At last week’s Agvocacy 2.0 conference I had the opportunity to learn about agriculture in other areas of Canada and the United States through a swap meet where we exchanged ag items that represented our region with items from other areas. (To read more about my experience at the AgChat Foundation conference click here).
I had tons of great ideas for items that represent the Canadian Prairies. Unfortunately, border restrictions meant I was unable to execute some of these ideas. I ended up bringing a few beeswax candles with a maple leaf on them made by a Calgary-based company. These candles are made with Alberta beeswax. Alberta is the largest honey-producing province in Canada. Alberta and Saskatchewan also produce many pulse crops such as peas and lentils. So I brought a pulse snack called Crispeas made by an Alberta-based company.
I was hoping my suitcase would be lighter on the way home but that wasn’t the case as I received many cool items during the swap meet. Here’s a sample. A big thank you to everyone who shared these awesome ag goodies with me!