Forestry Farm Centennial Fair, May 26
Head on out to the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo from noon to 5 pm on May 26 to celebrate the Farm’s 100th Anniversary. The Centennial Fair will include concessions, wagon rides, old-fashioned games and contests, an artisan marketplace, and demonstrations.
Out with the Old, In with the New
Souleio is closing, effective May 25. Fortunately, the beautiful heritage building will house a new culinary business. Chef Dale Mackay, who won the Top Chef Canada competition, is returning to his hometown and opening a restaurant that will emphasize local food. I met Dale last evening. He is planning a 100-seat restaurant with a focus on French bistro-style food. He'll be preparing his own charcuterie and operating a small butcher shop. Dale hopes to open in mid-July.
Let’s Start Truckin’
Food trucks should arrive soon in Saskatoon (finally!). Dan Walker of Weczeria is ready to go. His truck will be called Joy Ride and will feature global fusion/global street food (via Savour Life).
Cake in the Garden
Cake Witch will be selling her cakes and goodies every Saturday from 9-5 in the garden of the Garden & Architecture store on Avenue A and 19th Street.
Barbara cooks from scratch with real butter and organic fair trade cocoa.
BBQ Bonanza, May 25
SaskMade Marketplace is hosting a BBQ Bonanza on May 25 from 10:30-4:30. The guest chef is Jenni Willems, and there will be lots of meaty samples from J & J Sausages and Bluestone Farms.
March Against Monsanto
There will be a March Against Monsanto on May 25 at noon, meeting at Kinsmen Park across from the Mendel Art Gallery. There will be a talk on May 22 at 6:30 pm at the downtown library entitled The World According to Monsanto, with special guest speaker Percy Schmeiser.
Rhubarb is Priceless
“In 17th-century Russia, rhubarb was so valuable that much of the country's treasury was derived from the medicinal sales of the imported rhubarb root. When Chinese emperors and Russian czars had a border dispute, withholding rhubarb was China's biggest weapon.”
Good Stalk: Rhubarb by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl provides more history of the valuable rhubarb as well as some suggested recipes.
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