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What are some of Calgary's best locally produced foodstuffs ... ie: beer, butter, chocolate, wine, booze, bacon, etc???

Susanbnyc Oct 24, 2011 08:52 PM

Let's make a list!

  1. itmybegood Oct 24, 2011 10:18 PM

    Brassica Mustard

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      tibbles Oct 24, 2011 11:08 PM

      Jan's Bacon, Wildrose Velvet Fog Beer, Choklat bars.

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        ladybugs65 Oct 25, 2011 12:36 PM

        Any Wildrose Beer - especially their seasonal. I believe the Cherry Porter is out this week!

        Not Calgary but Canmore - Valbella Gourmet Foods for charcuterie

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          crazy_eoj Oct 25, 2011 03:04 PM

          sylvan star cheese, glamorgan baking, any local Rye Whiskey.

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          1. re: crazy_eoj
            Susanbnyc Oct 25, 2011 03:28 PM

            What are the local Rye Whiskies?

            1. re: Susanbnyc
              Scary Bill Oct 25, 2011 04:04 PM

              They all have "Alberta" in the name. But read your label for content.

              1. re: Scary Bill
                Scary Bill Oct 25, 2011 04:30 PM

                Oh, also at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the Best Vodka, a Double Gold Medal winner was Alberta Pure Vodka, beating out 239 other entries. And this for a vodka that sells for less than $20 at many stores.

          2. cellophane_star Oct 26, 2011 08:13 AM

            Maybe not exclusively "Calgary" but close to the city:

            Spragg's Pork
            Crave Cupcakes
            Big Rock Beer's Winter Ale
            Broxburn tomatoes
            Lund's carrots, parsnips, spinach, chard

            I'm sure I'll think of more later.

            1. maplesugar Oct 26, 2011 10:44 AM

              Not strictly Calgary but available in YYC

              Brassica mustards
              Lund's carrots, beets etc
              Hotchkiss produce
              Edgar Farm's peas, asparagus and asparagus products
              Jungle Farm's berries and pumpkins
              Sylvan Star cheese -their grizzly gouda is my favourite
              Vital Green Farms: chocolate milk
              Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch's Buffalo and Elk
              Winter's Turkeys
              Broek Pork

              Macarons and pain au chocolat from Yann's Haute Patisserie
              Sidewalk Citizen bread & goodies
              Pretzel buns from Rustic Sourdough bakery
              Bliss cupcakes
              Prairie Mill bread

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              1. re: maplesugar
                cellophane_star Oct 26, 2011 12:57 PM

                Can't believe I forgot about Sidewalk Citizen's scones. I don't usually go for scones but theirs are incredible.

                I have some more:

                Fiasco Gelato's gelatos and sorbettos. I've had real Italian gelato and, for the most part, I still prefer theirs.

                Valta Bison's bison jerky
                Phil & Sebastian's lattes (with Vital Greens milk)
                M for Macaron's macarons (Preferred over Yann's but that's just me)
                Blu Seafood's salmon burgers
                Pies Plus berry pies
                Going Nuts's salad nut mixes & flax crackers (at the Calgary Farmer's Market)
                Community Natural Foods tahini and nut butters

                1. re: cellophane_star
                  maplesugar Oct 26, 2011 08:43 PM

                  I really do have to get to Pies Plus one of these days. I can't believe I forgot about Going Nuts--their cinnamon almonds are dangerously addictive. As for Aviv's scones--there hasn't been a single crumb of his baking that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. P&S baristas are wizards--I'm partial to Americanos (saving calories for pain au chocolat heh)

                  If you're ever in my neck of the woods check out Big Bend Market. They're doing fantastic things: bison smoked meat and pastrami, venison salami, and all from either Ivan's bison herd or picked up from other local producers. They also stock Sylvan Star cheeses.

                  1. re: maplesugar
                    cellophane_star Oct 27, 2011 07:20 AM

                    My favourite thing at Going Nuts is their Lemon Pecans. A new fave is their Pumpkin Spice Pecans, which are only sweetened with dates.

                    One more:
                    Davenport's Cowboy Crunch. I can only find it around Christmas time at the Telus & BMO craft markets, which is probably a good thing because I can finish the whole jar in one sitting. It is deliciously addictive:

                    Off to Google "Big Bend Market" :)

                    1. re: cellophane_star
                      Susanbnyc Oct 27, 2011 08:02 AM

                      Off to google Davenport's Cowboy Crunch!

              2. Office Broccoli Oct 27, 2011 08:43 AM

                Spring Creek Ranch's prime rib roast available at Master Meats. (They're from around Edmonton)
                Spolumbo's sausage
                Sunrise Berry Farms pies (Lethbridge)

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                  23skidoo Oct 31, 2011 11:29 AM

                  Gull Valley produce

                  1. prima Oct 31, 2011 11:44 AM

                    Found in Calgary (and throughout most parts of AB and SK): Ginger Beef and Puffed Wheat Squares.

                    I like the Jerky made & sold in Red Deer.

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                      johnjohnson78 Nov 2, 2011 02:11 PM

                      Manuel Latruwe croissants and pain au chocolat are pretty top tier.

                      Also Phil and Sebastian coffee beans

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