Slow Food Calgary » Growers and Farmgate Sales

By: Slow Food Calgary  09-12-2011
Keywords: Farms, Food, Cheese

Slow Food Calgary » Growers and Farmgate Sales

Local 101, 201…A Festival of Films and a Celebration of the Local Environment, Local Food and the Farmers who Produce it

Posted April 2nd, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

Local 101: Ingredients for a Sustainable Culture
April 29th and 30th- The Uptown, 612- 8th Ave. S.W.

TICKETS:
Friday Evening: $20, $10 for students ( ID must be presented) and low income
Saturday Day Pass: $50 for Slow Food Members, $60 for non-yet-members, $30 for students and low-income.
*25% Calgary Dollars accepted
All sessions are FREE for CHILDREN 12 & under

Tickets available at Sunnyside Natural Market, 338, 10th St. N.W. and Forage/Infuse Catering, 3508, 19th St. S.W.

NOTE: Tickets will also be available at the door for Friday ($25), Saturday afternoon ($45) and Saturday evening ($25)

*DOOR PRIZES*
Raw Bar at Hotel Arts – $100 Gift Certificate
Janice Beaton Fine Cheese – $100 Gift Certificate
FARM – $125 Gift Certificate
River Café – 2 x $125 Gift Certificate
Boxwood – 5 x $20 Gift Certificate

6:00PM- Doors open
6:30 PM-Welcoming Remarks- Kris Vester, President, Slow Food Calgary
6:35 PM- Local 101 History- Wade Sirois, Founder of Local 101/201, local food chef
6:45 PM- Opening Keynote: Thomas F. Pawlick, (Author, ‘The War on the Countryside’ and ‘The End of Food’)
7:00 PM- Film: DIRT (running time 80. mins)

9:00 AM- Community Walk- Interested participants meeting at Higher Ground on Kensington Rd., walking through Sunnyside and checking out alternative energy systems, community garden, pesticide free park, other interesting sites, continuing on through downtown and looking at “green” architectural elements in some downtown commercial buildings, ending at the Uptown with time to stop for lunch before things get rolling for the afternoon. (No charge)

12:00 PM- Doors open.
12:30 PM- Talk: Water- Speaker, Julia Ko, Water Matters
12:45 PM- Film: ‘Burning Water’ (Running time, 43 mins.)
1:30 PM- 15 min. break
1:45 PM- Talk: Pollinators- Speaker, Eliese Watson
2:00 PM- Film: ‘Vanishing of the Bees’. (Running time, 90 mins.)
3:30 PM- 15 min. break
3:45 PM- The Foundations of Food Panel discussion: Soil, Water, Pollinators, Nutrition and Economics
4:30 PM- Talk and video presentation: Nutrition, Weston Price Foundation, Calgary Chapter.
5:00- 6:00 PM- Dinner break (Local food establishments will be selling local food)
6: 15 PM- Local Food Panel discussion: John Wright (Thomson Small Farm), Paul Hughes (Urban Agriculture), Tim Axe (Terra Caratatis Patris Farm), Wade Sirois (Chef, Infuse/ Forage).
7:00 PM- Film: ‘The Economics of Happiness’. Running time, approx. 90 mins.)
8:30 PM- Closing Keynote: Hugo Bonjean, (Author, ‘Seed of Germination or Termination’ and ‘A People’s Power’
SOCIAL GATHERING: Attendees are invited to congregate in the Marquis Room at The Uptown for drinks and networking!

10:00 AM- Slow Food Calgary AGM for Slow Food Members- ICT room 122, University of Calgary
or
10:00 AM- Sustainable Energy Workshop -Sponsored by Arusha Centre- ICT room 114, University of Calgary
11:30 AM- Light lunch – and producer information available all day -Food supplied by Sunnyside Market – ICT room 116, University of Calgary

12:30 PM- Local 201: Alberta Small Farms Summit – ICT room 102 (theatre), University of Calgary

Breakout sessions to follow in ICT room 121, University of Calgary

HEAR about the local history of agricultural fairs and exhibitions!
ASK about the implications of the incoming provincial land use framework!
BRING your farm bio!
WIN the Silver Buffalo!
MEET the good folks of ‘FarmOn’!
LEARN about the ‘Expand/Explore Local’ program!
SPEAK in a panel discussion!

Café Divine in Okotoks hosts a Terra Madre Dinner on International Terra Madre Day

Posted November 5th, 2010 by Tonya Lailey

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GOOD, CLEAN AND FAIR FOOD?

Join DIVINE in celebrating Terra Madre Day as the restaurant and its staff honour local producers from Southern Alberta and share their stories.

Guests will enjoy a locally-inspired 4-course dinner and will have the opportunity to hear local producers talk about growing and raising food in Southern Alberta.

From the proceeds of the evening, DIVINE will be donating money to sustainable food practices.

International Terra Madre Day is December 10th.

The date was established last year by Slow Food International. It is an annual opportunity to celebrate good, clean and fair locally grown and raised food and to raise funds for the cultivation of good food practices.

