It’s Growing Season!

Spring tulip
Photo Credit: C. Van Brunschot

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.

Rosemary Wotske and Cam Beard
Credit: Poplar Bluff Organics

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

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