Local Producers We Support

Good food and good friends, two of the most important things in life!  Here at Trail’s End we put ethically-raised, locally-produced food on our table.  Most of our food is grown right here on the ranch, but some of it we source from our community of local producers. We’re happy to share a list of resources to help you do the same.

PLEASE NOTE: Trail’s End Beef is not affiliated with the farms listed below. We do not sell their products.They are our friends, neighbors, and the places where we source the food that goes into our family’s meals.  Please contact the producers listed for details and questions about their production practices.

Pasture-raised, heritage pork on a family operation near Nobleford, AB.  We love their bacon and buy it in bulk.

www.broekporkacres.com

Unpasteurized, raw honey.  We love our “beeman,” Gerry.  Every summer he brings some of his hives to the shelter-belt of trees in our hayfield.  We get to visit the bees when they venture into our flower garden and drink at the chicken’s water bowl.  Little Creek Creamed Honey, from Trail’s End pastures, even won first place at the Millarville Fair.

Phone Gerry and Gwen at 403-938-7284

Pesticide-free, greenhouse-raised tomatoes and basil located just outside Nanton, AB.  Product is available at the farm store and at every Calgary Co-Op location.

www.paradisehillfarm.ca

Pasture-raised pork, certified organic vegetable CSA, certified organic hay and grain. Keeping it in the family! This is my Aunt and Uncle’s farm, but I am not biased when I say that these are the happiest pigs and the tastiest pork you could find.  We fill our freezer with a side of pork annually.  And purchase the hay, for our cows. (And sometimes raid the garden, shhh…)

www.thirsty-acres.com

Pasture-raised lamb, chicken, and eggs from Millarville, AB.  Farmer Amy also raises laying hens and we top up our flock every year with her hearty, healthy birds.

Follow Tiny Springs Farm on Facebook or Email tinyspringsfarm@gmail.com

Organic, non-homogenized, low-temperature pasteurized milk. When we are not milking a family cow, we purchase through Vital Green.  We always include whole milk, plain yogurt, and buttermilk in our order.

Available at all natural food stores in the Calgary area.

Longtime beef customers and active in the Calgary growing scene, the Riedner family produces beautiful produce, flowers, eggs, and poultry on their ever expanding urban and rural farms. Connect with them and the rest of the YYC Growers for produce grown right in Calgary.

www.happinessbytheacre.ca

The energetic leader of the WAPF Calgary chapter, Susan Quirk is an inspiring source of knowledge about traditional foods. Follow her new venture at Bruhe cafe for dine-in breakfast, take-out meals, classes on fermentation, cooking with offal meats, and more. 

www.quirksandquarts.com

A dynamic group of farmers and food distributors guided by the core values of: local, sustainable, soil health, flavour, nutritious, freshness, lower environmental footprint, education, equitable, security, and food democracy. 

Homemade pastured-pork sausage patties with lots of garden sage. Savory and satisfying.
pasture chicken free range
A roasted, pasture-raised chicken is true comfort food and feeds our family for days.
Kale thieves raiding the garden at Thirsty Acres. They’ll do anything for kale chips!