Produce produced in the park by a small alchemist producer company has generated $20,000 for the park and will likely remain a valuable source of revenue, according to producers.
The small producer company, called North Park Produce, operates in a small park about 150 kilometres south of Calgary, said Kevin Cope, an industry consultant.
“We have a very large supply of products in the province of Alberta, and this has been a significant source of income for us,” Cope said.
“It’s a great example of the way that Alberta’s food industry is really driven by small producers.”
Cope is a consultant with the Alberta Food Institute.
The park’s main product is alchemist produce.
The company sells alchemist extract, which is a form of alchemy that is often used in the manufacture of potions and poisons.
The product is typically made from water and yeast.
The alchemist plant is located in a two-storey building on the outskirts of the park.
Cope expects the business to grow and that the company will eventually produce enough alchemist products for its customers.
“As alchemist producers grow, we think that our production will grow in an almost similar way to what is happening with our demand for alchemist-related products in other markets, particularly in Europe,” Cicello said.
The first alchemist produced in Alberta’s north park produced $20 million in 2016.
North Park producer company is located north park source CBC Edmonton article Alberta’s alchemist producing industry is thriving, said Cicelli.
“Alchemist producers are the most competitive in Canada,” he said.
Cicellow said the company expects to continue growing and that he believes the growth of the industry will eventually drive its market share.
“I think this will be the next generation of alchemist, and that’s why I think it’s going to continue to be a very, very valuable source,” he added.
In 2015, the Alberta government created a special economic development fund to help the province’s alchemy producers.
That fund, the alchemist program, provides $250,000 to the first four producers of alchemical products produced in Edmonton.
The fund has now been renewed three times.
The Alberta Alchemists Association says that is an example of government support for small businesses.