We started 2020 full of ideas and excitement for our next Rural Roots Farmer Showcase at George Pegg Botanic Garden, but sadly, the pandemic had other ideas.
We remain dedicated to connecting consumers with food producers in our community. Looking for a way to continue to raise awareness about our agricultural industry and to showcase locally available products, we’ve partnered with producers, processors, and a chef to bring you the Rural Roots Farmer Showcase Picnic Box.
*Picnic Box is now Sold Out*
Rural Roots Farmer Showcase 2020 Saturday, August 15, 2020
The Picnic Box is a fine selection of locally produced foods including charcuterie meats, cheeses, & other tasty delights. A picnic for two or a starter for more. Order online by Thursday, August 13 here www.PeggGarden.org
3 pick-up locations– George Pegg Botanic Garden (Glenevis), Stony Plain, Edmonton. For 2020 we are offering NO special events at the Garden for Alberta Open Farm Days.
We will have profiles of local food producers and the Lac Ste. Anne County Horticulturist will be on site to answer gardening questions. Do check back for our 2021 Open Farm Days plans!
The George Pegg Botanic Garden is open to the public. Open 7 days a week in August, 10:00am-4:00pm. This tranquil historic site offers opportunities for
a quiet walk in the country
space to set up a picnic lunch
scenic settings for photographers
Please come prepared to have an enjoyable visit:
bring your own drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellent, sturdy footwear.
Be careful while walking as the Garden grounds are uneven.
Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a leash.
COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are in place for staff and visitors. Please visit the Pegg Garden website before your visit. www.PeggGarden.org
Address: 56015 Range Road 43, in Lac Ste Anne County
Directions: The Pegg Garden is 2.5 km north of Glenevis, Alberta, off Highway 43. Just and is 50 minutes northwest of Edmonton. From Edmonton travel west on Highway 16. Exit north onto Highway 43. Turn north at the Glenevis junction (Range Road 42A) and follow the signs.
Join us in August when more than 80 farms, ranches and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.