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This article was written on 20 Jul 2016, and is filled under Events, Wild Heart Collective.

Grand Taste Tour 2016!

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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

Tickets include:
Transportation to all farms (4 Sites)
Tastings from AB Producers like Lola Canola Honey, Alberta Canola Producers and Eau Claire Distillery
Door prizes
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

Grand-Taste-Tour-Taste-Alberta-124-Grand-Market-Edmonton-19Rotational 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

 

5 Comments

  1. Jessica Kirkwood
    June 17, 2016

    Hello, we are very interested in this event but just wondering what the meals will be. I am a vegetarian plus don’t eat wheat products. (It’s not celiac, it’s actual wheat) Typically the veg options are pasta or bread dishes and I just can’t eat it. It would be nice to know what the dinner will be since it would be disappointing to pay 100 bucks for a meal I can’t eat. I’m not expecting a different meal at all, just to know what is being served to make an informed decision. Thanks for your help.

    • admin
      June 18, 2016

      Hi Jessica-

      Can you please send an email to amy.124market@gmail.com? Our menu is about 90% done, and once we have it we would be able to let you know if there will be a ton you can eat. Unfortunately due to the nature of this event we cannot make a ton of food substitutions, but if we are able vegetarian is usually a fairly easy one.

      Thanks for your interest in the event. We hope to hear from you!

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  3. Peggy O'Neill
    January 13, 2017

    Would love to be part of the next tour in 2017. Could you let me know? Cheers and Happy New Year!

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