Sunday, June 16, 2019

Local & Fresh

Someone recently told me about a newer store in town, Local & Fresh

Local & Fresh sells a variety of locally-made grocery items and other products, all out of one place.  Christopher and I try to support local businesses as much as we can, so this will be a regular stop for us from now on.

They are located on 1377 Hamilton Street, in a gorgeous old building, and there is more to come in this space!  There will soon be pop up restaurants with local chefs!  We cannot wait.

You can buy veggies, dairy, eggs, meats, baking, supplies for baking, grains, condiments, spices, desserts, etc. all from this store, and all made close to home.

This was our first haul from Local & Fresh:

We bought:

Bacon from Pine View Farms
Sourdough Bread from Lockwood Sourdough
Haskap Berries from Northern Lights Orchards
Kimchi from Baechu Kimchi
Frozen Saskatoon Berries from Prairie Berries
Frozen Pizza Dough from KOKO Patisserie
Cottage Cheese, Potato and Dill Perogies from Kathy's Kitchen
Edible Cookie Dough from Go Big Treats
Kombucha from Crave Kombucha
Free Run Eggs from Gold Egg

The parmesan, black pepper and thyme sourdough bread was absolutely fantastic.  We ate it toasted for the past few days.  This bread alone is worth the trip to Local & Fresh!

I'm so happy that as our city grows, we can support so many more awesome businesses, owned and operated by local entrepreneurs.

Are there any locally made grocery items that you buy regularly?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

This sounds like an awesome place! I would definitely go to a place like this if there was one close by to us. There is a year-round farmer's market that has a bunch of local goods but it's not conveniently located so I never go there anymore. I used to live 2 blocks away when I had my condo downtown so I used to go more often. Now I try to get to the Farmer's market in a close neighborhood on Sundays. One thing I want to buy next Sunday is a shrub mix. My favorite is a beet szechuan pepper mix. I mix it with tonic to make a mocktail and it's soooo good! The person who sells it has several different shrub mixes but that one is my favorite. Plus I love that the shrub says "Phil the shrub guy" on the side. Phil, the founder of the company, is a recovering alcoholic and he came up with these shrubs to give people an interesting n/a beverage. Or you can mix in your liquor of choice but I just drink it with tonic water.