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Quality meat direct from farmers - where to get in/around Calgary?

I do apologize for not thanking everyone sooner - thanks a lot for the useful links and information! I will do my research and select the vendors shortly.

Jan 29, 2012
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Quality meat direct from farmers - where to get in/around Calgary?

Hi everyone,

For a longest time I've been trying to procure reliable food sources for my family in Calgary which would:

1) be free range and heritage in nature - no soy in the feed, no weird experiments with coconut and milk protein stuff

2) no hormones, antibiotics, etc.

I am interested in pork, chicken, fish and eggs.

Please don't send me to farmers' markets and organic food stores - the pricing is unsustainable and some products are the outcome of soy feeding anyway.

However, the names of actual farmers/farms (including Mennonite/Hutterite) that raise pigs and chicken in accordance with the above requirements would be very much appreciated!

Thanks a lot in advance!

Jan 20, 2012
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Special Vietnamese Dish - where else in Calgary?

It does remind the stir-fried Chinese veggies plus meat. Next time we go out, I'll check this menu section out. Thanks for your suggestion!

May 02, 2009
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Special Vietnamese Dish - where else in Calgary?

I can't recall the sauce specifically - it's more like the one that typically comes with Chinese stir-fry veggies ... And it's different from various hot pots I tried in other Vietnamese restaurants, which are usually one type of meat in rich dark sauce.

May 02, 2009
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Special Vietnamese Dish - where else in Calgary?

It may not be the classic Vietnamese dish, but it sure tasted good ...

May 02, 2009
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Special Vietnamese Dish - where else in Calgary?

Hi everyone,

I used to be a regular at Shawnessy Vietnamese for years. But after an episode of terrible service (despite being longtime faithful customers) I stopped going there. While it is not a problem to find a place for decent pho elsewhere in Calgary, I am having difficulties finding a restaurant that would serve what SV called 'special dish' (or hotpot dish) in their 'special dishes' menu section. This is essentially a hot pot with a bunch of stir-fried veggies in it and, depending what one chooses, seafood or pork or beef.

I've gone to many other restaurants, and so far could not find an equivalent of this dish. If you could help me with suggesting a restaurant or maybe a recipe, or even the proper name for it, I'd appreciate it very much!

Thanks in advance!

May 02, 2009
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