UNIQUE EVENTS. LASTING MEMORIES.

Alberta on the Plate is proud to showcase events occurring across Alberta that celebrate the local foodscape and provide opportunities for festival-goers to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences with our culinary community. 

The Alberta food story and what comprises Alberta local food is not just the agriculture sector, but also the wild edibles that have shaped our land long before agriculture became a major industry.  Forage on the Farm events bring together local farms, chefs and foragers to create unique experiences exploring the natural ingredients found across Alberta.

Wild Rose Edition at Bloomfield Garden Centre – SOLD OUT 
Camrose Edition at Grey Arrow Farm – Thursday, August 15
Lethbridge Edition – Coming soon!

Learn more about each of these unique experiences below.

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FIND YOUR NEXT CULINARY ADVENTURE!

Pastor Party: Tacos on the Patio
6:00pm to 8:30pm
at Get Cooking – 11050 104 Avenue NW, MacEwan University City Centre Campus, Student Residence, Edmonton
Tickets: $35* plus applicable fees

Join us for Tacos, at our second Taco Party of the summer of 2019 with Chef Victor Hugo Raya. Victor will be serving up plates of 5 tacos, served on his own homemade tortillas and together with Cilantro Rice, Refried Beans and a Prairie Gardens Salad. And at our Bar, enjoy locally brewed DJANGO Spiced White Beer from Ale Architect. Victor will be cooking shoulder of pork, sourced from Irvings Farm Pork, al Pastor style in his Vertical Oven. You can choose 5 Tacos al Pastor, or mix and match your 5 Tacos with a combination of al Pastor and Vegetarian. Or even go full Vegetarian if you prefer. Then you can choose to dine outdoors on our Patio, or indoors in our open kitchen.

Includes:  A plate of 5 Tacos featuring Victor’s homemade tortillas, served with Cilantro Rice, Refried Beans and a Salad. Ale Architect ales and a selection of wines will be available at our Bar.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Farmers Gathering – Farm Tour Potluck Social 
1:00pm to 8:00pm
at Rosy Farms, 57114 Range Road 264, Alcomdale
Tickets: $20* plus applicable fees

This farm tour is one you most certainly won’t want to miss! We’ll be visiting three farms that highlight the incredible diversity of producers in Central Alberta, including a haskap orchard, a rotational-grazing ranch and a hydroponics lettuce grower. During a walk around of each farm, the farmers will talk about how they started up, how their operation is unique, their future plans for the operation, and share advice to people wanting to enter the industry. We’ll wrap up the day with a social potluck. All food-lovers and agrarians – new, experienced and everything in between – are welcome to join!  Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks Tour
11:00am to 2:00pm
at Moonstone Creations – 1219 10 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

This tour is designated a Canadian Signature Experience!

Engage in the story of Calgary’s Mavericks – indigenous people, pioneer settlers and today’s leading-edge culinary innovators – as you dine at some of the city’s best restaurants and explore Inglewood’s specialty shops. This event includes a sit down two-course lunch, knife and spice demos and four other tastings that reveal Alberta’s signature foods. Guests will toast the city’s “Maverick Spirit” and leave with food mementos.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Eat the Castle Tour at the Fairmont Banff Springs
3:00pm to 5:30pm
at Fairmont Banff Springs Resort, Banff
Tickets: $175* plus applicable fees

This tour is designated a Canadian Signature Experience!
Your tour guide will greet you at STOCK Food and Drink inside the main lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for robust refreshments to welcome you. The tour progresses into the heart of the hotel for fine French Brasserie fare at the newly refurbished Vermillion Room before an intimate retreat into the cellar room of Grapes and its offerings of house-made charcuterie. The grand finale sees us nestled into the hotel’s signature restaurant, the 1888 Chop House for a signature dish to top off the tour.

Along the way, you’ll engage with the culinary team, enjoy stories of the history, art and architecture brought to life by our guide. You’ll soak up the luxury of our small group private access to one of the world’s most iconic hotels. A National Historic Site in a world UNESCO setting, our guests always leave having experienced the royal treatment at the castle that is the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Downtown Delights Tour
3:30pm to 6:30pm
at The Marc, 9940 – 106 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

Meet us at one of Edmonton’s finest hidden gems for a palate awakening. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Jasper Avenue – with a little side trip to the ICE district – savouring a mix of sweet and savoury tastings at five of the city’s premier dining establishments and one bonus tasting.  Please your palate with ample “knife and fork” food and beverage pairings while your brain soaks up stories of the history, art and culture of this bustling city and former fur trading post.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


Check out the amazing participating restaurants for their incredible fixed price Alberta on the Plate menus!

