Lettuce tell ya ' bout Grand Trunk Veggies
Grand Trunk Veggies (GTV) is an urban farm named after the historic name for what is now Calgary’s West-Hillhurst neighbourhood. On our farm we honor a time when most yards had gardens by returning urban lawns to vegetable plots in a modern context. We’ve set out on a mission to grow green communities in Calgary and produce healthy and ecologically focused salads, herbs and flowers. After all, "to remember a successful salad is generally to remember a successful dinner" - George Ellwanger.
An Urban Farm?
Grand Trunk Veggies is a ⅓ of an acre farm made up of donated backyards in the West Hillhust, St. Andrew's Heights and Banff-Trail neighbourhoods of Calgary. Generous landowners have donated their yards to food production, soil repair and neighbourhood beautification. On this land we grow crops that are shared with the landowners and sold to restaurants and grocers in the city.
There's no Junk in our Trunk-
What GTV Grows:
At Grand Trunk Veggies we believes in precision and simplicity, so we've focused on perfecting some crops rather than trying to grow them all. At GTV our sights are set on growing high-quality greens like baby spinach, red-russian kale, mizuna and colorful mixed lettuces; an assortment of radishes; major culinary herbs like cilantro, chives, mint and parsley; plus edible flowers for you and the bees.
Greens in clean compostable packaging
All Grand Trunk Veggie salads and greens are washed, dried and packaged in compostable containers so customers can feel good, both while eating and disposing. Look for the GTV logo to find Calgary's freshest salad mix.
Even better, Sunnyside Natural Market now offer Grand Trunk Veggie salads and greens in bulk.