Monday, August 13, 2012

Flavourful Saskatoon, August 13, 2012

Celebrating local pies delivered to your doorstep, Simon’s ready-made meals, and WiFi at Souleio. Not to mention a talk by Frances Moore Lappe, an organic trade show, and a CSA in Harlem 

Korean War Vets, August 14 
Seoul Korean Restaurant is inviting Korean war veterans and their families to a dinner at 6:30 pm on August 14.

Simon’s Fine Foods
Ready-to-eat meals from Simon’s Fine Foods are now available at the SaskMade Marketplace. Here’s a list of Simon’s excellent products, all of which are made from scratch.

Chef Simon Reynolds also offers an astonishing variety of cooking classes (Zombie Food???). The fall schedule is now available online.

Pies from Fresh n Local
Fresh n Local delivers local, organic food to your doorstep. They now sell fruit pies, fresh baked by Hounjet Orchards the day before they are delivered.

Souleio has WiFi At last! 
You can enjoy a drink or a meal at Souleio – and check your email.

Organic Connections, Nov. 2 & 3
The Organic Connections Conference and Trade Show will be held in Regina on November 2 and 3. Dr. Donald Huber will speak about the impact of glysophate and GMOs on November 1.

Harvest and Hunger, Nov. 9 & 10
The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation is holding Harvest and Hunger, a provincial forum on local and global food issues at Mayfair United Church. There will be a keynote address by Frances Moore Lappe on November 9 and a panel discussion and skill-building workshops on how to create a sustainable food system on November 10.

Farmers’ Markets Keep Growing
A recent USDA report states that there are now 7,864 farmers’ markets in the US – an increase of 9.6% since last year. The number has more than doubled since 2004. It would be interesting to know the statistics for Canada, but I'm assuming we follow the same trend.

In Harlem, a Farm Share for the People
Corbin Hill Farms is offering a community-supported agriculture program specifically designed for low-income families.

Food Trucks vs. Restaurants 
The battle is heating up between food trucks and restaurants. Whose side are you on?

Does Food Writing Matter? 
Why do some of us persist in writing about food? Monica Bhide discusses why food writing matters. (Thanks, Andrew!)

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