1st gen farm confFirst Generation Farmers Conference and Collaborative Feast
9:00am to 5:30pm
at Rosy Farms, 57114 Range Road 264, Alcomdale
Tickets: $50* plus applicable fees

Are you a 1st generation farmer or local restauranteur looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you a city-slicker itching to get your boots on land but don’t know where to start?

Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta!

Coming just for the food is totally worth it – Brace your Taste Buds for a charcuterie style feast. We have gathered together 100% local cuisine, giving you a taste of business success.

We will be sampling bread from Ruby Apron, haskap pie from FifeNDekel, fruit from Steve & Dans BC Fruit, spices from Herbologie, mustard and mayo from Chicks-N-Chaps, edible flowers from Bar OA Farms, cookies from Confetti sweets cookies, pickles and preserves from MoJo JoJo pickles, tea from The Northern Table, haskaps from Rosy Farms, along with meats, cheese, nuts and other locally crafted foods.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


Canmore Tasting Trail Tour
11:00am to 2:30pm
at Carter-Ryan Gallery, 705 Main Street, Canmore
Tickets: $125* plus applicable fees

Access to the food businesses of local heroes, innkeepers, chefs, wine experts, gardeners, charcuteries, street vendors, cafe owners and chocolate makers while we take you off the beaten track in this busy mountain resort. How do we do it? Because we employ local guides, you enjoy our local knowledge and connections. You might come as a stranger, but you’ll leave as an insider.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Savour 17th Ave SW Tour
12:00pm to 3:00pm
at Cibo, 1012-17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

Hip, trendy and pulsing with life, 17 Ave SW is always packed BUT WITH US, your experience will be seamless as we float along with special access and standing reservations at the coolest places in the neighbourhood.  Eat “knife and fork” tastings at six internationally themed food businesses.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


Check out the amazing participating restaurants for their incredible fixed price Alberta on the Plate menus!

Sunday Brunch and Calgary Farmers’ Market Tour
10:30am to 1:00pm
at Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 – 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: $65* plus applicable fees

Relax with our light brunch at Market Wines; then enjoy 16 bites and treats as we meet our favourite farmers and ranchers.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Strathcona Brunch & Bakeries Tour
11:00am to 2:00pm
at Meat, 8216 – 104 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: $99* plus applicable fees

Sleep in and let us feed and entertain you on a lazy Sunday morning in Edmonton’s’ historic Old Strathcona.   Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Savour 17th Ave SW Tour
12:00pm to 3:00pm
at Cibo, 1012-17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

Hip, trendy and pulsing with life, 17 Ave SW is always packed BUT WITH US, your experience will be seamless as we float along with special access and standing reservations at the coolest places in the neighbourhood.  Eat “knife and fork” tastings at six internationally themed food businesses.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


Check out the amazing participating restaurants for their incredible fixed price Alberta on the Plate menus!

Check out the amazing participating restaurants for their incredible fixed price Alberta on the Plate menus!

Bloomfield Garden Centre
243015 Boundary Road, Rockyview
6:00pm to 8:30pm
SOLD OUT

Explore the bounty of the Wild Rose region! Join us at Bloomfield Garden Centre  (Greentree Village) for an unforgettable Forage to Farm to Table experience. 

First enjoy a plant walk led by Melanie Isles of Full Bloom Herbals as we explore and identify wild edibles that may even grow in your own backyard! From Fireweed to pennycress, there’s a whole world of plants to discover. Then it’s into the greenhouse with owners Tarance and Wendy to pick some vine-ripened tomatoes, and finishing up with a delicious, family-style meal by the team at Back to Good Whole Foods Market & Deli (Strathmore). The menu includes some of the area’s best bounty like TK Ranch beef sausages, local dairy, red fife wheat and honey.


 

Great Albertan BBQ
at Olds College Wetlands
5:00pm
Tickets: $40 + fees

A celebration of Alberta’s agriculture industry, the BBQ will feature a 90-minute concert by acclaimed country singer Drew Gregory, presented by Cervus Equipment. Serving a field to fork menu showcasing locally sourced ingredients.  Learn more about AgSmart’s Great Albertan BBQ.

