Discover Local in August

Jonathan and Shannon Young, Crystal Rill Trout Farm
Credit: Crystal Rill

Meet Jonathan and Shannon Young, descendants of Springbank homesteaders, who have expanded the definition of what livestock can be.

Janna and Ryan Greir, Whispering Cedars Ranch
Credit: C. Van Brunschot

And Janna and Ryan Greir, keen explorers of the 21st century synergies between technology and animal husbandry.

These local producers represent the ever-evolving nature of ranching in Southern Alberta – where the balance between food production, animal welfare, environmental stewardship, and good business is an ever more complex affair.

Read their stories in my “Meet the Producers” feature in the current issue of Savour Calgary magazine – available online or at these food-and-beverage-focused venues around the region.

Then take the opportunity to meet more of the amazing people who produce our food, by visiting some of the tours, tastings, and activities occurring around the province during this weekend’s Alberta Open Farm Days event (August 13 & 14).  You’ll find their passion contagious, their farm operations captivating, and the food – always delicious, of course!

Remember, too, that Alberta on the Plate’s Dine Around Festival starts today at participating restaurants and runs until the 21st.

Proving that August is truly the BEST time in our province to explore local food!

Text © 2022 Catherine Van Brunschot

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