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YYC - restaurants with a focus on local producers

CookieGal Feb 18, 2010 05:00 PM

Hey fellow hounds...

I am working on a festival celebrating local and sustainable foods which will be part of Calgary's Earth Day celebrations. (more on that later...) I have put together a list of restaurants and catering companies who focus on supporting local producers + sustainable foods. But I would really value everyone's input, as I don't want to over look any businesses who are striving to do the above.

Thanks!

  1. maplesugar Feb 18, 2010 07:08 PM

    Forage/Infuse Catering, River Cafe and Rouge immediately come to mind...but I'm not really up on caterers - I'm sure there are places I'm missing.

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      nonlinear Feb 18, 2010 08:38 PM

      why don't you post the list you have so far?

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        aktivistin Feb 18, 2010 08:57 PM

        You've probably already seen/contacted Slow Food Calgary (or maybe you are with Slow Food Calgary!), but just in case, here's a link: http://slowfoodcalgary.ca

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          CookieGal Feb 19, 2010 06:23 AM

          Certainly but the list is of producers... which I love and reference often, but not of the restaurants which promote their products. What I am doing now is contacting the producers them selves, and asking them who their most loyal restaurant clients are.

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            irishgirl Feb 19, 2010 07:46 PM

            Shef's Fiery Kitchen at the Calgary Farmers' Market (who also do catering I believe) often have local producers referenced on their menu.

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              aktivistin Feb 19, 2010 09:50 PM

              Ah, of course. That's a clever way to find the restaurants and caterers... I'm not sure I would have thought of that!

              Three local chefs mentioned in this article talking about Anthony Bourdain and the "localvore" movement, including Chef Overland of The Belvedere: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note...

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            foodkarma Feb 19, 2010 11:30 PM

            the Coup and Dairy Lane are the first I think of.

            1. John Manzo Feb 20, 2010 11:21 AM

              Farm and River Cafe for sure.

              1. CookieGal Feb 23, 2010 07:42 PM

                Ok Folks..

                List in Progress:

                Restaurants

                Rouge
                the Ranch
                Coup
                Cilantro
                Farm
                River Café
                The Rimrock
                Route 40 Soup Company
                Saskatoon Berry Farm
                Reader Rock Garden
                Lady Bug Café
                The District
                Velvet
                Open Range
                Catch

                Catering / Take Out

                Fresh Kitchen
                Farm to Fork
                Red Tree Kitchen
                Forage
                Infuse
                Phil & Sebastians
                CRMR at home
                Janice Beaton Cheese

                What am I missing?
                :)

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                  foodkarma Feb 23, 2010 07:57 PM

                  Dairy Lane

                  Also I am pretty sure Blink and Divino are supporters of local products.

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                    CookieGal Feb 23, 2010 08:05 PM

                    CHEERS!

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                    hsk Feb 26, 2010 06:55 PM

                    Charcut - it just opened, but everything they serve is local.

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