In 2019, she co-founded The Public, a new 15,000 square foot food incubator and hub in the city’s core, which can be found in the historical Central McDougall Neighborhood. This facility will be the first of its kind in Alberta, working with market vendors, farmers, culinary creatives, chefs, producers, educators, and more. After some delays opening the food hub, Kirsta is excited to finally open The Public this summer/fall to food lovers and food makers in the city.
This local innovator respects and admires the many women that make up the small business fabric in our city. Particularly all the hard-working women that she gets to work with at the markets and through the work she does in the 124th Street, Beverly, and Alberta Avenue neighbourhoods.
Kirsta’s advice for future women entrepreneurs?
You never know if you don’t ask. You deserve a seat at the table, so take it.