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Market Report: Meat

By |May 2nd, 2024|0 Comments

While plant-based diets are front-and-centre in the ethical eating conversation, some of us are simply carnivores. Fear not! Animal protein can still be produced and consumed ethically with organic and humane practices. Supporting local [...]

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More Pineapple

By |April 10th, 2024|0 Comments

Despite the mild winter we've enjoyed, we know the cruel reality: Spring is still a long way off for those of us on the Alberta prairies. We’ve had our fill of dried fruits [...]

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Asian Greens

By |February 15th, 2024|0 Comments

When we think of Asian greens, a picture of bok choy is what we usually imagine. Bok choy (also called pak choi), a brassica, is a native Chinese vegetable and a variety of [...]

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Dragon Fruit

By |January 30th, 2024|0 Comments

As we enter the lunar year of the dragon, we thought it'd be fun to celebrate the homonymous fruit. Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a vibrant tropical fruit with a unique, [...]

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Market Report: Bread and BBQ

By |December 30th, 2023|0 Comments

The holiday season might be over, but local farmers' market shopping continues throughout the year. In this edition of the Market Report, columnist Grace Wang unwraps a festive showcase featuring two exceptional local vendors. [...]

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Winter Squash

By |November 22nd, 2023|0 Comments

All squash, large or small, winter or summer, are fruits. They share the cucurbit family vine with melons and gourds like cucumbers and luffas. We tend more often to treat them like vegetables, [...]

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By |October 20th, 2023|0 Comments

This versatile vegetable began its journey in Peru, where potatoes in their vast variety have been an integral part of the Inca diet for more than 7,000 years. (The panoply of colour, size and [...]

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Market Report: Chai and Jelly

By |October 1st, 2023|0 Comments

Chai Spice offers an aromatic journey into the world of rich, fragrant spices, where traditional chai blends come to life with every sip. Jellicious is a delightful sweet haven at the Farmers Market, offering [...]

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Market Report: Seafood and Cookies

By |August 12th, 2023|0 Comments

The summer issue of our Market Report feature puts the spotlight on two remarkable local vendors who have been delighting our taste buds and adding a touch of magic to our local markets. At [...]

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Summer Berries

By |July 18th, 2023|0 Comments

Ah, the berries of summer. I’ve always thought the appearance of local (and semi-local – thank goodness for B.C.) strawberries, raspberries and blueberries is what really heralds the advent of summer. We’ve whetted [...]

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By |June 8th, 2023|0 Comments

It’s interesting how such a seemingly innocuous leafy herb can be so polarizing. Cilantro, however, does it with bells on, creating a love-it-or-hate-it forum at almost any meal it appears at. When I discovered [...]

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Market Report: Smoothies and Pastries

By |May 19th, 2023|0 Comments

In this issue's Market Report, Grace Wang takes us to the Oxford Bakehouse who came to Calgary via England and are located in the Crossroads Market. Equally delightful is Raw by Robyn in First [...]

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By |April 16th, 2023|0 Comments

Of the more than 10,000 known types of mushrooms, very few are edible and many are even deadly. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies (propagated by spores) of vast underground mycelial networks, and are neither [...]

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Market Report: Soup and Kraut

By |March 27th, 2023|0 Comments

Meet the entrepreneurs behind some of Calgary's most beloved local market eateries in our regular feature, Market Report. This issues spotlights Krooked Lucy's and Primal Soup Company. Krooked Lucy's Drop [...]

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By |January 15th, 2023|0 Comments

I've often written about citrus this time of year. Honestly, it's hard not to. These juicy globes of sunshine come into season in California, Texas and Florida during our winter months and what a [...]

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Market Report: Pies and Thai

By |November 25th, 2022|1 Comment

Market Report is a Savour Calgary feature telling the stories behind the local offerings at area farmers’ markets and food halls. In this issue we get to know Ma Pies and Thai Manna. [...]

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Market Report: Sushi and Sprouts

By |October 5th, 2022|0 Comments

This edition of Market Report highlights new eatery Zushi YYC by Chef Jun Young Pak in Fresh and Local Market and Kitchens. We also get to know Sprout Society, Calgary's first plant-based meal delivery [...]

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By |September 27th, 2022|0 Comments

Watermelon is generally thought of as a late-summer fruit, but as our season tends to be a little later on the prairies, we can easily see local melons well into the early fall. They [...]

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Market Report: Bread and Cookies

By |July 30th, 2022|0 Comments

Market Report is a Savour Calgary feature telling the stories behind the great local offerings at area farmers’ markets and food halls. In this edition we learn more about Kristen Gillis of Homestead Bread [...]

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By |July 26th, 2022|0 Comments

The strawberry perfectly illustrates the convoluted, often arduous, journey many fruits and vegetables have taken to our plates. How this odd little fruit, indigenous to most of the world for thousands [...]

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By |May 25th, 2022|0 Comments

I’ve often wondered why fennel isn’t more popular than it is. Certainly, it’s more common now than in recent years, but I find many people are still somewhat intimidated by this lovely vegetable. It [...]

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Celery and Celery Root (Celeriac)

By |April 28th, 2022|0 Comments

Celery gets an undeservedly bad rap. David Lebovitz has said, rather harshly, I think, that ‘it’s like eating green water held together with a lot of fibres.’ It’s either considered a sad dietary punishment [...]