Monday, July 11, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, July 11, 2016

Our Farm

Pike Lake Farmers’ Market, July 21
Pike Lake Provincial Park will be hosting vendors from the Saskatoon Farmers' Market from 10am to 2pm, July 21. If it rains, they’ll be in the Rec Centre Hall. Otherwise, look for them outside.

Saskatoon Berry Festival, July 24
Celebrate the history, name, and taste of saskatoon berries at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market's Saskatoon Berry Festival on July 24. There will be special products and a pie sale with profits going to the Friendship Inn. Participating Riversdale businesses will also be featuring saskatoon berry specials throughout the month leading up to the festival.

Nvigorate – Local, Organic Berry Products
I made a mistake in last week’s Flavourful Saskatoon. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market has had an organic vendor for several years now. Nvigorate’s seabuckthorn products are all certified organic – berries, syrups and jams, drinks, chocolates, and gelato.

Petrofka Orchard
I’m really enjoying Petrofka Orchard’s spicy carrot cake jam. You can find a wide variety of their jams and relishes at McNally Robinson Booksellers and Dad’s Organic Market has their kale chips.

Petrofka Orchard runs weekend tractor tours from 11 am to 3 pm. While you’re out there, you can pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as all their other products, at the farm store.

How the Cauli Crumbles
Saskatoon Herbs ‘n Health is selling Big Mountain Foods’ Cauli Crumble. Big Mountain Foods is a Vancouver-based company. The Veggie Grounds Cauli Crumble is made from cauliflower, pea protein, split peas, walnuts, red pepper, and spices. It’s flavourful, high in protein, with no GMOs, additives, or major allergens.

Our Farm
Our Farm sells chemical-free fruit and vegetables every Saturday morning in front of St. Joseph’s Hall on Broadway. You can also order online for pick-up or delivery.

Interesting News Stories
Small-scale organic farmers in France have formed a co-operative for mutual support and profit.

The taste of tea is changing due to increased rainfall and unpredictable temperatures. Possible solutions include a diversified forest ecosystem in place of monocultures, organic farming practices, and growing crops from seed not cuttings.

The Perennial restaurant in San Francisco champions carbon farming, has an in-house aquaponics greenhouse, root-to-stem vegetable dishes and wine on tap. Their goal is to start conversations among their diners about using food to fight climate change.

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 environmental initiatives and events. 

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