Nova Scotia, FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited
Linda Best grew up on a mixed farm in Somerset, NS. She has been involved with health – as a Medical Microbiologist, Researcher, and as a Director of the Capital District Health Authority – since graduating from Acadia. She operated a pick-your-own apple orchard for ten years on weekends while working at the hospital. She founded Frame Plus Art which grew to include three stores, a production facility, and ten employees. Ten years ago she moved back to the Valley and began to be concerned about the decreasing number of farms throughout the Province. Knowing that good food is crucial for health and realizing that food production is a key to developing the rural economy, she helped establish Friends of Agriculture and is a founding member and Secretary of FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited. FarmWorks is a Community Economic Development Investment Co-operative that provides funding for farmers and food producers across Nova Scotia.