Monday, July 25, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, July 25, 2016

New Saskatoon Farmers' Market vendor

Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner, July 26 (Regina)
Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner at 1221 15th Avenue, Regina, will be open to the public at 7 am, July 26. Hours of operation will be Monday-Saturday, 7 am – 8 pm and Sunday 9 am – 3 pm. Hours will be extended once they have a liquor licence.

Seed Saving Workshop, July 27
Join the Saskatoon Seed Library at 7 pm, July 27, at the Saskatoon Food Bank’s Garden Patch and find out how to save tomato and other seeds.

Superfood Energy Ball Class, Aug. 14
Find out how to make healthy food taste like dessert at Intuitive Path SuperFoods’ Energy Ball class at 4 pm, Aug. 14.

Prairie Veg Fest, Sept. 3 & 4 (Frontier)
Forever MicroRanch Sanctuary is hosting the first annual Prairie VegFest, Sept. 3 & 4. There will be art, music, merchandising, barter, and more.

Campus Farmers’ Market, Sept. 16
The Campus Farmers’ Market will hold its first market from 9 am to 1 pm, Sept. 16. Vendor applications should be sent to

Awesome mango lassi at Karma

Indigenous North American Foods
From acorns to wild ramps, here are 20 indigenous foods that are historically and culturally important to North America.

Next Big Food Trends
Here are the next big flavour trends according to the Institute of Food Technologists: soursop, harissa, spices (cayenne, caraway, saffron, horseradish, turmeric), coffee and tea-flavoured food, and regional flavours (e.g. "It’s not just Indian food; it’s not just Southern Indian food; it’s Andhra Pradesh”).

North America’s Appetite for Organic Food
“The time and expenses required to get organic certification present major roadblocks for increasing the amount of organic farmland in America. . . . The concern for a shortage of organic produce and ingredients is so acute that several corporate businesses and nonprofits launched new efforts recently to give growers better incentives to go organic.”

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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