September 12-18, 2019

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Presented by Averton Homes

Learn to grow, eat and support local food!

Tickets available August 19

Sip, Savour and Dig In!

During September 12-18, the 6th annual Dig In Food Festival presented by Averton Homes provides an intimate, hands-on experience for you to connect with friends and celebrate eating and making local food. Take your pick of hands-on workshops and culinary tours where you’ll be sure to experience food in a whole new way. Being actively and personally involved is what makes this whole festival unique. 

Sign up for one, or all, of the following experiences happening this fall:

Front cover of Food Artisans Book

Author Reading: Food Artisans of Alberta

Thursday, September 12

Karen Anderson and Matilde Sanchez-Turri have explored all of Alberta to bring you "Food Artisans of Alberta.” Join Karen and Tilly at the St. Albert Public Library (Forsythe Hall, Library 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB) from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 as they share their adventures through Alberta's food scene. Tickets are free for the author reading. Stay after the Author Reading: Food Artisans of Alberta for more conversation over dessert and wine. Tickets are $15.

Sign up for the Author Reading

Laura making bread

Bread Making Workshop

$75 - Saturday, September 14

Become a bread wizard as you learn the tips and techniques to make an amazing loaf of bread, the no-knead way on September 14 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Little White School (2 Madonna Dr, St. Albert, AB). This is a hands-on class presented by Breadlove so be sure to come prepared to have fun and learn. Bring a 2-quart bowl with lid and you will go home with bread dough ready to be baked off at home. Finish off the session with a butter tasting to accompany our freshly baked loaves.

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A flight of beer at Endeavour

Beef and Brews Workshop and Dinner

$75 - Sunday, September 15

Start out at D'Arcy's Meat Market (40 Chisholm Ave, St Albert, AB) at 5:30 p.m. to learn all about farming practices and participate in a demo taking down a side of beef. You’ll leave knowing what all the cuts of beef are and what they’re good for in this behind the scene’s experience. Next, move on to Endeavour Brewing (walk or drive to 215 Carnegie Dr, St Albert, AB) for a brewery tour and a flight of beer. Choose from any of the beers on tap, learn how beer is made and why craft beers all taste different. After the tour, enjoy another flight of beer and a meal supplied by D'Arcy's Meat Market.

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Getting hands-on during a planting workshop.

Fairy Gardens and Wine Workshop

$60 - Monday, September 16

Grab your girlfriends for a night of creative crafting and wine in this fun fairy garden workshop on Monday, September 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Little White School (2 Madonna Dr, St. Albert, AB). Spend the evening playing in the dirt with the Wheelbarrow Gardener as you build a fairy garden masterpiece complete with figurines, mini plants and décor like bridges, fires, fences and so much more. Desserts will also be provided. Note: Please bring a low-temperature glue gun. All plants and other supplies will be provided.

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A happy group from our Spring 2017 Dig In Culinary Bike Tour

Culinary Bike Tour

$65 – Tuesday, September 17

Work up an appetite to justify indulging in St. Albert’s epicurean delights! Tour starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17. Meet up at the Servus Place (400 Campbell Drive, St Albert, AB) parking lot where we’ll bike to the following locations: 1. D’Arcy’s Meat Market 2. Appetite Global Cuisine 3. Endeavour Brewing 4. Skybox Grill. The bike tour is approximately 3.5 km in length. Please come prepared with comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. You will also require a helmet and bell on your bike. Bike lights would be advantageous as the days are shorter in September. Tour happens rain or shine.

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One of the meals from previous years

Culinary Walking Tour

$65 - Wednesday, September 18

Join us on a walking tour as we visit four shops and sample their delectable local offerings. Tour starts at 6 p.m on Wednesday, September 18. Meet up at Cranky’s Bike Shop (24 Perron St, St. Albert, AB) before heading onto the following locations: 1. Janos Café and Bistro 2. Jack’s Burger Shack 3. The Cajun House 4. Confections Cake Co This tour involves approximately 1 km of walking. Please come prepared with comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. Tour happens rain or shine.

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT DIG IN

This was an amazing event showcasing Alberta products. Well done!”
- Connie

I enjoyed the sense of community, connection with culture, environment, and support for St. Albert.
- Cynthia

I love Dig In. I've learned so much in the past two years and we've put this to good use.”
- Sandy

Such a great festival!! I'll attend every year I can.
- Stephanie

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