Thursday, July 21, 2016

Saskatoon Berry Festival, July 23 & 24

The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is hosting its first ever Saskatoon Berry Festival at the Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, markets. And it’s going to be fun!

Berry Good Food 
Start the weekend off right by joining Chef Jenni for a saskatoon berry-filled brunch at 9 am, July 23. Vegetarian options are available and most items are gluten-friendly.

Following the brunch, Chef Jenni will be demonstrating 6 different berry recipes. There will be samples and recipe cards.

If your mouth starts watering at the thought of saskatoon berry pie, never fear. There will be lots of those available from folks like Riverbend Plantation Market Café that sells freshly baked as well as frozen, bake-at-home pies all year round.

There will be a pie sale on Saturday and Sunday with proceeds going to The Friendship Inn.

But don’t stop at pie. Saskatoon berries are delicious in so many different sweet and savory dishes. Watch out for jam, ice cream, mustard, and chutney – not to mention fresh berries.

Participating Vendors 
At least 20 Market vendors will be offering special berry products – from treats for your dog to chocolate to soap to liqueur. Watch out for the purple balloons and signs indicating the participating vendors.
D.A.M.N. Fine Foods
Tasty Specialty Foods
Olauson Food Products
Wild Serendipity Foods
Those Girls at the Market Terry’s
Old Fashioned Pies & Jams
Lucky Bastard Distillers
Jenny’s Bow & Meow
Legacy Yogurt
Good Spirit Bakery
Soap Cutts
Riverbend Plantation
Soul Majick Soul Mates
Kristen’s Home Made Preserves
Donna’s Country Kitchen
Prairie Pie Wagon
New Life Organic Foods
Prairie Sun Orchard
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Northern Vigor Berries

Berry Good Fun 
Saturday you can have your photo taken with a princess or super hero.

Sunday is full of fun activities. Kids can make saskatoon berry puppets at 10 am. Rugged Little Thing, a bluegrass band, will be playing from 1-3 pm. And there will be balloons, face painting, and a bouncy castle.

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