“We’sre elated. It’s nice to be recognized,” John Juurlink, the co-owner of the pioneer-style bread company, was quoted as saying by the Calgary Herald. “Even though we’sre a small business, it shows we can compete with the big guys.”
Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach presented the award earlier this week in Edmonton, where three other companies were also honoured. The Rosemary-based Spragg’s Meat Shop, Pincher Creek-based Diamond Willow Organic Limited and Edmonton-based University of Alberta, won in the farmer’s market, retail and researcher categories respectively.
Each recipient earned $10,000 to put toward their business.