All AgSmart Full-Access passes include a ticket. Individual BBQ tickets are available for purchase separately.
Click here to buy yours today!


Get Cooking and Prairie GardensFrom the Farm Cooking Class
at 11050 104 Avenue NW, MacEwan University City Centre Campus, Student Residence, Edmonton
6:00pm
Tickets: $115 + fees

We hope that you will join us for the August edition of our monthly From the Farm cooking class series. Kathryn and Elyse will be joined by our friend Tam Andersen, proprietor of Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, for a menu featuring her local produce, harvested for your class. Throughout our multi-course menu we will be focused on Tam’s produce, and choosing ingredients and products from other artisanal producers, growers and local businesses in our region to complement them. We hope that you will join us for a meal designed to get you cooking with the season, and celebrating the incredible people and ingredients that make our city and province such a tasty place to live!

Learn more and purchase your tickets…

Check out the amazing participating restaurants for their incredible fixed price Alberta on the Plate menus!


Grey Arrow Farm
48037 Range Road 205, Camrose
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: $89 + fees

Join us for a unique experience, as you discover the natural edibles in the uncultivated areas of Grey Arrow 35 Acre Farm. The forage walk, led by Jenn Doucet of Roots of the Earth Wellness, will shine a light on some of the natural edible plants on the farm, helping you to identify some tasty indigenous plants of the region. Wander by the hives, from Wildflower Bride, as we see the busy workers that pollinate the plants. Wrapping up the edible plant walk by viewing the organic vegetables grown at Grey Arrow, with owners Andrea & Denis Forstbauer.

After the walk, be prepared to be treated to a specially selected picnic dinner created by Chef Jade Patton, of Hart House Wine & Tapa, as we experience the bounty of the region. Dinner will showcase tasty selections, such as Alberta Beef, and local diary, topped off by a sampling of local craft beer and spirits. The dinner will be accompanied by local musical artist, Emily Mae, who will be providing the perfect ambiance for this outdoor experience.

Event runs rain or shine, please dress for the weather and the walk through grassy and/or treed areas.

Due to the nature of this event, dietary restrictions are unable to be accommodated

Limited tickets available – $89 + fees.  Click here to buy yours today!


 

Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks Tour
11:00am to 2:00pm
at Moonstone Creations – 1219 10 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

This tour is designated a Canadian Signature Experience!

Engage in the story of Calgary’s Mavericks – indigenous people, pioneer settlers and today’s leading-edge culinary innovators – as you dine at some of the city’s best restaurants and explore Inglewood’s specialty shops. This event includes a sit down two-course lunch, knife and spice demos and four other tastings that reveal Alberta’s signature foods. Guests will toast the city’s “Maverick Spirit” and leave with food mementos.  Learn more and purchase tickets…



Eat the Castle Tour at the Fairmont Banff Springs
3:00pm to 5:30pm
at Fairmont Banff Springs Resort, Banff
Tickets: $175* plus applicable fees

This tour is designated a Canadian Signature Experience!
Your tour guide will greet you at STOCK Food and Drink inside the main lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for robust refreshments to welcome you. The tour progresses into the heart of the hotel for fine French Brasserie fare at the newly refurbished Vermillion Room before an intimate retreat into the cellar room of Grapes and its offerings of house-made charcuterie. The grand finale sees us nestled into the hotel’s signature restaurant, the 1888 Chop House for a signature dish to top off the tour.

Along the way, you’ll engage with the culinary team, enjoy stories of the history, art and architecture brought to life by our guide. You’ll soak up the luxury of our small group private access to one of the world’s most iconic hotels. A National Historic Site in a world UNESCO setting, our guests always leave having experienced the royal treatment at the castle that is the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Downtown Delights Tour
3:30pm to 6:30pm
at The Marc, 9940 – 106 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

Meet us at one of Edmonton’s finest hidden gems for a palate awakening. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Jasper Avenue – with a little side trip to the ICE district – savouring a mix of sweet and savoury tastings at five of the city’s premier dining establishments and one bonus tasting.  Please your palate with ample “knife and fork” food and beverage pairings while your brain soaks up stories of the history, art and culture of this bustling city and former fur trading post.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Craving Kensington Tour
6:00pm to 9:00pm
at Kensington District, Calgary
Tickets: $95* plus applicable fees

Hang out with friends or meet and make new ones on this intimate tour of one of Calgary’s most liveable areas – cozy Kensington. You’ll nibble and nosh the neighbourhood as we visit five businesses that will have you feeling you’ve become part of their family. From lively pubs and restaurants to hands-on experiences and private tastings, you’ll see why we keep Craving Kensington. Learn more and purchase tickets…

Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks Tour
11:00am to 2:00pm
at Moonstone Creations – 1219 10 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

This tour is designated a Canadian Signature Experience!

