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Sault local food festival celebrates third year

The Eat Algoma food festival will mark its third year on Sept. 17 in Desbarats just outside of Sault Ste. Marie.
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Monique’s Bistro & Catering from Blind River will be among the participants at the third Eat Algoma food festival taking place in Desbarats in September.

The Eat Algoma food festival will mark its third year on Sept. 17 in Desbarats just outside of Sault Ste. Marie.

An initiative of the Sault-based Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), Eat Algoma showcases local food suppliers by engaging local restaurants and chefs to create bite-sized appetizers for sampling.

“Now in its third year, Eat Algoma continues to showcase the talented food producers and dish creators in the Sault and Algoma District in a fun and engaging way with our community members,” said David Thompson, RAIN’s research project co-ordinator with the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, in a release.

“We are thrilled to have these exceptional local restaurants on board ready to serve up tasty dishes created with locally sourced foods from Algoma’s hardworking farmers.”

Participating restaurants include Café Natura, Shabby Motley and Monique’s Bistro & Catering.

Vendors include artisan cheesemaker Fromagerie Kapuskoise, the Sault’s Lock City Dairies, and Algoma Highlands wild blueberry farm and winery.

Johnson Farmers’ Market will be operating as usual, and the annual Sylvan Circle’s Artist and Artisan Tour will also be taking place at the Johnson Township Community Centre and surrounding area.

Proceeds from the event will support various RAIN projects, including ongoing efforts to increase local food production in Algoma, as well as its activities to enhance Algoma agriculture through research, education and marketing.



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