Each year, the Made in Alberta Awards shares the stories of local entrepreneurs and their products with Avenue readers. Uproot Food Collective — the scalable, commercialization platform and marketplace that supports more than 80 local food processors, chefs and restaurants to develop and scale retail-ready products in Alberta — is excited to bring those stories straight to your door with a brand new batch of 2022 winning and runner-up products in the Made in Alberta Awards Box.
This year’s Made in Alberta Awards Box features sweet and savoury delights from across the province. Get your chocolate kick with the delicious and sustainable Born Again Protein Brownie Mix by Groundup eco-ventures, which was named both the sweet food category winner and the overall grand prize winner. If you want, you can top your brownies with a package of Frozen Haskap Fruit (a runner-up in the sweet food category) straight from Edmonton’s own Rosy Farms (available under the brand name Vitalaberry Farms in this box).
If you’re looking for something savoury, reach for Stoked Oats’s Stone Age Oatmeal (runner-up in the savoury food category) for a bowl of oatmeal with pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes but no added sugar. Bread bakers will rejoice at the smell of a fresh loaf after baking Lazy Bake’s Dillapeño Beer Bread Kit, which was the winner of the savoury food category and takes less than an hour to bake. The box also features The Curryer Pakistani Kitchen’s Butter Chicken Sauce (a runner-up in the savoury food category), which is made with a coveted, secret recipe featuring ingredients like red chili powder sourced right here in Calgary.
Albertans have an appetite to shop local, and both the Made in Alberta Awards and Uproot Food Collective believe in celebrating great Alberta producers and their products. With the curated Made in Alberta Awards boxes through Uproot, customers can be sure they’re getting truly exceptional local products, delivered straight to their doors.
“We are so excited to partner with the Made In Alberta Awards again this year to connect Albertans with authentically original food while growing Alberta’s local food community. The past Made In Alberta Awards boxes have been embraced by Albertans who celebrate the ingenuity and craftsmanship in Alberta made products. We loved putting together this year’s box and learning about all the unique products and wonderful stories behind each maker,” says Ray Ma, co-founder of Uproot Food Collective.
To read the stories of more award-winning Alberta producers, including the ones in the Uproot Made in Alberta Box, visit madeinalbertaawards.ca.