There’s a certain amount of pride that should be taken by gardeners and farmers at the end of the
summer. Gardeners and farmers can take a certain amount of pride at the end of the summer.
Gardeners and farmers should celebrate their accomplishments and their participation in bringing
seed to seedling, and seedling to harvest, as well as raising livestock. The Rural Roots Farmer
Showcase and Culinary Event looks to celebrate the trials and tribulations associated with
This event is a two-part producer showcase in celebration of locally produced, farm to table
food. The first part of the producer showcase is the vendor market, open from 9:00 am to 4:00
pm, on Saturday August 17th. The vendor market will includes a plethora of vendor rented tables
stocked with locally produced food. Participating in the vendor market will give local farmers
and gardeners the opportunity to market their products and connect with an amazing local food
network. Additionally, participants of the vendor food market will have the food their food
featured in the second part of the producer showcase, the farm to table dinner.
The farm to table dinner will be prepared by an Alberta chef using exclusively locally produced
foods, and – I have more updated info coming. will be held on Saturday August 17 from 5:00 pm
-9:00 pm. The George Pegg Botanic Garden will provide a unique backdrop for this event as it
was once the Pegg family homestead. On the property the Pegg family raised their own
livestock, and grew their own produce, thus they were the embodiment of what the Rural Roots
event looks to celebrate. Furthermore, the George Pegg Botanic Garden has planted a vegetable
garden of their very own and has planted numerous vegetables specifically for the event.
Join us Saturday August 17th at the historic George Pegg Botanic Garden, to celebrate locally produced food.
If you would like to rent a table for the vendors market, attend the vendors market, buy a ticket
for dinner, or volunteer for this event contact us via the George Pegg Garden Facebook page, call
780-203-0331, or by email at email@example.com.