After a year of providing Calgarians with sustainable meat and seafood we’re expanding our operations into Edmonton! It’s always been our plan to grow within the province first, and source from farmers close our distribution centres, and we’re so excited that Edmonton is our next step towards making local food more accessible across the country.
Edmonton has a great local food scene from the farmer’s markets around the city, top notch restaurants using local ingredients and local craft breweries, we’re looking forward to making tons of local connections within the community!
A little bit about Bessie:
Bessie partners with local and natural farmers, flattening the supply chain and allowing farmers to have easier access to their end customers. At Bessie, we like to partner with farmers who have a passion for what they do, but don’t have the time or size to do all of the legwork required to sell their products directly to customers. A lot of the time this means selling their product to large feedlots or processors, getting less money than they deserve for a natural product.
All Bessie farmers have been toured by the Bessie team and meet our standards for taste and sustainability.
To make things simple for our customers, we offer a variety of pre-built packs containing beef chicken, and/or seafood. All our products individually vacuum sealed and quickly frozen immediately to retain the quality of the product.
Bessie offers grass fed and grass finished beef from Prairie Ranchers in Wetaskawin. These animals have been raised on a diet of pure grass/forage fed and raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones and never live on a feed lot.
Bessie’s Chicken in Edmonton is sourced from Lone Pine near Botha Alberta. Lone Pine chickens are free run and free range, are raised without antibiotics, hormones, or animal by products, and meet Certified Humane’s standards of animal care. Lone Pine’s chicken are also raised on a diet of homegrown grain with no animal or soy proteins.
Bessie sources our seafood from a variety of sustainable producers and fishermen, with our product adhering to Ocean Wise standards or sustainable farming practices.
Lastly, thank you the friends we've made in Edmonton!
It takes a community to build a business and we are so grateful for the support from StartupTNT, Lan Tan from TEC Edmonton, and of course, Uproot Food Collective! Uproot is an Edmonton based collection of local food companies that share the mission of making local and high quality food available to everyone. By bringing a bunch of local brands under one banner (Honest Dumplings, South Island Pie Co., Natural Kitchen Delights, Zero Waste Noodles) ****they share the costs of getting their products into grocery stores, allowing more small food businesses to thrive—thanks for sharing your space with us Uproot!
We are offering FREE delivery to Edmonton, St. Albert, Stony Plain, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Devon and Leduc/Nisku. Place your order today.