Thanks for talking food!

The Edmonton Food Council would like to extend a huge thank-you to everyone who made our Let’s Talk Food forum a huge success! Thanks to the regional mayors – Lisa Holmes (Morinville), Billy Morin (Enoch Cree Nation), Tom Flynn (Sturgeon County) and Don Iveson (Edmonton) – for having a lively and insightful conversation about local food and agriculture issues. Special thanks to Kevin Jones for moderating the event.

Several food producers prepared a delicious array of tapas for the evening. Thanks to Alberta Food Matters for supplying the food for the night and for the following chefs and producers for their culinary efforts and willingness to present and talk about their products with everyone.

Chef Steve Brochu, Chartier
Thundering Ground Bison Ranch
Bear and the Flower Farm

Chef Paul Shufelt, Workshop Eatery
Four Whistle Farms
Irvings Farm Fresh

Chef Michael Hassall, Vivo Ristorante
Country Accent Heritage Breeds Mangalitsa

Chef Lindsay Porter, Woodwork
Gull Valley Greenhouses

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We also had a wonderful tasting room with samples of delicious local mead, spirits and beer. Thanks to Sherbrooke Liquor, Strathcona Spirits, Situation Brewing and Blindman Brewing for coming out to pour samples and chat about their products.

And of course, thanks to the 330 people who came out to talk food! We were overwhelmed by the response and so pleased that so many citizens are invested in their food community. Some great questions were posed to our regional mayors and the conversation was very lively and informative.

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Finally, thanks to Shayne Woodsmith (Make Something Edmonton) for documenting the night in photos – all of the photos in this post are his. You can view a full gallery of the night on our Facebook page.

For further reading, check out this piece in the St. Albert Gazette.

To stay up to date on the Edmonton Food Council, please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Make sure to visit our website frequently as we post regular news and updates on Edmonton’s food and urban agriculture issues.

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