Vendor Spotlight: Hillside Foods Inc.
At Hillside Foods Inc. they are third generation farmers who have always held true to the same philosophies in farming, be good stewards of the land, work hard, and look at food in a way they feel it should be celebrated. When we spoke with Shane and he explained the concept of Prairie Terroir with us. Terroir – usually a word you hear associated with wine and the understanding that food is flavored by both the land and the hand that nurtures it. This concept easily extends here to the prairies as well and Hillside foods is committed to brining their customers food and an experience you can taste – Prairie Terroir.
Shane explained that while consistently good food is important we should consider that the nature of most things, wheat for example, changes from year to year and with that, the end product will change as well. It’s really about looking at food in a way that makes sense and celebrating the environment, the soil and land that it came from, the crops from that year, all of it.
Hillside Foods Inc has been with the Regina Farmers’ Market since 2019 and it all started with their dry, cured salami. However, within only a year and half it has evolved into so much more. They make what’s available to them and share it with their community. Right now that means products from bacon, cured meats, bone broth, and braised pork belly to sauerkraut, soup, and even ice cream! They have options and you can’t go wrong with any of them! You can find all of these products and more in the online store here.