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More than any other, we’ve welcomed this summer with wide open arms, almost running to catch it and ensure it doesn’t slip away. While we are still facing uncertain times, we can still look forward to long walks by the river, barbecuing in our backyards, creating a great charcuterie board, picnics in the park, and continuing to enjoy great food and drink from local businesses.

This month our Shop Local column also features these amazing local products: Truffles from Say Cheese Fromagerie, The Ukey Ukrainian Sausage and Mustards from Tubby Dog, Vino Jelly Gourmet, and Cedar Wraps from Barbecues Galore.

Bow Valley BBQ Sauces and Salsa

Jamie Ayles started Bow Valley BBQ in 2014 after time spent traveling and working abroad.

In 2015 Chris Dean, a graduate from the SAIT culinary program, joined Ayles as a partner overseeing product development. Together, the two chefs have grown the brand across Canada and are working on North American distribution. We’ve always been drawn to an eye-catching label and these sauces stand out on any grocery shelf. Ayles and Dean feel some of the best food in the world is grilled street food and their brand embodies street art. Labels are designed by tattoo artist Don Peterson of New World Samurai in Canmore. More than just sauces, this line up has won more than 70 awards in the United States since 2017. The Total Jerk sauce cleaned up at the Hot Pepper Awards in Brooklyn, N.Y., best salsa and steak sauce at the World Hot Sauce Awards in Louisiana was awarded to BBQ Valley BBQ Sweet Chili Corn salsa and the Blueberry Merlot steak sauce for three years in a row. Recently they’ve launched the full line of products in single-serve packets for food service. It seems as if the only place for these guys to go is up and we are excited to see what’s next. Find a full list of retailers on their website.

Bow Valley BBQ Sauces and Salsa | Bow Valley BBQ | $7.00 – $9.00 |