Saturday, September 28th, 2013

City Market Report: Week 20

It was a brisk one at the City Market this morning! I was up early for once to help ring in the market today. Representing the Downtown Edmonton Community League (DECL), I rang the opening bell along with Heather from the City of Edmonton’s Waste Management. Ringing in the market with Heather Though the fall […]

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

City Market 2013: Week 12

I know a lot of people head out of town over the August long weekend, but I find the weather is usually so gorgeous in Edmonton at that time that it’s far from a chore to stay home. Plus, there’s just so much to do! This morning, before attending a wedding, I made the rounds […]

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

City Market 2013: Week 8

The weather was perfect for City Market visitors on Saturday – warm without being too hot, with blue skies full of sunshine. City Market square (love the colourful furniture!) It’s also great to see all of the fresh produce rolling in, week by week. Saturday was no exception, with a greater variety than we’ve seen […]

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Sundays are for Markets: French Quarter Farmers’ Market

Not all farmers’ markets are created equal. Case in point, the three new markets that have more than doubled the Sunday scene are all quite different. Eden’s Market (which I recognize is still in its early stages), needs to attract more produce and protein vendors to make it a worthwhile grocery stop (instead of just […]

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

City Market 2013: Week 6

With mostly underwhelming weather so far in June, it was great to see sunny skies this morning for the City Market! City Market There was a great selection of produce, and one that will only get better with the weeks to come! Asparagus from Edgar Farms (June 29 will be the last day for asparagus […]

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Sundays are for Markets: Eden’s Market on 124 Street

Sundays are coming up markets – almost overnight, three markets have joined the fray, giving shoppers even more alternatives to the Saturday mainstays of Old Strathcona, City Market and St. Albert. Callingwood, 10am-3pm at 69 Avenue & 178 Street South Edmonton Common, 10am-4pm at 151 Karl Clark Road Eden’s Market on 124 Street, 10am-3pm at […]

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

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. 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 […]

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

124 Street Grand Market 2013 Kick-Off

While the City Market is my go-to destination for seasonal produce and other groceries, the 124 Street Grand Market is a great mid-week destination for a fun evening out. In its first year, it did a great job highlighting the fact that a market isn’t just a shopping hub, but also a place for people […]

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The Year-Round City Market: In Need of a Better Venue

Most Saturdays in late fall and winter, you will find Mack and me at City Hall, visiting our favourite vendors at our neighbourhood farmers’ market. It has become a weekend tradition for us, and is one of the ways we support the local food scene and encourage a vibrant downtown. City Market at City Hall […]

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Portland: To Market, To Market

Whenever we’re travelling, we make it a point to visit the city’s markets – they are not only great places to shop for memorable souvenirs (edible or otherwise), but it is also a wonderful opportunity to learn about the range of produce that can be grown, and the unique artisans and artists that call that […]