Engage in the story of Calgary’s Mavericks – indigenous people, pioneer settlers and today’s leading-edge culinary innovators – as you dine at some of the city’s best restaurants and explore Inglewood’s specialty shops. This event includes a sit down two-course lunch, knife and spice demos and four other tastings that reveal Alberta’s signature foods. Guests will toast the city’s “Maverick Spirit” and leave with food mementos.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Eat the Castle Tour at the Fairmont Banff Springs
3:00pm to 5:30pm
at Fairmont Banff Springs Resort, Banff
Tickets: $175* plus applicable fees

This tour is designated a Canadian Signature Experience!
Your tour guide will greet you at STOCK Food and Drink inside the main lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for robust refreshments to welcome you. The tour progresses into the heart of the hotel for fine French Brasserie fare at the newly refurbished Vermillion Room before an intimate retreat into the cellar room of Grapes and its offerings of house-made charcuterie. The grand finale sees us nestled into the hotel’s signature restaurant, the 1888 Chop House for a signature dish to top off the tour.

Along the way, you’ll engage with the culinary team, enjoy stories of the history, art and architecture brought to life by our guide. You’ll soak up the luxury of our small group private access to one of the world’s most iconic hotels. A National Historic Site in a world UNESCO setting, our guests always leave having experienced the royal treatment at the castle that is the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Downtown Delights Tour
3:30pm to 6:30pm
at The Marc, 9940 – 106 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

Meet us at one of Edmonton’s finest hidden gems for a palate awakening. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Jasper Avenue – with a little side trip to the ICE district – savouring a mix of sweet and savoury tastings at five of the city’s premier dining establishments and one bonus tasting.  Please your palate with ample “knife and fork” food and beverage pairings while your brain soaks up stories of the history, art and culture of this bustling city and former fur trading post.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


Prairie Gardens Dinner

Chef Farm Dinner at Prairie Gardens with Chef Doreen Prei 
5:30pm to 9:30pm
at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Sturgeon County
Tickets: $120 + applicable fees

In celebration of Alberta’s Local Food Week, Executive Chef Doreen Prei of ZINC Restaurant, will lead the farm dinner at Prairie Gardens – a 25 acre Market Garden and Farm just 25 km north of Edmonton.

Chef Doreen Prei (Food Columnist, CBC/Radio-Canada) brings her extensive experience – founded in European tradition – to the farm as she showcases beautiful farm produce for a 5-course gourmet meal. Zinc menu focuses on fresh Alberta ingredients fused with local artisan produce. Join us for fire-roasted appetizers, followed by an amazing menu featuring fresh farm produce grown in the fields right next to the dinner.  Learn more and purchase tickets…

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EXPERIENCE • LEARN • GROW

AUGUST 17 & 18, 2019
150+ Participating farms across Alberta

Come meet your rural neighbours! Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide open house. It’s about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbors to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. As well, some of Alberta’s most talented chefs and rural communities will be hosting a memorable series of farm to table culinary events that will be held around the province using Alberta farm products. Find a farm to experience and explore.

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The Farmers’ and Makers Market at cSPACE Event Showcase
10:00am to 3:00pm
at 1721 – 29 Avenue SW, Calgary

Get “Inspired by Local” this August 17th at the Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE as we present an exciting event showcasing our local farmers, growers and makers in celebration of Alberta Local Food Week and Alberta Open Farm Days 2019!

Join us on Saturday, August 17 at 10:30, 12 noon, and 1:30 for free Chef-led tours around the Market to select locally-grown seasonal ingredients that will then be featured in a short cooking demo followed by sampling the dishes prepared! Learn about the local bounty available at the Market, get to know your Farmers & Meet your Makers first hand, guided by some of Calgary’s favourite Chefs; then get inspired as our Chefs show you how to create a fresh & local meal, and then chat local food while tasting the meal!

Tours will start and end in The Courtyard at the Market, and are limited to 18 guests on a first come basis. Demonstrations will immediately follow the tour with space for up to 40.

