Berries, Blues and a bit of history

Published on August 1, 2017

Jerry Schofield stands in front of the blueberry fields at Farm 101 in Marshalltown with a photo of his nephew, retired NHL player Dwight Schofield. “It’s going to be a fruitful crop this year,” he says, grinning.

©Sara Ericsson

DIGBY COUNTY, NS – Have you ever wanted to pick blueberries and meet a former St. Louis Blues player at the same time?

That combination may have never crossed your mind before, but here’s your chance to make it happen.


The berries

The first day of the event will be August 5 at Seabrook Farm on Highway 217 in Seabrook.

The second will be August 6 at 101 Farm, which is the first right off Highway 101 after the Maud Lewis memorial site.

Both days will begin at noon and end at 7 p.m.

Tents will also be set up at both locations, with refreshments available.


The Blues

Schofield’s nephew, Dwight Schofield, will be present both days to sign free autographs and pictures.

Dwight played in the National Hockey League from 1976 to 1988, was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings and finished with the St. Louis Blues.

“He had so many great moves, but there was this one game which was the first time he was ever called up – he ran onto the ice and scored a massive goal,” said the elder Schofield.

“We were all so proud that night.”


The bit of history

Schofield will also offer to show people interested in the Marshalltown Alms House where the burial sites are, and where a memorial site will be constructed down by Seely Brook.

“This is one of the most peaceful spots around. I used to drive my mother here and we’d sit under a tree, by the brook,” says Schofield.

“I have so many fond memories of that place.”