Eastview Community Gardens, Aug. 28
Eastview Community Gardens are holding an open house on August 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at both locations. The Arlington Garden is located behind John Dolan School on Arlington Avenue and the Louise Street garden is located a couple of blocks east of Market Mall on Louise Street.
Bring your entries of best jams, jellies, pickles, flowers, garden produce, baking and handiwork to the Marr Harvest Fair on September 2 from 1-4:30 pm.
Collective Kitchen Leadership Training, Oct. 1-2
CHEP is looking for participants who are committed to running a collective kitchen. They are offering leadership training on October 1 and 2. For more information, contact Janet Phillips at 306.655.4575 (ext. 223) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Farmers’ Markets
I visited the Community Farmers’ Market in the London Drugs parking lot on 8th Street last Friday for a change of pace and was pleasantly surprised to find lots to buy – fruit, vegetables, baked goods and flowers. I am enjoying the cherry-truffle brownies and fresh fruit slices from the Cake Witch, and I purchased sweet peas and sunflowers from Tierra Del Sol.
Goodlife Greenhouses had heirloom tomatoes and a variety of canned goods. Diane tells me that she cans every Wednesday so there’s quite an assortment.
The market is compact and you can park immediately beside the stalls – perfect for anyone with mobility problems (I’m currently using a walker).
The Community Farmers’ Market is at the 8th Street London Drugs on Tuesdays and Fridays and at Peavey Mart on 51st Street on Thursdays (9 am – 3 pm). The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is also open on Wednesdays and Sundays, and those days are less crowded and not as large as the Saturday market – and there’s still lots to buy in the summer.
The Whole Fromage
Cheese – glorious cheese – and it’s all French. The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese by Kathe Lison is a fantastic read. Lison takes you from milking sheep by hand in the Pyrenees to the cavernous, industrial production of Roquefort. It’s a fascinating look at how you maintain tradition while still running a successful business. Just be sure to have some cheese on hand to nibble while you read.
Summer in a Jar
It’s that time of year when the tomatoes are finally ripening and gardeners have an over-abundance of zucchini – time to store some of that summer bounty away for the winter. I wrote an article for Trifecta, SaskMade Marketplace’s newsletter, about some of the wonderful Saskatchewan products we can eat all year round.
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