It was a cold and wet season opening this year on Sunday, May 4, but that didn’t keep Edmonton’s die hard market go-ers away! We still had plenty of patrons to help us celebrate our 30th birthday. Most of our activities such as the petting zoo, bouncy castle and dancers had to be cancelled, but we were fortunate to still have Councillor Michael Oshry say a few words to kick off our 30th year. And we handed out cake – lots of it.
Despite having frozen fingers, our market patrons and vendors were in very good spirits and everyone was excited to have another market season underway. We welcomed back many of our long time vendors, such as Erdmanns Gardens, and it was great to see so many new vendors as well. As always, there were tons of samples of delicious locally made products. If you haven’t tried the dips at Theo’s Greek Kouzina, this is a must-do! You will come back for more!
What I love most about the Farmers’ Market is seeing how many talented individuals set up a table and sell their creations. We have everything from delicious salsa, dips, fudge, and produce to handmade clothing, Japanese inspired textiles, handcrafted jewelry, revamped vintage wares and more. The products are unique and I know by purchasing from our vendors, that I am supporting a small business by shopping local.
The Callingwood Farmers’ Market runs on Sundays from 10am – 3pm and Wednesdays from 2pm – 6pm in the covered courtyard in the Marketplace at Callingwood Shopping Centre.