Alberta Avenue Farmer’s Market

KevinFrom Local Farms, Regional Food8 Comments

Okay, so I was missing out. The City Market Downtown had closed for the season, and although Old Strathcona is an option for some farms, the long waiting list leaves the rest to sort themselves out. I really have a hard time getting my head around how farmer’s markets operate, to be honest. From what I can tell, politics, protectionism, … Read More

From Local Farms – Sunworks Farm

KevinBeef, Eggs, From Local Farms, From Local Farms - The Series, Kevin TV, Lamb, Pork, Poultry, Regional Food, Sunworks Farm, Sunworks Farm, Sunworks Farm, Sunworks Farm, Sunworks Farm10 Comments

My time with Ron Hamilton of Sunworks Farm left me drowning in fascinating content – making this the most challenging edit to date. Ron and Sheila have been at this game longer than all the others I’ve covered so far, and have achieved a level of success in the organics business that places them as leaders in their industry. Being … Read More

FROM LOCAL FARMS – Nature’s Green Acres

KevinBeef, From Local Farms, From Local Farms - The Series, Kevin TV, Nature's Green Acres, Nature's Green Acres, Nature's Green Acres, Pork, Poultry, Regional Food23 Comments

Shannon & Danny Ruzicka at Nature’s Green Acres are pretty tough not to like, their kids are cute, their farm is neat, their dog is gentle, their land is gorgeous. But tossing all that bias aside, how they raise their beef, chicken, and pork is truly remarkable. Clearly heavily influenced by Joel Salatin [If you haven’t watched Food Inc, you … Read More

Regional Food

KevinRegional Food6 Comments

In an effort to identify what regional local foods are here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, I’m going to keep this post of a running list of things that are certainly regional, and things that certainly are not. My criteria will be: is it possible to, under the wrong circumstances, hit it with my car. Within the proximity of the city, … Read More

Lawn Converted Into Food

KevinApples, From the Garden, Fruit, Fruit from the Yard, Haskap, Kevin TV, Permaculture, Strawberries, Summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Viticulture16 Comments

Over the past few years I’ve watched a few hundred episodes of Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV, and am a regular commenter there. Recently, I’ve been enamored with Daniel Klein’s ‘Perennial Plate‘ project about eating locally in Minnesota. So recently I had a bit of a ‘duh…’ moment, realizing that I had the gear to do some video blogging myself, … Read More

Common-sense-o-meter Test: FAIL

KevinOther Ramblings, PhilosoFood3 Comments

Doo-dee-doo go I down the mega-grocer aisle with my family a few months ago. ‘Hey, let’s get some pickles!’, says I. Grab a jar. Get home. Read the label: Product of India. They’re pickles. Not ‘Indian-style’ pickles. Just plain dill pickles. I felt like I’d failed a common-sense-o-meter test. Like I’d exploited whoever laboured to make this, clearly for very … Read More

Green Re-emerging. Slowly. As am I.

KevinGardening, PhilosoFood, Vegetables1 Comment

Like many others, I’ve been busy with hands in dirt. We’ve had a very mild winter up here, and my spring projects are a lot further along than I anticipated. The shot above is some asparagus I’m trying in flats from seed to bolster my supply long-term. So far so good. I’ve felt the odd pang of guilt for not … Read More