Inuvik, NWT

The Town of Inuvik is located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle in the beautiful and vast Mackenzie Delta, and is the administrative centre for the Inuvik Region which includes Olotuk, Polotuk, Sach’s Harbour and Tuktoyaktuk. The population is predominatly Inuvialuit and First Nations. Inuvik is at the end of the Dempster Highway which runs north from Dawson City, Yukon. This page will continue to grow as Suzanne gathers more knowledge about eating locally in and around Inuvik.

 

LOCAL PRODUCERS

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Produce:
Inuvik Community Greenhouse

Eggs (year round), Chicken, Rabbit, Produce, Berries:
Les Kutny

LOCAL INGREDIENTS

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Includes some ingredients from North of Inuvik from:

  • Olotuk
  • Polotuk
  • Sachs’ Harbour
  • Tuktoyaktuk

Meat:

  • Moose (all parts)
  • Caribou (all parts)
  • Grouse
  • Ptarmigan (willow)
  • Beaver
  • Squirrel
  • Muskrat
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Reindeer
  • Muskox (from further north)
  • Chicken
  • Rabbit

Fish:

  • Grayling
  • Ling cod
  • Pike
  • Whitefish
  • Arctic Char
  • Loche
  • Seal (from further north)
  • Beluga (from further north)

Dairy:

None

Eggs

  • Chicken Eggs

Grains:

  • Lambsquarter/Pigsweed

Fruit:

  • Kungalik (arctic rhubarb)
  • Low bush cranberries
  • Rosehips
  • Saskatoon berries
  • Haskap berries
  • Black currents
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Salmonberry/Cloudberrry/Bakeapple
  • Strawberries

Vegetables (can store fresh year round):

  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Kolrabi
  • Onions
  • Celeriac Root
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip
  • Beets
  • Spaghetti Squash

Vegetables (can store frozen, dried or canned):

  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Cucumbers as pickles
  • A few sweet peppers
  • A few Hot peppers
  • Bok Choy
  • Corn

Seasonal only vegetables:

  • Lettuce
  • Green onions
  • Cucumbers – fresh
  • Radish

Herbs:

  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro/coriander
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Lemon Balm
  • Catnip

Wild plants:

  • Wild plantain
  • Wild onions
  • Fireweed
  • Juniper berries
  • Spruce tips
  • Labrador tea
  • Wild Sage
  • Colts foot
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Yarrow
  • Dandelion
  • Chickweed
  • Wild Rose Petals
  • Mushrooms: puff balls
  • Chaga (a bit)
  • Rodeola Root

Sweetener:

  • Stevia

Thickener:

  • Yellow dock
  • Birch and Alder Catkins (if not allergic)

Fats:


  • Moose lard
  • Muktuk

Misc:

  • Kephir
  • Sourdough starter
  • Kombucha