Indulge In A Five-Course Feast at the St. Norbert Farmers' Market: Sept. 6About
On Sept. 6, the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its wildly-popular family-style feast. Centred around the market’s love for local, the Farmers’ Feast features five gourmet courses made from fresh ingredients produced right here in Manitoba.
But what takes the St. Norbert Farmers’ Feast to the next level is not just the food, but the man cooking it. Once again, local chef and the OG of Winnipeg’s “eat local” movement, Ben Kramer, will be at the helm.
Then there’s the setting. Perfectly fitting for the magical transition between summer and fall, the feast takes place among twinkling lights, beautiful bouquets, seasonal decor and live music. This will also be the market’s first time hosting the event beneath its brand new world-class canopy.
As for the food itself, prepare to be blown away. To give your taste buds a sign of what’s to come, last year’s menu featured the likes of a tasty tomato soup; a kale, wild rice orzo and egg salad topped with cheese; banana squash puree topped with roasted carrots and drizzled with a coffee aioli; and local grass-fed beef served with violeta potatoes.
But that was just the beginning. To cater to the crowd’s collective sweet tooth, there were delectable desserts for days. We’re talking homemade goodies like silky chocolate bites and a quinoa cake topped with brandy soaked fruit, whipped cream and cookie crumbs.
And because food always tastes a little bit better when you know where it came from, you’ll actually get to meet the people who put it on the table. Between each course, local farmers will step up to the podium and share the stories of their lives and livelihoods. Cheers to that!