Bust out the hats, sunscreen and your appetite Taste Alberta and 124 Grand Market are bringing you back to the farm!
As part of this years Alberta Open Farm Days, Taste Alberta and The 124 Grand Market are proud to present the forth year of Grand Taste Tour, an interactive educational experience that celebrates and promotes local food grown and raised in Alberta.
Following the overwhelming success of last year and the growing popularity of food tours, Grand Taste Tour is expanding this year; with a new partnership with Open Farm Days and a now a tour out of Calgary! “Our partnership with Taste Alberta continues to be received very well by farmers, producers, chefs and attendees, so we are very excited to be presenting Grand Taste Tour for a fourth year with new producer and culinary partners!” says Kirsta Franke, Director of the 124 Grand Market. “We want to bring consumers together to educate them about the journey their food takes and show what it means to feed Alberta,” says Franke.
This year the event is thrilled to have the support of Alberta Open Farm Days which takes place August 19th & 20th. “Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their neighbours for a visit; to learn and share in the stories of farming. This aligns perfectly with the goals of this event” Franke adds.
The tour will be held August 19, 2017. Partners include family owned and operated Doef’s Greenhouse, Blindman Brewing, Rock Ridge Dairy and acclaimed Calgary Chef, Liana Robberecht of Winsport. Tours will be available departing from both Edmonton and Calgary this year.
“We have such a diversity of farms in Alberta, from large family businesses to smaller niche operations, we grow a variety of crops, raise livestock, keep honey bees, and grow vegetables” says Carrie Selin, the Taste Alberta Manager. “This tour offers an opportunity to explore the farms, connect with nature and enjoy our beautiful prairie country-side.”
The Grand Taste Tour will be August 19, 2017. Tickets are $110.00 and includes transportation to all farm stops, tour guides, a snack, entertainment and locally sourced dinner. A cash bar and beer pairings are also available. For more info and tickets visit www.wearewildheart.com/tickets/ or www.124grandmarket.com .
Taste Alberta represents a wide variety of organizations within the Alberta food industry that have come together to encourage consumer loyalty to locally produced food through communication, education and engagement. tastealberta.ca
The Grand Market is a weekly, seasonal, outdoor market located in the heart of the 124 Street shopping district on Thursdays 4-8PM. Host to more than just fresh local producers, The Grand Market is an eclectic mix of artisans, food trucks, and local performance artists that creates a culturally significant hub for the area and a unique experience for patrons. 124grandmarket.com
Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. albertafarmdays.com
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