Local Edmonton food incubators: story in Edify

One of my recent stories was just published on the newly-launched Edify website. It’s a piece about local food incubators/collectives, featuring interviews with Kirsta Franke of The Public and Chris Lerohl of Uproot Food Collective. Here’s the link.

This story was over a year in the making. I knew about Kirsta’s work on The Public back when I was part of the Edmonton Food Council with her, and then I found out about Chris’ work on Uproot when I interviewed him for another story last year. I wanted to write a story about food collectives since then, as both are exciting projects and Edmonton’s food scene will be richer because of them.

Edify is also an exciting new project. It’s a new incarnation arising from the Odvod Publishing, the publisher of Avenue Edmonton. Edify is essentially a rebranding of Avenue Edmonton but they are also going to shift the editorial focus a bit – you can read about the new venture on the site’s About page.

Edify’s first print edition debuts in October 2020. The new website looks great, very clean and modern, and I’m really looking forward to seeing it in print. It’s also pretty awesome to see the start of something new and fresh in a year that has seen so many other things wither and disappear. 

I’ve been freelancing for Avenue since 2016, ever since I left Vue Weekly, and they’ve been really supportive of me. I’ve had a regular monthly wine column there for a couple years now – the most recent one is a piece on glass wine closures. I’ve done quite a few other stories for them too, mainly on food but occasionally on other stuff.

I’ve been pretty bad about sharing my freelancing work on this blog, so my new goal is to post links to freelancing stories here. I’m starting to ramp up my freelancing work again, after scaling back over the last couple years due to having a baby. I’m looking for new places to write, so hopefully I’ll have more to share here soon. And if you’re looking for a freelancer, give me a shout!



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