It’s hard to believe that another City Market season has come to a close – I remarked to Mack today that it is difficult to remember what we did on Saturday mornings when the market wasn’t in session.
Beautiful way to end the season
It has become a weekly ritual we look forward to not only for the purposes of stocking our fridge, but also to visit with producers and other market shoppers. More than in previous years, the market really felt like a community gathering place.
Kyla and friends
Unlike the chilly way the City Market ended last year, we were blessed with sunny skies and gloriously warm weather today. At the very least, it meant buskers were able to further enliven the atmosphere.
Though the City Market hasn’t yet found a permanent winter space, they have already planned to extend their season somewhat by hosting markets on Churchill Square in heated tents. Dates include:
- October 16, 1-5pm @ the Olde Time Fair on the Square
- November 13, 3-7pm @ the Holiday Light Up
- December 4, 11, 18, 11am-3pm for special winter markets
The hard working City Market staff and volunteers
I really enjoyed documenting the market this year. It made me hyper-aware of our growing season, as I paid attention to when certain items started to become available. It also helped connect me with producers, all of whom were great about my picture taking habit.
So instead of produce photos this time around, I wanted to showcase some of the hard working farmers themselves. I respect and admire all of you for sharing your skills and talents with us, and helping to feed our city.
Jennifer of Sundog Organic
Rick and Amy of Barr Estate Wines (they will be participating in some of the winter market dates)
Pat of Ocean Odyssey Inland (fish available year-round at their retail location, 10027 167 Street, 780-930-1901)
Michael of Mo-Na Food (he said they are still in the process of determining their winter sales plan)
Mathias and Gerda of Green Valley Farm
The City Market returns to 104 Street next May. Thanks for a great season!
The countdown begins…