Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at 10:19 pm

City Market 2013: Week 3

It was a beautiful spring day at the City Market, the glorious sun highlighting just how much the trees have budded and bloomed over the last week.

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Busy market day

Folks were snatching up the fresh produce left and right – given we’re already into June, it’s only a matter of time before the warm weather bounty is before us again!

City Market 2013Rhubarb from Riverbend Gardens

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Pea tendrils from Sundog Organic

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Bell peppers from Doef’s Greenhouses

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Sprouts from Greens, Eggs and Ham

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Bedding plants from Kuhlmann’s

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Plants from Kuhlmann’s

For the second half of the market, I helped man the Downtown Edmonton Community League booth. We were selling league memberships and also promoting our annual toonie pancake breakfast, taking place on June 8, 2013 from 8:30-11am. Two bucks for a plate of pancakes and sausage at the intersection of 104 Street and 102 Avenue!

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Ian at the DECL booth

The pancake breakfast will be kicking off a full day of activity downtown next Saturday: the market, Pride Parade, and the Centennial Street Celebration on 104 Street. The celebration marks the hundred year anniversary of several buildings on the Promenade, including the Phillips Lofts and Cobogo Lofts. 104 Street will remain closed after the market, and you can expect an outdoor barbecue, buskers, and salsa dancing!

I’m a little biased because I think downtown is the place to be, but this will indeed be true next week – enjoy the party!