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Quinoa and Cupcakes with Nicole Broussard

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.

wild-flour-bakeryNicole, Paryse and Claudine Broussard
Wild Flour Bakery
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

1) What is your local farmers’ market and what do you most love about it?
We’re at both Port Hawkesbury Community Market and the Baddeck and Area Community Market. We sell breads made with organic flours and seeds, gourmet cupcakes and squares.

2) What is your favourite thing to grow/cook and why?
This changes all the time. Right now I am really into making different kinds of breads at home. Last summer I made onion bread, which never caught on but it made the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever. This year I am making quinoa bread and it some of it sells before I even get to the market. My girls and I are also doing a new cupcake every couple weeks. Orange Creamsicle is next!

3) What three ingredients would you take to a desert island?
Cinnamon, basil and garlic. I didn’t even have to think about that.

4) If you could be compensated for your work with something other than money, what would it be?
Compensate me with fish, bagels or music lessons! We have actually been exchanging food for violin and fiddle lessons for months.

5) What is your greatest food inspiration (i.e. person, place, meal)?
My mother, who made lots of great salads and made all her own bread for our large family. She was always in the kitchen and she loved it. I would really like to make my mom’s salads and some other ones I like as well as the baked goods I make now but it’s hard to fit much more in. Market days leave me quite sleep-deprived!

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