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Finding the Right Fit with Jennifer Houghtaling

Farmers’ markets across Nova Scotia are celebrating the second annual Farmers’ Market Week (3-10 August) – the only event of its kind in Canada. The festivities highlight the wonderful fresh food, artisan products and local crafts available at more than 40 markets province-wide. Rustik Magazine has teamed up with Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia to profile some of the vendors and producers that make up Nova Scotia’s vibrant markets.

earth-vine-studioJennifer Houghtaling
Earth and Vine Studio
Pugwash Nova Scotia
www.earthvine.ca
Facebook: earth&vine studio

1) What is your local farmers’ market and what do you most love about it?
Pugwash Farmers’ Market – I love the community support and meeting new people and chatting.

2) What products do you sell and why?
I mainly sell pottery, but also granola, organic breads, honey, plants and vegetables. I have a passion for pottery because it forces you to focus completely on what you’re doing in the moment. If you don’t, it just doesn’t work. The food I sell is to promote organic and healthy food for people. I believe we need more of that in the world today.

3) What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
My own granola and yogurt, so delicious!!

earth-vine-studio24) How did you get into your line of work? Any advice for someone just starting out?
I travelled a lot when i was younger and tried many different things. My advice is to try everything. You will know when it is the right fit for you because it won’t feel like work.

5) What is your favourite seasonal ingredient? What do you like to do with it?
Rhubarb, for making rhubarb pie and crisp!!

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