‘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.
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.
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!