Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at 11:44 pm
City Market Report: Week 18 (plus Cornfest!)
We were blessed with another beautiful market day on Saturday, which always feels fortunate the later in the year that we get. Shoppers were our enjoying the sunshine at the City Market, though I wasn’t one of them myself!
I was volunteering for Downtown Edmonton Community League’s Cornfest (more on that later), so Mack did the shopping and the picture snapping this week.
Beets at Sundog Organic
Kale at Sundog Organic
Assorted squash at Riverbend Gardens
Peach display at Steve & Dan’s
Lovely fruit basket from Steve & Dan’s
I did stop by the Fork and Spoon Brigade about halfway through my shift, to satiate myself with one of their hearty breakfast in a bowls.
Eggs, potatoes, bacon and cheese – how can one go wrong with that combination?
Over at Beaver Hills House Park on 105 Street and Jasper Avenue, my community league had organized our annual harvest tradition of Cornfest. Although this event has preceded the city-wide Community League Day, in the last few years, we now plan for it to coincide with that date.
We love #yegdt!
Sobeys on 104 Street had generously donated the corn, which we cooked and handed out for free. I didn’t think to count the boxes before, but needless to say, we shucked A LOT of corn.
For whatever reason, it wasn’t as busy as last year, when we ran out of corn about an hour earlier than expected. But those who did come out seemed to enjoy themselves all the same!
Steaming hot corn
There were also children’s activities, with corn husk doll-making lessons, a Downtown in Bloom awards ceremony, and opportunities for people to pick up their community league membership for 2013. But if you missed us, DECL will be at the City Market again on September 22, 2012 with a membership sales table.
Laurissa shows off her corn husk doll
MLA Laurie Blakeman hands out Downtown in Bloom awards
Chris mans the membership table
Hope you enjoyed your community league activities as well!