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I Love Local (HFX) is a group of Community minded independent businesses that are committed to supporting and strengthening our Community and to making Halifax an exciting and vibrant place to shop, eat and live.

Our members employ 100’s of Haligonians, support 100’s of charities and community groups and add incredible depth to the tapestry that is Halifax.

By shopping at I Love Local (HFX) businesses, you are choosing to ensure that our local economy remains strong, that innovation continues to happen here and that Downtown Halifax remains the heart of what makes Halifax great.

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City Harvest 2014 Schedule of Participants & Events

City Harvest 3.0 is happening on Saturday October 4 all over the peninsula and in downtown Dartmouth. The following list will be updated - a lot - over the coming days as we bring you the best food, shopping & services of the season.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unknown size of crowds, some venues may sell out of their food offerings before the stated times - please come early to avoid disappointment.
2 Doors DownBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 Local Beef & Pork Korean Chilli with Crispy Rice Sesame Cake
11 am til sell out
Abode BoutiqueDoyle St.Receive a free gift from MOMA designs with any purchase over $20
Ace Burger @ Bearly's Barrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Turducken Burger
Ace Burger @ Gus's Agricola St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Turducken Burger
Agricola Street BrasserieAgricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
Alliance FrancaiseYoung St.crêpes, jam, Nutella and butter and sugar- starting at 10 am and until noon or we run out. Price $2.00
Amos PewterLr. Water St - Queen's LandingArtisan Demonstrations. Finish & personalize your own pewter keepsake
Argyle Bar & GrillArgyle St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Porchetta Sandwiches - Whole NS Pig rotisserie, stuffed with pancetta, fennel, mint & garlic.
Argyle Fine ArtBarringtonMeet artist Chris Hemsworth from 12:30-3:30 featuring limited edition Heritage Moments prints signed by the artist
ART in MOTION: A special POP-UP Yoga Studio Session in an art gallery lead by Connie McInnes - call for details
Atlantic NewsQueen St.Food Truck - Cheese Gypsy on Site from 12-3
Attica FurnishingsBarrington St.Tax Free Shopping all day.
Dine in Style Event. Soup demo & samples
by Kitchen Door Catering.

