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12/01/2010 10:06 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Organic Connections in Saskatoon

When I got an email a month or two after Organic Manifesto came out inviting me to come to Saskatoon and speak at the biannual Organic Connections Canadian Organic Farmers Conference, I thought...now, that sounds like a grand adventure. So of course I said yes. I mean, how cold could Saskatoon be in November?

Checking the weather the week before I left freaked me out a bit. Minus 18?! Minus 33?! Ouch. I soon found out that those were Celsius measurements, not my pathetic stateside Fahrenheit. But even so, on the ground the temperature never went above, say, 5 degrees F--in other words, cold! But it wasn't too bad. I even went for a run one day along the South Saskatchewan River. On my way out, I ran along with the slow and steady ice flows, and on my way back I ran against them. It didn't get light until about 8:30 a.m., and it got dark early, so there was this really cool sense of extended dawn and twilight.

For the rest of this article and more from Maria Rodale, go to www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com.

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From City Girl to Farm Foodie - Maria's Farm Country Kitchen
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