Bring on the Contests!

We love a good competition, and we’ve got three going on right now! I’ll list them chronologically, share a bit how you can help, and how it will impact our business and the community. First we have the Burger War which is well underway. We quickly sold out of these amazing local Vegan Burgers, with […]

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Burger Wars 2019

We were excited to jump onboard when our manager, Cassandra Burbine was inspired to create a vegan burger sourced entirely from local ingredients. Not only did it sound delicious, it also supports other local businesses, and of course a great cause, with a dollar from each burger sold going to Campaign For Kids, where you […]

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Commercial Composting Update

Despite the harshness of Nova Scotia winters, I’ve found frozen compost to be surprisingly enjoyable… no slime, no smell, and it spreads quite easily when broken up with a shovel. We have 6 IBC totes as compost bins, which are now more than half full, with three of them completely packed and the fourth almost […]

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Where it all started…

So I’ve been seeing a lot of social media posts about where people were, and what they were doing ten years ago.  This inspired me to dig into some old Hawaii footage, which was also spurred on by another Nova Scotia snow storm!  In 2009, I was entering into an intense phase of discovery, retreating […]

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The Power of Compost

Compost has always been a fascination for me, particularly the math and the science behind it.  It sounds pretty mundane, even a bit gross at times, but the truth is that it can be a powerful catalyst in so many ways.  The same principles apply to business, and can have huge effect over time.  Changing […]

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From the Drawing Board, with Mark Oakley

I never would have guessed that today I’d be interviewed for a YouTube show!  Check out this 8 minute interview on Mark Oakley’s “From the Drawing Board” show, featuring some classic pics of life in Hawaii, our recent progress, future plans, and some really cool wide-angle footage inside the cafe!  It sounds like we may […]

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Renovations have begun!

Since purchasing our building on June 1st 2018, beginning the process of renovating to double our cafe square footage has been quite a learning process.  The first step has been to bring down part of the wall between the cafe and adjacent vacant garage.  This will provide a much needed storage space, which will also […]

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D&G Self Serve Lemonade Stand

First we’d like to thank our many loyal customers as we share a bit of background about Dax and Gavin’s lemonade stand.  The whole idea came about after thinking back to my own entrepreneurial beginnings.  Back in the stone age, before they even had remote controls for the old top-loading VCR’s, we had a wired […]

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