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Located just off of Blackfoot Trail and Heritage Drive, the Calgary Farmers’ Market was built to be a family friendly, dynamic place for community engagement, with over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, art, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods , jewelry and more.
Hover over the market map below to locate vendors, and simply click for more information about any given vendor.
- 2 Greek Gals (12)
- A Taste of Quebec (57)
- Artistically Inclined (76)
- Bauer Meats (45)
- Beeland (32)
- Berit Havre Designs (51)
- Better. (64)
- Big T’s Smokehouse (23)
- Blush Lane Organics (06)
- Bon A-Pet-Treat! Pet Bakery (44)
- Canadian Comfort (42, 43)
- Chef’s Earth Inc. (66)
- Cherry Pit (07)
- Crafted (62)
- Crazy Pasta (65)
- CribbageWorks (25)
- D’Alpaca Peru (26)
- Delissitude (59)
- Eden Essentials (53)
- Exclaim Entertainment (75)
- Field Stone Fruit Wines (47)
- Flowers at the Market (20)
- Frank & Mabel’s Gourmet Hot Dogs and Frozen Treats (72)
- Fratello Analog Cafe (52)
- Fruta Bar (13)
- Going Nuts (56)
- Good For You Snacks (54)
- Gull Valley Greenhouses (58)
- Hearts Choices (39, 40)
- Innisfail Growers Co-op (22)
- J.Webb Market Wines (78)
- Janice Beaton Fine Cheese (33)
- Jelly Modern Doughnuts (71)
- Kin Sushi (68)
- Knead Pizza (18)
- Knifewear (50)
- Le Petit Mousse Crepes & Sandwiches (67)
- Le’s Homemade Vietnamese (69, 70)
- Longview Jerky Shop (38)
- Los Chilitos Taqueria (17)
- Luc’s European Meats (55)
- Lund’s Organic Farm (34)
- Margarita’s Dishes (16)
- Market (46)
- Market Seafood (04)
- Master Chocolat (61)
- Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage (30)
- Panorama Orchards (01)
- Pasu Farms (29)
- Perk N Beans (73)
- Reworks UpCycle Shop (27)
- Sandwiched (09)
- Scoop (41)
- Seasonal Cart (75)
- Shanghai Fine Food (08)
- Shef’s Fiery Kitchen (14)
- Silver Sage Beef (05)
- Silver Sage Burgers (11)
- Simple Simon Pies (24)
- Simply Good Eats (15)
- Soffritto (48, 49)
- Spragg’s Meat Shop (28)
- Stillwater Design (21)
- Sugar Creek Kettle Corn (74)
- Sylvan Star Cheese (02)
- The Silk Road Spice Merchant (35)
- The Stock and Sauce Co. (19)
- The Vitamin Cupboard (63)
- The Wildfire Wing Co. (10)
- Tomato Man (37)
- TotaliTea – The Tea Boutique (36)
- Twin Creek Colony (29)
- Ursula Krol Photography (77)
- Wayne’s Bagels (60)
- Wild Things Baby Stuff (31)
- Yum Bakery (03)
Reworks UpCycle Shop
We are ReWorks! A Calgary owned small business striving to make lives more sustainable everyday by offering local, unique and environmentally-friendly products to our customers. With a selection of great gifts jewelry, bags and home decor, we focus on affordable products made from upcycled materials.
In business for over four years, ReWorks is thriving and offers a great mix of Canadian made products, with the focus continuing to be supporting local artists that turn what some would consider trash into beautiful repurposed items. Come and visit us to see all the great items designed and manufactured locally or visit our online shop at www.shopreworks.ca.
Here at Scoop, we offer a wide variety of specialty bulk dried fruits, candies and snacks. We have something for everyone ranging from vegan, to organic, sulphite free and just plain old tasty treats! Come and visit us today, we are sure you will find something that will satisfy your craving.
MARKET is an award-winning, family-owned restaurant located on 17th Ave. We were named Top 50 Best Restaurants in Canada in 2014, and Restaurant of the Year Calgary 2015 by Tourism Calgary. MARKET is known for our homemade, local, and seasonal food philosophy making almost all of our ingredients in-house and from scratch. Due to popular demand for our signature homemade products, MARKET has now launched its first retail outlet at the Calgary Farmers Market where our signature sauces, pickled vegetables, syrups and handcrafted chocolate bonbons are made available to take home! We even have on-site chocolate making right at our booth! Come stop by and say Hi!
J.Webb Market Wines
We’re extremely excited to be welcoming back J.Webb Wines to the Calgary Farmers’ Market family. You may or may not remember but they had a location at our Currie Barracks location, and we have missed them very much and elated to be pairing up with them again. J.Webb Market Wines is OPEN in the big red #winequonset in the NE corner of our parking lot.
The store is similar to other J. Webb’s in that it will be feature primarily small, independent, family wineries focused on organic and sustainable production. The target price will be under $25 wines, focused on value, everyday drinking. The beer selection will be entirely craft and local beers with a growler fill station so they can have small batch unique beers on tap.
J. Webb Market Wines is Open Thursday- Sunday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Patrick and Susan moved to Canada from South Africa in March 1977. Wishing to raise their children in a healthy lifestyle, they bought a parcel of land overlooking the Rocky Mountains and began raising sheep. Over the years, their product line has increased dramatically to offer an eclectic shopping experience featuring quality wool and sheepskin products, including being recognized as one of the oldest purveyors of moccasins in Alberta. Their focus has always been on natural fibres, high quality craftsmanship, functional design and affordability.
PaSu, an acronym of Patrick and Susan, has grown respectably over the years with the help of loyal customers who have encouraged and continued to patronize our business for which we are truly grateful. Thank you!
Knead Pizza is opening and serving up delicious New York style pizza.
Bauer Meats carries natural, hormone and antibiotic free Bison. They have fresh and frozen Bison cuts, as well as sausage. Their products are locally sourced and processed to ensure the highest quality.
Bauer meats is a family owned processing facility, which is provincially inspected. They operate just east of Torrington Alberta.
Crafted offers a brilliant selection of unique, modern, handmade goods created by local artists, designers and makers.
Our revolving collection includes, apparel (for men, women and children), jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor, and bath & body products. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a family member, or friend, Crafted has something for everyone.
At Crafted, we deeply care about the origins of the goods we carry. Each item is one-of-a-kind and created by talented, passionate artisans who have dedicated themselves to the mastery of their craft.
