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This company is a non-profit that operates in the Edmonton area that uses fruit and vegetables not being used by homeowners around the city. They go around and accumulate these fruits and produce jams, jellies, and preserves from otherwise wasted fruit. They also receive fruit that would otherwise be discarded by the BC farms and orchards that operate at the local farmers markets.
I was made aware of Ian Treuer through my good friend Debra Kraus. When she mentioned a local cheese producer using organic milk I couldn't help myself. Working out of Smokey Lake, they use Vital Green Farms organic whole milk and a unique vegetable enzyme derived from Cardoon Thistle to create their cheeses. With favourites such as the Highland Hall, a vegetable ash coated, bloom rind cheese, and the German Butter Cheese, their cheeses are a staple in our cooler.
After having been a cheese maker in Holland, taking after his mother, John Schalkwijk began making cheese here in Canada in 1999. His prize winning Goudas have been sought after ever since. Having a particular love for the 'Grizzly' Gouda, as with much of the world as it's ranked number 4 globally, we decided to pair up and have these fantastic cheese grace our shelves and, hopefully, your tables!
Established in 2015, Kranks Gourmet produces delicious sweet and spicy jellies. They operate out of Calgary, Alberta.
Locally made and always changing, Mojo Jojo Pickles are as delicious as they gorgeous to look at!
Beanstalk Honey started seven years ago near North Cooking Lake in Strathcona County. For the first couple of years, Tracey grew organic vegetables and kept laying hens. But when she started keeping bees as well, everyone wanted the honey. Over a period of two years, she transitioned to only honey and pollen production. Today she sells honey at the City Market Downtown and the Old Strathcona Market, both in Edmonton on Saturdays.