124 Grand Market

Vendor Profiles — Lactuca, Original Redhead Condiments, & UUSI+STUDIO

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Our Market features the best local vendors in town. Every Wednesday during the market season we will be releasing Vendor Profiles as part of our collaboration with our amazing vendors. This week we’re highlighting the local urban farm Lactuca, the spicy and saucy Original Redhead Condiments, and the comfortable and stylish UUSI+STUDIO. These three vendors bring some of the best locally produced products to the #124grandmarket.

 

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Lactuca

Lactuca is a green-producing local urban farm in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. The farm, founded by Travis and Claire, and run with their team of Vicky, Vivian, and Mike, produce bountiful vegetables for the great city of Edmonton. Starting in 2012 as the first recognized urban farm in all of Alberta, Lactuca began retailing exclusively with the #124grandmarket and now have expanded their operations to supply some of the best restaurants in YEG. From small beginnings in their backyard to owning and working over an acre of land in the heart of Edmonton, the Lactuca team have been working hard as they are dedicated to producing fresh, diverse, and high-quality products for those who desire sustainably grown local produce. Lactuca uses the latest and greatest growing technologies as well as using the most sustainable growth principles to produce some of the tastiest and most abundant products. Their mission is, “To cultivate high quality, diverse and unique agricultural products for the urban marketplace in a conscientious and sustainable way.” Lactuca features many different products; however, their main product is ready-to-go hyper-seasonal salad mixes which make your salad needs easy! You’ll be able to check out Lactuca at most of the 124 Grand Markets going forward.

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Original Redhead Condiments

OG Redhead is a local condiment producer here in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta. Founded by Stuart Whyte, the OG Redhead, with over ten years of culinary experience, Original Redhead Condiments serves sauces, salsas, and more to the Edmonton Area through various farmers markets, specifically the #124grandmarket. OG is built upon building their community up. Their goal is to strengthen the community around them and as a result, they will themselves become stronger. Their products are based upon the scientific research that eating diets rich in fermented foods is incredibly good for you. Here’s their science behind it all, “Our fermented line of products utilizes a process that preserves food naturally, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and several strains of probiotics. Plus, it boosts endorphins and releases serotonin in the brain (the happy chemical), scientifically making you happier.” Evidentally, OG Redhead hopes to make the world a better and a happier place with their line of sauces which consists of: Salsa Verde, Salsa Roja, Original Redhead – “Like Sriracha but better,” Habanero Tarragon Sauce, Jalapeno Leek Sauce, Hopped Honey Mustard – A collaboration project with Bent Stick Brewery, Pickled Onions and jalapenos, and a Season-All (spice rub). Catch them at most 124 Grand Markets!

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UUSI+STUDIO

UUSI+STUDIO is run by Karlene Uusikorpi and she makes beautiful hand-made pillows from unique textiles that are meant to bring you joy as well as elevating your home’s style. According to Karlene, pillows are game-changers, they are life-changing home accessories and good pillows are a must have for any home. The pillows range from shapes and sizes but most importantly, each of them brings a comfort like no other. There’s just something special about a good locally-made pillow. Almost as though they give you that loving comfort that a good pillow usually does after your mom fluffs it up for you, but UUSI’s pillows are like that all of the time. If you’re looking for new pillows for your home, look no further as UUSI+STUDIO has the right pillows for you. Who needs to go to the regular pillow stores when you can come to the 124 Grand Market to get a pillow that will last you a lifetime. Come and find Karlene and UUSI+STUDIO at this Thursday’s market.

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We hope you’re enjoying these vendor profiles, share with us what you love the most about these market makers? Stay tuned for next Wednesday when we share with you more about our awesome vendors.

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