Please Note: The first ASB meeting of 2020 (Previously scheduled for January 28) has been moved to March 24, 2020.

Explore Local Webinar Series

Explore Local is an Alberta Agriculture and Forestry program that helps producers and others build on and capture growth opportunities in the local food market. The Explore Local webinar series got underway in December, but there are still lots of great sessions to take part in! Check out the topics below and follow the links to register for these free, informative webinars.

There are some great great Explore Local webinars planned for March and April. To connect with Explore Local, phone 780.538.5629 or email explorelocal@gov.ab.ca.


Alberta Food Regulation for Farmers’ Market Managers and Vendors

This webinar will highlight how the Food Regulation impacts Alberta approved farmers’ markets and any anticipated changes in protocols for the 2020 market season. Learn what you can and can’t sell at an Alberta approved farmers’ market. Find out how to safely display product at the market. Delve into the requirements for sampling and hand washing stations, and so much more. Presented by Cheryl Galbraith.

Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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Finance Options for Small Scale Food Businesses

What money do you have to invest in your local food business? What type of financing fits your business? How much credit should you carry? Join Vince Ohama as he demystifies the finance puzzle that many small agri-food producers, processors and local food entrepreneurs face as they grow their businesses.

Date: Thursday, April 2
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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Alternative Market Channels to Retail and Food Service

Many Alberta food entrepreneurs are familiar with the traditional market options available for them to sell their products – from farmers’ markets to food service to retail. But there are many other options that may be less well known. Lindsay Sutton will talk about the opportunity to access major sporting events, fairs, stampedes, etc.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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Community Supported Agriculture Study Results

Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is an increasingly popular method to sell your local food products to consumers. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has completed the second study of this growing market channel, exploring the changing value proposition and marketing strategy used by CSA farms from the traditional model of purchasing seasonal shares for a weekly basket of farm product to newer models that better accommodate single or multi-farm scale economies. Presented by Brianne Vos.

Date: April (Day TBD)
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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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
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359