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Swallow's Nest - TapRoot Farmstay

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Hello everyone!
What an absolutely gorgeous day spring day, you can feel that summer is just around the corner!

I just wanted to take a minute and introduce myself to everyone, some of you know me and some will be meeting me for the first time.
My Name is Jennifer Alexander, I joined the Taproot team a bit earlier this year in the role of Coordinator looking after the bookings the farm stay, the Swallow's Nest, and coordinating all aspects of the booking for the Farm and for you the guests. I join the team with 20 years of experience as an event planner with several large hotel chains in Toronto, Calgary and finally back home in Nova Scotia. Last Summer I decided that it was time to leave the hotel business and spend more time with my 2 young girls Kayleigh (9) and Abigail (5). When Patricia approached me in January about looking after the Swallow's Nest I jumped at the opportunity as I love the Swallow's Nest and this meant I would still be at home with the girls and still have my finger in the business of helping people book their vacations, getaways, meetings and special events. My connection to Taproot Farms is quite simple, it is a family connection Josh is my baby brother and the opportunity to work with them and the farm was also something that means a lot to me!
I thought I would give everyone a little information about the farm stay for those who have not yet seen it or had the opportunity to enjoy our little piece of heaven!
Like a cottage or cabin rental a farm stay is a wonderful getaway from urban living.

During your entire stay at Swallow's Nest you’ll enjoy the nearness of Taproot Farms’ organic orchards, fields and animals. You can watch the daily routine of a working family farm.

But don’t worry, there’ll be no nagging chores, you’ll be on a relaxing vacation!

The ample room at Swallow’s Nest makes it an ideal location to share with friends and family.

We also welcome friendly, well mannered four-legged members of the family. Choosing Swallow's Nest for your vacation means there's no need for any separation anxiety for you, your kids or your pet

Our farmstay is especially suited for families with young children.

Josh and Patricia have three children of their own who can help your kids make a strong and lasting connection between food, farms and fun.

If they like, visiting children will be able to collect eggs, visit the pigs or piglets, and take walks through the orchard and trails with Frank, Lily or Izaak (who are now 5, 7 and 11-years old!

We can also arrange a trip to harvest corn or another crop. Then your family can enjoy this "just picked" food for lunch or supper. Now, that’s fresh and knowing where food comes from. Adults too may discover a farm activity to enjoy.

There’s nothing like the taste of an egg when you’ve brought it straight from the hen to the pot, or a salad for supper when you’ve chosen your own greens!


  • Easily accommodates 2 sets of adults in private bedrooms (1 king and 1 queen).
  • Children can enjoy sharing a dorm with lots of comfortable beds and their own living-play area on the second floor.
  • Two bathrooms and a large sauna.
  • Wireless Internet.
  • Crib is available.
  • We are happy to discuss any special needs your family may have.


  • Swallows’ Nest is located in a private setting at the end of a country lane on Taproot Farms, it's a 5-minute walk from the main farmhouse.
  • We are just over one hour from the Halifax Regional Municipality and/or Halifax's International Airport.
  • A scenic 10-minute drive from Wolfville, home of Acadia University.
  • Our rural community of Starrs Point, Kings County, is also home to Canada’s first experimental farm, dyke lands, and Foxhill Cheese House. The history and future of Canada's farms is immediately evident in our neighbourhood.
If you would like to find out more about dates we have available and rates there are several ways you can do that :
(1) the Taproot site through the following link: http://taprootfarms.ca/Farm-Stay
(2) bookings@taprootfarms.ca
Or directly to me at my private email at:
Summer is getting quite busy but we do still have some dates in May/June and the through out the fall!
I look forward to hearing from you all and getting the opportunity to welcome you to the Swallow's Nest!


Farm Stay at Swallows Nest

Posted on by Patricia Bishop

Dear Friends of Taproot Farms… 

It’s that time of year again when we seek to share our farm with others through a farm stay at Swallow’s Nest.  Some of you have already had a stay and others plan to come this year.  Others haven’t stayed overnight yet - but have visited Swallow’s Nest during open-farm days or for other events. 

There are still weeks/days open during the summer and fall months that we would like to fill.  Over the next few weeks we invite you to help us promote Swallow’s Nest.  A full rental season would be a great help to our bottom-line. That's never a bad thing in the marginal world of farming!

An easy way to help us fill these weeks is to visit the 5 web locations where our farm stay is being promoted.  From there, you can easily choose to Like/Share/Comment on facebook.  If you have stayed with us, we would love you to write a review.

Links are provided below.  With your help we can create a “farm-stay buzz” that will help more families have a great vacation while learning about sustainable family farming. 

Thanks for considering this request to be involved in a very helpful way!  


Like/Share on facebook at worldweb:


Write a review at worldweb:


Like/Share on facebook at kijiji:


Like/Share on facebook at vrbo: http://www.vrbo.com/351884

Write a review at vrbo:


Like/Share on facebook at cottagesincanada:


Like/Share on facebook at perfectplaces:


Swallows Nest

Posted on by Patricia Bishop

Hello everyone,

We have had some great weather over the last few weeks and it feels as if summer will be upon us very soon.

Attached you’ll find a video that Josh’s father shot at Swallow’s Nest. The tulips in the garden are looking fantastic right now.

swallows nest flowers

Swallow’s Nest is our farm stay. If you’re interested in further information and rates just click on the following link http://taproot.harvesthand.com/Farm-Stay