Rural Roots Farmer Showcase

An annual celebration of local-source culinary excellence

Held every August since 2019, Rural Roots Farmer Showcase gives folks an opportunity to experience exceptional food and gain a better understanding of where their food comes from. This event highlights local food producers by bringing them together at the perfect venue: the George Pegg Botanic Garden.

Rural Roots Farmer Showcase

An annual celebration of local-source culinary excellence

It all Began Just a Few Years Back

The inaugural Rural Roots Farmer Showcase was hosted at the George Pegg Botanic Garden on Saturday, August 17, 2019. It was an instant hit, and has quickly become one of the most anticipated summer events in Lac Ste. Anne County.

Considering the consistently soggy summer, hosting the first Rural Roots Farmer Showcase and Farm-to-Fork Dinner was a gamble – but one that certainly paid off.
The weather behaved, the people showed up and the family-friendly, food-focused event got underway without a hitch. Local producers represented their farms and displayed their ultra-fresh goods to a sold-out crowd.
Call for Vendors

Showcase 2023
Saturday, August 19
CALL FOR VENDORS

Each Farmer Showcase surpasses the one before — thanks in large part to the diversity of the participating vendors and the quality of their creations.

Want to display your wares in the showcase market? Or maybe you're keen on contributing to the culinary dinner? Email Vendor Coordinator Lucie Heins at aspenacresmarketgarden@gmail.com to get the ball rolling!

A precious prairie gem:

George Pegg Botanic Garden

Preserving Alberta's botanic & historical heritage

Steeped in history and faithfully managed by the George Pegg Botanic Garden Society, this lush and varied garden hosts a variety of events for the public including an annual Art in the Garden festival, Tea in the Garden, and the Rural Roots Farmer Showcase.

A precious prairie gem:

George Pegg Botanic Garden

Preserving Alberta's botanic and historic heritage

Steeped in history and faithfully managed by the George Pegg Botanic Garden Society, this lush and varied garden hosts a variety of events for the public including an annual Art in the Garden, and the Rural Roots Farmer Showcase.

Sounds awesome! Where does this take place?

The Rural Roots Farmer Showcase is hosted each summer at the historic George Pegg Botanic Garden near Glenevis (an hour or so west of Edmonton). Planning to make the journey to this year's showcase? Keep tabs on this event at the Pegg Garden website.

Alberta Open Farm Days

August 19 & 20, 2023

Rural Roots Farmer Showcase takes place during Alberta Open Farm Days. This province wide open house gives Albertans an opportunity to experience the farm and understand where their food comes from. Forty-four thousand people visited more than 120 host farms in 2022. 

Would you like to host your own event? Check out the website for resources to get you started. 
https://albertaopenfarmdays.ca/host-farms/

 

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