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Great Veggie Bites began out of my desire to support my two middle daughters’ interest in following my lead to becoming vegetarian. They were willing to eat this way, but only if it was as easy for them at home with their mom, as it was when they were with me. I am a divorced father of four, and it was a challenge to determine how to encourage their interest during the time that they were with their mother. She isn’t vegetarian, and has a very busy workload with her career; and found it difficult to juggle meeting everyone’s needs and desires when it came to meals.
Cape & Apron started by experimenting with new recipes and adapting old family favourites. After 5 years of serious trial and error, they came up with some great quality recipes, mixes and products that they are truly proud of. Their commercially certified facility processes NO Wheat, Gluten or Animal products, and their flour is freshly ground and locally sourced from a Celiac Certified mill. 2021 will mark the third season Cape & Apron has been part of the local St. Mary’s Farmers’ Market scene.
Marshall’s Pasta and Bakery is a family-owned and family centered restaurant specializing in homemade Italian food. Operated and owned by Blake and Jodie Marshall and their 4 young daughters.
After playing pro-football for eight years in Edmonton, injuries forced Blake to seek a second career. Blake’s love of Italian food and cooking inspired him to open Marshall’s Pasta and Bakery, after Blake & Jodie studied the business of “pasta”. They created a business plan and chose London for their location because Blake attended the University of Western and loved the city and the people.