Vendor Profile – Sharon Davies

Giving or receiving gifts brings happiness for everyone! Sharon Davies enjoys sharing happiness and started her business by selling gift baskets for every occasion. Unfortunately, her twin sister passed away and shortly after she knew she needed to do something to make her feel happy again. Although the gift baskets lifted her spirits, sales were not what she had hoped for. She enjoyed being at the markets so much she decided to change her focus to selling purses and sunglasses. Her purses are high quality, made mostly of leather and are reasonably priced. Over the past nine years at the market, she truly enjoys meeting new people and seeing customers come back to just say hello to her. Be sure to visit Sharon next time you’re at the market and check out her beautiful products!

Vendor Profile – Sue McEachern

If your sweet tooth needs to be satisfied, come and visit Sue McEachern of Kairoc Designs! A few years ago, Sue took cake decorating classes and fell in love with it. Learning all of the decorating techniques inspired her to create cake critters including the popular ladybug, clown fish and hedgehog. She has added some new designs this season including a pony, grizzly bear and beaver. Her mini cakes are suitable for any occasion and for anyone who enjoys having some cake every now and then.

Sue also creates cake arrangements for weddings, banquets, corporate functions and birthdays. If you have an upcoming event, she can make something beautiful for you!

After three seasons at the market, her best moments are when she has a lineup of people craning to see what creative design she has to show off. Sue would like to thank all of the patrons who visit her table and purchase her mini cakes. She loves to hear feedback and new ideas for designs. Come by and say hello to Sue most Sundays at the market!

Vendor Profile – Lynn Link

Traveling Author, Lynn Link, is enjoying her first year at the market. She is the author and publisher of non-fiction books including ‘Horseface’ and ‘Adventures in Forest Hills’ as well as her fiction book ‘Beware of the Barnman’. After having so many people tell her she should write a book, she finally decided to retire from her career and started writing about her unique life experiences. She has a love for writing about horses and other domestic and wild animals she has encountered in her travels. Her first book is already in its 5th printing!

Lynn would love to chat with you about her books and share some stories. Be sure to visit her table next time you come to the market!

Vendor Profile – Jan Wimberly

The Callingwood Farmers’ Market is the purrfect place to pamper your pets! Come visit Jan Wimberly at her booth, Purr Ogies for Cats & Bow Wow Biscuits. This is her fifth year in the market and she started her company after noticing a real need for pet products.

At her booth you can check out the toys for both cats and dogs. Find out what snack Fido likes the best with her homemade dog biscuits or if your cat is looking for a little pick-me-up, choose from honeysuckle or catnip. She has unique beds and mats made from luxurious fabrics to make your pet feel like the king, or queen, of your house. And if your pet isn’t spoiled enough, she has one-of-a-kind body pillows for cats, or silk neckties that slide on your animal’s collar for the ultimate in comfort.

Come see what’s new for your furry little friends at Jan’s booth every Sunday.

Getting a Tune-up at the Market

Father’s Day was also Bike Day at the market, and the rain was trying to win the battle to keep people indoors. Fortunately, the rain eased and bikes arrived for their annual free tune-up from Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society. From about 11am onward, a line-up began to form and remained steady until the end of the market. Apologies go out to those who were turned away due to lack of time. Please come again next year! A special thanks to everyone who brought a bike for a tune-up and to the mechanics who worked tirelessly for the duration of the market. See you next year!

Vendor Profile – Caterina and Ernesto Rizzi

Enjoy a little bit of Italy, right here in Edmonton. Caterina and Ernesto wanted to bring what they love to you with Pasta by Caterina. They make a little bit of everything from fresh pasta, sauces and pesto to pies and mini cheesecakes. Caterina’s mom has been making fresh Italian products since Caterina was a little girl. Business runs in the family and Caterina noticed there was a real need for fresh pasta, so it was only fitting that they start sharing the family pasta by selling it.

Caterina and Ernesto like to keep things interesting by adding new products every season. Every week they offer different pasta shapes and flavours always using only fresh and local ingredients. One thing is for sure, their products are very different and not found anywhere else. Caterina and Ernesto always welcome suggestions and feedback, and they love chatting about Italy!

Did we skip spring and go straight to summer?

Our Season Opening on May 5 couldn’t have been any better! The sun was shining, everyone was smiling and there were just so many products to see, smell and taste! The best part about shopping the Farmers’ Market is samples GALORE! Vendors are more than happy to give you a taste of their products. Topping off my list was Fruits of Sherbrooke’s lemon-apple jam made from rescued fruit – a very distinct and delicious combination of flavours.

It’s so inspirational to see all of our wonderfully talented vendors with their handmade items for sale. There was jewellery, baby clothing and essentials, wooden products, soaps and one of my favourites – pottery. If you are looking for that one-of-a-kind piece for yourself or a gift, check out Gypsy Jane Pottery! Her work is so unique -you’ll have a tough time deciding!

Keep an eye on our Market Fresh Blog as we’ll be featuring a variety of our vendors throughout the season. It’s a great way to get to know them a little more and to hear their stories.

Our market runs on Sundays from 10am – 3pm and Wednesdays from 2pm – 6pm in the covered courtyard in the Marketplace at Callingwood Shopping Centre.

Farmers’ Market Season Opening

The Callingwood Farmers’ Market will be opening for the season on May 6th! Our hours are Sundays 10am – 3pm and Wednesdays from 2pm – 6pm.

Stay up to date with what’s happening at the market by checking out our new blog which is set to kick-off in May!