Food

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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
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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"
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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
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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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Two women and a man wearing outdoor gear stand in front of a body of water
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7 Summits Snacks secures chance to pitch at Startup Canada competition

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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Bloom: Fuelling with endurance chocolate

In Episode 16 of Bloom, Emily Rendell-Watson interviews Kristyn Carriere, co-founder of 7 Summits Snacks. The Edmonton-based company has developed chocolate bars that can replace energy gels and bars for endurance athletes.

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Winnie Tsing Chen holds up a glass with an umbrella inside in front of a bright red wall
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Fu's Repair Shop aims to celebrate Chinese culture

The folks behind a new bar and restaurant called Fu's Repair Shop hope it can showcase Chinese culture in a different way.

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Felice Café owners Michelle and Tim Brouwer standing in their shop
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Felice Café embraces local at Stadium Yards

The founders of Felice Café, a new café and market located near Commonwealth Stadium, are hoping their love for local is infectious. In addition to serving drinks and treats, Felice features a market where local vendors can display and sell their products for a flat monthly fee.

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Ken Bautista speaks into a microphone in front of signs for TEDxEdmonton
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From bytes to bites: The Public applies Startup Edmonton playbook to food

Startup Edmonton co-founder Ken Bautista finds himself in "founder-entrepreneur mode" again with The Public Food Hub, a startup that connects food lovers to food makers.

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The Stopgap Coffee space inside the John T. Ross Residence
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Stopgap Coffee offers a place to gather in historic Edmonton home

Stopgap Coffee has set up shop in the John T. Ross Residence, a historic home in the Oliver neighbourhood that gives the café's owners a chance to "nestle within a community."

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