Farmer for a Day is a school program delivered by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture for grade 3 students in the HRM. The Farm Museum will host this 3 day event for the 6th consecutive year this month, September 19 – 21, welcoming over 300 students for a very special agricultural experience. Farmer for a Day gives students from elementary schools in Halifax Regional Municipality a chance to explore traditional and modern-day farming through interactive activities and sessions with representatives from the agricultural sector.
Welcome To The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum
The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is a community museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour's agricultural past, and to developing an understanding of plants, animals and farming today. It is owned and operated by the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, a registered charity which relies heavily on community support, volunteers and donations. ADMISSION IS BY DONATION so plan to come often and reconnect with your rural roots!
The Farm Museum is open seven days a week from May 15 to October 15. Throughout the winter months we are open by appointment for research, resources and enquiries.
FEED THE ANIMALS
We’re currently running our annual Feed the Animals Campaign. This campaign allows our visitors to donate directly to our animals program to ensure it continues for years to come. Last year we surpassed our goal by $1500 and were able to put the extra towards vet bills for our pig Lucky who fell very ill after giving birth to her piglets. Thanks to the donations and our ability to provide her with top notch health-care Lucky pulled through and was able to spend the rest of the summer with her babies.
To learn more about our campaign or to donate please follow this link:
Feed the Animals
Come out to the Farm for a special two-day celebration of harvest traditions and activities: food preparation and preservation, textile and handcraft demonstrations, woodworking and blacksmithing along with some seasonal fun. The Rose and Kettle will be serving traditional harvest fare and home baked goodies. Admission by donation to support the Farm. Saturday, Oct.14st & Sunday Oct. 15th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m each day.
$30./adult and $15./child under 12 Sunday, Oct. 8th & Monday, Oct. 9th, 6:30 p.m A three course indulgence featuring some of the Rose & Kettle’s most popular fare: autumn vegetable soup & homemade biscuits, locally raised free-range roast turkey with seasonal sides and all the trimmings and choice of pumpkin pie with cream or gingerbread with lemon sauce for dessert. Advance reservation & ticket purchase required. Click here to purchase your ticket.