Globe Artichokes Grow in Newfoundland!

Newfoundland is known for many things, but agriculture isn’t necessarily one of them.  High winds, craggy cliffs, and fishing yes, but rich fertile soil?  Not what comes to mind when one thinks of the island.  In reality, however, people have been growing food for decades, and in the 1950’s, Newfoundland was almost entirely self sufficient in food production and consumption.  

Watermelon & Friends at Broadfork Farms

On a sunny autumn day, we pulled up next to an old wooden farmhouse in Nova Scotia.  To our right, beyond a wall of stacked firewood, was a group of people sitting in the shade, eating watermelon.