Visit us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market or check out our mobile boutique from April to October at various festivals and events throughout the city.
You deserve Better.
Born in the hustle of the Calgary Farmers’ Market, Better is a bold new brand, but we’ve been making juice for a really long time. We’re proud to be a part of Cherry Pit Market, the Calgary Farmers Market’s largest vendor, passionately supporting local growers since 1995.
People love our products because they love our produce. When we need apples, we walk ten feet to our fresh market stand and grab some. That’s a supply chain you can taste.
Our juice is Better.
We use a Goodnature X1 Cold-Press – the world’s best juicing technology hands down, designed and built by a 30 year old family company in Buffalo, New York. Our premium machine extracts an incredible tasting product, crisp as the carrots we put in it. Our produce comes from local growers and carefully selected sunny imports. If it’s not fresh enough to impress in a salad, it doesn’t make it into our juice.
Build a Better you. Invest in a one to three day combination and recalibrate your body with the best nature has to offer. Need some advice? Stop by and talk to our Better staff. No one knows our juices like they do.
Our salads are Better.
Because our farm-fresh produce supply changes weekly, so does our salad menu. Check back as the season changes for feature salads that’ll make your heart sing.
Our smoothie bowls are Better.
Packed with super foods and seasonal fresh fruit, our smoothie bowls are a nutrient-filled and flavourful start to your day.
Canadian Comfort is a line of eco-friendly and natural products for people who love to surround themselves with luxurious fabrics and innovative items while aiming at a more comfortable and eco-sustainable lifestyle.
We are a proudly owned and operated Canadian company and bring only the finest quality bamboo items for all ages as well as other unique products such as aroma diffusers and essential oils handmade in Calgary, AB.
Please come and visit us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market and choose from our wide variety of bedding, bath, baby items, clothing, home decor, natural wellness, plant terrariums and much more. Hope to see you soon!
Berit Havre Designs
Berit is affectionately known by her customers as “The Jacket Lady”, and she’s happy to oblige.
As an immigrant from Norway in 1986, Berit had always worked in the creative aspect of clothing and fashion, but as a mother of four she needed to find a way to pay the bills in a new country. She started out making children’s clothing and found that customers were always asking her to make jackets. Since then, her business has expanded to include hand-knitted items, hats, slippers and a variety of other clothing items, and of course the jackets that made her famous which are now available for all ages in a variety of prints and colours.
Flowers at the Market
Welcome to Flowers at the Market - the new flower shop at the Calgary Farmers’ Market. We specialize in fresh seasonal bouquets bought directly from BC every week. You can pick and arrange your favourite flowers, or trust the expertise of our designers, who build fresh arrangements every day and have over 30 years of combined experience. Simply place your order at our shop, get the rest of your shopping done, and your flowers will be ready for you on your way out the door!
Our flowers come from the growers’ auction. While this allows us to keep our prices low by cutting out the middle man, it also means our selection varies each week, and the prices may fluctuate during peak seasons. Due to our limited space, we prioritize a diverse flower offering; however, we will also offer seasonal accessories such as candles, napkins and vases.
For the upcoming holiday season, we encourage you to bring in your favorite vase or container and allow us to build your centerpiece to suit your table. Ask us about outdoor Christmas green containers, a great look for any front entrance when company arrives!
As the new kids at the market, we welcome and encourage suggestions. Please stop by, meet us, and let us know what you like and want. We’ll do our best to accommodate your wishes. Help us become the best flower shop in Calgary!
Wild Things Baby Stuff
Welcome to Wild Things Baby Stuff, where our organic baby food is made with love and perfected for your Wild thing.
Wild Things Baby Stuff is a small company that lives at the Calgary Farmers Market. Proudly specializing in organic local baby food, we also carry a variety of unique, handmade gifts and supplies for babies, toddlers, new mothers and children of all ages. Most of our products are sourced here in Canada. We are very proud to support local artisans!
I always like to be the one at the baby shower with the coolest, most unique gifts. Finding it hard to buy fabulous, organic, or handmade gifts in my price range that still meet my standards of ‘stunning’, I decided to open my own shop. Armed with the belief that the only pampering products that touch mama and baby should be 100% organic, and striving to be local and environmentally friendly, we opened our doors at the beginning of summer 2014.
We are proud to carry a great selection of reusable snack bags, and organic cotton washcloths made right here in Canada by Colibri, a full line of organic bath and baby maintenance products made fresh by locally-based All Things Jill. Everyone raves about the baby bum balm! We also carry 100% Canadian wool dryer balls, plain and patterned, made in Kelowna, BC. We also import some wonderful toys from Europe which are designed to help children develop motor skills in their first few years. One of our most popular items are the crayon rocks. They are designed for little hands and made with soy-based wax which washes off the walls easily and won’t melt in your car.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you find that perfect gift for yourself or someone special in your life.
Frank & Mabel’s Gourmet Hot Dogs and Frozen Treats
Frank & Mabel’s Gourmet Hot Dogs and Frozen Treats goes far beyond delicious hot dogs and a plethora of fresh and unique toppings. We offer some of the most amazing and beautiful Gelatos, milkshakes and other goodies!
Having spent almost all my life in Calgary, I know firsthand what a remarkable city we live in. There are so many talented and passionate small business owners that make some really world class products and as a local small business, We are proud to be supporting and working closely with these local business’s by offering the best they have to offer and the products really are amazing! Come on down, you’ll be greeted with a smile and be in for a truly great local treat!
Longview Jerky Shop
Our World Famous Longview-style Jerky has kept us in business for 27 years despite the trials & tribulations of a small business. Respecting the historical tradition of how jerky kept the native North Americans, explorers & early travelers nourished, we created our line of Pioneer Jerky, slowly dried in an age-old Traditional Style. Of course, we use no MSG. Listening to those with special requests, we created our Jerky Stix, which provide a soft, tender chew. We will continue to listen, experiment with new flavours and create new tastes and offerings.
Visit Kin Sushi for fresh and delicious sushi everyday!
Lund’s Organic Farm
Lund’s Organic Farm brings you certified organic, locally grown produce. Our harvest connects you and your family back to the land with nourishing and delicious vegetables. We focus on field crops grown outdoors in harmony with the seasons, picked at peak perfection, and made available to you through community supported farmers’ markets.
