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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.


  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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        1. re: aktivistin
          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.

          1. re: CookieGal
            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:


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

                Catering / Take Out

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

                What am I missing?

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                1. re: CookieGal
                  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


                  2. re: CookieGal
                    hsk Feb 26, 2010 06:55 PM

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

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