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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!

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  1. 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.

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

      1. 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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        1. re: aktivistin

          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.

          1. re: CookieGal

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

            1. re: CookieGal

              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...

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

            1. Farm and River Cafe for sure.

              1. 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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                1. re: CookieGal

                  Dairy Lane

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

                  1. re: foodkarma

                    CHEERS!

                  2. re: CookieGal

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