When you walk into Hanna’s Design & Alterations, almost every inch of the small store is lined with various garments. At the centre of it all is the owner Hanna Prochownik, travelling back and forth between the sewing machine in the back and the steady flow of customers in the front.
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.