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Farmers’ Festival 2017

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Booth #1 Demos

Kombucha – Laura Reeves  –  1:30 pm, 3:30 pm,
Laura Reeves – “botanist and forager extraordinaire” (McNally Robinson Books) – shows you how to make wild kombucha (naturally fermented) teas using locally harvested wild edibles.

Dehydrating the Garden Bounty – Getty Stewart   –  11:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Always wanted to try out dehydrating but never knew how – or where! – to start? Getty Stewart of Fruit Share provides an overview of dehydrating everything under the sun – from vegetables to fruit – using a dehydrator. Learn how to pre-treat, cut, dehydrate and store your favourite foods and discover some unusual but tasty flavour pairings while you’re at it!

Booth #2 Demos

Fermenting Know-How – Sylvia Marusyk, Cook’s Creek Kimchi  –  Noon
Sylvia Marusyk talks old school fermentation techniques for preserving vegetables. Fermentation is an energy efficient food preparation strategy that develops unique flavours and probiotics. Come learn more about this lost art!

Let’s Get Canning – Getty Stewart  –  1 pm
Hot water bath canning is an easy, safe way of preserving fruits, tomatoes and pickled veggies.  Getty will take you through the entire process by making a batch of hot pepper jelly in 30 minutes. Learn more about sterilizing jars, processing times, safe storage, favorite recipe sources and what foods are not safe to can in a hot water bath. Discover just how easy it is.

On Memories – Oriole Veldhuis, Author: For Elise  –  2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Each of us live on the shoulders of earlier women’s struggles and make our own contribution to the success of each day. Journaling is a first step to recording our life stories. Oriole will read from her award winning novel, ‘For Elise Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead‘and discuss the importance of recording our stories. Bring your questions, and your copy of the book if you would like to have her sign it.

Booth #3 Demos

Treats for Dogs , Kleas Kookies –  11:30 am and 12:30 pm
Healthy treat tips for your pets.

Growing Mushrooms at Home – Ken Fosty   –  2 pm and 3 pm
Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms on oak logs!  Shiitake, meaning “mushroom of the shii or oak tree” are highly prized in the Orient, for their flavour and reputed medicinal value.  Ken Fosty, a certified arborist, has been teaching people traditional skills like mushroom-growing and collecting maple syrup for many years.

Booth #4 Demos

Spinning Wool, Hilori Thompson, Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium  –  11:00 am
Spinning is a skill that dates back to as far as ancient Egypt. Using anything from simple spindles to modern spinning wheels, one can impart a twist to raw fibre to create thread for many uses. Come witness the magic of spinning wool fibre into yarn!

Learn to Wool Felt  –  Manitoba Fibre Festival  –  Noon
Felting is an ancient craft with diverse uses from shelter and clothing to home decor and jewelry. Discover the process of transforming sheep’s fleece into fabric using water, soap and muscle power.

A Skill Your Grandma Knew – Crocheting Granny Squares  –  1:30 pm
Everyone needs to know how, so a granny square quilt can be in your future!

Booth #5 Demos

Pasta-Making By Hand – Nature’s Farm  –  Noon and 3:00 pm
Fun and simple, with a few tricks to make it perfect!, Watch Hermann from Nature’s Farm make pasta from scratch – by hand! – and explain the process step-by-step!!

RollKuchen: A Mennonite Tradition – Barb’s Kitchen –  1:00 pm
A Mennonite summer tradition!  See – and taste! – how to make rollkuchen (also called Mennonite fritters), a delicious deep-fried dough that is always served with watermelon on a hot summer day.  Hear the story behind this tradition from Barb and Henry of Barb’s Kitchen while enjoying a sample, then take some rollkuchen home with you!

Booth 5 A Demos

Knitting Circle – Marie Poole –  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Learn the basics of knitting with a knitting pro!

Spinning Wool Q & A – Joanne Mitchell –   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
See wool batting spun into perfect and beautiful yarn, asking all the questions you need for your own future wool-spinning!

Booth #6 Demos

Wood Carving – Murray Watson  – 1:30 pm
Gain a deeper understanding of the techniques and tricks used by Murray Watson for his unique and beautiful wood carvings.

Booth #7 Demos

Wood Turning – Wood Turners Association of Manitoba  – 11 am to 4 pm
See all the amazing techniques involved in wood turning, as the Manitoba Wood Turners work on bowl, tops, and other delightful wooden items!

Booth #8 Demos

Henna Art –  Nicole Marginet  –  Noon and 2 pm
Learn the basics of the ancient art of henna design and application.

Breaking Down a Chicken – Judy Swain, Tri-Pop Farm –  1:00 pm
Ever wondered how to slice and dice a whole raw chicken to make multiples meals at home? Judy Swain will walk you through the steps.

Booth #9 Demos

Design a Succulent Pot – Glenlea Greenhouses – 11:00 am and 2:30 pm
Succulents are the new garden favourite.  Learn how to design and care for your own succulent pot for inside and out.

Booth #10 Demos

Pizza  Dough from Scratch – Steffen Zinn, The Red Ember –  12:30 pm
Tips and tricks for the best pizza dough in town, from the maker of the best pizza dough in town!

Goat’s Milk Soap Making – Leanne Fenez, Fenez Follies Farm  –  1:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Leanne Fenez from Fenez Follies Farm will walk you through the basics of soap making. Learn the different methods of making soap in your own kitchen. Leanne and her husband Philip farm just a few minutes southwest of Winnipeg. They raise fruits, vegetables and a diverse group of ill behaved animals.

Booth #11 Demos

Sewing and the Art of Pattern Laying – Margo Malabar  – 11:30 am; 1:00 pm; 3:00 pm
How to choose a pattern size, layout and cutting, with a q & a on sewing and pattern laying.

 Booth #12 Demos

Making Flower Crowns  –  Strawberry Lane  –  Noon and 2:00 pm
Every child’s dream … learn to make simple flower crowns from the experts at Strawberry Lane!

Booth #13 Demos

Karen Food – Cooking with Quinoa  – 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Market Chef Karen Peters pairs up with Tamarack Farms to teach you some great techniques for a delicious quinoa dish.

How to Make a Knotted Mala  –  June Currie, Dragonfly Jewellery –  11:00 am and 3:30 pm
Jewellery making is a fine art. Learn about how to make a mala necklace.

How to Make a Fishing Lure- John Petroff, Rosemary Handicrafts- 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Learn how to make a dressed spinning lure that will keep the fish biting!