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An Organic Fit: Calgary Beer and Beef

We're straight bubbly over this news. Bessie and Mill Street are working together to deliver combination meat and beer packs right to your door. Fall is better with beer and beef.

An Organic Fit: Calgary Beer and Beef

We're straight bubbly over this news. Bessie and Mill Street are working together to deliver combination meat and beer packs right to your door. Fall is better with beer and beef.

Edmonton, Bessie is Here.

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...

Bessie Turns One

Our first year was eye-opening for our young team. We made it through the joy of building something, the frustration of slow progress, and the challenge of a tragic pandemic. We ate a lot, cried a bit, and shared some food.

Beef and COVID: Should you be worried?

Over the last few weeks, several meat processing plants in Canada have been impacted by COVID-19.  Here’s what you need to know: What's happening? Cargill Meat Solutions in High River has confirmed 38 staff members have been infected with COVID-19. Updated (18/04/2020): according to CBC, 358 COVID-19 cases are linked...

Wolfdogs Need to Eat Too!

Even as our world has changed, we all still need to eat.Bessie has been working with our customers to give away food to people in need during this tough time. We recently found someone new who needed additional food help. The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Due to COVID-19 preventative measures, they...

An Interview with Victoria Smith from Stress Less Ladies

A recovering stress-aholic, Victoria had shingles twice before the age of 30. Sadly this is becoming the new normal for our stressed-out society, but it fuelled Victoria to figure out a way to live a less stressful life. Once she was on the other side of her own journey, Victoria...

An Interview with Tyeesha Street from Civic Styles

In 2018, Tyeesha set out to better understand the fashion industry, and it became the most gratifying and worthwhile choices she has made. After an eye-opening trip to South-East Asia, her global views started to become considerably more significant. Her goal after coming home, was to put her thinking into...

An Interview with Micki Chau from The Olfactory Shop

As I ventured down the entrepreneurial path, Micki was the first woman I talked to about running a business and the struggles about customer acquisition, social media and everything in between. Conscientious, strong-willed and kind, she has taken me under her wing and is always willing to pick up the...

An Interview with Jessica Painter from In Her Circle

Jessica Painter is the founder of In Her Circle, a judgement-free community. Originally from Southern California, she came to Canada for love and after, experiencing severe loneliness, she found her purpose: to help other women who were struggling with loneliness create authentic friendships. Through events like bracelet making, yoga and...

Thoughts on Canada's Agriculture Day

Bessie works with farms—and we love our suppliers—and because of that we want to go deeper than sharing “Thank a Farmer” memes. Agriculture is a tough industry and is too often associated with manual labour. The true story is much grander.

7 Films for Foodies

When you think about your favourite films, what do you remember? The setting? The actors? The soundtrack? For me, it's the food. I find that food can be as important as the characters and can add to the plot. I hope that this list inspires you to cook something different or that you...

Bessie was featured on the Ideas and Stuff Podcast!

Episode 086: Spencer Kerber & Shanika Abeysinghe We talked to Calgary business owner, Michael Montgomery about food, farmers, and how Bessie was started. Ideas and Stuff podcast Episode 86 features Bessie founders Spencer Kerber & Shanika Abeysinghe "Bessie has to compete with the biggest companies in the entire world." Listen to the rest...

Bessie's First Year

The meals we eat are less important than the people we eat them with. As we look back on 2019, we can’t believe how lucky we are! We feel like we’ve found the needle in the haystack—again and again—every time we’re able to deliver great tasting, healthy food to your...

10 Books that Inspired Bessie in 2019

Between meetings and after work, you can find us reading everything about meat and seafood. No one from the Bessie team has a food background but, every member has a hunger to learn and grow.  Each of the following books has inspired us to cook interesting cuts, understand sustainable practices and...

Experiment: Cooking Frozen Steak

Is it possible to cook a frozen steak? Inspired by America's Test Kitchen, Bessie investigates.

20 Things We Learned from Junction

Platform Calgary provides access to education, coaching and connections that help people gain the entrepreneurial and technical skills needed to thrive in the new economy, helping startups grow and scale. When we joined Junction, we had no idea what to expect. Nine-weeks, two pitches and tons of work later, we...