Slow Food Edmonton has organized a food conference called Eat Alberta to showcase local food experts. It takes place April 30 in downtown Edmonton, but the extremely organized committee behind it hopes it will evolve into a provincial event.

There will be keynote sessions on urban gardening and urban homesteading, and tastings of fruit wine, honey, coffee and goat cheese. Among the events planned are:

  • Sausage-making
  • Cheese-making demonstration
  • Apple pie and pastry-making
  • Bread-making
  • Pasta-making.

Sign up here for conference updates and watch that same page for registration info.

Organics Delivered out of business

I noticed lots of hits from people looking for information on Organics Delivered. I wrote about trying out their two-box trial in December and mused about getting a regular subscription. Turns out it’s a good thing we didn’t because they’ve gone out of business!

Based on a message from their website, customers will have to go through the annoying bureaucracy of getting refunds via their original method of payment (ie their credit card companies).

Some readers have suggested trying spud.ca or community-supported agriculture (CSA) instead.