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Good food, good wine and good company

The Graze Company connects with communities

  • Nov 25, 2022

 

Local resident Nina, 72, stands near her house, ruined by the Russian shelling a month ago in central Slavyansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. She keeps living in this house and collects wooden debris to make an outdoor fire for cooking. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Global food concerns rise as Russia halts Ukraine grain deal

Russia halted its participation after claiming Ukraine attacked it in a drone strike

 

Jennifer and Art Snoek are the new owners of Sylvan Star Cheese Farm. Art is a 6th generation cheesemaker who grew up in the city of Gouda in the Netherlands.

When the weather gets cooler, it’s time to say ‘Cheese Please’ at Sylvan Star Cheese

The goodness of gouda is a great way to help take the chill away from a cool day

  • Sep 26, 2022
Jennifer and Art Snoek are the new owners of Sylvan Star Cheese Farm. Art is a 6th generation cheesemaker who grew up in the city of Gouda in the Netherlands.
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Local, convenient, delicious! How to wow with Central Alberta charcuterie

Hosting an event and don’t know what to serve? This Sylvan Lake shop has your back

  • Aug 29, 2022
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May 4, 2022 - Miso Glazed Salmon Bowl by Ellie Shortt for Brain Food feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.

Nourish your noggin

Ingenious ingredients to create food for the brain

  • Jul 25, 2022
May 4, 2022 - Miso Glazed Salmon Bowl by Ellie Shortt for Brain Food feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.
The new owners of Sylvan Star Cheese, Jennifer and Art Snoek, offer tours of the entire cheesemaking process at 39008 Range Road 10 , just off of Hwy 11A to the east of Sylvan Lake.

See how Sylvan Lake’s favourite cheese is made… and enjoy a taste-test too!

Tour the gouda cheesemaking facility, taste a wide variety, and take home your favourites

  • Jul 25, 2022
The new owners of Sylvan Star Cheese, Jennifer and Art Snoek, offer tours of the entire cheesemaking process at 39008 Range Road 10 , just off of Hwy 11A to the east of Sylvan Lake.
Find Sylvan Star Cheese at their farm store, or at many local markets in Central Alberta.

Where to find award-winning Alberta gouda this summer

Sylvan Star Cheese is criss-crossing Central Alberta visiting farmers’ markets this year

  • Jun 20, 2022
Find Sylvan Star Cheese at their farm store, or at many local markets in Central Alberta.
Kody Blois rises in the House of Commons, Monday, November 29, 2021, in Ottawa. The chair of the House of Commons agriculture minister, says Russian troops have been stealing from Ukraine’s grain stores and selling them on the international market via Syria.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

Mykola Solskyi said 500,000 to 600,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat have been stolen

Kody Blois rises in the House of Commons, Monday, November 29, 2021, in Ottawa. The chair of the House of Commons agriculture minister, says Russian troops have been stealing from Ukraine’s grain stores and selling them on the international market via Syria.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Jennifer and Art Snoek are the new owners of Sylvan Star Cheese Farm. Art is a 6th generation cheesemaker who grew up near the city of Gouda in the Netherlands.

New owners of Sylvan Lake cheese store are uniquely qualified for the job

6th generation cheese maker from the city of Gouda brings his talents to award-winning Sylvan Star

  • May 30, 2022
Jennifer and Art Snoek are the new owners of Sylvan Star Cheese Farm. Art is a 6th generation cheesemaker who grew up near the city of Gouda in the Netherlands.
March 4, 2022 - Build-your-own Pancake Board for brunch meal with Ellie Short. Don Denton photograph

The noble brunch

How to plan, prep and execute an elegant yet effortless brunch spread

  • May 23, 2022
March 4, 2022 - Build-your-own Pancake Board for brunch meal with Ellie Short. Don Denton photograph
The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be disposed of immediately

The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
FILE—A private Ukrainian farmer Dmytro Hnatkevitch harvests wheat crop on his farm in the village of Grygorovka, 110 km south of Kiev, in August, 1996. Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels ever last month because of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the “massive supply disruptions” it is causing, the United Nations said Friday, April 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Food prices soar to record levels on Ukraine war disruptions

UN’s Food Price Index up 12.6% from February, which was the highest level since its inception in 1990

FILE—A private Ukrainian farmer Dmytro Hnatkevitch harvests wheat crop on his farm in the village of Grygorovka, 110 km south of Kiev, in August, 1996. Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels ever last month because of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the “massive supply disruptions” it is causing, the United Nations said Friday, April 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific oysters due to a possible norovirus contamination. (AP File Photo)

Union Bay Seafood brand Pacific oysters recalled due to norovirus risk

Oysters in question were sold in B.C., and may have been distributed in other provinces as well

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific oysters due to a possible norovirus contamination. (AP File Photo)
A sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline at an Esso gas station as a motorist waits at a red light, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadians cutting back spending on groceries, restaurants as inflation rises: poll

Four-fifths of respondents said inflation was having a serious impact on their households

A sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline at an Esso gas station as a motorist waits at a red light, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Quebec diner Le Roy Jucep announced last week on Facebook it was temporarily replacing the word “poutine” with “fries cheese gravy”. The founder of Le Roy Jucep is among those who claim to have created the fast-food staple. Photo by Crispin Semmens/used under common license

No poutine for Putin: Quebec diner drops word ‘poutine’ over Ukraine war

In French, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s last name is written and pronounced “Poutine”

Quebec diner Le Roy Jucep announced last week on Facebook it was temporarily replacing the word “poutine” with “fries cheese gravy”. The founder of Le Roy Jucep is among those who claim to have created the fast-food staple. Photo by Crispin Semmens/used under common license
The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake has pursued a ‘locally sourced’ policy for their meat products. They guarantee that 80 per cent of the meat they sell is sourced within 80 miles of the store, raised in low stress, comfortable environments.

The benefits of locally sourced, sustainably raised meat

The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake has pursued a ‘locally sourced’…

  • Jan 17, 2022
The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake has pursued a ‘locally sourced’ policy for their meat products. They guarantee that 80 per cent of the meat they sell is sourced within 80 miles of the store, raised in low stress, comfortable environments.
Dairy cows are shown in a barn on a farm in Eastern Ontario on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Farm groups say they’re fearful the highly contagious Omicron variant could severely stress Canadian food production. Dairy farms, greenhouses, and mushroom farms are some of the sectors that could be most vulnerable to interruptions if large numbers of employees need to stay home sick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Highly contagious variant could stress Canadian food production, farm groups say

Outbreaks at Alberta meat-packing plants in 2020 sickened hundreds and killed 4

Dairy cows are shown in a barn on a farm in Eastern Ontario on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Farm groups say they’re fearful the highly contagious Omicron variant could severely stress Canadian food production. Dairy farms, greenhouses, and mushroom farms are some of the sectors that could be most vulnerable to interruptions if large numbers of employees need to stay home sick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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More Salmonella illness cases in Western Canada linked to frozen kernel corn brand

People have reported getting ill in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario

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Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau tours a grain farm in the drought-stricken Interlake Region of Manitoba on Thursday July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

$30 million top-up coming to Canada’s emergency food fund

Fund will provide more money to the charities to help Canadians access needed food

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau tours a grain farm in the drought-stricken Interlake Region of Manitoba on Thursday July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski