Trade

Our primary crops grown for domestic and export markets include potatoes, onions, lettuce, high bush blueberries, grape tomatoes, blackberries, strawberries, cooking greens, with grains as rotational corps. We pack and market these and other fruits and vegetables such as squash and carrots to the Atlantic Provinces, North Eastern USA, Europe and the Caribbean. Our quality control and research programs explore new crops, new products and improved processes as part of our commitment to continual improvement, quality, and safe food choices for our customers. We are dedicated to producing quality Country Magic products that will be part of our customer’s healthy lifestyle.

Our base of operations is Nova Scotia, one of the most strategic shipping locations in North America. Located on the east coast of Canada, Nova Scotia is a quick five-hour flight to and from Europe. The province’s excellent highway system offers a seamless connection with US roadways into major cities. The Port of Halifax which is only one hour away, has a deep water container access 12 month of the year. All of these options make Country Magic products accessible and convenient.

Our Growers In Other Countries

Along with Country Magic Produce that we produce here in the Annapolis Valley, we have partnerships with growers in Argentina, Cuba and Costa Rica. This allows us to maintain our supply of products and to offer our customers products that we do not grow ourselves.

In October and November, you will find our Country Magic blueberries that are grown in the Tucuman region of Argentina. This partnership with El Madero Farm produces organic Country Magic blueberries that are harvested and distributed in the North American market.

Our Country Magic buttercup squash is produced in Cuba with Agri King’s Farm. The dry growing conditions produce a firm, dry squash that is available through May each year.

In 2009 Country Magic and Comprimex S.A. came into partnership to supply carrots for Country Magic to sell in Canada. The partnership has aloud to Country Magic to meet the demands of our customers for high quality carrots. The partnership is continuing to evolve and we are looking at bringing in more products that Comprimex S.A. produces.

Product List

We offer a large variety of commodities that we grow domestically and import. If you would like something that is not listed, contact us and we can discuss the availability with our growers.

Product Package Option Country of Origin
Fresh High Bush Blueberry
  • 10lb
  • 12x125g
  • 12×1 pint
  • 12×1 fiber
  • 12x2lb
  • 12x6oz
  • 1lb
  • 1x125g
  • 5lb
  • 6×1 quart
  • Bulk
CA
Frozen High Bush Blueberry
  • 30lb box
  • 5lb box
CA
Organic Blueberry
  • 12x125g
  • 12x60oz
AR
Strawberry
  • 8×1 quart
  • 30lb frozen
CA
Blackberry
  • 1×1 pint
  • 12×1 fiber
  • 12x6oz
CA
Grape Tomato
  • 12×1 pint
  • 12x2lb
CA
White Potato
  • 10lb
  • 10x5lb
  • 20lb
  • 50lb
  • 8x3lb box
CA
Yellow Potato
  • 10lb
  • 10x5lb
  • 50lb
  • 5x10lb
  • 8x3lb
CA
Red Potato
  • 10lb
  • 10x5lb
  • 50lb
  • 5x10lb
  • 8x3lb box
  • 50lb box
CA
Russet Potato
  • 10lb
  • 10x5lb
  • 50lb
CA
Sweet Potato
  • 40lb
US
Yellow Onion
  • 10lb
  • 10x5lb
  • 16x3lb
  • 24x2lb
  • 25lb
  • 50lb
  • 10lb GIRO
  • 10x5lb GIRO
  • 24x2lb GIRO
CA
Red Onion
  • 10lb
  • 16x3lb
  • 24x2lb
  • 25lb
  • 40lb
  • 50lb
  • 25lb box
  • 5lb box
  • 24x2lb GIRO
CA/US/MX
White Onion
  • 25lb
  • 50lb
  • 10x2lb GIRO
US
Spanish Onion
  • 25lb
  • 50lb
  • 10lb box
  • 50lb box
CA/US
Sweet Onion
  • 16x3lb
  • 18x2lb
  • 40lb
  • 50lb
  • 40lb box
  • 18x2lb GIRO
CA/US
Vidalia Onion
  • 16x3lb
  • 18x2lb
  • 288x2lb
  • 5x10lb
  • 40lb boxed
CA/US
Garlic
  • 24x115g
  • 30lb carton
  • 50lb bag
  • 15lb carton scapes
CA
Green and Yellow Beans
  • 1lb
  • 15lb
  • 25lb
CA
Bunched Beets
  • 12 count case
CA
Mixed Beets
  • 12 count case
  • 6 count case
CA
Beet Greens
  • 12 count case
CA
Kohlrabi
  • 12 count case
CA
Dandelions
  • 12 count case
  • 6 count case
CA
Collard Greens
  • 12 count case
  • 6 count case
CA
Bunched Carrots
  • 24 count case
CA
Red Swiss Chard
  • 12 count case
  • 6 count case
CA
Green Swiss Chard
  • 12 count case
  • 6 count case
CA
Green Kale
  • 12 count case
  • 6 count case
CA
Red Kale
  • 12 count case
CA
Black/Tuscan Kale
  • 12 count case
CA
Iceberg Lettuce
  • 24 count case packaged
  • 24 count case unpackaged
CA
Romaine Lettuce
  • 24 count case
CA
Gala Apple
  • 100 carton
CA/US
Golden Delicious Apple
  • 100 carton
CA/US
Granny Smith Apple
  • 100 carton
US
McIntosh Apple
  • 125 carton
CA
Red Delicious Apple
  • 100 carton
CA/US
Green Cabbage
  • 40lb case
  • 50lb case
CA/US/CR
Red Cabbage
  • 50lb
CA/US/CR
Savoy Cabbage
  • 50lb
CA/US/CR
Packaged Carrots
  • 10/5lb
  • 16/3lb
  • 24/2lb
  • 50lb
CA/US/MX/CR
Oranges
  • 113 count carton
  • 138 count carton
US
Lemon
  • 140 count carton
US
Parsnip
  • 12x1lb
  • 24x1lb
CA
Turnip
  • 50lb
CA
Acorn Squash
  • Bushel
MEX/CA
Butternut Squash
  • 1x10lb
  • Bushel
MEX/CR/CA
Buttercup Squash
  • 1x10lb
  • Bushel
CU/MEX/CR/CA
Spaghetti Squash
  • Bushel
MEX/CA

