One of the best-known pork producers in Alberta began as a birthday gift of three little pigs. Bonnie Spragg surprised her husband, Greg, with the piglets back in 2002, knowing his dream was to raise pigs of his own. Both had grown up on nearby farms that had pigs, and knew they needed to diversify their own mixed farm and attempt to generate a new income stream. By summer's end, Greg and Bonnie had raised 75 pigs outdoors to market weight and sold 50, leaving 25 to keep the brood going.
These incredible rooms are just a hop, skip and a jump from Edmonton. With so many growers, producers and makers of delicious things, Central Alberta is one of the tastiest areas to explore. If you’re hitting the road this summer, you’ll need to eat—but instead of hitting the drive thru, we suggest you point the wheel in the direction of these on-the-outskirts restaurants.
A love of music has inspired Calgary pastry chef Chelsea Radke to combine two of her favourite things into a small business she loves. Having grown up on a farm and graduated from the SAIT baking and pastry arts program, she now teaches continuing education classes and kids' pastry at the SAIT summer cooking camps. She does that during the week while running her own business, Black Dog Bakery, at the Marda Loop and Millarville markets on weekends. "I just love music.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".