Farming in the Foothills

SavvyMom April 8, 2016
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Free-range bison and elk call this rambling ranch home. Find out more.

What’s more Canadian than a Hudson’s Bay blanket? Easy—some local, hormone- and antibiotic-free elk and buffalo products from the Rocky Mountains.

You might not know this, but Rocky Mountain cuisine is as mouthwatering as the boutique lodges that serve it. And you can visit the ranch that supplies all the luxury resorts with their all-natural meats at the Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch.

Set on 540 acres of rambling countryside, just outside of Calgary, this game ranch is an ideal family destination for a little eating, sightseeing and stocking up.

The store serves up barbecue items made without MSG and gluten. If you’ve got kids who beg for burgers and hot dogs at every summer meal, these healthy options will make both mom and kids smile. Open Tuesday to Saturday, they offer smoked buffalo and elk sausages, bison burgers and mini burgers for smaller appetites. Their jerky and buffalo pepperoni sticks can’t be beat for a quick and healthy protein-filled snack. The shop also offers a variety of items to take home so be prepared to stock up.

Fear not if you can’t make the trip to the game farm with the kids. There are locations in Calgary where you can find their products, such as CRMR at Home and Second to None Meats. You can also order online or over the phone—here are the directions on how to do that.

From ranch to fork—it has a nice ring to it.

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