Monday, August 22, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, August 22, 2016

Nelson Farmers' Market

Mini Night Market, Sept. 3 
The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is hosting a Mini Night Market in conjunction with the Potash Corp Fireworks Festival from 4-8 pm, Sept. 3.

Dining Al Fresco, Sept. 4 
Dine al fresco with the Saskatoon Food Truck Association from 4-8 pm, Sept. 4, on Spadina Avenue West between Avenues A and B.

Fruit Harvesting, Sept. 15 
The Glen at Crossmount’s horticulturist will share tips on what fruit to plant in Saskatchewan, how to care for it, and how to harvest it for the best results from 6-10 pm, Sept. 15.

Saskatoon Food Bank Warehouse Dinner, Sept. 23 
For the first time ever, the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre will be hosting a dinner in their warehouse on Sept. 23 to celebrate community and raise awareness of the food insecurity faced by thousands of Saskatoon residents every day. There’s an option to pay for a ticket for someone who couldn’t otherwise afford it.

Wanted – Collective Kitchen Leaders 
CHEP Good Food Inc.’s Collective Kitchen Partnership is looking for leaders to help coordinate and organize groups that want to participate in a collective kitchen. Responsibilities include: managing money, setting meeting dates, and assisting the group members through the planning, shopping, and cooking. Leaders receive an honorarium.

For more information contact Janet Phillips, the Collective Kitchen Coordinator, at 306-655-4575 Extension 223, or

Gail Vandersteen 
Urban farmer and compost coach, Gail Vandersteen (Wally’s Urban Market Garden) is profiled on the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council’s website.

Food Films 
Food Tank has put together a list of 19 films about food and agriculture. There are films about everything from gleaning and dumpster diving to our sense of smell.

Brazil Nuts
They’re not actually a nut and more of them come from Bolivia than Brazil – but that’s not all the brazil nut’s surprises.

Brazil nuts are “considered seeds since they come in large pods about the size of a baseball in groups of 10 to 24. In fact, they’re more closely related to blueberries and persimmons than they are to walnuts or pecans. . . . While there are some plantations, most of the production comes from harvesting the pods in the wild, which takes place from December to March. It’s a dangerous profession since each pod weigh up to five-and-a-half pounds and drop without warning from trees the height of an 18-story high-rise building. The pods hurtle toward the earth at 50 miles per hour with such force they can drive themselves deep into the ground.” 

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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