Taste Alberta and 124 Grand Market are proud to once again present the Grand Taste Tour, an interactive educational experience that will celebrate and promote local food grown and raised in central Alberta. On July 24, 2016 participants will be engaged in guided food tours including meat and dairy and various produce just south of Edmonton’s city limits. We are so happy to be working with so many incredible Alberta Farm partners and businesses to make this event possible including Taste Alberta, Northlands Urban Farm (Lactuca), Brix N Berries, Alberta Milk MMM Dairy Farm and our partner farm Tangle Ridge Ranch!
The day will end at Tangle Ridge Ranch, where patrons will experience the beautiful scenery of Vicky and Shayne’s farm and enjoy a farm-to-fork dinner prepared by Frank Olson at his culinary team at Canteen and Edmonton’s beloved Red Ox Inn.
Tickets are $50.00-$100.00 and are available at Eventbrite or in person at the 124 and French Quarter Grand Markets!
Full Menu Served Family Style prepared by Canteen:
*Three Local Alberta Cheeses, Condiments, Buttermilk Crackers
*Alberta Pork Ribs with Brix n Berry Berry Glaze
*Salad of Local Produce, using Lactuca Greens, Green Godess Dressing, Seeds
*Hand made Parisienne Gnocchi, Peas, Tarragon, Butter Sauce
*Tangle Ridge Alberta Lamb, AB Lentils, Chimichurri, Carrot Apricot
*Cake, Alberta Milk Mascarpone Cream, Mixed Brix n Berries
Transportation to all farms (4 Sites)
Tastings from AB Producers like Lola Canola Honey, Alberta Canola Producers and Eau Claire Distillery
Many snacks along the way
And your choice of a bag lunch from Sandwich & Sons or our Barn Dinner at our final farm
Proceeds from the 2016 Grand Taste Tour goes towards funding sustainable agriculture projects at Tangle Ridge
“Rotational grazing is the heart of our management on the farm. We take great care and pride in how we manage our grazing to not only provide our animals optimal nutrition, but also build plant diversity and health, while improving soil quality. Moving animals around on our land allows us to graze different plants at specific times of the year, taking advantage of key peaks in nutrition. As the animals graze, they stomp seeds back into the soil and distribute manure evenly, allowing the pastures to re-seed and add nutrients back into the soil. When we leave a piece of land, we allow it to rest so that plants can regrow strong, deep root systems that build soil structure.
Portable electric fencing gives us a great amount of flexibility so that we can continually be adjusting our grazing management to the growth of the grass and pasture conditions. The funds from this event will go to purchasing new portable electric fence posts and reels to help with our grazing management”. –Vicky Horn, Tangle Ridge Ranch