Hey everyone, if you haven’t heard, there is a great event going on tonight at the Black Dog Pub hosted by NextGen’s fabulous crew called: DIYalogue Talks Food. There will be a great group of food enthusiasts, activists, producers, writers, educators, etc. there to talk to anyone who wants to learn more about the local food movement and find ways to get involved or get something started.
Mike Johnson and I have been invited to talk about OFRE tonight. Other amazing people include: Kevin Kossowan, Kirsta Franke, Nate Box Mack Male, Sharon Yeo, and more! There will be great nibblies from Filistix as well as OFRE cider samples!
This past weekend I was at Eat Alberta teaching 2 preserving workshops.
OFRE generously donated Evans Cherries picked by OFRE volunteers last season to make a cherry ginger & honey butter. The picture below is taken by one of the attendees took during the cherry butter session. I was lucky to have Molly MacDougall as my helper. She is standing next to me in the photo. She is also an avid canner, an OFRE volunteer & fruit captain.
The event was such a success in so many ways. I got to share fruit preserving knowledge with local people interested in learning what to do with fruit, got to promote OFRE and connect with other food producers.
We picked up a couple new fruit captains, may have made an exciting connection with a food producer (more on this in the future) and spread the word about how many different kinds of fruit grow here in Edmonton.
I got treated like a fruit preserving expert, but I still have lots to learn too. I loved the event for what it set out to do and what it indeed accomplished: bringing people together to: share, learn, teach and eat!
For a post on how the canning/preserving went, check out my blog: http://urbanfoodpreserver.com