Buying local, buying better

Buying local, buying better As we enter our 27th year in Whitehorse, Alpine Bakery would like to wish residents a happy new year and a prosperous 2011. As Whitehorse's only fully organic, independent and locally owned food establishment, we ethically cre

As we enter our 27th year in Whitehorse, Alpine Bakery would like to wish residents a happy new year and a prosperous 2011.

As Whitehorse’s only fully organic, independent and locally owned food establishment, we ethically create bread, pastries, soup and chocolates from scratch.

But it’s our year-round organic produce club I am most proud of. It provides high quality and carefully selected fruits and vegetables from small family farms, and, when possible, from local producers.

With close to 100 participating households, the club has an impressive environmental record. It has improved soils, farmer health and members’ plant-based diets while decreasing pollution.

They say every $1 food purchase is a vote for the world we want. We buy thousands of dollars in produce from organic farmers, and this contribution to sustainable agriculture brings great personal satisfaction.

Our breads, right from the beginning, have been our mainstay and are truly artisanal Ð some take two to three days to produce. Whole grain and naturally leavened breads are particularly good for general health and digestion.

Our prices may seem higher, but when compared by weight and sustenance to other loaves, our breads are well worth the cost.

At a time when quality ingredients are increasingly expensive, when more people are eating wheat-free products and governments are spending less on catering and hospitality, your continuing support of our business is more important than ever.

Why not come in and try something new?

Or stop by for lunch?

Or ask us about how every dollar you spend helps our environment and our community.

The Alpine Bakery promises to continue to support efforts in the community that raise consciousness and improve community health.

With your incredible support and patronage, we will continue to serve excellent food that reflects our belief the community can make a difference to our environment.

Suat Tuzlak

Whitehorse