PRAIRIE MILL BREAD CO.
Prairie Mill Bread Co. has been baking farm-to-table bread since 1997. John and Karen Juurlink took over the bakery in 1999 and have participated in farmers’ markets on and off since. John says the bakery centres on “the core values of buying and producing local products,” making them a perfect fit for farmers’ markets.
The bakery was a part of this summer’s Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market, the Dalhousie Farmers’ Market and the Bearspaw Lions Club’s Sunday Farmers’ Market. The storefront in Dalhousie is open year-round and the team mills its own flour from certified organic wheat sourced from Schmidt Farms in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. Over the years, John says the bakery has “tried practically everything” and carries a slew of tried-and-true classic loaves, including a stellar Honey Whole Wheat loaf. If you’re not usually a fan of whole wheat bread, give this one a shot—it’s soft and light with a touch of honey. True to the bakery’s ethos, the honey is locally sourced from Golden Acres Honey in Three Hills. John’s favourite is the Nine Grain loaf, a whole wheat bread featuring white wheat, red wheat, rye, barley, corn, millet, oats, flax and buckwheat, all sourced from Vulcan’s Grainworks.
With the holidays just around the corner, Prairie Mill is also rolling out its seasonal White Chocolate Cranberry loaf studded with dried cranberries. With more than two decades in Calgary, Prairie Mill Bread Co. sees countless regulars, and John says, “the biggest compliment is when I see their kids coming.” Here’s to many more years of delicious, farm-to-table bread.
Prairie Mill Bread Co. | Hillhurst, Dalhousie, and Bearspaw Farmers’ Markets during summer; year-round location at 129, 4820 Northland Dr. N.W. | 403.282.6455 | prairiemillbread.com