Luc’s European Meats
Who We Are
We are a local family owned business that specializes in supplying high quality authentic European meats, cheeses and breads. Good food is a tradition that we pride ourselves in maintaining by sharing a unique glimpse into old country methods handed down for generations.
Where It all Started
Originally established in …the tradition of preparing cured meats was passed down to Luc by his grandfather, Cosmo. Native to the region of Calabria, Cosmo DeMaria grew up in a large Italian household where food and family always came together. “I came to Canada, and I thought about doing something from home” recalls Cosmo. Together, with his wife Lisa and son Jim, Cosmo began selling his products at various farmers markets throughout Ontario. Over the past 27 years, Cosmo has devoted his time ensuring high quality products for his costumers. Today, Cosmo’s understanding and appreciation of flavour, texture and variety makes his business a destination, not only for those of European extraction, but for all who wish to bring authenticity into their home.
The love for authentic, premium food, family and entertaining continues on today. In order to support and preserve Cosmo’s legacy, Luc, alongside his Father, Bruce, and Mother, Sonia carried on the family tradition and brought the business to the west. Luc’s European Meats was founded in Calgary in 2015 and now shares this tradition with several markets in and around the Calgary area.
Luc’s strongly believes in offering personable service and treating every customer like a family member. Luc’s also gaurantees the quality and service of their product.
We are excited about the future and plan to maintain the traditional practices of our previous generations, offering premium quality products and positive and memorable experiences to all.
Meet the Owner’s
Bruce began his career in the food industry as a kitchen manager for various restaurants. His attention to detail and passion for high quality food ensures that the company has a high expectation for standard and customer service.
Sonia enjoys researching and sharing family recipes to the customers, often spending her time at work creating charcuterie trays and appetizers. Her creative nature and Italian background brings an authentic, innovative touch to the business.
When Luc was 10 years old, he began spending his summers working alongside his Grandpa, Cosmo and Uncle, Jim learning the practices of the family business. After graduating, Luc had a dream to bring the family business to the west.
Types of products
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• Federally approved
• Shelf stable
• Gluten free
• Hormone and antibiotic free
• Nitrate free options
• Soy and Dairy free options
Luc’s specializes in cured European meats; however, we also offer nitrate free options such as …
• Fresh Turkey Pastrami
• We are always adding new items
You’ll find a wide array of deliciously sweet Alpine wildflower honey: creamed and flavoured, as well as honey products such as salsas, BBQ sauces, jams, vinegars, candles, and body care with beeswax, royal jelly, and honey. High Alpine wildflower honey is unique; totally organic in nature, the honey and related products are of the highest quality. AND, all honey is raw!
At Soffritto their passion is olive oils and vinegars. They have built relationships around the world with some of the most acclaimed producers of olive oils and vinegars and brought them back to Calgary to share with their customers. Stop by there new market location to taste over 30 different varieties including California Garlic Olive Oil and Tunisian Blood Orange Infused Olive Oil. You will also find them churning out fresh made pasta everyday!
Master Chocolat transforms simple delicacies like cocoa, ginger and vanilla into glorious concoctions. Bernard Callebaut is Calgary’s favourite master chocolatier and he never stops creating and perfecting his delicious treats. Visit Master Chocolat’s booth at the market and indulge with a taste of dark cayenne, lavender cream, hazelnut and more.
We are a sandwich shop like no other in Calgary…the kind of shop that I have been searching for over the past many years. After a while I simply decided that it was time to just do it myself. For as long as I can remember food has been a passion of mine. This passion led me to complete the Professional Cooking Program at SAIT immediately after my time at U of C. I then worked in various restaurants before moving into the corporate world. After almost 10 years it was time to get back to doing what I love. When the opportunity to own a shop in the Calgary Farmers market came up I had to jump on it.
Our focus is to make sandwiches that you will dream about. Nothing is off limits for us and if you have a suggestion we are willing to try it. We try to use locally sourced products as much as possible, particularly from Calgary Farmers Market Vendors.
No matter what you order, we guarantee that it will be fresh, delicious and like nothing Calgary has seen before.
Sandy Angle - Artist
Sandy was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in 1981. Her creative energies have taken her in several different directions over the years including ceramics, photography, and wire and paper art. After taking jewelry courses at ACAD, she was inspired to make jewelry design the focus of her creative energies.
In 2004 she opened “Stillwater Design Studio.” The studio is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Redwood Meadows, Alberta. Many of her designs are contemporary and organic in nature, reflecting the natural world around her. She prefers to work with sterling silver, often incorporating semi-precious stones and lamp work glass into her designs.
Exclaim Entertainment offers face painting, glitter tattoos, hair feathers and mural services. Her unique artistic talent amazes the models who wear her makeups, and enchants those who watch her artwork unfold! Prices range $5-$20. Cash only please. All face paints, tattoos & feathers come in a variety of designs & colours! And, only the best, skin-safe products are used.
Located next to the children’s play area in the food court.
Face Paints: $10 each for children.
Glitter Tattoos: $5, 7, & 10.
Airbrush Tattoos: $7 & up.
Hair Feathers: $10 each.
Starting in 2007 our goal was to re-invent what a kitchen knife store is or can be. With excellent, knowledgeable, knife passionate staff you are in good hands. We have samples knives of every line we carry so you can “test drive” the knives first. This lets you feel
We sell Japanese knives because they are made with harder steel than western blades. This means they are capable of achieving a sharper edge, holding that edge for a longer period of time, and being incredibly smooth giving you that “shoo” feeling when gliding through food. Performance at Knifewear starts where other stores top out. By this it means that our entry level knives are as good as the best knives in every other knife shop in Canada. The majority of the knives here are handmade by master blacksmiths and many will never leave Japan except to come to us.
Kent of Inglewood started in the back of Knifewear and grew into its own store during 2014. We value tools and goods that do their job well and last a lifetime. Whether you are a bearded gentleman, or someone who enjoys a clean, close shave, we have something for you. Beard balms, oils, shampoos as well as a wide variety of classic shaving creams, aftershaves, safety razors, and the badger brushes to get the job done right. If you’ve got a moustache, we’ve got the wax to hold it in place and keep it out of your mouth.
We have stores in Calgary (Inglewood), Edmonton, Ottawa, and Vancouver!
Ursula Krol Photography
Being in beauty and the wilds of nature is a lifelong dream of Ursula, a third generation professional photographer driven by her passion.
