Monday, June 20, 2011

Check out the local farmers markets

Summer means one thing apparently, rain.

But if you catch a break check out some of the local farmers markets rather than the beast 'Calgary farmers market' which is really a mall.

The other day I stopped in at the Hillhurst Sunnyside farmer's market. It's a small outfit with all the veggies you can find, local meats, treats, and other trinkets and spices.

Prices are all reasonable, sometimes cheaper than the store. How about that, organic apples for less than Safeway?

Oh yea, and I'm on a organic beef binge, but that's another post.

You can also try the Kingsland market, I hear the lamb is quite good.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bike Lanes or Bike Paths?

Bike lanes take out a portion of the road. Bike paths are shared with pedestrians.

What should Calgary do with a active, growing, and interested biking community? There are many options being explored, and you can enter into the discussion to shape upcoming civic policy on biking.

If your'e a biker and want to contribute that's a great place. This city may have a ton of bike paths that are great, but it still has a ways to go before we have an efficient route to get people into the downtown core without having to make 27 changes between roads, pathways, back streets, sidewalks, and the like.