Shopping your local farmers' market is one the best ways to support your own community. Local farmers, butchers, and artisans will benefit from your purchases, while you can enjoy the rewards of fresh farm products served on your family's table.
In Alberta many markets are open all year round and have also remained open during the pandemic. Wondering what you will find at the market this time of year? You can easily check the Foodland Ontario Availability guide for a list of produce available. Additionally, you can expect to see all types of meat, dairy products, eggs, and grains. Plus, there'll be several vendors selling spreads, baked goods, dips, and artisanal items.
Not sure where to find a farmer's market open in January? We've got you covered with a list of year-round markets close to our Edmonton, Red Deer, and Vegreville apartments.
Open on weekends, the Edmonton Downtown Farmers' Market offers online ordering with curbside pickup. Some vendors also offer delivery for people in isolation. The most exciting thing about it- the residents of our Fox Two rentals live just five minutes away from this market.
Open Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm, the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market offers online ordering and contactless curbside pickup, so everyone can feel safe shopping at the market. This market is located within walking distance from our Granville apartments.
Bountiful Farmers' Market at 3696 97 Street NW, residents can shop safely inside the building throughout the winter months. The market is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday every week and offers online ordering for curbside pickup or delivery on market days. Residents of our Millbourne Mews are just five minutes away.
There's also a brand new farmers' market in Red Deer just ten minutes away from our Westbrook Manor and Westview Manor. At 558 Laura Avenue, Gasoline Alley Farmers' Market, has over 50 vendors and continues to grow. This market is open every weekend from 9am to 5pm.
Finally, although not fully year-round, the Vegreville Farmers' Market is open from March through December. Located at 5002 55 Avenue, it's just a short walk from our McKenna and Grandview apartments.
Please remember that all Alberta indoor facilities must abide by an occupancy limit and mandatory mask bylaw, so be patient and respectful of others.