Bountiful Farmers’ Market Announces Opening Date
Edmonton’s first three-day indoor farmers’ market will open on June 21, 2019. Bountiful Farmers’ Market, located at 3696 97 Street, is planning a grand opening celebration over the summer solstice weekend. They will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm.
In addition to vendors, they will have other activities to appeal to shoppers, including an entertainment stage and children’s play area. A Bountiful Farmers’ Market representative did an interview with Edmonton AM about what people can expect when the market opens.
- Black Box Hospitality’s new concept, Speedy’s Burritos, is officially opening on May 14, 2019.
- Culina’s To Go location in the Oliver Exchange Building at 12021 102 Avenue will open on May 14, 2019. Find out more about what you can expect in their latest newsletter.
- Loaded Pierogi’s first location outside of Ontario is now open in the Mayfair at 10815 Jasper Avenue.
- Splash Poke’s fourth location is now open at Northgate, #1020, 9499 137 Avenue.
- Ripe Tomato Pizza will be adding a location in Old Strathcona.
- The Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association is hosting a gathering at Smokehouse BBQ. They will be serving up gluten-free smoked meat sandwiches and sides. Tickets are $24 for adults and $10 for children.
- The next Swine and Dine will be held at RGE RD on June 6, 2019. Tickets are $75.
- Food Bike Tours are returning this summer with a new tour – the Doughnut Cycle Crawl. The two hour tour will lead cyclists to “hot spots for savoury doughnuts”.
- Twyla was impressed with the beer and the fare at Two Sergeants Brewing Co.
- Crystal hoped for more consistent service, but otherwise, enjoyed the food at River City Revival House.
- Sharon found a good option for pizza in Sherwood Park at Firecrust.
- Graham raved about the English classics he tried at London Local.
- Leduc shared his recent experience with Have Mercy’s “recession proof” menu.
- Some local restaurants want food courier services like Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats to resolve food delivery issues they’ve experienced.
- Michael Maxxis of Merchant Hospitality will be working with Chefs Nate Henry, Lindsay Porter, and Shane Chartrand to host a full day cooking class with members of the Mustard Seed community. 30 seats will be available to non-Mustard Seed members on a first-come, first-served basis for a donation.
- Leftovers Edmonton is hoping to replicate a similar program in Calgary that sees mobile food markets set up to serve low-income residents.
Urban Agriculture and Farming
- The Western Producer featured the family behind Riverbend Gardens.
- Last week, I was pondering some of my own questions about the City Market’s move to The Quarters.
What I Ate
- It was a happy accident that I forgot my lunch one day last week. Deviating from my usual vermicelli bowl at T & D Noodle House, the Bun Bo Hue really helped move my cold along.
Bun Bo Hue at T & D Noodle House
- Mack and Emily took me to a special Mother’s Day dinner held at The Foundry Room in the Oliver Exchange Building, organized and catered by Culina. It’s a beautiful space, with lots of room for kids to wander and explore. We enjoyed the food as well, a family-style meal of Ukrainian classics.
Salad platter (I loved the briny cabbage salad)