Alberta Local Food Week

Winter family w their turkey flock
Credit: Winter’s Turkeys

What a GREAT time for local food in Alberta!  Alberta Local Food Week is upon us, bringing with it SO many ways to discover the diversity of food and drink produced right here in our backyard:

  • Alberta on the Plate 2021 Dine Around kicked off this weekend and runs through August 15, with 80+ restaurants across the province offering fixed price menus featuring local producers AND recommended local craft beer or local spirit cocktail pairings.  There’s lunch, dinner, gourmet dinners, and takeout – find full details and menus here or follow them on Instagram or Facebook.
  • Open Farm Days runs this Saturday and Sunday (August 14 & 15) with 100+ Alberta farmers inviting you to see what they do and to taste what they produce.  Use the online portal to plan your stops and schedule your visit times. 

Need more inspiration?  Read “Meet the Producers” and “The Bison Whisperers” in the current issue of Savour Calgary magazine – featuring several ranchers who have knocked the socks off Debra Smith and myself of late.  Look for Savour Calgary on these newsstands around the Calgary region.

#ABlocalfood #ABonthePlate #localfood #supportlocal

Text © 2021 Catherine Van Brunschot

Meet the Producer: Trail’s End Beef

Trail's End Beef Historic Ranch
Photo credit: C. Van Brunschot

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LONG-TIME VEGETARIAN TAKES THE REINS OF AN HISTORIC CATTLE RANCH?

At a century-old farmhouse tucked in a fold of Alberta’s Porcupine Hills, I’m about to find out…

Read more here or in the new issue of Savour Calgary, available now on newstands at all your favourite food-loving businesses in Calgary and area.