Agriculture in Queens is valued at just under $2 million, with 35 farms reporting sales over $2500. Nearly half of the industry produces miscellaneous specialty goods and just under a third are involved in beef production. Included in specialty agricultural products are greenhouse operations (some organic) and Christmas trees. There is increased interest in market gardening and some producers are exploring the potential for commercial grape growing.
Since 2011 Queens has been participating in the South West Nova Scotia Temperature and Solar Radiation Study. The 2014 Climate Data Study Project and data from previous years is available here.
Van Dyk's Health Juice Products Ltd. - award winning wild blueberry juice. Member of Taste of Nova Scotia. Case van Dyk , owner, is a recent inductee into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame. This is what the New York Times had to say about Van Dyk's juice: "Sip some rich, intense Van Dyk's Wild Blueberry Juice from Nova Scotia and instead of wintry gloom, think camping among the pines in August and berry picking near a meadow." Florence Fabricant.