Think Global, Buy Local

By Harley Richards – Red Deer Advocate

Ivan Smith knows meat.

And that expertise extends beyond quality and cuts. The owner of Big Bend Market in Red Deer is familiar with the history of his products as well.

“Every piece of meat in here, I can tell you the farmer that raised it and the age of the animal — the whole detail.”

Ivan Smith with some of the goods at his Big Bend Market shop in Southpointe Common; sourcing hormone- and antibiotic-free meat from area producers. Smith is even contemplating displaying photos of the families that supply meat to his store, so customers gain an increased awareness of the origins of their food. Read Article


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