Date: October 4, 2014
Time: Starts at 1:00 PM- End 8:00 PM (Approximately)
Price: $90/person ($10 discount for Slow Foods Members and GRFF CSA Members)
Register At: Slow Foods Edmonton
Details: The Coen Family are the stewards of the Grass Roots Family Farm. Their rolling landscape borders the North Eastern shores of Red Deer Lake near Ferintosh, Alberta. The Coen family has a strong tradition of using organic farming principles. The range of old and new endeavours on the farm, including bee keeping, cattle, pigs, grains, market garden, fruit trees, and their food forest makes it an ideal location for teaching Albertans about farming and food culture. It is also the idyllic setting for our next farm-to-table dinner that celebrate the fall bounty, and you are all invited!
Your day will start at 1pm. Two activities will occur concurrently for 90 minutes, and then you will switch. The first activity is a farm tour hosted by Takota Coen. Embedded in this activity is a forest garden tour, where you will learn about how the Coen family gardens by working with natural succession to grow food, fibre, fuel, “farmaceuiticals”, and most importantly fun!The second activity celebrates honey, and highlights the unique process of honey production on the farm. You will learn about the finer details of the bees and pollination from ecologist Mark Wonneck, view their top bar hive system, and then be guided through a honey tasting by local expert Patty Milligan.
At 5pm, we will gather at nearby Ferintosh Recreation Hall for a celebratory dinner that highlights the bounty of fall harvest. The chefs from Get Cooking Edmonton are developing a delectable menu that involves Forest Finished Berkshire Pork and produce grown on Grass Roots Family Farm. At the hall, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy local art
Visit www.GrassRootsFamilyFarm.ca for more information about the farm.
To register visit Slow Foods Edmonton's website.
From Highway 21 turn west onto Township Road 434. Travel west 4 kms to the T intersection at Range Road 215. Turn south on Range Road 215 and we are the second farm on the west side. Yard number 43358 RGE RD 215.
Takota Coen is a farmer, carpenter, educator and ecological consultant.