Meals in the Field, produced by United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., is a limited edition cookbook highlighting hardy farm-style recipes submitted throughout the summer of 2016 by UFA members, customers, agents and employees.
The 184-page cookbook is a modern version of UFA’s original cookbook, first published in 1928 by The United Farm Women of Alberta (UFWA). The UFWA cookbook produced nine editions and eventually sold over 125,000 copies across Canada, the United States, Great Britain and throughout the world.
“Telling the story of agriculture and sharing its history is more important than ever as we talk about raising the profile and educating consumers on where their food comes from,” says UFA Chairman Kevin Hoppins. “We all have a role to play in ‘agvocating’ for agriculture in Alberta, and to do so UFA is proud to bring back this little piece of history.”
Meals in the Field features recipes from the original UFWA cookbook throughout its pages, reflecting the heritage and traditions of early settler communities in Alberta, and compiles some of the best classic recipes that farm families are known for serving.
“These are the types of hardy meals my Mom still serves,” says Hoppins, whose mother Genevieve submitted a Pickled Egg recipe.
The Meals in the Field Cookbook is available for purchase February 8, 2017 at all UFA Petroleum Agencies, UFA Farm & Ranch Supply stores and the UFA Calgary support office* (7th floor reception) for $20 (CDN) dollars. If you live out of province, please contact our customer support group at 1-877-258-4500, option #1 to purchase. Meals in the Field is limited edition, so hurry into one of our UFA locations to pick up your copy while quantities last!
*Note: UFA support office in Calgary will only accept cash and no receipt will be issued.
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