Growing Fogo 2009

Fogo Island held its first farmer’s market this summer. It was hosted by the Fogo/Change Islands Agricultural Co-op, also recently formed.  “There were about six or seven members of the co-op selling produce, and some from the community garden in Seldom,” reports organic farmer and ACORN member Winston Osmond. “We held the market at the arena parking lot from September 1st to October 10th, which we had inside at the Patridgeberry Fest and it was well received.” Winston says that they are hoping to start the farmers market in July in 2010. Fogo Farmers' Market 2009Squashes Fogo 2009

And what was for sale? “We had all the usual root veggies plus I grew almost everything possible: purple cauliflower, yellow, white and candycane beets, kohlrabi, all kinds of squash, greens, radicchio, tatsoi, beens, peas, corn, you name it,” says Winston. “And we gave out recipes with the unusual veggies. People loved that.”

What was for sale at your farmers’ market? What did you grow this year that you were particularly pleased with? We want to hear from our organic farmers across the province – from Deer Lake to Portugal Cove to Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

SLOW Food event… coming to St. John’s.

A Slow Food chapter has been formed in St. John’s. Slow Food is an organization (now in 130 countries) committed to safeguarding foods, raw materials and traditional methods of cultivation and transformation.

This event will be held Sunday, Nov.8th at Cochrane St. United Church.

Chef Eric Wood of Yellowbelly Brewery and Public House and Nadya Kyutukchiev of Bianca’s Restuarant will share their experiences of preserving local foods.

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