Log Barn 1912, Armstrong

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Try and buy mouthwatering, locally made cuisine at Log Barn 1912. Established in 1995, the food store specializes in locally made meats, such as sausages and beef jerky, as well as pies, tarts, and condiments, such as caramel syrup and BBQ sauce. Surrounded by tree-filled hillside and evergreen plains, the shop also features sculptures of dinosaurs, including one of a tyrannosaurus rex pulling a wagon. Children will love observing the local goats; watch as they walk up a bridge and wait for food to be hoisted to them. Put Log Barn 1912 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Armstrong trip planner .
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  • Don't go. Sure the dinosaurs and dragons and big log beams look kinda cool but there is many other places to get more fresh and better priced produce! This is the definition of a tourist trap.  more »
  • For some reason, The Log Barn reminded me of one of those cheesy roadside attractions you'd see back in the 1960s or 70s. I absolutely loved it! My wife and I took time from a late season holiday in O...  more »
  • My family has been stopping in at The Log Barn for many, many,many years. What they have done to this beautiful spot and a once wonderful produce stand is horrifying. There is no rhyme, reason, or the...  more »
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  • I would never give these people my money ever again. Hickory farms is way better they actually have staff that know what they are trying to sell. Last time I walked up to their counter I over heard an employee talking about how she's cheating on her husband. Very classy employees. I was never asked if I needed help. So I walked away. Very hostile environment. 0/10 would recommend.
  • Disclaimer: Worked here for a month, hired as Assistant Manager on October 28. Let go on December 10 with absolutely no reason given. Was taken off of the schedule and told "a new schedule will be given out" on December 1st. So instead of parting ways and allowing me to find new work, they strung me along for a full week to 10 days just weeks before Christmas. Thanks, I really appreciated that! Would not give them my business. In my opinion, everything is overpriced. I have witnessed a manager from the head office working at a kiosk, and advising staff to repackage jerky in unsanitary conditions in their storage room. They advertise as being a locally owned business, part of the local economy. However, they were recently (within the last couple years)bought out by businessmen from Vancouver who import most of or all of their physical goods from China. They also claim to have food made locally. Some of it is. The meat is, however, produced at Nossack Meats in Red Deer, AB. I was told specifically, by the director of marketing, not to mention this fact if at all possible, due to many customers in BC preferring to shop local. I was told that it wouldn't be good if that news made it's way back to their local client base. I believe I was let go because I was standing up for the temporary employees to head office. I was told, incorrectly, by their payroll lady that: overtime is only paid out if you work more than 88 hours in two weeks. This is completely false, and she advised me to "call the Labour Board and double check". I did, even though I already knew the law. They confirmed that overtime is paid out past 8 hours a day or 44 hours a week, whichever is greater. There is no mention of 88 hours or a two week period. They took advantage of their staff until I called them out, and they may have used my release as a way to continue to do so. TL;DR I used to work here, so please take my word for it that you are better off supporting Hickory Farms than this business run by braindead idiots.
  • Did not go to the attraction in BC, but they sent a vendor to Edmonton to sell beef jerky, sausage, syrups etc. We tried a sample of the jerky and it was very good, flavourful, chewy, so we bought a bag of beef jerky (on the 23rd of December.) We picked a bag on the shelf and the lady said "oh thats not the 1 kg bag you want" and grabbed a different one, which appeared to be the same size. We brought it home, opened it the next day, and it was absolutely stale. We couldn't even chew through the jerky because of how dry it was, it reminded me of the dried jerky dog treats you find at pet stores. We brought it back on the 27th after getting back in town to exchange it. The lady was nice enough to let us exchange it, but when we picked out a bag that looked good and fresh, she told us "no you can't buy those bags, I have to sell these ones first" and pulled out a different bag that appeared just as dry as the first one we bought. I would like to note, ****NONE of the bags had production dates or expiration dates**** They were selling old stale beef jerky before they sold the fresher better stuff, but sampling fresh jerky to the customers.
  • Love the goats here! Great little stop if youre anywhere near Armstrong.
  • Every.single.item in this place is over priced. 30$ for "home made" spinach dip, salsa and tortilla chips from MB. Yeah......no. i must note...the labels on their items are the strangest labels I have ever seen. Anywhere in the world: seductive women on jars of jam...it's didnl't translate. At all. The dinosaurs and random decor are just weird. The only cool thing is the goats. Even then.......

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