City Market Report: Week 21

Though it started out quite chilly this morning, it turned out to be a great day weather-wise for the penultimate City Market day.

Week 21

Don’t you just love the market in the fall?

Because I had a workshop to get to, I had to make my rounds in twenty minutes – definitely not enough time to really enjoy the market, but at least we have our groceries for the week!

Week 21

Still quiet

There were lots of purple produce to choose from:

Kuhlmann's

Beets from Kuhlmann’s

Steve & Dan's

Grapes from Steve & Dan’s

Sundog Organics

Kale from Sundog Organics

…and lots of pumpkins!

Riverbend Gardens

Jack-o’lantern sized pumpkins from Riverbend Gardens

Sundog OrganicsS

ugar pie pumpkins from Sundog Organics

Kuhlmann's

My personal favourite – too cute ornamental gourds from Kuhlmann’s

I can’t believe the City Market season ends next week – time really does fly. Hope to see you there!

3 thoughts on “City Market Report: Week 21

  1. Too bad you weren’t there to take photos later…it was absolutely packed once the sun came out! One of the busiest market days ever this year I’m gathering from vendors

  2. Hey Sharon! Long time reader, first time commenter…
    Just wondering, now that the downtown market is winding down, would you and Mack consider a weekly produce box? Have you looked into it? We are starting to think about it, but not sure what would best suit our needs, and would love to hear your opinion!

  3. Chris – good to hear! I was hoping more people would take advantage of the last few market days, especially with the mild fall weather.

    Gwyn – we haven’t really looked into it yet, but I will because it’s a good alternative, especially because though I would love to say I will be going to the Old Stratcona market every Saturday, I know it just won’t happen.

    Marianne wrote about her first order with the Good Food Box a few months ago (http://loosenyourbelt.blogspot.com/2010/04/eat-local-first-order-1.html), and a few others I have talked to have had good experiences. Though I know the Organic Food Box (http://www.theorganicbox.ca/) won’t be able to source as much locally as winter sets in, Sundog Organics seemed to have good feedback for the process this year.

    Another alternative that I have been meaning to try is Locavoria (http://www.edmontonlocavoria.com/), because they offer many of the products I would have picked up at the City Market anyway.

    I know that probably isn’t much help, but if I do use one of the services, I will write about it! Good luck!

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