Food Roundup

The Food Roundup provides you with the latest headlines and happenings related to food and agriculture in the Edmonton region.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. An Edmonton chocolate company that makes endurance bars for athletes has been named a semifinalist for this year's Startup Global Pitch Competition.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. As the food industry continues to struggle to recover from the pandemic, Linda Hoang has launched #AdoptAShopAB – Foodie Edition, a food-focused effort to encourage people to patronize small businesses in Edmonton and Calgary. Participants are invited to sign up to spend at least $25 at the shop they adopt over between now and May 30.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. Craft breweries have cooked up all kinds of interesting collaborations in the interests of experimentation, good causes, or cross-promotion. Trial and Ale worked with biotech students from NAIT to better understand which microbes contribute to the flavour of its barrel-aged, mixed-fermentation products.

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Recent articles

A bar chart showing backyard hen licences in Edmonton from 2016 to 2021, with total active licences growing steadily since 2018, and twice as many new hens registered in 2021 as in the year before

Cooping with COVID: Interest in backyard hens grew during pandemic

More Edmonton backyards became homes to hens in 2020 and 2021 than in all previous years combined, City of Edmonton data shows. A cap on 50 sites was lifted in 2019, opening the program up at a time when many were at home in search of projects – and thinking more about where their food comes from.

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Three people chat in a yard of garden boxes full of green plants, near a shed with a sign that says "Urban Farm"

Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow

After a year of significant expansion, the Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow, as staff plan to add infrastructure, further diversify its community of farmers, and open its doors to the public on a regular basis.

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The Old Strathcona Farmers' Market building with a blue sky overhead

Renovations to bridge Old Strathcona Farmers' Market into the future

With its fortieth anniversary approaching, the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market is planning a slate of renovations that will make multi-day operations possible, something the market says both customers and vendors are asking for.

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