As a food lover and a gardener, I love this time of year in Calgary. The promise of new growth, warm scents, and fresh flavours always makes my heart beat a little faster.
So, too, does the opportunity to speak with our local food producers about their passion for tapping into Nature’s ingenuity and bringing her gifts to the community.
It’s a tough and ever-more-complicated business, this vocation of farming, and I am continually awed by the dedication, acumen, optimism, and sheer stamina demonstrated by those who put food on our tables. The farmers I meet are always generous with their time and I learn so much from every conversation. I’m honoured to be able to share just a slice of their stories on the pages of Savour Calgary magazine.
In the current issue, I profile an industry icon, a farmers’ market mainstay, and a Lethbridge duo who are making inroads into the Calgary marketplace. You can read their stories here.
Next month, watch for several meat producers who – each in their own way – have stretched the definition of what it means to be a farmer.
Here’s to sunshine, sufficient rain, and a generous summer!
Text © 2022 Catherine Van Brunschot