No matter what the weather or hour she explores to find the most intimate and expressive moments nature has to offer. An exquisite combination of vast prairies on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains range, she call home the unique wilderness that surround Calgary.
The playful fox cub seeing their reflection for the first time or the immense power of a looming mountain over a frozen lake, each photograph is a special moment in time.
With photographs adorning walls locally and international her fans can admire the same subjects the inspire Ursula.
Come and visit her at the market to see her diverse range of photographs.
Jelly Modern Doughnuts
Jelly modern doughnuts is Canada’s original gourmet doughnut bakery café located in Calgarys beltline area and now Calgary Farmers Market location.
Our delicious doughnuts, uniquely crafted by our talented pastry chefs and bakers, are made fresh on site at our bakery-cafe throughout the day. We use only the finest quality ingredients in our recipes — locally sourced and organic whenever possible. A healthier artisan treat — a sophisticated update on a classic Canadian tradition. Our vision is to create the best doughnut anyone in Canada has ever tasted. We want to reinvent the doughnut with sophisticated flavours and high quality ingredients to create a uniquely crafted artisan treat . Tasting is believing! Visit us at our bakery-cafe location 1414 8th street sw, the Calgary Farmers Market, or visit our food truck.
Crazy Pasta was born out of a passion for Italian Food, brought on through the years of working in the family run restaurant in rural Quebec. Crazy Pasta started operations at the Calgary Farmers Market in May, 2012.
We offer both eat in or take home Italian food all made from scratch. We do not compromise on taste.
From our eat-in menu, which can be packaged to take out, the selection includes: choosing pasta from a variety of different ones and then choosing your sauce from a selection of different sauces. Other eat-in items include: a variety of Pizzas (including a Pizza-ghetti a nice mix of Pizza & Spaghetti, and a Breakfast Pizza), Calzones, Italian Omelets (including a Spaghetti Omelet) and our delicious Tiramisu.
From our frozen take home selections we include a variety of convenient heat in the oven items including: a selection of Lasagnas (Meat, Chicken, Goat Cheese, Seafood, Veggie, etc.), Cannelloni, Manicotti, Sole Risotto, Osso Buco and other delicious items.
Our delicious pasta sauces are available for sale in the one litre or 500 ml packages for your enjoyment at home.
Once you try it you will be coming back for more.
Silver Sage Beef
Silver Sage Natural Beef is a full service beef shop offering a complete range of natural beef products including custom cuts from the fresh beef service counter, pre-wrapped fresh beef, frozen beef, fresh sausage, sausage rings and smokies, beef jerky and specialty items. Alex, the Operations Manager and lead meat cutter (firstname.lastname@example.org), provides a full range of custom cuts as well as friendly advice and information.
Silver Sage Beef cattle are humanely raised on the 100-year Zentner family ranch in a healthy, stress-free, natural environment for most of their lives. Cattle roam and graze freely on open pastures of nutritious prairie short grass with plenty of clean air, water and sunshine. All Silver Sage cattle are free from synthetic growth hormones and therapeutic antibiotics, with no animal by-products in the feed, ever. Silver Sage Beef is grain finished and dry aged for superb flavour and tenderness preferred by knowledgeable beef lovers. Kent Zentner, the Marketing Manager (email@example.com) was born and raised on the family farm and has a wealth of knowledge about the farm and Silver Sage’s premiere beef products.
Silver Sage Burgers
Silver Sage Burgers proudly offers “Pasture to Plate” authentic western beef fare. Their signature offering is the Silver Sage seasoned burger – a hand-formed, all-beef patty made from Silver Sage Natural Beef, delightfully spiced, grilled on an open flame and served on a freshly-baked bun from Yum Bakery in the Market. Take your pick of fixings - BBQ glaze, melted cheddar cheese, maple caramelized onions, thick hickory bacon, crispy lettuce and tomato. Add a side of home-style French cut potatoes, sweet campfire beans, or a tangy cowboy slaw. That’s an authentic western cowboy burger!
You will also find delicious natural sodas, the double-fisted breakfast burger, and weekly specials like BBQ beef on a bun, ranch style chili, and the meatball sandwich.
Stop by and see Julien (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and the gang and let them introduce you to Silver Sage Burgers.
Perk N Beans
Perk ‘n Beans Gourmet Coffee is Calgary’s newest coffee hotspot. Imagine settling down at the kitchen table, wrapping your hands around a delicious steaming cup of coffee, all the while anticipating a flavour burst, which allows you the settle into a time or space that you need for just a few moments. This is what makes Perk ‘n Beans so special to the Calgary Farmers Market. Simple, yet tasty – Perk ‘n Beans serves a selection of hot favorites – fresh gourmet brewed coffees, espresso’s, cappuccinos, lattes, chia, teas, hot chocolate and a special home-made creation only found at the Calgary Farmers Market – “The Perk”. “The Perk” is a delicious combination of Chai Latte and Hot Chocolate, together creating an amazing spicy surprise for your palate. Working with some of Calgary’s best Chefs, Perk ‘n Beans will also feature a select few desserts to tempt you. Nothing accompanies your hot drink like a mouth-watering apple strudel or a gooey chocolate chip cookie. In addition, watch for our seasonal dessert features.
Good For You Snacks
Get your fill of snacks at Good For You Snacks!
Janice Beaton Fine Cheese
From Cape Breton to Calgary, Janice Beaton has been catering to our desire for good food, community and culture for over 35 years. In 2000, Janice brought her passion for cheese in the introduction of superb artisan cheeses, she began teaching classes, speaking at events and mentoring young cheesemongers. Her work has earned her a honoured place in two of the most prestigious organizations in the world of cheese: La Guilde Internationale des Fromagers and Confrerie des Chevaliers du Taste-Fromage de France. It’s this passion for authentic, quality food that distinguishes Janice Beaton Fine Cheese. That same uncompromising standard makes the gift bags and boxes, and the events planned and catered by Janice, so prized and memorable.
One of her greatest strengths is fostering a sense of community; her ‘support-local’ focus is perfectly paired with joining the Calgary Farmers’ Market family. At the end of the week, Janice always finds The Road Home to her husband and their cabin-in-the-woods. It’s in the country; in the oasis of tranquility and connection, where Janice continues to find inspiration on how to shape the community through a commitment to good food.
Twin Creek Colony
Come check us out.
Chef’s Earth Inc.
