Saskatoon News February 8, 2012

Saskatoon’s Farmer’s Market-New Local Kitchen

A new local kitchen in Saskatoon! One more reason to head out to the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, the Agrium Market Kitchen opened up in December, 2011. Given its name as the Agrium Vanscoy Potash mine donated $25,000 to the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market which was used to construct this new commercial kitchen and outdoor patio. The aim is to create a buzz around eating local in the province as they will be using products sourced from the Farmer’s Market vendors. Chef Eli Sawatzky put on the first event where he prepared a variety of appetizers with local vendors products. He encouraged patrons to pick up the ingredients and try his menu at home.

Local Saskatoon chefs and vendors will be offering cooking classes and the kitchen is also available for rent for any type of functions where a licensed kitchen is needed. Sounds like a great place to have a birthday or a stagette!

On the third Thursday of every month there will be a new event which is the Executive Chef Event which is an intimate chef event. The first event was sold out and diners mingled with wine and imaginative food. As the kitchen is completely open the chef is in the spotlight and can be very interactive.

As someone who is looking forward to being able to grow my own veggies next year, I even have garden boxes started as I live in Willowgrove and the ground has too much clay for growing in the soil, I am quite pleased to hear that they are doing events like this and further promoting Saskatchewan grown food shopping and cooking. In the future months we will see more chef’s events with chefs from the Bessborough, Radisson and Prairie Harvest Cafe.

This is very exciting for our city!

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Fusion