Department of Agriculture

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit

For government office and facility closures and event cancellations, visit

Buy Local NS

Buy Local NS

It’s never been easier and more important to get your hands on local. Explore our buy local directory and find suppliers and farmers' markets near you.

Welcome to the Department of Agriculture website.

The site is intended to answer questions quickly and be more user-friendly. Our home page now offers a more extensive menu, extra helpful descriptions, and new key links.

Nova Scotia Farm Food & Events Calendar

Nova Scotia Farm Food and Events Calendar

This calendar is offered and managed by Perennia and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, operated for the benefit of sharing information of interest to the agri-food community.
View Events Calendar

Latest News

Province to Phase Out Wine Regions Policy
The Governments of Canada and Australia have reached an understanding concerning certain measures in the World Trade Organization dispute, Canada – Measures Governing the Sale of Wine. This agreement will see Nova Scotia phase out a markup policy applied to wine from emerging wine regions, including Nova Scotia. - 2020/07/27 - 10:32 (full text)
Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Renovations Begin
Exhibitions, fairs and harness racing have been part of the traditional way of life in rural communities in the province for more than 100 years. - 2020/07/15 - 10:37 (full text)
Support for Agriculture Sector Dealing with COVID-19
Nova Scotia’s agricultural businesses continue to produce food and generate economic activity, even when faced with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The province is responding to the sector’s immediate needs to help keep it strong. - 2020/06/04 - 11:32 (full text)

Read More Agriculture News >>