Western Branch Farm
Western Branch Farm is a 56 acre farm of forest and pasture, near Bridgewater in Nova Scotia.
The farm will grow 15 acres of the latest superfood berry - the haskap.
The soil and growing conditions are perfect high on the drumlins of South Western Nova Scotia for this exciting new superfood to flourish!
The haskap, a member of the honeysuckle family, was first introduced to Canada around 1967, and is sometimes known as ‘edible blue honeysuckle’, ‘Honeyberry’, ‘sweetberry’ and ‘haskap’.
The berry is grown on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, and was named ‘hasukappu’ by the indigenous Ainu.Haskap are high in anthocyanins, vitamin C, phenolic compounds and other antioxidants.
12 April 2016 - Richard is at the farm doing some weed barrier work. If only it will stop snowing!!
03 March 2016 - Liz has been out at the farm painting the interior and replanting some of the 7,000 Haskaps that were planted by LaHave in October.
05 January 2016 - We had a fabulous Christmas at the farm. Some sun, some snow ... something for everyone! We also cut and marked a walking track around the forest for our guests in the summer.