Shining a Light on Alberta Food Producers

Locally-inspired recipes from a registered dietitian

The following blog and recipes appeared on Life’s Simple Ingredient as part of a collaboration with Revive Wellness.

There are many great opportunities to explore our province during the summer months! With August upon us, festivals, events and trips are all in full swing. Did you know that here in Alberta we celebrate Alberta Local Food Week in August? This year, Alberta Local Food Week took place August 7-14 and provided an opportunity to learn about agriculture and meet local farmers and food producers. If you missed out on the events, don’t worry! You can still learn about and explore food that is grown and harvested in our own backyard.

There are many ways to learn about local produce and support hard-working farming families all summer long:

1) Find a local farmer’s market in your area. Take time to talk to the producers and learn about their business.

2) Pack a picnic and head out to a u-pick! Buying fruits and vegetables is so convenient at the store, but take the time, grab a bucket and enjoy picking your own fruit!

3) Next time you are shopping, check out locally made and grown artisan products. This is a great way to support small businesses and entrepreneurs.

4) Create your own field-to-table eating experience by purchasing locally grown produce and trying a new recipe.

This month, we encourage you to purchase some local produce or products and try out these great recipes inspired by the harvest of Alberta!

Breakfast Berry Crisp

Multigrain Muffins with Saskatoon Berries

Vegan Zucchini Brownies

About Andrea Shackel

Growing up in an agricultural family in rural Manitoba, Andrea had always had an interest in food and an appreciation of where it comes from. After being a Registered Dietitian for more than 10 years, becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), and being a Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) Certified Dietitian, Andrea’s interest in nutrition and food has continued to evolve and grow.

August 17, 2022