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The new year is finally upon us and we, like many others, are happy to say adios 2020. We are starting the new year full of optimism and hope that life will return to some sort of normalcy. We continue to focus on community and the creative locals who manage to stay fresh and innovative in the toughest of times.

Read our other Shop Local features in this edition of Savour Calgary: Preserved YYC, The Spice Merchant, Ollia Macarons & Tea, Rviita Energy Tea

The Apothecary

Owned by Inglewood resident and longtime entrepreneur Jill Hawker, The Apothecary is Calgary’s original refillery and a destination for essential oils, wellness, natural body care and a zero-waste home. The store opened in 2012, and the refillery in 2017 allowing customers to drop in with their own jar or pick one up to fill with favourite products. They also offer a small selection of culinary items including soup mixes, teas, herbs, sprouting seeds, gums, salts, soups and zero-waste kitchen essentials like reusable containers and Weck glass jars. We like the jarred artisan dry soup mixes for making a quick, easy dinner. Each jar will make 8-12 cups of soup and requires only the addition of a protein, tomatoes, or coconut milk. Choose from several combinations and purchase online. We recommend the coconut chicken curry, taco bean and the always-popular chicken noodle. Last year, The Apothecary started offering curated kits and the Top o’ the Mornin! is the perfect morning wake-up call. The box includes granola and maple syrup, pick-your-own coffee, jam, nut butter and dried fruit all for one set price. Add-ons are available for an additional fee and all ingredients are Canadian.

The Apothecary | | Soups $9 | Kits $24