At The Ruby Apron we work to support local farmers, producers, and businesses wherever we can. Whether that means buying flour, produce or meat directly from the farmer, or supporting a local shop that knows their wine or spices, using a small local business to run our website, or working with organizations around Edmonton and the province who are building the community and connecting people. We feel that we have some of the best of the best in terms of ingredients right on our door step, being grown or produced by passionate, hardworking people. Of course there are things in the “hungry months,” that are difficult to source locally, or ingredients that aren’t produced locally, that’s when we turn to local shops who are bringing these ingredients to us. This is a huge part of what we do, and it’s why we have included this page on our website, so you can learn about some of the people we support in our kitchen every day.
Marking a new phase of Alberta Wheat Commission’s (AWC) marketing strategy, AWC officially launched its first consumer marketing campaign: “Life’s Simple Ingredient.” AWC knows it is important to farmers to promote Alberta wheat as part of a healthy diet, so the campaign is designed to make people feel good about eating wheat.
Highwood Crossing Foods
Growers, makers & distributors of great, non-GMO organic food. Our products are made in small batches, minimally processed & simply packaged.
Rock Ridge Dairy
Rock Ridge Dairy in Ponoka Alberta is owned and operated by the Bos family and specializes in small batch processing of Organic Jersey milk and goat milk. They were awarded the Canadian Outstanding Young Farmer award in November 2015 for their progress in farming and their advancement in animal care and handling.
Sunrise Gardens is a Certified Organic microgreen and vegetable farm located a few minutes west of Onoway, Alberta. Our focus is on wheatgrass and shoots (microgreens) as well as specialty greens, vegetables, and edible flowers.
Arlow Lacey Design
Arlow Lacey Design specializes in logo and identity design, stationery, marketing materials, eNewsletters, websites, social media and more.
Irvings Farm Fresh
‘Irvings Farm Fresh is a small scale pork producer specializing in free range Berkshire Pork. They operate a modern meat processing facility located on the farm, producing a full range of artisanal pork products from both home raised and other local pork.
The Silk Road Spice Merchant
The Silk Road Spice Merchant is a family business inspired by the senses. Colin Leach and Kelci Hind started the business in 2008 after realizing that it was very difficult to find the spices, herbs and chiles they needed for recipes they wanted to try. They used to wonder why there wasn’t one specialty shop that had every kind of spice imaginable, and eventually they decided to open that shop themselves.
Vines Wine Merchants
Wouldn’t it be fun to come to a local wine shop where you can find neat wines with interesting character and staff who know about wine? You’ll be hard-pressed (wine pun intended!) to find a more knowledgeable or more enthusiastic group of people to show you around a wine shop and help point out some of the great value and award-winning wines, spirits, and beers on the shelves.
Alberta’s best vegetables grown by a family you can trust! We specialize in greenhouse grown cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and lettuce. Over 40 years of experience!
Life’s Simple Ingredient
Life’s Simple Ingredient promotes high-quality Alberta wheat, a historically versatile ingredient, through interactive videos, articles, recipes and more. The campaign celebrates the ease of eating local with over 8.4 million tonnes of wheat produced a year in Alberta alone. Further, a broad range of cultures use wheat for culinary creations for each and every meal.