Ways You Can Help

BARN RAISING – a collective action of a community, in which a barn for one of the members is built or rebuilt collectively by members of the community

Raise the Barn is truly a community effort and we wanted to ensure that anyone who wanted to help would have a way to contribute in a way that suits them. Below are active fundraisers that directly support the Raise the Barn initiative.


– Local – must be able to have someone pick up

Purchase a chance to win a custom framed print by local artist, Mike Shindruk from Cottage Rustic.

This is extra special given Pictou is celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Ship Hector landing. These drawings are from Vern Shea, who actually did them. He is leading the restoration and upgrades to the Quay. The tartan was given to Mike by the sister of the woman who designed the Hector tartan.

Dimensions are 23.5″h and 27″w. You must be local as we cannot ship this piece.

We have 100 blocks, each block is $10.

You can purchase 2 ways:

👉🏻 On line: Send our Fund Development Lead, Michelle an email at raisethebarn@ngfarmmarket.com with how many squares you’d like and which numbers and she will give you instructions on how to EMT payment. Your squares are not secured until payment is received.

👉🏻 In person: at the Market. Michelle will have a table at the Market until all squares are taken, this post will remain here until all spaces are full, so if you’re reading, you can still buy a square!

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-Open to 19+residents of Nova Scotia

We have begun an online 50/50 draw. This draw will be held on the last day of every month and the next month’s draw will begin on the first of the month. You can purchase tickets and find all the information you need by clicking the button below!


Local – at the Market

At the Market every Saturday, while stock space and weather allows, we will have a section for previously loved books. Books can be purchased on a donation basis, pay what you can. We welcome book donations of all kinds as well, so if you have some great books you’d like to pay forward to someone else, bring them by and add them to the table!


This is our first limited edition Raise the Barn t-shirt! When these are gone, they’re gone. They are $25 taxes included. Proceeds from this shirt go straight to Raise the Barn, order in person or online. Pick up only

**Please note: despite what the website says, the shirts are currently in production and will be available at the end of October. You will be contacted when they are ready to pick up. **


Not from Nova Scotia and would like to help?

If you aren’t able to participate in any of the current fundraisers above, you can still help! How?

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