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N.S. fruit growers trying to get military to buy more local produce


December 16, 2008
By The Canadian Press

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apples02December 16, 2008, Kentville, NS – A Canadian soldier, training in Nova
Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, the province’s apple growing heartland,
pulls an apple from his lunch box last week to find it’s from New
Zealand.

December 16, 2008, Kentville, NS – A Canadian soldier, training in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, the province’s apple growing heartland, pulls an apple from his lunch box last week to find it’s from New Zealand.

apples02Capt. Richard Chapman of Woodville, N.S., says it was “kind of silly.”

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Camp Aldershot is only a few minutes drive from some of the largest apple orchards in the country.

Dela Erith, executive director with the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association, says Chapman’s discovery is not new to her.

Erith says the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture has been trying for a long time to get the federal government to buy more local produce.

A Defence Department spokesman says his department will look into how apple suppliers in the region are chosen.