I spent the day in Mortlach, home of the Saskatoon Berry Festival. I live in a city called Saskatoon, but it took the little town of Mortlach to latch onto the way overdue notion of feting the famous berry of the prairies with a festival of its own.
There's a lot going on at the Saskatoon Berry Festival, but of course I went right for the food.
The Hollyhock Market is a friendly natuaral food store that's fun to poke around in. Lois has done a fabulous job of bringing ecclectic, healthy and organic food to her town. She has a big garden in the lot next door and a flock of laying hens out back. The small town ideal!
My table was right next to a very popular stand -- Over the Hill Orchards with its saskatoon and cherry jams, pies, etc. That's the owner Sylvia Kreutzer and her mom-in-law.