We are… a happily married professional chef team that serves Naturally True-Chef Crafted foods from the Earth in a few different ways to suit your needs.
By Design…As our guest, you design a healthy meal to your tastes from an attractive array of natural grains, leaves, nuts, seeds, pasta’s, garden vegetables, fruits, local cheeses and more… add one of our handcrafted dressings and you’re almost there! To finish your creation add an organic, free run protein, cooked and chilled to your liking.
Wrap it Up! On the Run? Not Enough Hands? Let us roll it in wrap for easy convenience so you can take it back to the office or wherever you need to go.
Chef Crated Mason Jars… Pick your favourite crafted mason jar; we offer unique and popular combinations. These crowd favourites are delicious and easy to eat especially for those who don’t have time to craft their own. Drop a Toonie deposit for the jar, bring it back and pick another.
Hors d’oeuvre’s… Professionally done by us, aimed to impress your guests and with little to no effort on your part.
So no matter your unique choice, Chefs Earth Inc. is always the right choice!
Los Chilitos Taqueria
Los Chilitos is a family run business, owned by Ileana Myhill. She was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico and came to Canada 9 years ago. Her great passion for food and people inspired her to open Los Chilitos Taco & Tequila House on the famous Red Mile-17th Ave SW in November 2009. Ileana wanted to give the people of Calgary an authentic Mexican dining experience that she felt was lacking in Calgary. It was such a success in the first year of operations, Ileana decided to expand and join the Calgary Farmers’ Market and open up Los Chilitos Taqueria.
At the new Taqueria, Calgarians can choose from a variety of dishes such as the famous Tacos Al Pastor, seen on vertical rotisseries throughout Mexico, our soon to be famous fish tacos, sopes, burritos, and a wonderful selection of Mexican breakfast items. We use 100% corn tortillas, and all salsas and guacamole are made fresh in-house using local suppliers and all dishes are made fresh to order. We look forward to being a part of the Calgary Farmers’ Market family and providing extremely tasty authentic Mexican food that will keep your taste buds coming back for more.
Le’s Homemade Vietnamese
Great Vietnamese food at the market!
Panorama Orchards was established in 1993 in Oliver, B.C.. The family of 10 works 55 acres of land with over 40 varieties of orchards fruit, and 19 different kind of vegetables in around Osoyoos and Oliver. They are a proud to be a chemical-free, sustainable grower and love sharing the fruits of their labour with all of you here at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.
Fratello Analog Cafe
Fratello Coffee Roasters present Analog: A Cafe driven by relentless fanaticism for coffee and a keen desire to share this passion with Calgary.
Analog will advance coffee culture by sourcing, roasting and sharing exceptional coffee. We want to share coffee with you, no matter if you have just discovered single origin coffee or if you have been passionate about coffee for years. Fratello is a second generation roaster owned by three brothers. We have been roasting as a family in Calgary since 1985, but this is our first café.
We are proud of the coffee we present and we are proud of every step of the process that it took to get to you. Our approach to coffee is to work as individually and personally as possible with the people growing and producing our coffee. We small batch roast our coffee and insure that when it reaches you it is prepared with care and respect for the process. We know that you will taste this care and attention in the cup.
At Analog you as a customer are front and center for us and we want to show you the potential of coffee to excite and challenge the palate. At Analog you will experience:
• Craftsman like dedication to drink preparation on Slayer Espresso Machines.
• Single origin coffee Single Estate tea offerings prepared for you individually.
• A place where you can engage with us and learn more about the coffee we offer and be a part of the learning. We will present tastings, brewing demonstrations and other events
Analog is about the coffee. Let us show you our passion and elevate your drink. We look forward to serving you. It will be worth your visit!
Big T’s Smokehouse
Welcome to BIG T’s Smokehouse
In this house it’s Low & Slow Smoke’n, and that’s no Joke’n!
What’s our secret? We prepare delicious, juicy, real wood smoked barbecue daily, using only the best ingredients. We begin by marinate’n and spice rub’n the finest meats, and then finish by slow smoke’n for 4-14 hours over real chunks of hickory wood.
Choose from; “build your own” beef brisket or pulled pork sandwiches, one, two or more delicious pork ribs, smoky glazed chicken, our link of the day, or maybe a bowl of Big T’s signature smoked brisket chilli. Compliment your meal with one or more of our fresh salads, corn bread or fritters or some fresh cut fries. If you’re the early bird market goer, try one our hot off the grill breakfast sandwiches. Remember, you can eat-in or we’ll pack up your meal to take home or back to work.
If you’re at the market for shopp’n only, don’t forget to stop by and have a look in our smoked meat deli case. We have lots of smoked meat choices to pick-up and enjoy at home. Pick up some links for the Bar-B, some good chew’n jerky, some extra spicy pepperoni, or maybe a little alder smoked salmon to enjoy as an appi. Whatever your fav, we’ve got a taste tantalizing treat for everyone.
A delicious and fresh make-your-own salad bar with homemade dressings and made-to-order smoothies; plenty of healthy options to choose from!
Blush Lane Organics
At Blush Lane Organic Produce, we are dedicated to providing our customers with only certified organic produce, supporting local growers first and offering a worldwide selection of organic fruits and vegetables.
Whenever possible, we sell farm-direct, local produce, which ensures the quality and freshness for our customers. Along with great quality come great prices as we skip any middlemen and give you, the customer, the best price possible. This method also supports our growers by giving them top dollar for their product.
We love organic produce and we love that we can share such amazing food with our customers!
Thank you for your continued support.
Le Petit Mousse Crepes & Sandwiches
Is a French deli that specializes in bringing the delicious tastes from the west coast of France to Calgary. Building on the success of their restaurant L’Epicerie, the owners Dominique and Anne-Claire Moussu are excited to serve their award wining food at the market. L E’picerie was voted Best French Restaurant in Where Magazine and Best Sandwich by Avenue Magazine.
Le Petit Mousse will offer a selection of specialty tastes from Brittany France that includes:
Sandwiches on fresh baguettes
& Hand Painted Ceramic Dishes in Traditional Brittany style.
Make sure you visit Le Petite Mousse to enjoy an authentic taste of France.
