Join us as we showcase Local Farmers and Food Artisans at the George Pegg Botanic Gardens in Glenevis Alberta, August 17 from 9 to 4 at our Rural Roots Farmer Showcase event as part of Alberta Open Farm Days. We are super excited about finally pulling this all together. Imagine, a beautiful garden outdoor market where you can come and meet the people who grow the food and get to know them, see how they operate and what they are about, learning about Agriculture in Alberta, it’s challenges and rewards, and the dedicated individuals who make it work. Learn about one of our pioneer plant botanists, and visit the local vendors market, where you will want to pick up all kinds of goodies. Rain or shine we will offer local food, frozen meat items and products, fresh garden grown produce and sourdough breads. We have an artisan baker who will bring her mobile cobb oven for some incredible fresh baked pizzas and other delights. We have a coffee efficianado, who blends and roasts coffees in her home in Edmonton, and you can experience all the other wonders of farming history at George Pegg Gardens. Stay tuned, as we will regularly update you on what we are offering and who is coming.
Also that weekend is the local fair at Darwell, just a hop skip away from us and they have their annual tractor pull happening as well. If you are interested, you can find more details on our Facebook page, under Rural Roots Farmer Showcase. We are also having a culinary event that you will not want to miss in the evening. We have managed to snag the enthusiastic brother sister duo of Brad and Cindy Lazarenko of Culina To Go and formerly at the Muttart Conservatory. They are super excited about having this local farmer long table dinner event, but you have to have a ticket. We are offering this event through Eventbrite soon, so stay tuned. The dinner will feature cocktails and a cash bar featuring the Bent Stick Distillery and Black Diamond Brewing.