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Grocery store celebration to kick off Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan

September 26, 2018

(SASKATOON, SK) October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. This is a time to celebrate the amazing bounty of food we grow here and the farmers, ranchers, processors, chefs and the people who bring it to our tables. Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) will launch this year’s Ag Month on September 29 with a celebration at the Sobeys Extra Stonebridge location at 3100 Preston Avenue South in Saskatoon.

Between 11AM and 2PM, shoppers will have the opportunity to join Saskatoon Chef Simon Reynolds to watch cooking demonstrations, try tasty food samples, meet Saskatchewan farmers, collect new recipes and have some fun with balloons for the kids and other great activities around the store. There will also be a draw for a Sobeys gift basket valued at $100.

“Saskatchewan has a long, proud history of growing great food and sharing it with others—whether it's around our table or around the world," said Clinton Monchuk, Executive Director of Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan. "Agriculture Month is a time to celebrate the importance of food production to our economy, society and our environment. Like everyone, we love celebrations that involve great food!”

Sobeys Stonebridge will host this event as a long-standing partner in supporting local agriculture, producers and suppliers in Saskatchewan. Sobeys recently launched the “Look for Local” campaign in all their stores to highlight locally produced items for their customers and will have several local suppliers at the celebration on September 29.

Farm & Food Care would like to recognize all farmers for their contribution to agriculture in our province, with special thanks to Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association for their support for this initiative.

For more information, contact:

Clinton Monchuk
Executive Director
Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
Direct: (306) 341 – 4750 | clinton@farmfoodcaresk.org
Office: (306) 477 – 3663 | office@farmfoodcaresk.org


Backgrounder:
Today, less than 3% of Canadians have a direct connection to the farm, which is one reason why so many have questions about how their food is produced. Farm & Food Care works to address consumer questions and inspire more confidence in our farmers and in Saskatchewan-grown foods. To learn more, follow us @FarmFoodCareSK on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or join us at any of our events throughout October. More details available at OurFoodHasAStory.ca and farmfoodcaresk.org. Or let us put you in touch with a farmer so you can ask them directly about the food on your table!

Ag month kick off at Sobeys
Chef Simon Reynolds will cook Sask foods at Sobeys Stonebridge on Sept 29.

Chef Simon Reynolds will cook Sask foods at Sobeys Stonebridge on Sept 29.