Formerly the Bakery @ the Market this tried and true family business is run by David and Debbie Catling and frequently staffed by some of their seven children. With more than 50 years experience in the food industry between them, the Catlings are former owners of The Stock and Sauce. Seeing a hole that needed to be filled, the Catlings decided to open an authentic artisan bakery inspired by the French and West Coast boulangeries. Specializing in potted desserts and French macarons, it is their breads that the Catlings are the most proud of. From fig and fennel to four cheese foccaccia, David says the key is the 5 consistent ingredients: flour, water, yeast, salt and most importantly – time.
The Vitamin Cupboard
Tambra Fedoroshyn has been in the alternative health industry for seven years. With a constant desire for higher education, and with a love for alternative health, she graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition with a strong desire to teach natural nutrition. For seven years Tambra lived with insomnia, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Thankfully she found natural health and truly understands the importance of the body/mind/spirit approach to attaining and maintaining optimal health.
Wayne’s Bagels provides the authentic Montreal-style bagels to Calgarians for 12 years. We were in Where Magazine for the editor’s pick, voted number one for favourite bagels in Calgary by KISS FM and CBC Radio, in addition to appearances on Chinese national television and multiple appearances on the Big Breakfast Show.
The reason why Wayne’s Bagels became so popular is how we make our bagels. We make our dough with a unique recipe and bake them with 15 ton wood-fired oven. Of course we boil them before we bake them. We carry 14 different kinds of bagels. They are all low in calories, close to 0g fat and no cholesterol.
It’s a good way to start a day having a Wayne’s Bagel with our special Winnipeg cream cheese.
The Silk Road Spice Merchant
The Silk Road is a family business inspired by the senses. We love to cook and experiment with unusual ingredients. And when you love to feed the senses, there’s nothing quite like the colours, smells and flavours of spices. We are totally passionate about the ability of spices to turn a standard kitchen into an incredible adventure.
We started The Silk Road in 2008 after realizing that it was very difficult – if not impossible – to find the spices, herbs and chiles we needed for recipes we wanted to try. One recipe would often mean trips to several different stores, and sometimes there would still be something we just couldn’t find. We used to wonder why there wasn’t one specialty shop that had every kind of spice imaginable, and eventually we decided to open that shop ourselves.
We sell a complete range of spices, herbs, chiles and seasonings from around the world and take great care in sourcing the finest products available. As much as we can, we grind our own spices to ensure they are never sitting for months in a warehouse. All of our spice blends are hand-mixed and have been developed, tested, and perfected by us. You will be amazed at the difference in freshness and flavour compared to most commercial spice blends.
Sharla Dube started her produce business the year of 1995 in Canmore. Hauling two tables out to the farmers’ market each weekend and filling them with fresh BC fruits direct from the growers was her respite from a hectic day job. Today, her fresh fruits and vegetables take up more than 2,400 square feet of space and a lot more than two tables. The Cherry Pit specializes in locally grown fruits and vegetables direct from the growers, but Sharla loves bringing in those hard-to-find items like fiddleheads, fresh figs and micro greens. As a mom she realizes the importance of healthy living.
Fear no veg.
At Cherry Pit we know how busy you are. We want you to easily enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables when you want and need them. That’s why we have our Vegetable Butcher available to help prepare your purchases. Not sure how to open a coconut to eat fresh? We’ll do it for you. If you don’t think you have time to prepare your veggies for dinner, you can leave them with us while you finishing your shopping though out the market, and we’ll prepare them for you while you shop.
Bon A-Pet-Treat! Pet Bakery
Good enough for you, but made especially for pets, we are dedicated to 100% natural, baked treats made with the highest quality and locally sourced ingredients. Using unprocessed, human-grade ingredients, our recipes contain no preservatives,fillers, or artificial flavours and are, best of all, vet and pet approved. Plus, all our products are also wheat, corn and soy free!
A vendor at the original Calgary Farmers Market since 2006, you can also find us at local festivals around the city and daily at our bakery and retail store in Bowness (next to the Dairy Queen). In addition to custom cakes and gift baskets, we now carry a wide selection of all natural dry and raw pet food, accessories, and supplements.
Drop by and keep those tails wagging!
Gull Valley Greenhouses
In 1992 Phil Tiemstra of Gull Valley Greenhouses built his first six bays of green houses where he grew tomatoes. Every few years he expanded and now has three acres of land where he grows a wide variety of tomatoes, which include Beefsteak, Tomato on the Vine, Cocktail on the Vine, Roma, Cherry, Grape, Yellow, Orange, Heirloom, Mini Roma, and Cherry on the Vine. The tomatoes are picked fully ripened, and handled only at the picking and selling stages.
In addition to tomatoes, Phil also carries a variety of peppers, living lettuce, and Italian Romano green beans. All of his products are packaged for sale the day before being brought to market, ensuring that customers get the freshest and tastiest vegetable Phil can provide. All of Phil’s produce is grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides.
Simple Simon Pies
Welcome to Simple Simon Pies, makers of great savoury and dessert pies since 1987. Everyone is busy these days…families are active…kids are on the go. Here’s the perfect answer to a tasty, easy, quick and affordable solution to meal times.
Our pies are a 4” individual serving which are all make by hand using the freshest ingredients available. They are baked and frozen so you need only to reheat the pies (either in a microwave or an oven) to enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for a snack. For a complete meal, simply add a salad or a vegetable side dish (which can be easily prepared while the pies are reheating) - and Eureka! - dinner’s ready.
Sugar Creek Kettle Corn
Sugar Creek Concessions sells kettle corn, cotton candy and flavored popcorn which is nearly impossible to resist. After the salty yet sweet smell of the freshly popped kettle corn has wafted your way, you can’t help but justify the indulgence.
Calgarians Norm and Michele Pawlosky discovered the product in the USA in 1996. They were the first to bring kettle corn into Canada in 1997 and redesigned their kettles to do larger volumes. Kettle corn has revolutionized the popcorn industry with its unique taste and smell. Sugar Creek Concessions’ products consist of the highest quality popcorn cooked in trans fat free canola oil; then a hint of sugar and salt is added. This makes an incredibly delicious and healthy snack.
If you’re a fan of good, old-fashioned home cooking, let Margarita’s Dishes satisfy you. Owned by Margarita Korduner, this place specializes in homemade Eastern European dishes with a Ukranian bent that instantly transport you. Hand-rolled blintzes, breaded chicken schnitzels and even freshly squeezed organic lemonade and orange juice to quench your thirst. Margarita’s is always lined up, so be sure to stop by early and beat the crowds.
