Bridgewater Farmers' Market
Order Online from 1 PM on Mondays Until Midnight on Wednesdays.
Pickup and In-person Sales Saturdays from 9 AM – 12 PM
June — October
123 Empire Street (corner of Empire & Churchill St.) Bridgewater, NS

Vendor Feature: Rumtopf Farm

Rumtopf Farm has been a regular vendor at the Bridgewater Farmers' Market for several years. Read more about their story below!


A title card says "Vendor Feature, Rumtopf Farm" over a photo of radishes.

 

Rumtopf Farm is a small-scale family farm located in Conquerall Mills, Nova Scotia. Since 1985, the family has been growing fruits and vegetables using sustainable methods. They regularly attend multiple markets across the South Shore and are a regular online and in-person vendor at the Bridgewater Farmers’ Market.

Tobias Wolter brings boxes upon boxes of freshly harvested salad greens, herbs, vegetables, fruits, and herbal salts to the market every Saturday, unloading everything from his truck and setting up his booth with the ease of someone who has clearly been in the business for a number of years.

 

Tobias standing behind his table holding two bouquets of sunflowers.

 

Tobias has been attending the market as a vendor for between seven to ten years. “Somewhere along those lines,” he said. “It’s been a while.” 

It’s true what they say - time flies when you’re having fun.

The family has been in the farming business for 35 years. After purchasing their farm and quitting their day jobs, Tobias’ parent’s made farming their full-time gig. Now, everyone in the family of seven is involved in the whole farming process.

“My family was the first farm in Nova Scotia to be certified organic, way back when,” Tobias said.  

The biggest challenge with running a farm is the bugs, according to Tobias. Everything Rumtopf Farm harvests is grown using organic methods, though they are not officially certified organic. No synthetic fertilizers or sprays are used on the farm.

 

A table of vegetables and fruit.

 

On the bright side, Tobias says he really enjoys growing vegetables - corn and broccoli are his favourites, to be exact. “Broccoli is a bit of a challenge,” he said. Who doesn’t love a good challenge?

To try Rumtopf Farm’s delicious veggies and fresh greens, check them out on our online store or at our outdoor market each Saturday! To always be up-to-date with the latest market news, subscribe to our newsletter here.