Savoury Summer Appetizers For Your Next Cookout

Summer is the perfect time to host a backyard cookout! Warm weather, tasty food, and a relaxing atmosphere is the best way to bring family and friends together. At Spragg’s, we’re offering a summer freezer package from Saddleridge Beef until the end of June. Their beef is SO delicious! Don't miss out on your chance to get your hands on the perfect beef for these amazing summer appetizers.

5 Lip-Smacking Recipes for a Mother’s Day Cookout

We may be biased, but we believe that everything tastes better on the grill! When the weather gets warm, our meals revolve around delicious BBQ recipes. We know how hard Moms work all year round. Therefore, we have compiled a savoury list of our five favourite Mother’s Day grilling recipes. Treat mom to a delightful feast! She deserves it. 

5 Recipes for the Best Mother’s Day Brunch Ever

While we love heading to a restaurant on Mother’s Day, there’s something special about staying in and cooking a delicious brunch at home. At Spragg’s, we believe that using fresh and flavourful ingredients will make any meal exceptional. We’ve put together a list of our five favourite Mother’s Day brunch recipes for you to try!

Ham and Bacon Quiche

Treat mom to this delectable dish! She is sure to love the flavours from ham, bacon, mushrooms, cheese, and cream. Make sure to make enough for seconds!

Tuscan Pork Chops

There’s nothing better than an Italian-inspired home cooked meal! Mom will love this quick and easy gourmet dish. Try throwing your chops on the grill for added smoky flavour.

Scrambled Egg and Sausage Pocket Pastries

Give mom a fun breakfast by whipping up these delicious homemade pop tarts! She will love the burst of flavours by mixing scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheddar. Yum!

Bacon and Cheese Strata

Show mom your culinary skills this Mother’s Day by making this delectable bread pudding dish. She will love the complimentary cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and fresh parsley!

Chocolate-Bacon Cupcakes with Dulce De Leche Frosting

It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day brunch without a proper dessert! Whip up these scrumptious cupcakes with candied bacon, cream cheese, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, and brewed espresso. Who’s ready for seconds?

Do you have a favourite Mother’s Day brunch recipe? Comment below:

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Why Local Stores are Thriving During the Retail Apocalypse

Retail chains are closing their doors on a weekly basis. Big-box retailers dominated the shopping landscape during the 90s and 2000s. Analysts are categorizing the current retail landscape as a “retail shakeout” or “retail renaissance,” with new types of stores taking the place of traditional retailers. Shoppers are the dominant reason that local stores are finding success where larger stores are not. “Consumers are increasingly interested in artisanal and locally produced items that are often perceived as higher quality. They are also seeking more authentic experiences from unique store environments small shops can offer.” A new wave of shoppers has emerged in recent years. They value social interactions and experiences over mass-production. These shoppers actively seek out unique local businesses, which offer products that big box stores do not.

At Spragg’s, we rely on our local shoppers across Alberta. Local stores are flourishing during the retail apocalypse because:

  1. They offer better quality and a variety of products at fair prices.
  2. Put the customer first. Many small businesses interact with their clientele on a weekly basis, thereby providing a better overall shopping experience.
  3. Staying small: by not trying to expand, small businesses keep their tax dollars in local jurisdictions, and are more prone to support community initiatives.
  4. Location: the neighbourhood experience is successful because customers enjoy walking to city centres, embracing exercise, socialization, and the small town lifestyle.

Why do you support local businesses? Tell us about a great experience you have had in the local community! Comment below:

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10 Reasons to Shop at the Farmer’s Market Today

Farmer’s markets are a great way to support the local community and bring people together. Here at Spragg’s, we love participating in the Calgary Farmers’ Market each week. We see many of the same friendly faces, which has allowed us the opportunity to form excellent relationships with our customers. But that’s just one of the reasons we love farmer’s markets, here are 10 more:

Farm Fresh

Local farmers and producers supply fruit, veggies, and meat. It’s not out of the ordinary to buy produce that has been picked the very same morning you bought it, and at Spragg’s our fresh pork products are processed and delivered each week.

Organic and Free Range

Many farmers offer food that is both pesticide and chemical-free. At Spragg’s, our pigs roam free and are well exercised on a daily basis.

Better Nutrition

Local farmers produce brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, which are more nutrient rich than their supermarket counterparts.

More Flavour

You already know that our meat is delicious and savoury, but fruits and veggies found at farmer’s markets are also ripe, tender, and taste incredibly fresh.


Vendors offer true farm to table pricing, especially if you’re shopping in season.

Better For the Environment

By shopping locally, we reduce our carbon footprint by creating less fossil fuels. When food doesn’t travel as far, less gas and refrigerant is consumed.

Supports the Local Economy

Keeping farmers in business leads to job creation in your local economy. Supporting your local farmers and producers means supporting your local community members – everyone benefits!

Form Relationships

Most people want to know where their food comes from. Many farmers form great relationships with customers, and in doing so, they are able to better serve the local community.

Eating Seasonally

By eating foods that are grown seasonally, your overall health will improve. Seasonal=fresh, not packaged and processed.


Farmer’s markets offer numerous choices from many different vendors. You can grab three different types of tomatoes within 10 feet of each other!

Why do you love shopping at the farmer’s market? Do you have a favourite vendor?

You can find us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market every Thursday through Sunday from 9AM - 5PM.

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The Benefits of Shopping Locally in Alberta

At Spragg’s, we appreciate all of our local customers. Without the neighbourhood’s support, we would not be able to offer the great service, selection, and standards that the community has come to trust. Because we have seen the positive impact the local shoppers have had on our business, we are adamant about keeping Alberta prosperous by maintaining an area that is rich with small businesses.