-Stoddard

Allan Marryatt

Atlantic Superstore PC Cooking School and the Cobequid CommunityHealth Board

Bedford School of Art

BEEA Honey with Heart Youth (Family SOS)

Bite-Sized Kitchen

Bookmark II

Brad Reid

Breton Grill

Brian Allaway

Claire Gallant

Cobequid Community Health Board

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Cole Harbour Heritage Festival

Common Roots Urban Farm

Confucius Institute

Cornerstone Naturopathic

Corrine Weir

Dartmouth Masjid (Mosque)

Dartmouth North Community Centre Service Providers

Dartmouth North Community Food Centre

David Eisnor

Deb van de Ven

Dee Dee’s Ice Cream

Demetreous Lane Community

Dill Farms

East Preston Baptist Church

Ecology Action Center

Elaine Munro

Elizabeth Peirce

Emily Glover

FOUND: Gathering + Sharing Forgotten Food

Gaelic Affairs Division of the Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage

Gaelic Language Society of Halifax

Gavin Fridell

Gayle Shatz

Goldis Radjabalipour

Green Schools

Gurinder Dillon

Halifax Food Policy Alliance

Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team

Haskapa Store of Bishop's Landing

Heppy’s Pies

Hubbards Farmers’ Market

Ian Peters

Jenni Blackmore

Jeremy MacLeod

Jessie Jollymore

Jim Sharpe

Johnny Jiang

Julian Armstrong

Just Us! Coffee

Kelly Neil

Kitchen Door Catering

Latispanica Cultural Association

Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters

LEA Place Women’s Resource Centre

Lemon Dogs

Lewis MacKinnon

Mainland South Heritage Society

Margot Bureaux

Marian Munro

Mariposa Natural Market, Cafe, and Tea Shop

Maritime Telugu Association

Marjorie Willison

Marlene Brown

Mary Nkrumah

Melody Fitzpatrick

Mi’kmaq Mama Cheyenne Joseph

Mobile Food Market

Mohammed Sahraei

Musquodoboit Harbour Famers’ Market

Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre Youth Group

Niki Jabbour

Nimbus Publishing

Nine Locks Brewery

Noggins Corner Farm Market

Open Heart Farming

Patricia MacLean

Professor Gavin Fridell

Rebecca Robar

Saint Mary’s University

Salina Kemp


Scott Piercey

Shannon Seeley

Shelley Joyce

Shirin Malekamahdi

Simon Thibault

Sobeys (Herring Cove, Cole Harbour)

South Shore Farms

Superstore (Sackville)

Take Action Society

Taste of Nova Scotia

Urban Farm Museum Society of Spryfield

Valerie Parent

Valley Flaxflour

Wanda Thomas Bernard

Wayne Roberts