Louise Kollmel of Artistically Inclined was born in Ontario, growing up around National Parks and The Great Lakes. She has always had a great passion for creating art.
Upon moving to Calgary in 1998, Louise was inspired by the natural beauty of Alberta. She began creating her colorful pieces in 2003 using layers of ink.
Louise’s artwork features a variety of subject matter including still life, abstract, wildlife, and landscapes. These contemporary pieces range in size small to the very large, in prints and originals at price points for everyone.
She is noted for her strong sense of color, attention to detail and whimsical approach. This artwork is beautiful, fresh and uplifting for the home, office or cottage.
Thank-you for supporting Canadian Artists.
Shef’s Fiery Kitchen
My full name is Shefali Somani, but everyone calls me Shef (just like you think it would sound). I was born in Tanzania, though both my parents are originally from Gujarat, India. Since my youth, I took a great interest in learning to cook from my mother and grew up in her kitchen. Over the years, as her student, I’ve learned how to make many East Indian dishes and now I would like to share that knowledge with you. Most of the dishes my sister Sharon and I prepare are Indian with an East African influence. Like the languages and religions of India, East Indian cuisine is very regional and can vary from province to province and from family and family. These recipes are passed down to me through my family. At our shop at the market you will find a variety of Indian and Thai specialities both ready to eat and frozen so you can prepare it at home for your family.
Shanghai Fine Food
Henry Wu has been in the business of making fine food BY HAND for over 45 years. Henry started as a certified chef instructor in Shanghai, China.
Here at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, Henry Observes healthy and nutritious of food production and makes all of his authentic Chinese food on-site. Aside from the sumptuous hot bar, a variety of delectable gluten free DIM SUM cooked and frozen are also available to take home and enjoy.
Eden Essentials is all about doing things the natural way. This means using natural ingredients whenever possible in our products whether it be an essential beauty product or something that is purely for indulgence. We have been with the market since the beginning in 2001 and have developed a loyal following. We offer a variety of products that assist in keeping you healthy, relaxed and ready to take on the world. We stock a full line of Rocky Mountain Soap Products and the Kogi Naturals line as well as our own line of natural, hand made items. Some of the other treasures you will find include soy candles, essential oils, incense, bath bombs, body wash and even Himalayan rock salt products. We also carry an increasing line of natural home essentials including laundry and home cleaning products.
CribbageWorks makes its own uniquely themed crib boards and pegs. Owners Sue and Steve Haberl have been selling their boards at the Calgary Farmers’ Market since December 2006. Over the years, the company has been gradually evolving to become the Market’s Games, Crafts, Puzzles, and Toys Outlet. While their own crib boards and wooden toys remain the mainstay of the company, other innovative and educational games, crafts, and puzzles have been added to provide an interesting product mix for all shoppers of all ages. If CribbageWorks doesn’t have what you are looking for, they’ll help you find it. The company also does custom crib boards in bulk quantities.
Come and visit us at the Market or online.
A Taste of Quebec
It all started in 2002 for founder Claire Duchesne. Delivering curd cheese to homes and businesses around Calgary, Claire’s friendly smile and positive attitude gained her much respect and business growth. Forming A Taste of Quebec in 2004 and joining the Calgary Farmers’ Market was the obvious business evolution. In the humble beginnings of A Taste of Quebec curd cheese and Maple products were the main staples. The addition of Quebec traditional Tourtieres, sugar pie, Chutney, St-Hubert, El-Ma-Mia, cretons , cream fudge and pot pies was only a natural progression. We also serve Quebec traditional poutine, Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches and soups on site. We are proud to have our flagship retail location with the Calgary Farmers’ Market and look forward to serving our clients with traditional Quebec dishes for years to come.
Going Nuts Inc. is located in Calgary Alberta. Owned by Chris Schlemm and his partner Brenda Jenkyns, the business has strong roots in Calgary who have been with the market since its inception. With a great variety of unique flavours, Going Nuts produces incredibly fresh and tasty flavoured nuts, seeds, granola and granola bars from scratch, each week.
Going Nuts shares the family-focused values of great nutrition, sustainability and having a fun, hardworking atmosphere, where everyone shares in the experience of the enterprise. To a larger extent, their co-operation extends to their involvement in the larger co-operative of the Calgary Farmers’ Market that shares the same values of family, health and sustainability.
Field Stone Fruit Wines
Regardless of how bushes look at any time of year, when he looks out over his vast fields of berry bushes, Marvin Gill sees only fruit in a bottle. “Fruit wine is like bottling up summer to be enjoyed all year long,” says Gill, who, with four other partners owns Alberta’s first cottage winery – Field Stone Fruit Wines of Strathmore.
Field Stone Fruit Wines opened its doors in 2005 upon receiving Alberta’s very first cottage winery license, which allowed Alberta fruit growers to produce and sell fruit wines. The winery sits on 50 acres of mature berry orchards, located forty minutes east of Calgary. Luscious crops of raspberries, strawberries, wild black cherries and Saskatoon berries are harvested and turned into ten delicious fruit wines, all available at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.
For many years, this popular U-Pick orchard has been known for its exceptional fruit, harvesting extra sweet berries. Now Field Stone offers ten exceptional wines, all developed by world-renowned winemaster Dominic Rivard. From the dry Black Currant Fruit Wine to the sweet Raspberry Dessert Wine, the variety and range of wines will amaze. All our award-winning wines are offered for free tasting before purchase. For a complete list, visit our website.
The Stock and Sauce Co.
The Stock and Sauce Co. is a family owned and operated business in its 9th year. Kari and Phil Faba know how important it is to enjoy meal time together. We offer a wide variety of soups, stews, chilis, stocks, fresh and frozen pasta, pasta sauces, salad dressings, dips, and more. Our food is kettle cooked in small batches from a combination of fresh organic, whole, and local product. We strive to keep the sodium content low by using a wide array of whole spices, herbs, and seasonings to obtain maximum flavour. We cater to all who are concerned about healthy and nutritious food choices while perhaps lacking the time to invest into them. Our motto is ( Slow Food .... Quick ). We put the time into preparing our foods so you don’t have to, instead you can enjoy sharing meals and other food centered activities with family and friends. Come in and sample a vast selection of our products so you can see and taste for yourself.