Get the 2010 Alberta Snail Trail – your guide to good, clean and fair local food

Posted October 6th, 2010 by Tonya Lailey

It’s out and despite the title, is moving fast!
If you would like a copy of this second edition of the Alberta Snail Trail, we will send one to you (by snail mail of course).
Just send us $2.00 and your address:

Slow Food Calgary
P.O. Box 75092
Cambrian RPO
Calgary, AB
T2K 6J8

OR Come to a Slow Food Calgary event.
We will be handing out this latest edition of the Alberta Snail Trail
for FREE while supplies last.

Island Chefs Encourage Field to Fork Dining

Posted May 5th, 2010 by Tonya Lailey

Victoria, BC is well known for its love and support of local food and an extension of this is the Island Chefs Collaborative (ICC) Farm Market. Now in its fourth year, the popular downtown market will return to Bastion Square on June 3, 2009.

The ICC identified a need in downtown Victoria for urban residents and visitors to taste some of the Island’s finest produce with local, primarily organic fruits and vegetables for sale at farmgate prices. What began as a small two table market has quickly grown to represent over 100 local farmers and producers.

Each week, ICC chefs will be on hand at the market to provide recipes, cooking tips, and explanations of the more exotic items for sale. The two-day ICC Farm Market will be held every Thursday and Friday through September, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Local 101 and Local 201: Two LOCAL events about eating local food and meeting people who are a part of the local food movement.

Posted February 24th, 2010 by Tonya Lailey

Local 101: Eating food you know from people you know.
An afternoon of presentations by farmers and cooks followed by a sampling of local foods and beverages.


@ River Park Church Auditorium
Tickets $20
Tickets are available from Forage
Tel: 403•269•6551
Go to for more details.

Local 201: Connecting people in the local food movement
Hear what’s happening at the core of the local food movement followed by a panel
discussion and lunch.

@ River Park Church Auditorium
Tickets $40
Tickets are available from Forage
Tel: 403•269•6551
Go to  for more details.

A Kitchen Party at Infuse Catering featuring Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm

Posted January 18th, 2010 by Tonya Lailey

There is room for just 24 lucky people to join Chef Wade Sirois and local producer Kris Vester of Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm in the kitchen at Infuse Catering. Chef Sirois will prepare several lovely tasting plates with food grown on this farm.  Don’t know what biodynamic is?  Come and find out and while you are at it bring your Valentine for a cozy winter’s night in a hot and happening kitchen.

Monday, February 8, 2010
6:30 – 9:00  pm
@ Infuse Catering
3510 – 19 St SW, Calgary
403-269-3902

Slow Food Members: $35.00|
Not Yet Slow Food Members: $45.00

• Price includes food and drink tastings.

Reserve tickets by calling:
The Cookbook Co. Cooks at 403.265.6066

TM Day at Kathleen Charpentier’s Farm

Posted December 17th, 2009 by Tonya Lailey

Kathleen Charpentier has just been elected Women’s Vice-President of the National Farmers’ Union – congratulations!

She sent us words and images from her TM day celebrations on the farm…

"Our celebration took place on a day that was minus 35 degrees centigrade."

"Despite the cold, we feasted on bison ribs, mashed potatoes, homemade butter, homemade pumpernickel bread, curried carrots, green beans, pickles, saskatoon-apple crisp, raw cream and plenty of wine."

"Everyone watched Food Inc. (including the teenagers) and the discussion was intense."

TM Day Tidings continued…

Posted December 16th, 2009 by Tonya Lailey

This menu from Slow Food Planning Committee Member, chef, proprietor of Meta4 Foods and devoted locavore, Eric Geisbrecht, who prepared these toothsome dishes for his staff at work on December 10th…

• Ewe-nique Lamb Saddle, with a local honey and cider glaze, stuffed

with Lund’s carameilzed onions, and roasted Okanagan pink lady apples.

(yes, i still had a stash of Lund’s onions!)

• Braised white cabbage with caraway, Broek Acres Berkshire bacon and chestnuts

• ‘Blumenthal style’ “boiled crispy” local potatoes

• Lund’s carrot salad with fresh mint and organic hazlenuts, Banyuls vinaigrette

It was a great meal and the guests were stunned at the quality of the food.

i thought that i would throw this into the mix – this is what i cooked

up on TM Day for the staff at work:

Ewe-nique Lamb Saddle, with a local honey and cider glaze, stuffed

with Lund’s carameilzed onions, and roasted Okanagan pink lady apples.

(yes, i still had a stash of Lund’s onions!)

Braised white cabbage with caraway, Broek Acres Berkshire bacon and

chestnuts

‘Blumenthal style’ “boiled crispy” local potatoes

Lund’s carrot salad with fresh mint and organic hazlenuts, Banyuls

vinaigrette

it was a great meal and the guests were stunned at the quality of the

food.

