Saskatoon Farmers’ Market Open for Business
The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market will remain in its current premises until the end of 2019. The City of Saskatoon cancelled its search for new tenants when they realized the roof needed major repairs. It’s good news for Farmers’ Market shoppers, but I don’t understand why it took so long for the City to recognize that the building needed repairs.
Jackson Wiebe, Collective Coffee, is looking for a new team leader. Recommend the successful applicant and you’ll get free coffee for a year.
Coffee and Donuts
Venn Coffee Roasters has Darkside donuts every Saturday and Sunday.
Darkside Donuts got a great review in The Globe and Mail this week: “Darkside Donuts uses a blend of Saskatchewan organic flour and heritage-grain flour, the latter of which the baker grinds himself several times a week. . . . ‘There’s an emptiness to regular, bleached white flour,’ the baker says adamantly. ‘I truly believe in the flavour of grain. We have five farms that we source from and even some farmers that grow grain don’t think about the diversity of flavour of grain. I always liken it to apples or tomatoes ... every crop varietal that you grow tastes different.’ ”
Edmonton’s Vegan Producers
Local entrepreneurs are selling vegan cheese, chocolate, and soap at Edmonton markets. I’d love to see vegan cheese being sold at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.
|Eggplant slices had been marinated in balsamic vinegar - excellent idea!|
Herbology, an Edmonton company, is crowdfunding to grow their business selling spices and botanical blends that enhance health as well as flavour. There are botanical blends for focus, mindfulness, endurance, recovery, and lust.
Urban agriculture could improve food security, but there are barriers that would need to be overcome – access to land and ensuring that the people who need the food receive it.
Three crops take up almost 50% of the world’s farmland: “much of the genetic diversity of crops globally is being lost, due to the loss of small scale farms and replacement of locally-adapted crop varieties and lineages with a fewer number of commercially available crops . . . . Political and financial support for small-scale farmers, especially in developing regions of the world, would represent a major step in conserving the world’s crop diversity.”
Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post articles about food that is good, clean and fair; travel; and books. You may also enjoy EcoFriendly Sask profiling Saskatchewan nature/environmental initiatives and events.
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