This summer, your City is inviting you to pull up a seat to the table to let them know how you would slice up the municipal budget pie for the next four years.
While you’re mulling over how to slice the budget pie, we have a few ideas for ways you can make a REAL pie more locally sourced:
- Get your produce from the Farmer’s Market: Every Saturday, local producers and artisans set up shop in front of the Chestermere Public Library from 10-2. Stop by for fresh fruit, veggies, honey and more. If you’re not keen to make your own pie, the Happy Bakers also sell homemade pies ready-made! Get more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Harvest your own fruits and veggies: Even if you didn’t plant anything this spring, there is still time to grow and harvest smaller fruits and veggies! Stop by one of the local garden centers to get advice on how to start late-summer growing. For ideas of making great looking planters (with edibles or flowers) check out the City’s video at www.chestermere.ca/planters.
- Use produce from the Good Food Box: The City coordinates the Good Food Box program which provides a wide selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables to anyone in the community at a low cost. Orders for the September box are open until September 10 – check out the details at www.chestermere.ca/goodfoodbox.
- Stop by the Country Fair: The Chestermere Ag Society’s Country Fair is on September 8. Stop by the vendors to purchase produce, honey and jams and be inspired by the Red Ribbon Contest. You might even be able to get a few pie-making secrets from the winners!
For more ins-pie-ration, check out the City’s Pie Blog at www.chestermere.ca/pies