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Community, Events, Local, Slow Food Calgary

EAT SLOW at CALGARY FOLK FEST 2014

SLOW FOOD will be well represented at Calgary Folk Music Festival 2014 – July 24-27 

Eat Good, Clean and Fair Food from the following local FARMERS, PRODUCERS and RESTAURANTS:

• FARMERS/PRODUCERS…

Spragg Pork Farms

Winters Turkey

Ewe-nique Lamb Farms

Olsens High Country Bison

Lambtastic Farms

Paradise Farms

Poplar Bluff Farm

Country Thyme Farms

Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farms

Hillhurst Micro Farms Greens

Grainworks

Highwood Crossing

Chinook Honey

Heritage Harvest

Manns Organics

Brassica Mustard

SAIT

SPUD

Sunnyside Market

Amaranth Whole Foods Market

Community Natural Foods

• RESTAURANTS/ PRODUCER-RETAILERS:

Boxwood

Brulee Patisserie

Care Bakery

Cornerstone Music Café

Cuisine et Chateau

Double Elle Bakery

Market

Open Range

Sidewalk Citizen

Soffritto

Wilde Grainz

 

 

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Community, Growers and Farmgate Sales, Local, Slow Food Calgary

Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, earns further international recognition!

dee Hobsbawn-Smith’s Foodshed (2012) is a compelling, alphabetized account of many of Alberta’s most delicious crops and handcrafted foods. Foodshed informs us of the wealth of good food grown and raised on Alberta soils and of the challenges so many farmers and producers face in getting it to our tables.

The book is rich in recipes and stories, equally at home among cookbooks and collections of compelling non-fiction.

On June 25, 2014, dee was informed, by Les Dames d’Escoffier International, that Foodshed had placed 3rd in the 2014 MFK Fisher Awards for Excellence in Culinary Writing (book category). This is a biennial award. This year’s had 110 entries in three categories (books, magazines, and internet), open to women writers in Canada, the USA and the British Isles.

Here is what dee has to say about the recognition:
“Thanks to Ruth Linka and her [former] team at TouchWood Editions. This is the little book that keeps going… And to MFK Fisher, long may she enjoy oysters, trout and cherries in Heaven with a fine glass of champagne! Thanks also to all my Alberta farmers who so generously share their lives, fields, and harvests. RIP Richard Greibel.”

The MFK Fisher Awards recognize “women writers whose published non-fiction works reflect creativity and insight, and illuminate the pivotal roles of food, beverages, and the arts of the table or contribute to our knowledge of those who grow, produce or prepare nourishment.”

Foodshed has been recognized previously with two international awards, from the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards and from the High Plains Book Awards.
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Community, Events, Local

Announcing…the 13th Annual Feast of Fields!

WHEN: Sunday  SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2014
from 1 to 4 pm

WHERE: In the garden at ROUGE RESTAURANT
1240 – 8th Ave. SE, Calgary

JOIN us for a delicious afternoon of grazing, sipping and conviviality in the beautiful historic garden
at ROUGE RESTAURANT.

COME meet the local people who grow your food, and the dynamic, creative chefs who prepare delectable
delights from our wonderful Alberta harvest.

Music with Tim Tamashiro.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON-LINE: FEASTOFFIELDS.EVENTBRITE.CA
SLOW FOOD MEMBERS: $70
NOT YET MEMBERS: $90
SLOW FOOD FAMILY: $180
NOT YET SLOW FOOD FAMILY: $240
(Family is 2 adults and 2 children ages 14 and under)

EVENT POSTER HERE: F of F_JA14 copy

 

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Community, Events, Local

Call to Action! Slow Food Volunteers for Folk Fest 2014

Once again, Slow Food Calgary will be serving up local, good, clean, and fair food at this year’s Folk Festival on Prince’s Island Park.

We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in joining the Slow Food team and some of our great local producers and chefs for this amazing summer festival.

We are looking for individuals willing to join us for 4-6 hour shifts in the tent. The areas of work include:

• Kitchen Prep (could be chopping, peeling, fetching, assembly)

• Maintenance (dishes, sweeping, stocking)

• Front of House (customer service, food running, set up)

The Shifts available throughout the whole length of the festival are:

Thursday (3pm – 9pm)

Friday (1pm – 5pm) (5pm – 9pm)

Saturday (9am – 3pm) (5pm – 9pm)

Sunday (9am – 3pm) (3pm – 9pm)

Volunteer Perks Include:

• Delicious slow food meals and iced tea

• A flattering slow food t-shirt

• The chance to get to know the producers and chefs that provide great local food!

Pre-Festival Kitchen Prep Volunteers in the SAIT Kitchen

We are also looking for kitchen prep volunteers to help our Slow Food Chefs prepare our meals for the festival. All prep shifts will take place in the SAIT kitchen alongside Professional Chefs – consider it like a mini cooking lesson!

We are looking for 3-4 volunteers to spend Monday and Tuesday in the Kitchen. There are morning(9:00am – 12:00pm) and afternoon (12:00pm – 3:00pm) shifts.

If you are interested in joining the Slow Food Team at the Calgary Folk Festival this year, please contact:

Amanda Koyama at akoyama@gmail.com

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Community, Events, Global, Local

eOne Films releases FED UP in Calgary on May 16th

Where?: Eau Claire Market Cinemas

Narrated by Katie Couric, FED UP focuses on the current food market and the oversaturation of sugar in our diets. It also examines the politics and marketing efforts at play in nutrition and diet. The key message is that to live the healthiest life, we need to start back at home where we make the meals ourselves, and can control the excess additives that can lead into health problems. View the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyIiom2OC2I

 

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