Log Barn 1912 - Calgary
There's a funny log barn structure on the corner of 14th St NW and 16th Ave (across from North Hill Mall) where a travel agency used to be. It's called Log Barn 1912 and as far as I can tell sells sausages and pies. On Sunday it looked closed.
Its website - http://www.logbarn.ca/ - doesn't say much about where its products are from or made
Anyone been here? Know more about it?
Ahh, the "drive through pie" place. I've been curious about this pace as well, though looking around at their website and then doing a quick google does not look promising. Granted, I haven't been there in person yet and you can't always believe everything you read on the internet, but when the second google link comes up as a warning about the company (with purported corroboration from a former employee), I don't think I'll be in any rush.
Not to mention the fact that for a company who's slogan is "Reclaiming our Heritage" (the wording of which gives me a bad vibe all on its own), they sure have a lot of plastic imported junk in their Giftware section...hmmm, I wouldn't hold out much hope on any of the food products being great.
However, as I said...I haven't been there in person yet, so I'd be happy to hear otherwise.
Having looked at the website, I am sure we went to the Armstrong, BC location in the early fall a few years ago. I think (I may be wrong) the family that owns it are Mennonites. Delicious homemade pies and the one in Armstrong had tons of fresh BC fruit. Also the tourist drawing card there was a contraption where you could feed goats, and they spin some kind of wheel to get their feed.
To be honest, I don't remember what else they had besides sausage, pies, jams, cheeses and homemade baking and the fruit. It was a fun, kitchsy, but touristy place.
We stopped by the Armstrong location on our way back from Kelowna this past September and picked up some fruit and a still-warm freshly baked peach pie. The pie was mouth-wateringly delicious, as were the fruit, but it was definitely on the expensive side, especially considering the fruit was grown in the area.
The owner did tell me they were planning on opening up a location across from North Hill Mall, but I didn't think it was going to be up and running already. I'll check out the new location - good thing it's not a far walk from the C-Train station.
Oh yes! the goat place from Armstrong BC!
From our travels through there, yes - run by pretty devout Mennonites, lots of products (yes, adds to kitschyness), but locally made, homemade pies (pretty good - we thought good price for the size & quality), homemade sausages (we bought a few links - I think it was no preservatives, etc). And they definitely were the ones opening another location in Calgary. Their location in Armstrong was a complete tourist attraction (produce was a little on the expensive side), but who's the say they won't be competitve in Calgary's market. Will have to check this location out and see.