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.
24 January 2020 - Stunning dawn ski patrol around a frozen Haskap Orchard!
23 July 2019 - So excited to have made our VERY OWN Haskap and Rhubarb Jam! Jam making (of any sort) was a first for me, and so to have made a batch from our own Haskaps is so exciting! Taste test to follow!!
13 July 2019 - We’re not ‘proper’ harvesting at the farm just yet. But a quick half hour family walk around the fields this afternoon produced a decent yield!
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