Yellowknife, NWT

Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories and the largest city in the North. It is located on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake, approximately 400 km south of the Arctic Circle. This page will continue to grow as Suzanne gathers more knowledge about eating locally in and around Yellowknife.

Local Producers

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Produce
Yellowknife Farmer’s Market
“Le Refuge” Farm

Local Ingredients

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Meat:

  • Moose (all parts)
  • Chicken (all parts)
  • Boar/pig (all parts)
  • Caribou (all parts)
  • Mutton
  • Grouse
  • Ptarmigan (willow)
  • Rabbit
  • Porcupine
  • Lynx
  • Beaver
  • Gopher
  • Squirrel
  • Muskrat
  • Duck
  • Goose

Fish:

  • Chum salmon (incl salmon eggs)
  • Chinook salmon
  • Grayling
  • Ling cod
  • Pike
  • Whitefish

Dairy:

  • Milk, cream
  • Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Ice cream

Eggs

TBD

Grains:

  • Small amount of barley
  • Small amount of rye
  • Lambsquarter/pigsweed
  • Quinoa (small amount as an experiment, and it worked)

Fruit:

  • Low bush cranberries
  • High bush cranberries
  • Rosehips
  • Crowberries
  • Saskatoon berries
  • Haskap berries
  • Black currents
  • Blueberries (a few)
  • Apples (a few precious apples!)
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Salmonberry/Cloudberrry/Bakeapple
  • Strawberries
  • Dwarf sour cherries

Vegetables (can store fresh year round):

  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Kolrabi
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Celeriac Root
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip
  • Beets
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Salsify
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Parsnips

Vegetables (can store frozen, dried or canned):

  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Broccoli
  • Romanesco
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Cucumbers as pickles
  • Pumpkin
  • A few sweet peppers
  • A few Hot peppers
  • Leeks
  • Beans – snap or dry

Seasonal only vegetables:

  • Lettuce
  • Green onions
  • Cucumbers – fresh
  • Radish
  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli

Herbs:

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

Edible Flowers

  • Nasturtium
  • Bachelor buttons
  • Pansies
  • Sunflowers

Legumes

  • Small quantity of chick peas

Wild plants:

  • Wild onions
  • Fireweed
  • Juniper berries
  • Spruce tips
  • Labrador tea
  • Wild Sage
  • Colts foot
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Yarrow
  • Dandelion
  • Chickweed
  • Wild Rose Petals
  • Mushrooms
  • Chaga
  • Rodeola Root

Sweetener:

  • Birch syrup
  • Stevia

Thickener:

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

Fats:


  • Butter
  • Moose lard
  • Pig fat

Misc:

  • Kephir
  • Sourdough starter