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The Alberta Farmers’ Market Association (AFMA), the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) and their respective members have teamed up to celebrate Alberta Local Food Week. “If you are looking for something to do with your family or friends to celebrate Local Food Week, pay a visit to a farmers’ market, U-pick or participate in a farm tour in your area,” says Willard De Wilde, Chair of the Board of Directors for AFFPA. “Many of these markets and farms have special events, tours and activities planned for Alberta Local Food Week."
Yes, Fish in Alberta!! We here at Alberta Tilapia Aquaponics are very excited to be part of the local food week August 11-18th 2019.
In this week we are going to do multiple food tours getting more people to taste the difference between normal imported produce and that of what is grown here at home in Alberta . We are hiring a chef just to prepare some food for you to taste, all the food he will be serving will be sourced right off our farm. We do have a commercial processing room on site that is licensed by Alberta health services.
Alberta Food Week allows us to be able to show and treat the public to a true farm experience that is thrilling with activities and local food. Being able to walk down the pathway in our tomatoes forest that tomatoes is 12 feet high, picking and seeing exactly how this high quality produce is grown. Being able to see fish up close touch them and interact by feeding them is an experience not many get to do.
Wild Country Gardens is a locally owned and operated fruit farm in the Wildwood Area.
The reason we participating in this event is that our farm is at the point where we are ready to open our doors to the public. It has been a long journey for us to get to this point. We started our farm 11 years ago with the dream to someday to have a Farm Store and have people come to us rather than always having to do the farmers markets and having local businesses sell our products.
We have beautiful half section of land that we have used to develop a home based business which offers: Fruit Orchard – over 700 assorted fruits trees and berry bushes, Garlic Patch, Tea Gardens, Honey Bes and more.
For the Alberta Local Food week we are having Farm Tours, sampling and a Farm to Table Lunch Event. Call for more information at 780-325-2207 or check out our Facebook page.
Our winning local food week pizza was made using flour from Gold Forest Grains. They are a small, family operated grain farm near Morinville. They have our own flour mill and produce, mill and sell their own flour products around Edmonton. Their flour is freshly milled daily and they grow heritage varieties of Certified Organic grains. In Edmonton they are at Prairie Mill Bread Co., Dauphine Bakery & Bistro, Old Strathcona Farmers Market, Wild Earth Foods, Earths General Store & Baker Bill (at market). Their flax is also pressed by Mighty Trio Organics into wonderful Flax Oil. Thanks for supporting this great local business!!
Plan to spend the day with us – there are over 50 fun farm activities for your family to enjoy! Holders of the Growing Alberta Leadership Award for Community Spirit, and the Direct Farm Marketer of the Year awards, we’re proud to be located in Sturgeon County, some of the most scenic and richest farmland in the world! Don’t be fooled by our name, in our case it doesn’t say it all. Yes, you will make some farmyard friends but there’s also a corn maze, garden centre, a Klondike ghost town, and a whole host of indoor and outdoor adventure play for you to enjoy. So when we say there’s something for everyone, whatever the weather, whatever your age, it’s true! Why not come see for yourself? You provide the children and we’ll provide the fun!
A Proud Host for the 2019 Alberta Local Food Week Check out our Festival & Events for more information at www.prairiegardens.org
We’re just 25 minutes north on Edmonton!
Our next vendor highlight from our local food week winner is Sundog Organic Farm. Sundog grows exceptional veggies in the heart of Sturgeon County, AB. 14 acres, 3 boys, 1 dog, 2 dedicated farmers They also offer a customizable farm box! As always thank you for supporting local! #ablocalfood
Lazy T Farms is a 5th generation family farm located in Central Alberta who raise healthy animals taking your produce from Farm to Plate. A proud host for the 2019 Alberta Local Food Week, by Prairie Farm Project which is a group of young farms including Lazy T farm, Redtail Farm, and Lady’s Hat Farm. Join us for a farm tour where we will share the history of our 5th generation and what we are up to currently on our farm. the dinner will be prepared by chef Jason Barton-Browne, using local ingredients from the Prairie Farm Project. Dinner will be followed by entertainment and a campfire. Camping available.
Check our our website at https://www.lazytfarm.ca for details on this event and more.
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