Folky Food Feature: Fresh Foods
Who wouldn’t want to bite into a cool crispy apple on a hot summer day? We’ve got you covered!
Jardins St-Léon Gardens
You asked for it and we… well, Jardins St-Léon Gardens delivered! The friendliest place to get your fresh local produce during the best weekend of summer. Jardins St-Léon Gardens prides themselves on serving local to support freshness, environment and “the little guy.”
Jardins St-Léon Gardens started as a youth entrepreneurial project in 1979 to keep the kids of St. Leon busy and keep them learning! A humble beginning with a modest 15 x 30-foot greenhouse, a 4-acre garden plot and 20 hard working kids aged 10 to 16 years old.
For several summers that followed things were going well, with invested workers, good crops and big purchasers. Unfortunate events followed those good summers, in 1989 the lake they used to irrigate the crops dried up and forced the project to make new plans. In 1990 they relocated to their new home at 419 St. Mary’s Road in Winnipeg and now they have a temporary home at the heart of the Winnipeg Folk Fest!
Food For Folks
Serving fresh (and organic) food options to the festival campground since 2010, we are always happy to welcome Iain Brynjolson and Food for Folks back to the fest! Starting out at the Folk Fest and moving on to a full-time gig.
Working as a produce manager at Neechi Commons taught Brynjolson a lot, including the advantages of dehydrated fruit. Learning that there is a longer shelf life and the product becomes lighter once dehydrated all while keeping nutritional value gave him the idea to send his product up north to remote communities.
If you’re in the campground make sure you stop for some sweet, nutritious treats! Some products include fresh organic fruit, all-natural dehydrated fruit jerky and a healthy selection of refreshing drinks.
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