Plant-based eating has exploded over the last few years, and Sprout Society is Calgary’s first plant-based meal delivery service. When the COVID pandemic hit, Conner and Amy Kadziolka found their careers at a crossroads. A teacher and a social worker by training, the two took a leap of faith and channeled their passion for plant-based cooking into creating Sprout Society. Today, they can be found working with their team to test recipes, cook and package meals, and operate their stall at the Farmers and Makers Market at cSPACE.
While Sprout Society functions as a subscription-based meal delivery service, their stall sells individual portions of their weekly entrees for those looking to explore plant-based meals. Each week’s offerings at the market are unique, from a rich pesto pasta studded with peas and diced zucchini to a Buffalo chick’n Caesar salad bowl — the latter made with convincingly chicken-like roasted soy curls, quinoa, and a tangy homemade vegan Caesar dressing on a bed of greens. Conner says, “We love getting to know our community neighbours, providing samples of our meals and sharing about our business.”
Sprout Society has been a part of the Farmers and Makers Market at cSPACE for the past two years, and despite the steep learning curve of owning a small business, Amy and Conner feel “it has been an incredibly fun and rewarding experience.” Their most popular dishes include Pad Thai and numerous curries, but the Kadziolkas are currently testing a recipe for Oreo cookie protein pancakes with a cashew cream cheese frosting. Sounds delicious!
Sprout Society | Farmers and Makers Market at c SPACE and online orders/delivery | 1721 29th Ave. S.W. | 587.578.1509 | sproutsociety.ca