Getting Into Local Foods

Explore Local invites you to a series of one-day workshops across Alberta designed for growers wanting to market their wares. If you're interested in learning more about the market options available for selling food products direct to consumers, then you must make your way to one of these events.

Content for the Day

Setting the Stage

  • Learn about the local food opportunity and the different farm direct marketing channels - their benefits and challenges.


Examine the regulations that apply to your business directly from the agencies responsible for enforcement.

  • Meet the resource specialists available to assist you within Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

Producer Story

Examine the regulations that apply to your business directly from the agencies responsible for enforcement.

  • In Lethbridge and Airdrie, Bonnie Spragg with Spragg's Meat Shop will share their farm story. She'll describe their early marketing efforts through to their decision to learn the meat processing business so they could produce meat in their own processing facility and sell them from their on-site store in Rosemary, Alberta.
  • At our Parkland County session, Nicola Irving with Irving's Farm Fresh will share their farm story - from their humble beginnings searching for tasty English-style sausages to their farmers' market and restaurant sales and the newly expanded on-farm processing facility.

Event Dates, Times and Locations

There are three dates for this workshop as follows:

Tuesday November 22 (Registration Deadline: November 15)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Boardroom 136, Agriculture Centre | 5401 1 Ave S, Lethbridge

Wednesday November 23 (Registration Deadline: November 16)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Theatre Room, Agriculture Centre | 97 East Ramp NE, Airdrie

Thursday November 24 (Registration Deadline: November 17)
>Magnolia Community Hall, One Hour West of Edmonton | 3km N of Hwy 16 on NW corner of Hwy 757 and Hwy 633 | Type "Magnolia Community Hall" in Google Maps for directions.

Cost and Registration Details

The cost for each event is $25.00, including GST. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard or cheque

To register for this highly informative event, call 1.800.387.6030.

About the County

Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
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 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359