Farm & Food Care SK and Canadian Food Focus are excited to host you for the Calgary Farm & Food Tour on March 3rd, 2023. Below is an agenda for our tour, menu for lunch, links to tour stops as well as more information on your hosts. Special thanks to Andrea Holwegner and her team at Health Stand Nutrition Consulting for helping to plan and host today’s tour!
Our plan is to meet at the Walmart Parking lot on 3800 Memorial Drive at 8:00 am on March 3rd. We will leave at 8:15 am sharp for our first stop and return to the parking lot at the end of the tour at 5:00 pm
Please fill out this Attendee Contact Form so that we may gather your contact information, any food allergies or sensitivities and photo/email permissions.
We also ask that each attendee fill out a pre- and post-tour survey to gauge what attendees have learned and to gather any feedback or questions they might have about food and agriculture in Canada. It also helps us with reporting and to get funding for these events in the future.
Looking forward to meeting you, Clinton and Dorothy
8:00 am Meet at the Walmart Supercentre, 3800 Memorial Dr Unit 1100, Calgary, AB
8:15 am Bus departs for Fifth Generation Farms (25-30 min bus ride)
8:30 am Welcome and Introductions
9 am Fifth Generation Farms tour
10 am Bus departs for Agriplay Vertical Farm tour (30-35 min bus ride)
10:45 am Agriplay Vertical Farm tour
11:45 am Bus for Sunterra market
12 pm Lunch at Sunterra Market with speakers from Sunterra Greenhouses and Ground Up EcoVentures
1:30 pm Bus departs to Buffalorock Dairy Farm (60-65 min bus ride)
1:45 pm Presentation on Sustainable Farming by Clinton Monchuk
2:40 pm Buffalorock Dairy Farm tour
3:40 pm Bus departs Walmart Supercentre, 3800 Memorial Dr (60-65 min bus ride)
5 pm Tour ends. Safe travels home everyone!
Executive Director, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
Clinton Monchuk grew up on a mixed dairy, beef and grain family farm outside of Lanigan, Saskatchewan. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture majoring in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000 and a Masters of Business Administration in Agriculture from the University of Guelph in 2002.
After completing his master’s degree, Clinton conducted research and taught at the Universidad de Guadalajara, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Following his interest in the livestock industry, Clinton worked with the Western Beef Development Centre as a Beef Economist. He then accepted an Economic Fellowship position with the National Farmers Union in Washington, DC working on trade-related aspects of policy development for American farmers and ranchers. This experience allowed him to become the Director of Trade Policy for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture in Ottawa.
In 2007, Clinton and his wife Laura moved to Saskatoon where he became the Chief Executive Officer for the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Hatching Egg Producers. In 2016, Clinton accepted the role of Executive Director with Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan to promote farming, ranching and agri-food to consumers.
Clinton understands the value of increasing public trust in agriculture and actively promotes engagement between the agriculture industry and consumers. Clinton, Laura and their children Jackson and Katelyn, continue to be active partners on their family grain farm in Saskatchewan and cattle ranch in Oklahoma.
Andrea Holwegner RD “The Chocoholic Nutritionist”
Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc.
Registered Dietitian Andrea Holwegner (“The Chocoholic NutritionistTM”) is founder and owner of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. since 2000. She leads a team of professional Dietitians that help empower people to create a healthy and joyous relationship with food and their body. She is an online nutrition course creator, professional speaker and regular guest in the media. Andrea is the recipient of an award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education.
In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, mountain biking and sipping wine with her husband over a delicious meal. Most of all, she loves being a mom and playing in the dirt in the vegetable garden she grows with her son.
Visit www.HealthStandNutrition.com for her latest TV segments, articles and healthy recipes on her award-winning blog and popular weekly nutrition newsletter. Find Andrea on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @chocoholicRD
Home Economist and Director of Communications of Canadian Food Focus
Dorothy Long is a champion of Canadian food and farming. As a Saskatchewan farm girl turned Home Economist, she has worked for more than 25 years to promote Canadian-grown foods and the hardworking industry that produces them.
Dorothy has developed and collaborated on a bounty of marketing strategies including CanolaInfo, Cuisine Canada, Growing Saskatchewan, HealthyFlax, Spread the Mustard and Pick Pork. She and her team are passionate about informing and inspiring consumers, food media, writers, chefs and dietitians from around the world about Canadian food, farmers and agriculture.
Dorothy is currently our Director of Communications at Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan where she spearheads the Canadian Food Focus project – a consumer-friendly website and marketing strategy. It fits well with Dorothy’s lifelong mission to build consumers’ understanding, trust and food literacy through sharing stories and information about Canadian farms and food.
Farm & Food Care
Farm & Food Care is a coalition linking thousands of livestock, crop and horticulture producers, government, individuals and businesses with a common goal to help people understand food and farming. Farm & Food Care believes that getting to know farmers and ranchers is getting to know food.
Canadian Food Focus
Canadian Food Focus is a gathering place to tell our Canadian food and farming stories. We will explore how food is grown and raised, share recipes and provide useful advice to help you make confident food choices.
Suntererra Greenhouse tomatoes, Sunterra’s Soleterra Calabrese Salami and Fior di latte Cheese
Mains & Sides:
Sunterra Farms Pork Rack with Chimichurri Salsa
Rotisserie Chicken with Sunterra Greenhouse charred Tomato Salsa
Leefers Organic Spring Carrots with Orange Butter and Snap Peas
Roasted Purple Garlic and crushed Bassano Potatoes.
Sunterra Greenhouse Dutchess Strawberry Pistachio and Grand Marnier Cake
Fresh-pressed Sunterra Greenhouse Strawberry Lemonade
Flavoured Water (flavoured with fruit and herbs)
*Vegetarian Option: Chickpea and Lentil patty with charred Sunterra Greenhouse Tomato Salsa.
Let’s stay connected!
- Contact Clinton Monchuk or Dorothy Long if you have any questions.
- Check out our Canadian Food Focus website.
- Sign up for our monthly newsletter: Great Food Grown Here.
- Listen to our Ask A Farmer Podcast.
- Join our Farm Food Focus community, a professional development hub for dietitians, home economists, food writers, chefs, food media, and culinary & dietetic students. We share content regarding professional development or networking opportunities including upcoming courses, webinars and events through a Facebook group and an occasional Newsletter. It is a great place to discover new resources and information developed by our Canadian Food Focus contributors.
- Follow us @CDNFoodFocus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube with the hashtags #LoveCDNFood, #LoveCDNrecipes and #LoveCDNFarms.