Monthly Archives: November 2013

It’s beginning to look a lot like. . .

Cliche, I know. But definitely the case at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. It was the opening weekend of the Festival of Trees.

I have not been for a number of years but have really fond memories. When the kids were little, my mom and I would take them and her mom to see it. It was interesting to go through the museum with grandma as it prompted many stories from her.

It is much as I remember it, filled with sights and sounds that are a great way to kick off the holiday season.

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– Kelly

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Fall into Winter Gourmet at the Greenhouse

What a fantastic evening it was! For this second culinary event at Lower Shannon Farms, the tables were set up right in the greenhouse. Guests enjoyed the gourmet fare next to the growing plants. Some referred to it as the “Rainforest” effect.

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The majority of the food was produced right at Lower Shannon Farms or in close proximity. It was then prepared and served by Amanda and the crew from the root community emporium. As guests were enjoying the meal, they were entertained with jazz music by the talented musicians of the band Tangerine. The Gourmet at the Greenhouse is unique in so many ways and KT & Company is thrilled to bring something of this nature to the Lloydminster area.

-Kelly

Gourmet In The Greenhouse ~November 14

‘Eating Local’ is becoming a very popular trend in many communities across Canada.  For some people, eating locally means buying food that was grown within 100 miles of home. For others, it is simply being conscious and aware of where your food has been grown, and buying that which was grown nearby, using ethical and sustainable farming methods as often as possible.

‘Gourmet at the Garden’ was a special event, created to celebrate and promote the ‘eat local’ movement. This past summer, 61 Lloydminster and area residents were treated to a four course gourmet meal prepared by local chefs from The Root Community Emporium, and presented on the farm where the food was grown, “Lower Shannon Farms”. Along with the fabulous produce grown at Lower Shannon Farms, the chefs included such things as cheese and honey produced on other farms in the Lloydminster area.

It was a full house for Gourmet At The Garden.

It was a full house for Gourmet At The Garden.

Amanda and the amazing staff of The Root Community Emporium.

Amanda and the amazing staff of The Root Community Emporium.

Tickets for ‘Gourmet at the Garden’ were sold out, with 61 people travelling to the farm to enjoy this locally grown food experience. Everyone was welcome to tour the greenhouse, and see where the food had been grown. John Acton of Lower Shannon Farms gave a brief presentation on his farming methods, and on his cutting edge ideas for creating healthy, sustainable food.

Gourmet at the Garden was so well received; the decision was made to recreate a similar event for fall. KT and Company, The Root Community Emporium and Lower Shannon Farms are very excited to present….
Fall Into Winter – Gourmet in the Greenhouse
This four course meal will feature three unique starters made with sausage, tomato, and other ingredients grown on the farm. Your meal will also include tomato basil soup, with an entree of homegrown turkey served with beet chutney, whipped potato, honey dill carrots and saskatoon squash stuffing.  The meal will be followed by a spiced strawberry tart with vanilla custard.  Hungry yet?  We should also mention a warm and inviting welcome cocktail and wine included with dinner.

Parting gifts of home made salsa for our guests to take home.

Parting gifts of home made salsa for our guests to take home.

If you want to experience Fall Into Winter – Gourmet in the Greenhouse, act now.  Save the date ~ November 14. Tickets for our summer event sold out quickly, and we are certain to sell out again. Call Kelly at 780-872-2585 or Terra at 780-808-1397.

You can also stop by The Root in Lloydminster for your ticket, or visit Lower Shannon Farm to make sure you have a spot reserved at the table for this exciting local food event.

See you at the farm!

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