Monday, April 9, 2018

Flavourful Saskatoon, April 9, 2018

Green Cycle City Farm 
Green Cycle City Farm has just joined the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. They’ll be selling a range of vegetables they’ve grown in the city, without chemicals, and transported to the Market by bicycle. They say they are “passionate about sustainability and committed to keeping our operations as green as possible from packaging to transportation.”

Fresh Local Tomatoes? Yes, Please! 
The best kind of news! Grandora Gardens says there may be cherry tomatoes at next weekend’s Farmers’ Market.

City-wide Food Drive, May 5 
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is hosting a city-wide food drive on May 5. Most wanted items are infant formula, whole-grain pastas and cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans and meat, 100% fruit juice, hearty soups and stews, and gluten-free foods.

How Organic Wine Finally Caught On 
The demand for organic food has grown exponentially, but the same can’t be said for organic wine. The situation is beginning to change as individuals seek out local, artisan wines with as few added chemicals as possible.

A Cow-Free Dairy Industry 
Perfect Day has developed a type of yeast that ferments sugar to produce the same proteins found in cow’s milk. These can then be turned into milk and cheese that taste identical to products made with cow milk.

Tucson Models Affordable Food Access 
Tucson was named UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2015, not because of its gourmet restaurants but because it’s addressing the community’s food security and food justice needs. “Because of protective farming traditions that span the last 4,000 years, more than 2,000 edible plant varieties thrive in Tucson—from prickly pears to mesquite pods and Pima Lima beans.” That tradition is being carried forward by community gardens, seed-saving co-ops, and the food bank.

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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