2018 Country Market and Long Table Dinner

As part of Alberta’s Open Farm Days and Local Food Week, Kneehill County’s Agricultural Service Board hosted the Growing Kneehill County Market and Long Table Dinner, August 18, 2018, at Horseshoe Canyon.

Kneehill County Council is extremely proud of the ASB staff for organizing the event, focusing on agri-tourism and promoting our local operations.

Saturday’s Country Market saw 11 vendors set up shop overlooking the stunning landscape of Horseshoe Canyon—still a sight to behold despite the slight haze of wildfire smoke in the air. Over the course of the afternoon, hundreds came to browse the artisans, producers and operations that call Kneehill County and the surrounding area home: Soleterra d’Italia Ltd, High Seas Coffee, Homestyle Pies, Alberta Prairie Steam Tour, Jungling Works, Canadian Badlands Tourism, Red Deer River Adventures, Sage Valley Marketing and Pursuit Adventures.

After the Country Market began the second annual ticketed Long Table dinner. With support from sponsors, Canalta Hotels and Soleterra d’Italia, and working with Food Tourism Strategies, the meal was prepared by renowned Calgary Chefs Andrea Harling and Pierre Lamielle, who created a delectable menu with fresh food and ingredients from local producers: Dancing Goats Farm, Soleterra d’Italia Ltd, Three Hills Hutterite Colony, Mousse Cake Sally, Bauer Meats, High Seas Coffee, Prairie Brewing Company, Fallentimber Meadery, Golden Acres Honey, and Pearson’s Berry Farm.

The eighty-six guests in attendance savored a mouthwatering four-course meal, with home-grown and locally sourced ingredients featured in each dish, such as the zucchini blossom salad made with summer squash from the Three Hills Hutterite Colony, grilled AAA flank steak from local Bauer Meats and raspberry tart mousse cake with local raspberries by Mousse Cake Sally. Guests also enjoyed Eqwitty Orange Belgian Witbier from Prairie Brewing Company, Saskatoon Mead from Fallen Timber Meadery, a charcuterie with campagnola salami & calabrese picante from Soleterra, and fresh spreadable goat cheese from Dancing Goats Farms as part of the evening’s extraordinary menu. And don’t forget the Gilberta Rojas Columbia coffee to cap off the amazing meal, from High Seas Coffee in Linden.

Paired with the breathtaking views of Horseshoe Canyon, guests were treated to an unforgettable dining experience that will be hard to rival.

Until next year’s Long Table Dinner, that is.

For more information on the Long Table Dinner and Country Market, view our Long Table Dinner Program.

Thank you to our sponsors and the following producers and vendors for making our event a success!

Event Sponsors

Long Table Featured Local Producers

Country Market Vendors

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The 2017 ASB and Culinary Tour was a huge success! 

Thank you to the 65 attendees, vendors, sponsors, Council and organizing staff for an amazing day.

Click to find out more about our vendors and sponsors: 

Our Daily Brett
High Seas Coffee
Mousse Cake Sally
Dancing Goats
Solterra d'Italita
Good Knights
Bauer Meats
Farm Basket
Three Hills Colony
Prairie Brewing
Golden Acres Honey
Natures Essential Gardens & Sage Valley Marketing
Community Futures

Thank you for being a part of our tour!

Innovations In Agriculture Summer Tour, 2016

On July 20th, 2016, Kneehill County's Agriculture Service Board had the pleasure of hosting their Innovations in Agriculture Summer Tour, where ratepayers were invited to observe and learn about various innovative practices happening within the County. Attendees began the tour at the newly expanded County shop to showcase the additions that were made to ensure the structure was compliant with chemical storage codes. In addition to the storage unit, measures have been taken to minimize chemical exposure for County employees, which were also highlighted throughout the stop.

The Golden Acres Honey Farm was the second stop on the tour and allowed attendees to become educated on the massive production happening within our County, which provides honey for well-known brands including the "No Name" brand. After a catered lunch at Swalwell Dam, where ratepayers were shown the new Floating Islands and aeration units which were installed to help improve oxygen levels and water quality, the tour continued with a lesson on the nuances of electric fencing and ending the tour with a demonstration on using drones to collect data for variable rate fertilizing.

Ratepayers finished with a roast beef dinner on their return to the Three Hills Rural Hall after an exciting, informative day. Our Ag Service Board did a fantastic job organizing and due to the success, this may become an annual event. IMG_1421.JPG