UFA Presents Meals in the Field

New Cookbook Offers Down-Home, Farm-Style Recipes

CALGARY, Nov. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Meals in the Field, produced by United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., is a new limited edition cookbook highlighting hardy farm-style recipes submitted throughout the summer 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 December 2, 2016 at all UFA petroleum agencies, UFA Farm & Ranch Supply stores and the UFA Calgary support office* (7th floor reception) for $20 (CDN) dollars.

*Note: UFA support office in Calgary will only accept cash and no receipt will be issued.

About UFA Co-operative Limited

Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 120,000 member-owners. UFA's network comprises more than 110 bulk fuel and Cardlock Petroleum locations, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and a support office located in Calgary, AB. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 1,200 UFA employees provide products, services and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. UFA also owns and operates Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters. With 13 locations and more than 600 employees, Wholesale Sports is the largest multi-channel retailer in Western Canada dedicated to the outdoor industry. For more information, visit UFA.com.

SOURCE United Farmers of Alberta

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For further information: For media inquires, please contact: Nick Harsulla, Manager, Corporate Communication, UFA Co-operative Limited, 403-570-4359, Nick.harsulla@ufa.com

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