Featured Vendors: Taste of Ukraine and Little Kitchen Big Taste

Featured Vendors

Last week we had a chance to catch up with two more of our seasonal vendors, Taste of Ukraine and Little Kitchen Big Taste. Here is a summary of their interviews.

Taste of Ukraine

How did you start your business?

Our Business started 4 years ago because my parents were coming from Ukraine and we didn’t know what to do because they didn’t speak English, so we tried to create some jobs. And I used to work in construction, and it could be a little tough, and I got laid off, so it was a perfect time to start a business and in Ukraine we used to have a restaurant. We try to bring Ukrainian cuisine into Canada.

What kind of products do you sell?

We have perogies, cabbage rolls, Nalesniki, borscht, and a sauerkraut soup, its very popular back home. We also have a second business called Rustic & Modern frozen homemade meals and we have a whole different selection of frozen meals.

What is your “must try” product?

Definitely our meat cabbage rolls, it’s a big seller, our borscht and of course our perogies.

What makes you unique?

Its home made, hand made, it’s a family business and all of our meats and vegetables come from local farmers, so we support local, so if people buy from us, they help support local farmers too.

What is your favourite thing to sell?

Favorite things to sell… Perogies!

Can you find your product anywhere else?

Yes, in Red Deer its in the Big Bend Market in the south, in Three Hills at Farm Basket, in Old’s Uptown Market, in Calgary at the Avenida Food Hall and Fresh, so we have a food court there and we are there four times a week. We also sell at Kodiak Deli in Sundre, and Sunshine Blends in Innisfail, and Symon’s Valley Ranch Market in Calgary as well.

Do you attend any other markets?

Yes, we do three summer markets, Wednesday’s in the Red Deer Downtown Market, Thursday in Crossfield Farmers Market and Friday we have the Sundre Farmers Market.

How did you hear about the Downtown Red Deer Market?

We found it on Google. We tried it last year and we applied and loved it.

What is your favourite thing about being in Downtown Red Deer?

It’s a nice small batch of vendors, awesome management, awesome set up, and very good customers, repeat customers and its just nice to be Downtown.

Little Kitchen Big Taste

How did you start your business?

I had a restaurant on 49th avenue, it was a restaurant and I saw the market and thought “hey let’s go here,” and that’s how I started, five years ago. I sold the business and then did this on the side.

What kind of products do you sell?

We have French macarons, vegetarian salad rolls, spring rolls, chicken rolls and shrimp rolls.

What is your “must try” product?

Must try, would be all, but definitely the salad rolls and the French macarons. Those are the two items that sell out the fastest.

What makes you unique?

We hand make everything. We get lots of return customers and we put good quality ingredients into our food, and we make it with love.

What is your favourite thing to sell?

The salad rolls and the french macarons. The macarons are a lot of work, but I actually like it, because people say, “they’re so good!”

Can you find your product anywhere else?

Yes, you can find our product at the Big Bend Market on the south end. The spring rolls and salad rolls are there.

Do you attend any other markets?

I used to. I used to go to Blackfalds, the Saturday Market and the Sylvan Market. This year its just the Downtown Market.

How did you hear about the Downtown Red Deer Market?

I walked by about 5/6 years ago, it seemed like a pretty chill market, so I decided to join.  

What is your favourite thing about being in Downtown Red Deer?

Its very accessible, its nice because you have the music patio and the market, and all the local little businesses.

Be sure to check out Taste of Ukraine and Little Kitchen Big Taste at this weeks market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m! 

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