As always, we will have live music, food trucks, and free children’s activities running all market long, 10am – 3pm at 1721 29 Avenue SW in Marda Loop.

Come on out for the biggest little Farmers Market in the inner-city, shop and sample from our 60+ vendors, and be sure to explore the award-winning arts & culture hub here at cSPACE King Edward.

On the Market Stage:
10 – 12:30 Julia MacArthur
12:30 – 3 Lucid Diversity

Family and dog friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION

 


 

Canmore Tasting Trail Tour
11:00am to 2:30pm
at Carter-Ryan Gallery, 705 Main Street, Canmore
Tickets: $125* plus applicable fees

Access to the food businesses of local heroes, innkeepers, chefs, wine experts, gardeners, charcuteries, street vendors, cafe owners and chocolate makers while we take you off the beaten track in this busy mountain resort. How do we do it? Because we employ local guides, you enjoy our local knowledge and connections. You might come as a stranger, but you’ll leave as an insider.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Savour 17th Ave SW Tour
12:00pm to 3:00pm
at Cibo, 1012-17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

Hip, trendy and pulsing with life, 17 Ave SW is always packed BUT WITH US, your experience will be seamless as we float along with special access and standing reservations at the coolest places in the neighbourhood.  Eat “knife and fork” tastings at six internationally themed food businesses.  Learn more and purchase tickets…

Alberta Open Farm Days logo

EXPERIENCE • LEARN • GROW

AUGUST 17 & 18, 2019
150+ Participating farms across Alberta

Come meet your rural neighbours! Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide open house. It’s about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbors to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. As well, some of Alberta’s most talented chefs and rural communities will be hosting a memorable series of farm to table culinary events that will be held around the province using Alberta farm products. Find a farm to experience and explore.

OFD partner logos


 

Strathcona Brunch & Bakeries Tour
11:00am to 2:00pm
at Meat, 8216 – 104 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: $99* plus applicable fees

Sleep in and let us feed and entertain you on a lazy Sunday morning in Edmonton’s’ historic Old Strathcona.   Learn more and purchase tickets…


 

Savour 17th Ave SW Tour
12:00pm to 3:00pm
at Cibo, 1012-17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: $115* plus applicable fees

Hip, trendy and pulsing with life, 17 Ave SW is always packed BUT WITH US, your experience will be seamless as we float along with special access and standing reservations at the coolest places in the neighbourhood.  Eat “knife and fork” tastings at six internationally themed food businesses.  Learn more and purchase tickets…


Fire, Farm Feast – Open Farm Days Longtable Dinner
5:00pm to 9:30pm
at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Sturgeon County
Tickets: $125 + applicable fees

Join us for a taste of local with this special 5 course dinner at Prairie Gardens, in celebration of and in partnership with Alberta Open Farm Days. Travel out to the farm at Bon Accord (just 25km North of Edmonton on 97 St) for a magical longtable dinner!

You’ll begin your night with welcome canapés, cooked with you over an open wood fire. Then you will join proprietor Tam Andersen for an exploratory farm tour. And finally, we’ll settle down for our five-course dinner at the communal long tables in Prairie Gardens’ beautiful greenhouse. We’ll be serving a menu chosen to highlight the diversity of delicious produce, herbs and flowers grown on Tam’s farm, and cooking a lamb from the farm and other locally sourced seafood and meats as well. And all of our dishes will be finished in front of you, on wood burning fires set up by the greenhouse doors.

As always at Get Cooking we’ll be inviting you to interact with us as we cook, this time over fire and on the farm, and to experience with us the joy of cooking local by our sides.  Rain or Shine, Dinner will be Served! Dress Code: ‘Snappy Casual’.

Learn more and purchase tickets…


Dairy Dream
6:00pm to 9:00pm
at The Old Red Barn, 25518 Township Road 490, Leduc County
Tickets: $125 + applicable fees

Join us on Sunday, August 18th as we celebrate Alberta Open Farm days with the Old Red Barn – located just minutes outside of Leduc, Alberta. What better place to feature Alberta dairy than on an Alberta dairy farm! Chartier Restaurant will be presenting a four course menu centered on beautiful dairy and cheese products from local producers on the stunning grounds of Glen Park Holstein dairy farm. Guests will learn about where dairy products come from, and can sign up for a tour of the dairy farm. You wont want to miss this event  Learn more and purchase tickets…

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