Farm fresh food in Edmonton’s countryside

Farm fresh food in Edmonton’s countryside Eating local is simple – buy and eat what our farmers grow right here. You can either go to the farm to pick it yourself, which is also a really fun outing, or visit your local farmers’ market. Edmonton’s countryside is rich with the bounty of the earth – really, farm fresh food is …

A good walk: Golf in the countryside

A good walk: Golf in the countryside Our country roads are lined with places to take a nice walk – but some of them have immaculately manicured grounds and swans, a place to stop for burgers and chocolate mousse on your way back to the car and carts with GPS (in case, you want to putt putt from putt to …

Handcrafted treasures in the countryside

Handcrafted treasures in the countryside My Christmas shopping advice: start early and put yourself on your nice list. To get you in the giving spirit, here are three stops for handcrafted pottery and art in Edmonton’s countryside. (Moms love this stuff. Hint hint.) Pottery by Heather Heather Edwards has been throwing clay for more than four decades. Her work is …

Three days in Leduc

Leduc is just 15 minutes south of Edmonton down Hwy 2 with an energy discovery centre, antique shopping and a huge recreation facility. Here are three fun ways to spend the day in Leduc with active curious kids or your mom, who really loves spending time with you.   Little kids love big machines The Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre …

Find eco in the country

Back to the land Earth Day inspired me to look around Edmonton’s countryside for everything eco – and hoo boy, it’s easy to love the earth out here. Buy fresh local food at a market or dig in the dirt at a u-pick. Explore wild nature and learn to make, bake and grow your own everything. Image: Wild orchid at …