Smoky Lake Region Ag & Culinary AdventuresSmoky Lake Region welcomes you to share there experience of the land and people. Ukrainian heritage, indigenous historical sites combined with beautiful lake lands, and a strong agrarian economy create a unique environment, and context to explore the Smoky Lake Region, just northeast of Edmonton. Come, visit and share your experiences with others.
Create your own self-guided driving tour in the Smoky Lake Region just 1 hour east of Edmonton. Click on image below for the online Adventure Guide or scroll down to see some of the featured Producers and Eateries.
Bear Lake Honey
Pick up some locally grown, family loved honey at the Smoky Lake Farmers Market. Enjoy this fresh honey produced primarily from clover and alfalfa. The Farmers Market is Saturdays at the Ag Complex from 10 am - Noon.
Linda’s Market Garden
A local Fresh vegetable farmer in your backyard! Take advantage of great in-season produce and u-pick strawberries, saskatoons, high bush cherries and choke cherries. Visit their farm store for seasonal vegetables like broccoli, cheese cauliflower, yellow beans, peas, cabbage, onions and more!
Location: 59314 Highway 28, Smoky Lake, Alberta
Open: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Daily until Halloween
Facebook: @Linda’s Market Gardens
Meadow Creek Farms
All your food is planted with love and Farmer Mandy believes you will taste the difference in her locally, sustainably grown food. Mandy follows the philosophy that you feed the soil not the plants. Mandy specializes in garlic, onions and field tomatoes. Her menu also includes free range chicken, pork and turkey. Check out her online store, and delivery schedule today! Weekly deliveries to Fort McMurray.
Location: North of Waskatenau, Alberta
River Rock Alpacas and Apiaries Ltd.
Help a family live their dream of bringing you quality, unique items and enjoy the benefits of locally produced alpaca fibre, yarns, socks, insoles, as well as knit, crochet and felt creations. They also offer raw beeswax, beeswax candles, beeswax food wraps, honey and a variety of infused honey. Visitors are welcome to their farm but need to contact them first.
Location: South of Smoky Lake, Alberta
Serben Farms Store
Now run by 4th generation farmers Jered and Julia Serben, along with their 3 children, today's operation resembles its roots - the farm hosts a variety of animal species, raised using natural, pasture-based farming methods. Their store has everything they grow and more locally sourced treasures. Enjoy free-range chicken, pork, beef, lamb and eggs plus fresh vegetables. They also have a Ukrainian Foods and a signature line of gourmet fresh sausages you won’t find anywhere else!
Location: At the corner of Hwy 28 and RR 180, 5 km West of Smoky Lake, Alberta
Open – Tues – Sun 10 am to 6 pm
Winding Road Artisan Cheese
Enjoy some locally made hand-crafted artisan cheese. They use only organic cows milk and a unique vegetable enzyme to create their high quality cheeses. Be sure to try out their award-winning RDB cheese, named after the cheesemakers grandfather. In the region you can purchase their cheeses at Serben Farms or throughout Alberta at various locations.
For more producers visit the online Smoky Lake Region Ag & Culinary Booklet.
Where to Dine?
Betsy’s Burger Shack
Take a step back in time at Betsy’s Burger Shack. Not only will you love the famous burgers but you will also appreciate the classic drive in style building and diner atmosphere.
Location: 179 Wheatland Ave, Smoky Lake, Alberta
Open: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm
Old Fashioned Bread Bakery & Deli
A family owned enterprise seeking to provide the local community with authentic Ukrainian baked goods. Step into a bakery decorated with artistic features created by local artists while enjoying great homemade goodies.
Location: 114 White Earth St, Smoky Lake, Alberta
Open: Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 7 am to 3 pm
Smoky Lake Inn Restaurant
The team at Smoky Lake Inn are committed to satisfying their customers with great food and excellent service. Offering a wide vareity of delicious dishes for lunch and dinner, serving Alberta craft beer and local wine.
Location: 4 Wheatland Ave, Smoky Lake, Alberta
Stay tuned for more businesses listed soon!