Taste of Markerville to include market, food and classes

Taste of Markerville, a country food fair, is taking place Saturday and Sunday in Historic Markerville.

BY KATHLEEN RAINES

Taste of Markerville, a country food fair, is taking place Saturday and Sunday in Historic Markerville.

This second annual event is designed to celebrate great local food, farmers and community, and to showcase the authentic culture and history of the Markerville district.

The Country Market kicks off on Saturday with a feature barbecue at Markerville Creamery starting at noon, and visitors can browse over a dozen displays all over the hamlet from 1-5 p.m. Vendors have designed their booths to be interactive, so you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand working with fibre, separating milk, churning (and sampling!) butter and ice cream, and to shop for locally grown veggies, fruit and eggs, antiques and collectibles and artwork.  Just like at the Farmers’ Market, it’s best to bring cash as not all vendors can process debit or credit cards.

But that’s not all — in fact it’s just the beginning! Once the market closes at 5 p.m. Markerville Creamery will be transformed for ‘Appy Hour, a chance to visit and sample locally sourced appetizers made on-site and Alberta beverages while your appetite builds for the Long Table Dinner starting at 7 p.m. on the banks of the Medicine River in front of Fensala Hall. Tickets are required for the dinner.

The dinner is being created by six Alberta chefs, members of the Alberta Ate collaborative, led by Darren MacLean of Calgary’s downtownfood. Using the best of our farm partner’s produce at its seasonal peak, the menu is guaranteed to delight your palate while the presentation and stunning country setting leave you awestruck.

There’s more — Fensala  Hall will host two “Tasty” classes on Sunday. Chef and caterer Nan Dell of Red Deer will profile summer garden fresh produce in the two hour sessions focused on creating amazing salads, pickles and frozen treats to extend your enjoyment of the season’s bounty. Each class will end with a meal and a chance to sample all the dishes created by the group.

For complete details, maps and registration information visit www.TasteofMarkerville.com.

 

Just Posted

UPDATED: Calgary Police receive multiple bomb threats

Similar threats received across Canada and the United States

PHOTO: NexSource Power Inc. donates to Sylvan Lake Food Bank

NexSource Power Inc. donated $1,536 to the Food Bank

Sylvan Lake’s residential tax to increase 2.74 per cent in 2019

The Town presented the proposed 2019 Budget at an open house on Dec. 11 at Good Earth Coffeehouse

Sylvan Lake Pirates hockey team add tally to win column

The Pirates won versus the Westlock Warriors on Dec. 9

Tommy Chong says Canada took wrong approach to pot legalization

He also talked about the likelihood of another Cheech and Chong film

Mike Duffy can’t sue Senate over suspension without pay, judge rules

Duffy’s lawsuit sought more than $7.8 million from the upper chamber

Language on Sikh extremism in report will be reviewed, Goodale says

A public-safety ministry document indicats terrorist threats to Canada included a section on Sikh extremism for the first time

Questions raised over retailers who shame shoplifters with photos

Alleged theft from a sex shop in Newfoundland led to posts on social media

VIDEO: Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow

Fashion Fridays: How to change your beauty routine

Kim XO, lets you in on her style secrets each Fashion Friday on the Black Press Media Network

Stettler man found guilty of illegally trafficking wildlife

Hunting license suspended for three years

RCMP Major Crimes Unit South lay charges in homicide

23-year-old Chelsey Lagrelle of Sunchild First Nation charged with manslaughter

EU leaders vow to press on with ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

European Union leaders have offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline.

Most Read