We had lots of fun last year and are back with an improved version this year.

What is different?

1.  Tricia Bell of The Cavern is a sponsor and will be selecting the cheeses and arranging the displays.

2.  Enotri Wines will be providing a line of European wines that are quite beautiful.

3.  The tasting experience will be organized so it will be a more guided experience.

4.  There will be guest speakers throughout the evening in a separate seminar room.  These include Liane Falder of the Edmonton Journal, Tricia Bell of The Cavern, Eberhard ____  of Enotri Wines, Leeanne Feldberg of Briannes’ Hunney, Dave Barr of Barr’s Estate Winery.

What will be the same?

1.  Giovanni’s Art Gallery is again a sponsor and will provide the visual feast for the eyes and music for the evening.

2.  Jana of Tasteful Art will be providing fresh fruit trays.

3.  Edna of Oodles of Chocolate will be setting up a dessert table.

4.  Brianne’s Hunny will have their selection of flavoured honey to match with your cheeses.

5.  Fruits of Sherbrooke will have their selection of condiments to pair and compare.

6.  Cheeses from The Cheesiry and Sylvan Star will be featured.

7.  Our Silent Auction will return as well.

Of course there will be some surprises for you to discover during the evening.

Tickets are $55 in advance.  $75 at the door.

To purchase tickets call 780-244-0129 or link here to Eventbrite.  

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LIMITED EDITION JAM CLUB

by Carol on March 10, 2014

I love the bounty of fruit and herbs we are given each year.  If you follow us and our products you will know that we make a wide variety of products with our main local fruits such as rhubarb, raspberries, sour cherries, pears, apples and crab apples.  Then little gems appear like Honeyberries, local plums, concord grapes, apricots and assorted herbs.  These little treasures are usually in small amounts that we believe should be highlighted as a prime ingredient instead of being lost in batches of Bumbleberry or Mixed Fruit jam.  The problem was how to market these small batches?  Finally, in our consultations with Alberta Agriculture a solution was found – Limited Edition Jams.

Limited Edition is defined as ‘limited to a small number of copies’.  That fits what we want to do.  We have the small amounts of unique fruits and the ability to make some unique jams or condiments with them.  They will be created in our hand-made method – batch by batch and our wonderful cooks will play with flavours – as they like to do – to create something unique and flavourful.

For those who would like to be part of this little adventure, we invite you to join our Limited Edition Jam Club.  Link here for details on the different options – all of which will include Limited Edition products.  They will be assembled and delivered to a variety of locations in the area in the last week of the month.

We already have product ready to go and more will be made as the demand increases so let’s get started!!!!  The application is here.

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