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Calgary Farmers' Market profile: Tim's Gourmet Pizza

Calgary Farmers' Market profile: Tim's Gourmet Pizza

Posted on: April 11, 2012
Author: Jennifer Sharpe

The Calgary Farmers' Market is located at 510 - 77th AVE SE just off Blackfoot Trail and Heritage Drive.

The hours are:
Thursday: 9 am–5 pm
Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday: 9 am–5 pm
Sunday: 9 am–5 pm

No one can sell pizza like Tim Petros! If you’ve been to the Calgary Farmers’ Market, you’ve likely seen Tim at his Tim’s Gourmet Pizza booth and have smelled the samples of his delicious pizza.

The food industry is not new for Tim as he has spent most of his life in restaurants. Born and raised in Calgary, Tim grew up in his father’s restaurant, played football with the U of C Dinos and Calgary Stampeders, and is now the owner of Tim’s Gourmet Frozen Pizza. Tim lives in Calgary with his wife Laura and two children, daughter Jordan and son Nicholas.

Tim got into the frozen pizza industry in 1998 when he was asked to make frozen pizzas for a hockey team fundraiser. He dabbled with the idea and ended up making pizzas that were a huge hit! After this, Tim decided to pursue the frozen pizza business. His sister suggested selling them in local farmer’s markets, and as they say, the rest is history!

Tim started his business—Tim’s Gourmet Frozen Pizza—as a summer initiative, which was great as he could be home during the winter raising his children while his wife worked. Tim used to work a lot of hours at his fathers restaurant, but by starting his own business, he had a lot more flexibility and more time to spend with his family.

Tim’s Gourmet Pizzas are available at the Calgary Farmer’s Market and other farmers’ markets in the Calgary area.