Visit the farms on Osler’s local food trail on Sept. 29 on a bicycle tour organized by the Saskatoon Food Council.
Zero-Waste Microgreen CSA
Green Cycle City Farm, a member of the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market Co-operative, is introducing a Fall Microgreen CSA starting mid-October. You’ll get two varieties of greens in a glass jar along with a recipe. The CSA will be zero waste and have super-low food miles – not to mention healthy, flavourful greens as winter sets in. Contact Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Support your Local Farmer
This has been an emotional week for me as many of us have joined forces to let Saskatoon City Council know that we support the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market Co-operative.
We live in a funny age where local farmers are being threatened with eviction while at the same time major supermarket chains are using “fake farm” branding to mislead their customers into thinking their products come from small-scale producers.
It breaks my heart to know that a handful of multinationals grow rich while local farmers wonder whether they should buy seed to plant in the spring or horde their money to see them through the hard times ahead, when a young man, wondering about the future of the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market Co-operative, says he just hopes he will be able to keep on farming.
Eat Your Weeds!
A research study shows that urban weeds are not only safe to eat but very high in nutritional value.
Organic Wine on the Rise
L’Express magazine records a rise in the number of organic, biodynamic, and sulfur-free wines being produced and sold in France. Large French supermarket chains are carrying up to 10% organic. It will be interesting to see whether that trend carries over to North America.
What is wine? A beverage, an agricultural crop, a status symbol, an easy mark for fraudsters? It’s all of these and more when you read about China’s rage to possess and imitate Bordeaux wines over the past 10-15 years. Thirsty Dragon: China’s Lust for Bordeaux and the Threat to the World’s Best Wines is a fascinating read – and it’s all the better because I’ll be spending 3 days in Bordeaux in November!
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