Local and Organic-Two Food Movements That are Better Together.

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Local and Organic-Two Food Movements That are Better Together.

Local and Organic-Two Food Movements That are Better Together.

The last few years have highlighted the importance of buying local. Buying local is extremely important because it keeps money flowing within a local economy, creates local jobs and reduces the travel time of food which reduces the carbon impact of the food that you consume. However, the word local only applies to where the food was produced, not how it was produced or how clean it is. Certified Organic is an indicator of how the food was produced. Certified organic prohibits the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, prohibits antibiotics, growth hormones and other growth enhancing drugs such as ractopamine. Organic does not allow GMO’s as both seed or feed, it ensures basic animal welfare standards, it has been shown to increase biodiversity and because of these methods of production has a smaller carbon footprint.
Local does not necessarily equal clean food and clean food does not always equal local food. However, when you are able to combine both local and organic you have created a powerful food movement that can have a great positive impact on all aspects of the world- environmentally, socially, and economically.
We are proud to be able to provide you with our local organic meat so you can contribute to this powerful food movement.
Your Farmers
Ron and Sheila
If you are looking for organic and local products, farmers markets are a great place to start. By supporting the farmers directly and bypassing the middle man (resellers) you get the freshest product, help the farmer with cash flow, help them manage inventory and often get to meet the farmer who grew your food.
Our products are available fresh at all of our own locations, frozen online through our website.Some product are also available at several health food stores throughout Alberta.
Our own locations are:
- Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens at Avenida in Calgary. Open Thursday to Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm
- Old Strathcona Farmers' Market in Edmonton. Open every Saturday year round, 8am-3pm.
- Calgary Farmers' Market Open. Thursday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
-  Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market Open Saturday from 9am to 3pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm
- Bountiful Farmers' Market in Edmonton Open Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
- Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market (in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot) Open May 18 to October 5. Every Wednesday from 4pm to 7:30pm.
- St. Albert Farmers' Market Open June 11 to October 8. Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
-Our Meat Shop on Whyte Ave in the Roots on Whyte Building in Edmonton (within the Blush Lane Organic Store) Open Sunday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturday 8am to 9pm
We offer delivery to your door of all of our online orders for a $9.95 flat rate delivery fee. It is available in the following cities:

Calgary

Airdrie

Red Deer

Edmonton

St. Albert

Leduc

Fort Saskatchewan

Beaumont

Devon

Camrose

Sherwood Park

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