And what a Feast it was

IMG_3333Harvest Feastival that is. At the 4th Annual local food event hosted by the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association, 400 people tasted the culinary delights prepared by Chef Rob, Bernice, Bev and the crew from the catering division at the Ex. As before there were 10 stations to choose from: Baked Bianca from the Cheesiry; Borscht, vegetable barley soup, quinoa salad and roasted pumpkin salad with veggies from both the Actons of Lower Shannon Farms and Jason and Julie Anderson of Kathy’s Greenhouse. Roast turkey from the Wasyliws, with seven grain and Saskatoon berry stuffing; Coq au Vin with chickens from Lower Shannon Farms; pork, sauerkraut and egg noodles supplied by Manley Land and Cattle, Emjays Greenhouse and Delloy Pasta; Bison stew  from the Russels and bannock made by Gertrude from Onion Lake; beef tacos with beef coming from Vee Tee Feeders; Lamb shepherds pie coming from the Hoopers; three different kinds of berry cobbler with Emjays berries and the beverage station featuring spirits from the Lucky Bastard Distillery and wines from the Living Sky Winery and Cypress Hills Winery. Other ingredients were supplied by Three Farmers Camelina Oil, New Life Organics and Progressive Foods Barley.

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It is a food lover and locavore’s delight. There is much to be accessed in our community of high quality, healthy and truly tasty food. An event such as this could not happen without the sponsors, Lower Shannon Farms, The County of Vermilion River, ALUS project, and the Canola Council or the celebrity chefs and volunteers. Most certainly a great deal of credit goes to Chef Rob, Bernice and Bev, along with the rest of the kitchen crew for creating not just one meal for 400 but actually 8 different ones. The night centers around eating and exploring the different dishes.

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– Kelly

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