Monday, September 15, 2014

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 15, 2014

Nestor’s Bakery Anniversary Sale, Sept. 17-19 
Three Sisters /Nestor’s Bakery is celebrating their fourth anniversary September 17 to 19. Specialty doughnuts will be two for the price of one.

Forestry Farm Fall Supper, Oct. 5
The Friends of the Forestry Farm House are hosting a 3-course meal at 5 and 7 pm on October 5. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance (373-1787,

Herbal Time Tea House 
My Saskatoon had an article about a tea house in Willowgrove (111 – 412 Willowgrove Square). Herbal Time Tea House appears to serve primarily herbal and bubble teas. You can also come for afternoon tea with cake, cookies, finger sandwiches and seasonal fruit.

Fresh Produce at Riversdale Deli 
Riversdale Delicatessen is stocking a new cooler with local vegetables from Floating Gardens and Wally’s Urban Market.

Sobeys Liquor Store 
Sobeys Liquor Store opened this week in Stonebridge (3130 Preston Avenue). I’m looking forward to visiting and seeing how it compares to Co-op’s specialty liquor store.

Photo credit: Riverlot Facebook page

Riverlot Orchards Winery 
I just learned that there is a fruit winery and restaurant just west of St. Louis called Riverlot Orchards Winery. I’m eager to visit, have a meal – or a piece of pie – and maybe buy a bottle of wine. They are open from 1-8 pm, Thursdays to Sundays, until Thanksgiving. Their products are also available at the Prince Albert Farmers’ Market.

Waste at Summer Festivals 
Many, many cities promote and assist in recycling the waste from their summer festivals. For unknown reasons, the City of Saskatoon felt that first they should determine if there was any waste that could be recycled.

The answer, obviously, was yes. 71% of the waste sent to the landfill from four of the city’s summer festivals could have been recycled, according to a report by the city’s environmental advisory committee.

Let’s get up to speed, Saskatoon. We know that protected bike lanes are good for cyclists, drivers and businesses. And we know that there are ways that we could reduce the waste from our summer festivals (Folk Fest, Regina; Greening Your Event, City of Vancouver). Let’s stop talking and reporting and have some action.

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