Terra Madre Day Tidings

Posted December 16th, 2009 by Tonya Lailey

Here is an account of Doug and Elna Edgar’s (of Edgar Farms) Terra Madre Day dinner…

Gruyere cheese from Sylvan Star Cheese

Local free range eggs from Holmes Hus Antiques and the Farm with the Good

Food

Highwood Crossings Whole Wheat Flour

Hamilton’s Barley Flour

Eagle Creek Farms Fingerling Potatoes and Garlic

Edgar Farms hormone & antibiotic free naturally raised BBQ beef ribs, Home

grow Asparagus soup, pesticide free home grown apples, pesticide free home

grown strawberries,  pesticide free home grown onions, pesticide free home

grown sweet mamma squash, pesticide free home grown carrots

Flavors of the Foothills barbeque sauce with Black Currents & honey

Chinook Honey Mead

Nixon’s Honey

Beck Farms Cabbage

The menu was:

Appetizer:

Home made Barley Rolled Oats Sesame Crackers made with Hamilton’s Barley

Flour & Nixon’s Honey served with Eagle Creek Farms slow roasted garlic &

Sylvan Star Gruyere Cheese

Soup:

Home made Edgar Farms Cream of Asparagus Soup with a choice of garnishes -

Blue Cheese, Cheddar  Cheese & Chives

Main Course:

Edgar Farms hormone & antibiotic free naturally raised BBQ beef ribs basted

with Flavors of the Foothills barbeque sauce with Black Currents & honey

Slow roasted Eagle Creek Farms Fingerling Potatoes basted in Olive oil,

Rosemary & garlic

Slow Roasted Edgar Farms pesticide free home grown Sweet Mamma Squash

drizzled with Olive Oil & Freshly Grated 3 year old Parmesan Cheese

purchased at Salone del Gusto Italy  Terra Madre 2008

Slow Roasted Edgar Farms pesticide free home grown Beets drizzled with Olive

Oil

Cole Slaw home made with Beck Farms Red & Brovo Cabbages, Edgar Farms

pesticide free home grown onions,  Edgar Farms pesticide free home grown

carrots and dressed with Mayonnaise & Edgar Farms home made Asparagus Relish

Home baked Hearty Whole Grains Buns made from Highwood Crossings Whole Wheat

Flour, Local free range eggs from Holmes Hus Antiques and the Farm with the

Good Food, Nixon’s Honey & Edgar Farms pesticide free home grown applesauce

Chinook Arch Meadery buckaroo Buckwheat Mead Honey Wine

Dessert:

Strawberry Shortcake – Edgar Farms pesticide free home grown Strawberries

served over  Barley Drop Biscuits home made from Hamilton’s Barley Flour,

Local free range eggs from Holmes Hus Antiques and the Farm with the Good

Food & Nixon’s Honey

Liz Mills specialty Home made Crabapple Liqueur

Local product list:
Gruyere cheese from Sylvan Star Cheese
Local free range eggs from Holmes Hus Antiques and the Farm with the Good Food
Highwood Crossings Whole Wheat Flour
Hamilton’s Barley Flour
Eagle Creek Farms Fingerling Potatoes and Garlic
Edgar Farms hormone & antibiotic free naturally raised BBQ beef ribs
Home-grown Asparagus soup
Pesticide-free home-grown apples
Pesticide-free home -grown strawberries
Pesticide-free home grown onions
Pesticide-free home-grown sweet mamma squash
Pesticide-free home-grown carrots

Flavors of the Foothills barbeque sauce with Black Currents & honey
Chinook Honey Mead
Nixon’s Honey
Beck Farms Cabbage

Eagle Creek Farm Garlic & Fingerling Potatoes

The Menu

• Home made Barley Rolled Oats Sesame Crackers made with Hamilton’s Barley

Flour & Nixon’s Honey served with Eagle Creek Farms slow roasted garlic &

• Sylvan Star Gruyere Cheese

• Home made Edgar Farms Cream of Asparagus Soup with a choice of garnishes -

Blue Cheese, Cheddar  Cheese & Chives

Continue reading this article …

December Open House at Sylvan Star Cheese!

Posted November 23rd, 2009 by Tonya Lailey

Event Notice from Sylvan Star Cheese – CALGARY (November 23, 2009)

On Saturday December 5th 2009, Sylvan Star Cheese will have an ‘Open House’. We finished our new cheese plant and Farm-Direct-Market and we want to celebrate this with you. If you ever wanted to know how Champion Gouda Cheese is made, come in and check out our brand new production facility. Also be sure to visit out our new Farm-Direct-Market, with a wide selection of local and gourmet products.

Find out which high quality products your local community has to offer. As always, it is possible to try our award winning Gouda cut straight from the wheel, but also our Gruyere and Edam can be purchased here. We also offer many other cheeses such as Cheddar, Feta, Blue Cheese and several specialties. Besides cheese we sell many other local products like meats, eggs, crackers, soups, jams & jelly, chocolates, cookies and much more! Everyone is welcome to come in and tour our facility and try samples of our products at our Farm-Direct- Market.

The doors open at 10.00 am and close at 5.00 pm.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Cheese, Farms, Food, Slow Food

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