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Calgary Farmer's market in the Herald

Well nothing new in this story I guess but it sadden's me that the market's days as it stands appear numbered.

I guess we are going to get another bland, generic Sobeys, Co-op or Safeway in it's place & a large vibrant piece of Calgary will die.

Shame.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/n...

Fresh Fruit Pies in Calgary

http://www.threesisterspies.com - I have had their products before - they are superb - I found them at the Cochrane Farmers market but seems they have a lot of locations in town.

Jun 04, 2008
tom arto in Prairie Provinces

Fresh Fruit Pies in Calgary

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Jun 04, 2008
tom arto in Prairie Provinces

Bakery in Calgary?

I absolutely love the Good Earth muffins & the scones are pretty darn tasty too. Anyone tried the new sandwiches there - in a kind of pita bread/wrap thingy - a huge improvement on what they had before.

Jun 03, 2008
tom arto in Prairie Provinces

Sweetgrass Market YYC

Opens next week - Wednesday 11th I believe. I wish them all the very best!

Jun 03, 2008
tom arto in Prairie Provinces

Sobeys Urban Fresh - Edmonton

Sounds interesting - opens on Thursday, will be interested to hear reviews on here........

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal...

Calgary - Gilchrist's Book?

I have zero respect for JC's restaurant reviews - I am sure he is a decent fellow - but it's a bit like Kitchen Nightmares, the Gordon Ramsey show where he helps to relaunch crappy restaurants & about a million people turn up to the first night because word is out that Ransey is there. It's not reality & neither are JC's reviews.

Apr 29, 2008
tom arto in Food Media & News

Upscale grocery store at Eau Claie Mkt, Calgary?

It's interesting Shayne - i do hope they come here - as one who works within the business imo what Calgary doesn't need is a Sobeys, Safeway or Overwaitea take on gourmet groceries. WF would be a breath of fresh air - but as you say we'll have to wait & see.

Upscale grocery store at Eau Claie Mkt, Calgary?

Not sure I folllow the logic of this. The Calgary store would surely be serviced out of Vancouver for ambient goods, with local suppliers & independent distributors chipping in too for fresh, short shelf life & frozen. Look at the likes of Sunterra, Planert Organic, Community Natural Foods - all small stores who have no problem stocking their shelves without massive, internally owned distribution. Certainly when I put this very question to the top bods at one of the above grocers, they didn't see why it would be a problem for WF. The main issue I think for WF is finding the right location to meet the store siting criteria.