The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) will be hosting the Eat Algoma local food festival at the Johnson Township Community Centre in Desbarats on September 17, 2016 from 12 to 5 p.m. This third annual event features a “Farm to Fork” style paring, where local restaurants and chefs are paired with local food suppliers to create a variety of delicious bite size appetizers and desserts. Eat Algoma highlights what sources of food are available right in our own backyards.
This year, Eat Algoma will take place in partnership with the Sylvan Circle’s 16th Artist and Artisan Tour that will feature over 50 artists and artisans in multiple locations. Both events on September 17 offer a great opportunity to explore the diverse artistry of the region at multiple locations.
Local restaurants preparing fresh dishes onsite that have been confirmed include Café Natura, Shabby Motley, and Monique’s Bistro & Catering. This year’s festival will also feature an assortment of vendors including Fromagerie Kapuskoise, an Artisan Cheesemaker; Lock City Dairies with milk and ice cream tasting; Algoma Highlands wild blueberry farm & winery; and
Johnson Farmers’ Market will be operating as usual under the pavilion.
Live music from local bands will be playing throughout the day, along with family friendly events and kid’s activities. Proceeds generated will support various RAIN projects, including ongoing efforts to increase local food production in Algoma, as well as its activities to enhance Algoma agriculture through research, education and marketing.
Eat Algoma is free to attend, but a ticket must be purchased to participate in the taste testing. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. Tickets can be purchased at any Scotiabank location in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma. The first 50 tickets purchased will receive an Eat Algoma promotional bag filled with fun and useful goodies, including an Eat Algoma t-shirt, eco-friendly bag, reusable utensil set and more.
If you would like more information about Eat Algoma visit www.eatalgoma.com. To be a part of the festival as a vendor or a participating restaurant, contact David Thompson (RAIN) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-942-7927 x3027.
Eat Algoma is proudly sponsored by Scotiabank, KiSS 100/Q104, CTV, STEM Engineering, PUC, Foodland Ontario and Algoma Power