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Celebrate Agriculture Month at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market this weekend

October 18, 2018

(SASKATOON, SK) October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. This Saturday, October 20, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) will be celebrating the amazing bounty of food we grow in this province and all the people who bring it to our tables with a visit to the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market at 414 Avenue B South in Saskatoon.

FFC SK represents farm families and food businesses across the province. Clinton Monchuk, Executive Director, says Agriculture Month is something that touches us all. “Food is important to everyone. We have a special connection to food here in Saskatchewan because of our strong ties to farming, not to mention our long history opening our doors and sharing food with others. Ag Month is a good time think more about where our food comes from.”

Between 10AM and 2PM, patrons will have the opportunity to join Saskatoon Chef/Cookbook Author/Food Blogger Renée Kolman (sweetsugarbean) to try some tasty food grown here in Saskatchewan. Farmers will be on hand to answer questions and will be handing out prizes, recipes, cookbooks and kids activities.

Everyone in the province is encouraged to take part in Agriculture Month by entering the online contest at OurFoodHasAStory.ca and tagging their posts with #ourfoodhasastory or #agmonth18. As well, “Reach out to a farmer and ask questions about your food,” Monchuk says. “Farmers like nothing better than having conversations about how food is grown.”

Throughout the year, the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market connects Saskatoon residents and visitors with producers of local agricultural products, baking, prepared foods, crafts, and diverse goods. FFC SK is proud to partner with Saskatoon Farmers’ Market for this initiative.

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, the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association, Cargill, French’s Food Company and Federated Co-operatives for their support for Agriculture Month.

 

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!