Local Locales: Sugar Moon Farm

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While I lived in Nova Scotia over the past few years I was always on the hunt for fun new things to do, especially throughout the long winter months. When I first heard about Sugar Moon Farm, I knew it would be perfect for a winter adventure! Sugar Moon Farm is a maple sugar farm in rural Nova Scotia. I’m obsessed with all things maple, plus the farm looked absolutely adorable, and there’s a hike to do on the grounds as well.

Sugar Moon Farm is located on Alex MacDonald Road (off Highway 311), near Earltown, Nova Scotia. It was about half an hour from where I lived in Truro, and 90 minutes if you’re coming from Halifax. Find directions here.

A classic “Sugar Shack” (Earltown, Nova Scotia — March 2016)

My boyfriend and I decided to check the farm out for brunch one Saturday in March. We arrived at Sugar Moon around noon. There was quite a long wait to get into the restaurant for their all day breakfast, but guests were kept entertained (and warm!) outside with a bonfire and “sugar on snow” – a gooey, messy, incredible treat, where boiling maple sugar is poured over snow and then twirled up onto a stick!

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The tools to create “sugar on snow” (Earltown, Nova Scotia — March 2016)

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Twirling the snow and maple sugar… (Earltown, Nova Scotia — March 2016)

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Voila! Sugar on snow. (Earltown, Nova Scotia — March 2016)

After eating inside of a family-style log cabin building with long communal tables and an open kitchen, guests have the option of touring the maple sugar facilities to learn more about the process, or heading outside for one of a few hikes on/going from the farm’s beautiful grounds. Justin and I had originally intended to do the hike, as we’re avid outdoors-people, but unfortunately I got called into work that evening and so we didn’t have the time. I have seen pictures from friends who’ve done it, and it looks absolutely gorgeous any time of the year. There’s also a small gift shop area in the cabin that houses the restaurant, to bring home some maple treats with you!

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Yummm… (Earltown, Nova Scotia — March 2016)

I drank the Maple Tonic (hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne – so delicious!) and enjoyed the “Sugar Moon Classic” topped with candied pecans (2 buttermilk pancakes, maple baked beans, and your choice of breakfast meat – I picked sausage – plus all the maple syrup you can consume!)

Find Sugar Moon’s summer 2016 menu here, and their hours here.

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