Bikram YogaBlowers & Grafton$5 yoga & babysitting during class times!
Biscuit General StoreArgyle St.Post a pic of your purchase to social media and get 20% off.
Bad Mouth Soap Meet the Maker from 1-4pm. Henna Pop-Up 2-4pm
Bishop's CellarBishop's LandingA celebration of Nova Scotia farm wineries & local Craft Beer. Learn about viticulture & production methods, plus sample local wins & craft beers.
Bistro le CoqArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$9 Oulton’s Farm pulled pork, fennel slaw, apple aioli, brioche bun
Noon til sold out
Bramoso PizzeriaQuinpool Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$4 slices of their new seasonal Autunno Pizza
Cafe ChiantiBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Calamari 2-4pm
Cape & Cowl ComicsSpring Garden Rd, Credit Union Atlantic Pop-UpMeet the owner & shop toys, comics & graphic novels
Cellar Wine Bar & GrillBrenton Pl.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT- $5 Fish Cakes with House made Mustard Pickle
1:00 til close
Chives - A Canadian BistroBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Stuffed Squash, sage & pumpkin seed risotto croquette
11am til sell out
Credit Union AtlanticSpring Garden Rd.1-4pm
Free piggy bank and youth workbooks, "Bank Local" stickers & member pop-up by Le Bistro, Cape & Cowl Comics & Make New Thrift Shop
$10 100% Nova Scotia beef chorizo slider with chimichurri aioli
DeeDee's Cornwallis St.Apple Pie Ice Cream Sundae - 10am - 7pm
Discovery ShopBarrington St.Demos of Stomp Rocket by the Orb Factory
Downtown Halifax Business CommissionBarrington St.Free, fresh popcorn for the first 300 visitors.
Face-painting by Superma!
Downtown themed music.
Map wall - What businesses have you visited during City Harvest so far? Put a magnet on the wall and post a selfie on Twitter with the hashtag #CityHarvestWall for a chance to win a $100 pre-paid Visa gift card.
Duly NotedBrenton St.Free Pumpkin Cookies from Cookie Cravings.
Free Limited Edition City Harvest prints by Lisa Davie to first 50 customers.
enVie - a vegan kitchenAgricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT-
$10 Creamy Butternut Squash Penne with Veggie Balls.
$3.50 Pumpkin Pie Squares.
Evan's SeafoodAlderney MarketGrab your spoon and hit the Chowder Trail - $5 Seafood Chowder from 1pm to 5pm or until we sell out
Field GuideGottingen St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Chinese Pork Bun,
$2 hand crafted Fall soda
Foggy GoggleArgyle St.9am - 3pm
$5 Breakfast Crepe with Bacon, egg, cheese, tomato & hollandaise.
$5 BlueMosa Cocktail with Jost Sparkling and Terra Beata Blueberry
FruitionHalifax Seaport MarketPumpkin Seed Pâté made with local sweet potatoes.
Coconut Squash Soup made with local squash.
Raw Apple Pie made with local apples.
All products are vegan and gluten-free.
Garrison Brewing Halifax SeaportGARRISON LAUNCHES 3 HARVEST BREWS! 3 Fields Harvest Wet Hopped Ale, Sweet Rye’d Harvest Wheat Ale (Beau’s Collaboration), AND Double Jack Imperial Pumpkin Ale!!!
Geddes FurnitureAgricola St.Meet the Craftsman from 1-4pm
Tax Free on all new orders
Getaway Meat MarketSeaport MarketBACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
At Garrison Brewing - Meatball Sandwiches!
Hali KidsSouth Park St.Dig up coupons & promos in our Vegetable Garden and come by for some special tasty treats!
Halifax DanceStudios in Maritime CentreWines Next Door - tasting with Bishop's Cellar and silent auction. Tickets $40, starts at 8pm
Halifax Seaport Farmers MarketHalifax SeaportHarvest Festival featuring Gordon Sparks carving a giant pumpkin from Howard Dill.
Live Music featuring the Fine Tuners, Zulkemoon & Shrimp Daddy. Beer Tasting by Garrison.
Halifax Seed
Hamachi HouseMorris St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$10 -12 pc sushi combo - Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, California & Halifax Rolls 11:30-5:00
Hamachi KitaHydrostoneBACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$10 Pad Thai or 12 pc sushi combo - Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, California & Halifax Rolls 11:30-5:00
Hamachi SteakhouseBishop's LandingBACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$10 Sumo AAA Burger & home fries 11:30-5:00
Heartwood RestaurantQuinpool Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$10 Heartwood bowls from 12-8pm
Highland Dr. StorehouseHydrostoneMeatball Sandwich
Humani-T CafeSouth Park St.BOGO Gelato including Pumpkin Pie Gelato made with our own home-made Chai Masala and fresh baked Pumpkin Pie.
Also serving vegan & gluten-free Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Pies, and Pumpkin Chai Lattes.
Humani-T CafeYoung St.BOGO Gelato including Pumpkin Pie Gelato made with our own home-made Chai Masala and fresh baked Pumpkin Pie.
Also serving vegan & gluten-free Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Pies, and Pumpkin Chai Lattes.
Humble Burdock FarmsBrewery MarketCome view the Giant Beet and free Apple Chip Samples!
I Heart Bikes HFXSands at SalterFree ten minute ride on our electric bikes when you Tweet, Facebook or Instagram your I Heart Bike experience.
Independent Mercantile Co.Gottingen St.Pop-Up Tea Tasting with Satya & coffee with Emma & Sonny
from 11-4pm
Indochine Banh MiSouth Park St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$5 Spicy BBQ Pork or Spicy BBQ Tofu Banh Mi
