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Harvest was born out of a need for a sustainably sourced restaurant business model to nutritiously feed healthy foods to Nova Scotias, says co-owner Mike Barbour.
“A business model that allows for an environmentally focused supply chain to sustainably support itself in commerce and cause no harmful byproducts to our environment.”
Bedford will get to see Harvest this week when it opens at 936 Bedford Hwy.
Barbour co-owns Harvest with Brad Inglis, Connor Stoilov and chef Dany Duguay.
It is taking the farm-to-table idea very seriously and in the coming weeks will have a 40-foot shipping container on site.
“Our portable Harvest production facility is a highly engineered vertical production environment that is custom built for a wide variety of crops we serve daily to our customers in the form of nutritious salads, power bowls, nourishing smoothies and cold-pressed juices,” says Barbour.
The menu is rounded out by breakfast items like avocado toast and the caffeinated beverages you expect from a cafe. It will also have a drive -through serving drinks and simpler food items.
The interior has been updated and is bright, modern and simple, and even has a few swings to sit at to complement the quick-serve model.
The location in Bedford is perfect for the healthy living and eating concept, Barbour says.
“Both Connor and Brad are originally from Bedford and have a strong community connection to where they grew up.”
Bedford is just the start, though. The partners are looking for a location in downtown Halifax and have secured a spot on Main Street in Wolfville.
“As we expand, we are building out additional business arms such as a rooftop beer garden at our Wolfville location,” says Barbour.
That location will also have a portable farm on site..
Harvest, on the corner of Hammonds Plains Road, will “soft open” on Canada Day.
Here are some other retail highlights and happenings:
After just over 40 years and a ton of dancing and darts, the Newfoundland Club on Wright Avenue in Burnside Park has decided it’s time to close.
Brightwood Brewery is hoping to get up and running as quick as possible with a small brew system and then convert the area on the harbour side of the Alderney Landing stage into an outdoor tap room.
Open today till 10PM! ✔️ Come by today and try our well known Rosé IPA! 🌹 This is a Belgium IPA dry-hopped with rose hips and hibiscus 🌺 with a late addition of Hallertau Blanc and Mosiac hops! (6.8%) . . Mon - Thurs (12pm - 10pm) Fri - Sat (12pm - 11pm) Sun (12pm - 7pm) . . Same day delivery happening Wednesday and Friday this week! 🚚 Head to our online store!
Meanwhile, on the other side of the complex, the Wooden Monkey has opened its beer garden for the season.
Jack & Jones in Dartmouth is closing and has begun liquidation. Its Danish parent company, Bestseller Clothing, is under creditor protection and streamlining the number of stores. The only other Atlantic Canadian outlet was in Dieppe, N.B., and it has also been cut, but the company is retaining stores in other parts of Canada.
I had heard that the old Stayner's Wharf was coming down. That seems incorrect as a new tenant is moving in: Los Toros, Spanish-inspired food. No set date for opening but Los Toros will share ownership with Snappy Tomato and Orso Pub.
Salena’s Pizza on Cole Harbour Road has closed and new owners have opened La Familia Pizza.