Welcome to Manning Family Farm
Manning Family Farm started in the mid-1960s with Dean’s parents, Malcolm and Gail, purchasing the present farm location in Falmouth, Nova Scotia. As the above Meet Your Farmer video explains, the farm has since developed into a mixed operation consisting of greenhouses, vegetables, grain, and beef cattle. Dean and Catherine returned to the farm in 1997 after completing their respective degrees in Plant and Animal Sciences at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and working off farm for about 10 years.
For a long period of time, produce was sold through an on-site market. It is now sold by wholesaling to other local markets as well as through community farmers markets. Over the years they have extended the growing season to almost year-round production. Their commercial and purebred beef herd compliments the vegetable production with approximately 80 breeding females and 8 bulls.
In 2021, Manning Family Farm was awarded The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association for their commitment to the environment on Manning Family Farm. Watch the feature video and learn more by clicking here.