Food

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Three feral wild boar on a hill
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Wisdom of wild boar farming questioned in light of feral pig problem

While Alberta is grappling with the destructive threat of a growing population of feral wild boar and fears they could soon invade urban areas, there are farmers in the Edmonton area and elsewhere in the province who are still raising them.

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Nicole Matos speaking in front of a white brick wall
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Oonnie aims to connect consumers with local producers

Oonnie, a website that aims to assist consumers who are looking for more convenient ways to shop locally, is set to officially launch on June 25, bringing to life the vision of a Métis entrepreneur who has spent the past 13 years in the commercial construction business.

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A portrait of Amsale and Paul Sumamo sitting at a table in their restaurant
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Langano Skies leaves a legacy of awareness about Ethiopian cuisine

Longtime Ethiopian restaurant Langano Skies will host its last meal on June 19. After more than 18 years in business, owners Paul and Amsale Sumamo have decided it's time to close this chapter in their lives.

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A fenced-in lot between buildings with garden plots ready to be planted, and sign with Cree syllabics and English transcription for kamâmak nihtâwikihcikan
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Boyle Street butterfly garden seeks to nourish pollinators and people

A garden designed to attract local pollinators and provide space for reflection and knowledge-sharing among visitors is returning to the Boyle Street community for a second summer.

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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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