Simply Good Eats
As a trained chef, Lily Luc knows her way around a kitchen, so when the opportunity arose to run her own restaurant at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, she jumped at the chance. Specializing in Americana food, Lily prepares all your diner-style favourites: burgers, pizza, omelettes and even poutine. Adding her own twist, with fresh cut potatoes, homemade foccaccia bread and a splash of unique ingredients, Lily makes each meal special.
TotaliTea – The Tea Boutique
Explore the World of Loose Leaf Tea
We Love Tea, Great Tea…TotaliTea – the Tea Boutique, located in the Calgary Farmers’ Market, where you will find a fine assortment of fresh, quality imported loose teas from around the world…at affordable prices.
Shelley, the new owner of TotaliTea, remarks on the importance of providing quality goods with first-rate and knowledgeable service - without the large corporate overhead. “Our goal is to offer you premium loose leaf tea and tea-ware that best suit your needs, at affordable prices.”
With over 150+ varieties of loose leaf tea, you’re sure to find something you love.
The staff at TotaliTea can teach you how to brew that perfect cup, with things like water quality, temperature, steeping time, tea quantity, multiple infusions and storage of your product.
Special Orders are our specialty. At the bigger chain stores you can purchase what they have on the shelf, but here at TotaliTea, if we don’t have it, we can blend it, or find a supplier for you. At this point we draw products from about 40 wholesale suppliers. “We want to be different than everybody else, and have those unique products no one else does.” That being said, “We have all the teas you’ve come to expect to find at TotaliTea - things like the Earl Grey’s, breakfast teas, premium green teas, rooibos, exquisite Jasmine varieties and the like.”
Find Your Flavor…An Aroma Station is set up where you can take a whiff of any or all of the fabulous tea varieties to uncover your favorite flavors. Shelley believes in customer service and provides a friendly and comfortable ambiance. “What better way to choose your teas than to be able to smell the aroma, at your own leisure. We also offer a variety of hot and cold tea samples daily.”
This is a family-owned venture which brings a personal aspect to the business. Shelley works alongside her family and offers youth employment which provides a great opportunity for the younger generation to learn and appreciate the lavish assortment of teas that come from around the world. With her children in mind, this is a place where they can work and have a vested interest in the family business as well as learn firsthand what it means to own and run your own business.
TotaliTea’s on-line store can be found at www.TotaliTea.com. Owner Shelley remarks “it’s nothing fancy - just a place where you can put your comfy cloths on, curl up on the couch, browse and order your tea and tea-ware.”
Open Thursday through Sundays; make your next weekend market experience to include a visit at the TotaliTea, the Tea Boutique. Enjoy tea samples, sniff the variety of fragrant aromas, and browse the large selection of products and high quality loose teas to take home to enjoy, hot or cold. Our friendly tea experts are there to help you find the finest teas and tea accessories that best suit your taste.
We urge customers to appreciate loose-leaf tea as you do fine quality wine.
Innisfail Growers Co-op
Innisfail Growers is a co-operative of farmers from Innisfail who all work together to provide a great selection of products for market customers.
Beck Farms, formed in 1986, has been crafting the art of growing carrots for over 20 years. Shelley and Rod Bradshaw, along with their two sons, are committed to growing and packing only the highest quality products which now include more than just carrots.
Doug and Elna Edgar and family started growing peas and asparagus in 1986 on our century farm. These are still the main vegetables on the Edgars’ farm with the asparagus as the highlight of many Calgarians’ summer. The Edgars have expanded their farming to include beans, preserves, pies and natural beef.
The Buyks family bring years of vegetable growing experience from their native Holland. John, Corry and their four children grow all the potatoes you will find at the Innisfail Growers booth.
Blaine and Leona Staples are fourth generation farmers on Leona’s family farm just north of Innisfail. The Staples are best known for their strawberries, but also grow greenhouse crops, specializing in potted flowers and a number of field crops including lettuce and pumpkins.
Carmen and Jose Fuentes are the newest members of the co-op, joining in 2003. With education in greenhouse management, they now occupy a 6,000 square foot greenhouse filled with tomatoes.
Spragg’s Meat Shop
Greg and Bonnie Spragg started farming at their present location in March 2002. After being employed at a hog barn in the area, Greg’s desire was to have his own hogs. So Bonnie purchased 3 little pigs for his birthday in May 2002. And the herd grew from there. By the end of the summer, Greg had raised 75 weaner pigs to market weight. Of those he kept 25 females for breeding stock and the rest were sold.
They now raise around 700 market hogs per year on our farm. There would be anywhere from 250-350 hogs on pasture at any one time. In addition to the typical cuts of pork you would expect to find, including our perfect bacon, we also create new sausage flavours all the time. Come down and taste the difference in our meat yourself.
2 Greek Gals
2 Greek Gals is a family run business situated in the Calgary Farmer’s Market. You will often see mom, dad and kids working together to make the best Greek food in the city. Roula and her good friend opened 2 Greek Gals over ten years ago and have since been delighting their customers with the most delicious Greek food. When Roula’s friend pulled out of 2 Greek Gals, her husband Jim became the second Greek gal! Both Jim and Roula love to see people happy when they eat their authentic Greek food and that is why they also cater for parties and events. These family recipes come directly from Greece and have been enjoyed by their family for generations and now can be enjoyed by yours.
Sylvan Star Cheese
When the Schalkwijk family, Jan, his wife Janneke, and son Jeroen, wanted to start a farm with more space and more future, they decided to take a look in Canada. In 1995, they found a nice place between Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, they settled and started their dairy farm with a herd of Holsteins and adapted their names to English…John, Jannie and Jerome. When the Schalkwijk’s had a hard time finding a good piece of cheese in Canada, Jan decided to go back to an old skill: making good Gouda. Jan had a long history of Gouda making….being a cheese maker in Holland for 30 years, learning from his mother whom also made Gouda. In 1999, he ordered equipment from Holland and started Sylvan Star Cheese.
Sylvan Star Cheese has won numerous Canadian awards as #1 Gouda and Extra Aged Gouda. The Extra Aged Gouda, also known as ‘Grizzly’ because of its bite and power, is ranked #4 in the world! In fact, Jan seems to follow in his mother’s footsteps, as in 1952, she won first prize in Holland for her Gouda, which she received her prize from Queen Wilhelmina.
Today, their son Jeroen runs the dairy farm with a herd of about 120 Holsteins. Jan and Janneke are devoted to making between 30,000 to 40,000 kilograms of cheese a year!