MUN Botanical Garden hosts its Food ‘n’ Garden Fair

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Published on September 30, 2013

(From left) Bridget Kenny, Johanna Cole and Tenda Nzuma display some of the fresh vegetables and fruit that was grown at the Mercy Centre For Ecology and Justice while at the Food ‘n’ Garden Fair at the Mount Scio Road outdoor facility in St. John’s. The Saturday event was an educational culinary and gardening showcase for the upcoming fall season, which included such things as gardening tips and demonstrations.

Published on September 30, 2013

Gary Greenslade uses a 1950s-era potato slicer to make homemade french fries. He was displaying the kitchen tool at the Kenneth Proudfoot corner.

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Displaying a tub of daffodil bulbs, Judi Kelland of the Horticultural Society of Newfoundland offers up gardening tips on how to force your bulbs for winter enjoyment at the group’s information display tent.

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Cousins (from left) Owen McGrath, 7, Finlay McGrath, 4, Oliver Kane, 6, Darcie Kane, 4, and Lily McGrath, 7, are shown at the children’s activity table, where they were able to make their own vegetable stamp. They dipped the ends of the cut veggies in children’s paint and created artwork on pieces of bristle board.

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Executive chef Roary MacPherson of the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland pours up a pitcher of loaded potato soup.

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Eleven-year-old Rebecca Vicars of Torbay displays a quadrant of AL Blue Pride potatoes.

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These folks make their way along the main path among many types of flowers and plants grown at the MUN Botanical Garden.

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The four contestants in the potato peeling contest (from left) MUN student Peng Yu, chef Andrea Maunder of the Bacalao Restaurant, chef Brian Piercey of Celtic Hearth/Bridie Molloy’s and Cathy Royle compete to see who could peel four spuds the fastest. The quickest peelers in town belonged to Piercey, who peeled his spuds in one minute and 45 seconds.

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— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Published on September 30, 2013

— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Published on September 30, 2013

— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

They couldn’t have asked for better weather on Saturday, September 28, 2013 as organizers of the MUN Botanical Garden’s Food ‘n’ Garden Fair saw hundreds of visitors enter the gates at the Mount Scio Road facility for an educational culinary and gardening experience, embracing the bounty of the Newfoundland fall season. Photos by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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