$4 Pumpkin Spice Bubble Tea
Indochine Banh MiBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$5 Spicy BBQ Pork or Spicy BBQ Tofu Banh Mi
$4 Pumpkin Spice Bubble Tea
Inkwell BoutiqueMarket St.10% off Made In Nova Scotia designs + Prize Draw
Just UsKings Wharf$2 - 8 oz hot chocolate
Just UsSpring Garden Rd.$2 - 8oz hot chocolate
Kept ShopPortland St.Enter to win a Fruits of the Harvest Basket valued at $85
Kitchen Door CateringBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 and $10 soups while supplies last at all locations!
PLUS: Live Soup Demos & Sampling at Attica 12-4pm
Krave BurgerSpring Garden Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$5 Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese with crispy fried onion ring.
10% off coupon for next visit
La Frasca Cibi & ViniSpring Garden Rd. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:$5
Lorenzo's Grilled Salsiccia
Le Bistro by LizSpring Garden Pop-Up Kitchen at Credit Union Atlantic
$6 Minestrone Soup with local haddock & seasonal vegetables.
Local Tasting ToursHydrostone Market - 1:30, Open Kitchen Tour.
Oxford Theatre - 7:00, Night out on Quinpool
Half Price "CityHarvest" tours. Open Kitchen tour @1:30, Night out on Quinpool @7:00.
Plus Free Willow Aesthetics Gift Card
Details and tickets
Lost Cod Clothing Co.Queen's Landing Market - on the Boardwalk20% off storewide! See our new prints by Bee Stanton and lots of others too.
Maritime Frame-ItSpring Garden Rd.Join us for some birthday cake - celebrating 50 years in business!
Morris EastMorris St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Mini Pulled Pork Cubans on Brioche 11-3
North Brewing Company Agricola St.$1 off 750ml fills, $2 off 1.89l fills and 10% off merchandise
Nurtured Products for ParentingAgricola St.Kids Activities & 2x Nurtured Points
Obladee Wine BarBarrington St.Nova Scotia Red or White wine, paired with Nova Scotia Cheese - $12 or
Local craft beer & local smoked sausage $10
Ocean Optometry Blowers St.10-4
$10 Pumpkin gnocchi with braised pork belly
Noon til Sold Out
P'loversSouth Park St.Tax Free all day long.
Free gift with purchase & seasonal treats.
Premiere Wine & SpiritsDresden RowTastings of Tsingtao & Tiger Beer - free Tsingtao glass to first 100 people
Pro SkatesQuinpool Rd.Anchored Coffee & Oddfellows Barbershop grand opening
Pop-up shop with Drifter Goods, Melody Hillman Ceramics & swinej.
Oddfellows Invitational Mini-ramp contest
Ratinaud French CuisineGottingen StBACK DOOR TAKEOUT-
Breakfast sandwich
Ristorante a ManoBishop's LandingBACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$3 Illy Espresso, chocolate ripple gelato.
Rousseau ChocolatierHollis St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$3 House Hot Chocolate
Rum RunnersBishop's Landing20% off clothing and glassware
Saege BistroSpring Garden Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$5 House Made Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Shaved parmesan
Scanway Bakery & CafeGrafton St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT-
$5 Grilled Cheese featuring Oulton's Double Smoked Bacon & Dutchman's Gouda.
$3 Florentine Ice Cream
Smiling GoatSouth Park
Steve-O-Reno'sBrunswick St.$2.50 Pumpkin cupcakes
$2.50 Cappuccinos
North Mountain Fine Coffees door prizes
Stubborn Goat GastropubGrafton St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$5 Mac & Cheese
$2 Cask Beer Samples
Tweet Mac & Cheese selfies to win free stuff!
Sugah Bishop's Landing$2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
Enter to win a Weber BBQ
SugahPublic Gardens$2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
the CanteenOchterloney St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$5 Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Compote & Stuffing on Squash bread
11-2 (or sell-out)
The Carrot Co-OpGottingen St. Selling Memberships 12:00-4:00
The Dart GalleryPortland St, Dartmouth1 Year Anniversary Celebration with Cake - exhibit "Dance: A Dancer's View of Dartmouth"
the ShackQueen's Landing MarketBuck-A-Shuck oysters from 3-4pm
Uncommon Grounds Public GardensPumpkin Spice Latte & Regular Lattes $2
Uncommon GroundsSouth Park St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$3 Windy View Farm Sausage rolls!
Pumpkin Spice Latte & Regular Lattes $2
Uncommon GroundsBarrington St.Pumpkin Spice Latte & Regular Lattes $2
Urban 30 Blow Dry BarBarrington St.Complimentary coffee & tea 10-1
Complimentary blow-dry coupons to first 30 people.
30% discount on all beauty products
Waterfront DevelopmentHalifax WaterfrontFree parking at all Waterfront Development lots on the waterfront! Click here for a map.
Waterfront WarehouseLr. Water St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$10 Warehouse Fish & Chips
Noon til Sold Out
Wildflower Clyde St.20% off storewide - complimentary food & beverages while you shop
Wish Salon & Day SpaOctherloney St.25% off Redken Shampoo & Conditioner Liters and 15% off all retail products including Image Skincare, Redken, OPI & hair tools 8am-4pm
WoozlesBirmingham St.“Plant the Seed of Wonder & Grow a Reader” Come to Woozles during City Harvest and choose a free book from a special collection...while supplies last!
World Tea HouseArgyle St$2 teas (try our new fall features)
$10 speed Tarot readings (10-15 min)

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