Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

5 Questions about the City Market’s New Downtown Location

When the news broke in March that the City Market would not be returning to its outdoor home on 104 Street this year, reaction was mixed. While some were excited about the idea of a permanent, year-round space, others grieved the loss of something that has become a summer tradition for many. The City Market […]

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Recap: Canmore Travels

Felicia and Jeff’s wedding in the mountains a couple of weeks ago was the perfect excuse for Mack and I to spend a few additional days in Canmore. While we stopped in the town two years ago en route to Lake Louise, it was winter, so we were keen to explore some of what it […]

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

104 Street Feast by Edmonton Food Tours

Mack and I were very fortunate to be able to spend Food Day Canada in early August with Karen Anderson. Karen is a culinary ambassador based in Calgary, well-known for her food writing and tours of markets and dining districts in our neighbour to the south. However, in the last year, she expanded her Calgary […]

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

City Market 2014

I haven’t been up early for the City Market much this season, but in preparation for a potluck tomorrow, I thought it best to make sure we had our pick of produce. Good thing too, given how busy it was right at the start! Overhead view I haven’t written much about the market this year, […]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Mother’s Market: Edmonton’s first three day farmers’ market

Although Edmonton has plenty of farmers’ markets (with more seeming to spring up in every pocket of the city), up until now, almost all markets run just once a week. Enter Mother’s Market, Edmonton’s first three day year-round market, which opened on Friday in the building that formerly housed Mother’s Music at 10251 109 Street. […]

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 […]