Working behind the scenes at the Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market, I'm starting to really understand how our local food system works. From farmer/grower to farmers' market, to restaurants and food trucks, to local stores and big grocery chains... and somewhere along the way onto your plate... it is a fascinating and complex system.
|Janelle of Riverbend Gardens|
|Ron & Teena of TR Greenhouses|
|Eggplants at TR Greenhouse's Stall at the |
Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market
|The Mallow Fellow's marshmallow treats|
|Jewels By Amy's sets|
|Violet Chocolate Wedding Truffles|
|Evangeline of El Mercado Tortillas (on right)|
- Darcy Peters (780-638-4756) has a lot of experience getting growers, farmers and food producers into grocery stores. Save On Foods is an excellent example of a large-scale chain that is actively searching out local produce, meats & value-added foods for its shelves and aisles. Darcy can help coach you through that process, teaching you about the requirements of stepping up that production and giving tips and tricks about what the large store buyers are looking for.
- Nicole Schroth (780-643-1003) specializes in helping vendors get their produce, meat and products into the food service industry… from restaurants through to institutions (like Northlands).