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Cold Storage Canada Food Fair

The annual Cold Storage Canada Food Fair is back again! It will be held for 3 weeks from 28 September to 21 October 2012 at all 49 Cold Storage stores. With support from the Canadian Trade Commission, this popular Canadian-themed food fair showcases an extensive selection of almost 70 fresh produce and delectable food products specially brought in to cater to discerning Cold Storage shoppers.

Says Mr Kapil Madan, Chargé d’affaires at the High Commission of Canada: “Canada takes great pride in its agri-food industry, which ensures the highest standard of quality, from the farm gate to the final consumer. We have the second largest land mass spanning 100 million sq kilometres and we are the fifth largest exporter of agricultural and food products in the world.

Cold Storage aims to stock its shelves with Canadian food and beverage products even after the fair concludes. However, here’s a very good reason why you should visit the Canada Food Fair now instead of waiting. One lucky Cold Storage shopper will walk away with a holiday worth $6,000 to Toronto Canada during the Canada Food Fair 2012. To qualify for the draw, shoppers simply need to spend a minimum of $35 in a single receipt (inclusive of TWO Canadian products). Ten consolation hampers worth $200 each will also be given away during the draw.

Canadian produce and food products at Cold Storage

Here’s a sampling of what is in store at Cold Storage. Accompanying text are all from the official press release.

Canada Food Fair (32)

Look out for the big Canada Food Fair buntings, or little flags to indicate that the products are from Canada.

Cold Storage Canada Food Fair - RedLeafIceWineCabernet.375ml HR

Red Leaf Ice Wine $41.20 – 375ml/bottle

Coming from the land that made ice wine famous, Red Leaf Ice Wine is an excellent entry level sweet medium-bodied dessert wine. It has a medium acidity on the palate and a beautiful deep, golden hue. It features hints of citrus, apricot, honey and floral on the nose.

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Singapore has a Farmer’s Market!

It’s incredible, I thought only the Western countries such as New Zealand and the UK has such things, but yes we have our very own Farmer’s Market in Singapore. It’s organized by The Pantry. The Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 8:30 am to 2 pm. So this means it’s on this Saturday!!!

I can’t wait to go to take a look at what they have on offer. It will be interesting to see if they have a lot of organic produce available for cheap. There are hardly any farms left in Singapore, let alone organic farms. The farmer markets overseas that I am used to pride themselves on selling fresh locally produced food, food that is produced with love. If The Farmers’ Market imports lots of veggies from overseas, that would kind of be like defeating the purpose. We shall see.

I am also looking forwards to the baked goods section. I don’t know if there will be one this Saturday, but I am presuming that there must be one. If not, I’m going to book myself a stall for July 2010 to sell scones, muffins and brownies! Either way, it’s going to be a really wonderful Saturday. I can’t wait!

Here are some photos of the farmers markets I enjoyed in Hawkes Bay New Zealand. Tip: Go during the summer months if you want to have a wide variety of farmers’ markets to choose from.

Hawkes Bay Farmer's Market

Nothing beats a clear blue sky, a cool breeze and lots of open space to liven up your mood!

Hawkes Bay Black Barn Always eat Organic and GM Free when possible. And source for locally grown food.

Hawkes Bay Apple Seller at Farmers MarketApple Seller doing brisk business!

Jun 3, 2010 @ 22:43

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