Marilou Yampolsky, Special to the Camrose Canadian

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Scott and Kylie Bartman and their three children Kamden, Kinsey and Greyson Bartman have been busy expanding their u-pick operations at Lazuli Farms, 10 minutes north of Camrose. Supplied 

Pick your fill at Lazuli Farms 

It all started in the fall of 2017 when Scott and Kylie Bartman, along with their three children Kamden, Kinsey, and Greyson bought a farm and decided to live life a bit differently.

Lynn Wilde and her kids Tessa and Seth set to work in the community gardens. Supplied/Marilou Yampolsky. 

Growing community 

One of the things I love about Camrose is how diverse a population we are.

Guy Johnston is serving up pulled pork and pepperoni 250 pounds at a time with his fundraising group Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Club. Supplied

Grillin’ and Chillin’  

If you ever see Guy and his team out in the community serving up pulled pork and pepperoni sticks, do yourself a favour and go buy yourself lunch.

The Spotlight Bistro has a number of options on offer with a menu that is constantly changing to adapt with current trends and whats available from local producers. Supplied

Spotlighting culture and food 

Tucked nicely into the café at the Bailey theatre in our lovely downtown Camrose is a cozy little restaurant that’s so impressive you’ll be a regular in no time.

It is time to prep the barbecue for the grilling season. Metro News Service 

Tis the season to be grilling

It’s time! The neighbourhood envy has started up, and as the smells of barbecue season waft in, everyone is second guessing their supper choice saying, "why didn’t we throw our supper on the grill?"

Camrose Kodiaks forward has been well fed and cared for by the Swerda family this year. Supplied 

Feed the bears 

You are not supposed to feed the bears in the wild, but without a well-balanced meal from billets, Camrose Kodiaks players would not have advance to the second round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs on the weekend.

Cinnamon sugar snowflakes are easy to make with the kids and make a fun and tasty snack. Marilou Yampolsky/Camrose Canadian Contributor 

Warm up with winter snacks 

We’ve done all the fun winter snow stuff. We’ve been tobogganing, skiing and made snow forts galore, but when its crazy cold and we are getting sick and tired of winter it's time to brighten up our anti-snow attitude with some fun in the kitchen winter snacks.

The dedicated volunteers in the kitchen at the Ukrainian Catholic Church prepare between 2,200 and 3,500 perogies, steam 2,300 pounds of cabbage and 150-175 pounds of potatoes for every perogy lunch. Marilou Yampolsky/Camrose Canadian contributor 

More then just perogies for lunch

If you haven’t been to the Ukrainian lunch at the Ukrainian Catholic church, it’s an experience you don’t want to miss.

Planning ahead can ensure Christmas dinner goes off without a hitch and help the host stay stress free. Supplied

Now is the time to plan Christmas dinner

It’s only the first week of December, but it’s not too soon to start thinking and planning for Christmas dinner. If it’s your first time, or your twentieth time preparing the big family feast, it still requires the same amount of planning and prep.

A proper diet for your dog is as important as it is for you. Supplied

Food fit for a dog

This article is a big shift from the usual, we are not talking about people food, the focus this week is on dog food.

The Heie family has found the no grocery store challenge has brought them closer together. Supplied

Test yourself with the no grocery store challenge

Have you ever cleaned out your pantry/cupboard and tossed expired food that you never got around to eating in time? Brought in the groceries and put yet another can of beans beside the exact same can already in the cupboard? Are you like me and have regular recipes that you make all the time and find your grocery list the same every single week? Do

Sami Smith opened G.O.A.T Coffee Co. two weeks ago and is already developing a loyal following on the east side of Camrose. Marilou Yampolsky/ Camrose Canadian Contributor

All the buzz about G.O.A.T. Coffee Co.

If you haven’t stopped in to try out the new coffee shop in town, it’s time to stop in and find out what all the buzz is about.

Patricia Zeniuk's signature product is her cinnamon twists. Daybreak Creations Photography. Supplied

Simple Delights from Grandma's kitchen

Did you grow up with that grandma who’s house always smelled like fresh baked cookies? Whose cookie jar was always full? A grandma who never complained when you ate fresh veggies out of her garden and sat on the porch shelling peas for hours and only a rare few made it into the bowl?