The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


The Alberta government passed the Local Food Sector Act to encourage consumer confidence and raise the profile of producers, resulting in farmers markets becoming the big focus for supporting local growers and companies. Visiting the Crossroads Market and the Calgary Farmers Market, these are the stories behind a few of the vendors.

Four hours after I first arrive to chronicle the busy morning of Mark Kerrigan, brewer at the Wild Rose Brewery Taproom, he suggests one final photo to me.

The egg farmers of Alberta are finding new ways to connect local egg producers with consumers, running a farm-to-fork project that turned into a contest to launch a food truck.

They were known as the gathering place. A haven where veterans and their families could socialize, drink and carouse.

Members volunteered throughout their communities, putting on celebrations for Remembrance Day and supporting those returning from wars around the world.