Friday, June 22, 2012

2012 Farmers Markets

For this summer we are now in Edmonton's three biggest farmers markets! This is a lot of extra work, but we really want to get the word out to as many people as possible the benefits of local, stone-milled, heritage grain products. Every Saturday for the rest of the summer you will find us at Old Strathcona Farmers Market, City Market and the St. Albert Farmers Market. On top of that, we also attend a tremendous food market on Wednesday night in Terwillegar...the Southwest Edmonton Farmers Market

With so many markets to choose from these days, we have spent a great deal of time researching markets around Edmonton. We have even attended a few! In the end, we have chosen the markets that most reflect the intended purpose of Alberta Approved Farmers Markets. We have chosen markets where farmers are actually the main focus, and food is king. It is too bad when good markets choose to become flea markets, but in the end, the customers will decide. Perhaps Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, who approves the markets, will one day pay attention to their own title and approve only markets where farmers actually form the majority of the vendors. It frustrates me to have the Sunny Girl logo on flea markets where it is difficult, if not impossible, to actually find a farmer. 

So, do yourself a favour and take a little trip to one of these great markets this summer. It is a great way to spend a morning and you can actually make grocery shopping a form of recreation!

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