Slow Food Edmonton Good Food Guide – A Start
Our web-site generates a lot of requests for resources on eating and drinking locally made, grown or processed food in the Edmonton area. Here’s are a few listings from a couple of members. If you have any favorite products, please email us a listing (just follow the format of the other listings) and we’ll add it. As more people add listings to good food that they find in our community, the list becomes better and more of a resource to help connect growers with eaters! Read on for the listing and add your favorites in “comments” at the end.
Breads and Bakeries
Bon Ton Bakery (Edmonton) 8720 149 Street; Phone (780) 489-7717; Products: stone-ground, trans-fat free and organic baked goods. Plus the bakery carries a selection of good local products.
Tree Stone Bakery (Edmonton) 8612-99 Street; Phone: (780) 433-5924; Products: Artisan â€œpain au levainâ€ bread, and milled organic flour.
Alley Kat Brewery (Edmonton) 9929-60 Avenue; www.alleykatbeer.com; Phone: (780) 436-8922; Products: craft-brewed beers: Alley Kat Amber, Aprikat, Full Moon Pale Ale, Buffalo Beer, Charlie Flint Original Lager.
Java Jive (Edmonton), 9929-77 Avenue; Phone: (780) 432-9148; Products: Fresh Roasted Premium Coffees, Teas, Syrups and Accessories.
Transcend Coffee (Edmonton) 9869-62 Avenue; www.transcendcoffee.com; Products: Fresh roasted specialty coffees and teas, and coffee bar.
Vitalyteas Ltd. (Edmonton) www.vitalyteas.com, Phone: 780-461-3176. Products: organic tea blends and chai beverages.
Vegetables and Fresh Garden Produce
Greens, Eggs and Ham (Leduc); Phone: (780) 986-8680. Products: Odd, unusual and heritage vegetables. Free range Ducks, top quality processed Duck products and Duck eggs. Free range Cornish Game Hens, Turkeys and top quality processed Turkey products by Ariana’s Farm Fresh Fowl. Free range Chicken eggs by Megan’s Egg Shack. Available year-round direct, and at the City Centre Farmers’ Market in the summer.
Edgar Farms (Innisfail); www.edgarfarms.com; Phone: (403) 227-2443; Products: asparagus, pea tendrils, peas; local connection, asparagus is sold at the Old Strathcona Farmersâ€™ Market from mid-May until end of June; pea tendrils and peas at the City Centre Farmersâ€™ Market.
Inspired Market Gardens (Carvel); www.InspiredMarketGardens.com; Phone: (780) 963-5625, Products: organic culinary herbs, edible & heritage flowers and gourmet pre-mixed salads and greens.
The Little Potato Company (Edmonton); www.littlepotatoes.com; Phone: (780) 414-6075; Products: organic and specialty baby potatoes.
Peas on Earth Certified Organic Garden (St. Albert); www.peasonearth.ca; Phone: (780) 973-6680; Products: Certified Organic products including assorted variety of salads, variety of peas, carrots, potatoes, baby veggies, radishes, beets, garlic, onions, exotic veggies and many more. Now open, Peas on Earth farm-store!
Prairie Mushrooms Inc. (Sherwood Park); www.prairiemushrooms.com; Phone: (780) 467-3555; Products: Fresh Portabellas, white, crimini, oyster and shiitake mushrooms.
Sparrowâ€™s Nest Organics (Opal); www.sparroworganics.com; Phone: 780-942-2259; Products: Community Shared Agriculture operation, ie. buy into it at the beginning of the summer and receive a box of fresh, varied, organic, locally grown veggies every week.
Bles-Wold Yogurt (Lacombe); www.bles-wold.com; Products: plain and fruit-flavoured yogurt, sour cream.
Pinocchio Ice Cream (Edmonton) 12814-163 Street; www.pinocchioicecream.com, Phone: (780) 455-1905; Products: ice creams & sorbets in 1 litre containers and 4 ounce cups.
Lola Canola Honey (Bon Accord); Phone: (780) 921-3657; Products: specialty honeys and bee products; on-farm bee-safaris.
Meats and Fish
Buffalo Valley Variety Meats Inc (Edmonton) 176-4211-106 Street; Phone: 780-438-9202; Products: fresh bison meat, fresh elk and other specialty game meats.
Dirt Willyâ€™s Game Birds (Ardrossan); www.dirtwilly.com; Products: wild turkey, partridge, pheasant, Phone: (780) 922-6080.
First Nature Farms (Goodfare), www.firstnaturefarms.ab.ca; Phone: (780) 356-2234; Products: certified organic chicken, turkey, Merriamâ€™s wild turkey, bison, beef, pork, eggs; Local connection: sells at the Old Strathcona Farmersâ€™ Market year-round.
Hog Wild Specialties (Mayerthorpe), www.hogwild.ab.ca; Phone: 1-888-668-9453, Products: European wild boar processed meat products: smokies, jerky, bacon, rack, tenderloin, hams, whole boar bbqs, etc.
Pine Terra Meats (Onoway); Phone: 780-967-3012; Products: certified organic 21-day aged grass-finished beef, sausages and smoked meats.
Rebekahâ€™s Fish (Camrose); Phone: (780) 372-3775; Products: frozen freshwater fish from northern Alberta and NT. Local connection: Delivers to your door in Edmonton.
Serben Free Range (Smoky Lake);Phone: (780) 656-5244 ; www.serbenfreerange.com; Products: free range, naturally-raised pork, chicken, turkey, lamb.
Spices, Condiments, Sauces and Rubs
Back Eddyâ€™s Spice (Hay River, NT); www.backeddys.com; a seasoning salt made in Hay River, NT; Local connection: the distributor, Lawâ€™s Fine Foods, is located in Stony Plain.
Blue Kettle Specialty Foods (St. Albert); Phone: (780) 418-2878; Products: Salsa, chili base, pasta sauces, salad dressings / marinades, chocolate indulgence.
Chocophilia / Kerstinâ€™s Chocolates (Edmonton); www.kerstinschocolates.com; Phone: (780) 990-0011; Products: Chocophilia chocolates and imported specialty chocolate products.
The Canadian Salt Company Ltd. (Lindberg); www.windsorsalt.com; Phone ((780) 724-3745; Products: table salt, rock salt, kosher salt.
Zinter-Brown Taste Treats (Edmonton); www.zinterbrown.com; Phone: (780) 487-9334; Products: Antipastos, Pepper Pots, condiments and seasonings.