Sales Team

• Peter Chapman, Director of Marketing Nova Agri Inc.
• Andrea Palmer, Marketing and Sales Manager
• John MacDonald, Business Development Manager
• Ron Turner, Soft Fruits Coordinator
• Susan Sipos, Account Manager

Peter Chapman, B.Comm.
Peter studied at Mount Allison University receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree. Upon completion of his studied he joined the Loblaws Company in Atlantic Canada. Peter worked for 19 years with Canada’s largest food retailer, Loblaw. He held positions in various departments, including merchandising, marketing, advertising and real estate.

Peter joined the Nova Agri Team in 2010 bringing with him, his retail experience. Besides working for Nova Agri, he also speaks to audiences of producers, processors, industry associations, store managers and retailers. He has helped all of these groups with their business challenges. Peter is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

Peter Chapman, Director of Marketing Nova Agri Inc.
pchapman@mycountrymagic.com

Andrea L. Palmer, B.Sc.
After receiving her B.Sc. in Plant Science (Agronomy) from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Andrea became employed by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing as the Assistant Agricultural Representative for Kings County. In 1998, Andrea joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), as part of their Agricultural Business Development and Management team. During that time she was responsible for business development and account management.

In 1999, Andrea joined the staff of Nova Agri Inc., as their Marketing Manager. Over the past seventeen years, she has mentored with leaders in the produce industry to expand her knowledge and expertise in the marketing of fresh produce. Andrea is dedicated to the agricultural industry and strives every day to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. She also serves as a director on the board of directors for the Canadian Produce Marketing Association.

Andrea Palmer, Marketing and Sales Manager
apalmer@mycountrymagic.com

John MacDonald
John studied at the University of New Brunswick Computer Science. John started his produce career in 1990 at Sobeys as a produce clerk in Moncton. He climbed the ladder at Sobeys moving to the head office in produce procurement and Quality Assurance. John joined the Nova Agri team in April 2008 as the Business Development Manager responsible for customer accounts, procurement and logistics.

John MacDonald, Business Development Manager
jmacdonald@mycountrymagic.com

Ron Turner
Ron joined the Nova Agri marketing team in March 2001 after twenty plus years working in the produce industry. Ron’s career in produce began at the age of 13 working at Atlantic Wholesalers in Coldbrook packing onions and potatoes. Ron’s incredible wealth of experience and knowledge after 16 years with Loblaws on the distribution level followed by 11 years at Kings Produce on the Supply side makes him a true asset to any organization. Ron is a true mentor in the produce industry and one of the founding members of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), Passion for Produce Program.

Ron Turner, Soft Fruits Coordinator
rturner@mycountrymagic.com

Susan Sipos, B.Ag., BBA
Susan graduated with a dual degree in International Food Business from Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture with a Bachelor of Agriculture and CAH Vilentum in the Netherlands with a Bachelor of Business Administration. During university she completed two international internships, the first at a juice company in Den Haag, the Netherlands and the second in Ethiopia on a joint Post-Harvest Management project through Dalhousie University, McGill University and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Since graduating she started her produce career in Leamington, Ontario in the heart of greenhouse production in Canada. Once back in Nova Scotia she worked at a winery for a brief period before making her way into the Marketing team at Nova Agri Inc in January 2014 developing relationships with major retailers and assisting with the marketing and sales of all of our various products.

Susan Sipos, Account Manager
ssipos@mycountrymagic.com