April 29 & 30, 2017

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Presented by Averton Homes

Learn to grow, eat & support local food

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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Brunch with Chef Corbin

SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 29

Chef Corbin Tomaszeski teams up with the Glasshouse Bistro to prepare a special one-time brunch menu. Flavourful, organic, and locally sourced, this interactive multi-course brunch will allow you to put the finishing touches on some of your dishes and taste some recipes right out of Chef Corbin’s kitchen.

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About Chef Corbin

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Free Workshops & Presentations

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 29

Have you ever wanted to learn how to plant microgreens, become a connoisseur of beer hops, or make a delightful, garden-fresh pasta sauce? The Dig In Festival pairs enthusiastic audiences with leading experts in a variety of horticulinary fields for an afternoon of fun and enriching learning experiences.

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Spring-to-Harvest Container Gardening Workshop

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 29

Come and plant your very own vegetable container garden featuring all you'll need to make a delicious stew in the fall. Learn how to plant and care for your vegetables over the summer and then return for our fall festival where you'll reap the rewards of your harvest during a hands-on cooking class.

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Dinner with Chef Corbin

SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 29

Acclaimed Chef Corbin Tomaszeski teams up with Dig In and the Glasshouse Bistro to prepare a special one-time dinner menu. Featuring unusual ingredients and garden fresh produce from local organic growers, this interactive multi-course dinner will allow you to put the finishing touches on some of your dishes and taste some recipes right out of Chef Corbin’s kitchen.

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About Chef Corbin

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Brunch with Desiree Nielsen

SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 30

Desiree Nielsen, star of the Gusto TV show The Urban Vegetarian, teams up with the Glasshouse Bistro to prepare a special one-time brunch menu. Filled with healthy options with lots of fresh ingredients, this interactive multi-course brunch will allow you to put the finishing touches on some of your dishes and taste some amazing health-boosting brunch options.

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About Desiree Nielsen

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Free Workshops & Presentations

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 30

Sunday at the Dig In Festival provides participants with a second opportunity to learn about growing hops and sprouts or attend a meat and cheese workshop. A special Tomato Workshop with Jim Hole that covers all aspects of growing them at home.

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Hor•ti•cu•li•nar•y

Adj.related to growing ingredients for the purpose of eating delicious food

Since 2014, the Dig In St. Albert Horticulinary Festival has been providing exciting weekends of culinary adventure that have delighted guests with the possibilities and benefits of eating locally grown food.

In 2017 we’ll celebrate twice! This spring join us as we focus on the growing of delicious food for two days on April 29th and 30th. There will be brunches and a dinner hosted by TV Celebrity Chefs Corbin Tomaszeski and Desiree Nielsen, along with amazing gardening presentations and meet & greets!

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Be sure to also save the dates between September 19-23 for our traditional harvest themed workshops and culinary walking tours.

Volunteers Wanted

The Dig In Team is looking for volunteers to assist with the running of this spring's festival. Follow the link below to learn what volunteering opportunities exist and the great benefits that come with them.

Volunteer for the Festival

Special Guests

We're thrilled to welcome the following guests to our event:

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Chef Corbin Tomaszeski →

Executive Chef and host of the Dinner Party Wars, Restaurant Makeover and Restaurant Takeover shows on the Food Network

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Desiree Nielsen, RD →

Registered Dietician and host of The Urban Vegetarian show on Gusto TV

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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