Best things to get at the Edmonton farmer’s markets
It’s summer, and you know what that means?! Time for fresh fruits and veggies, homemade, outdoor meals and lots and lots of grilling. It also means lots of fresh salads and light, fun meals that can be shared among friends.
One of our favorite places to get the supplies to make these memorable evenings more memorable and enjoyable is the farmer’s market.
Edmonton has a few favorite farmer’s markets in the area that are frequently visited by residents near and far. We think Edmonton has some of the best local products, including produce, meats and handmade goods. Edmonton also has a few year-round markets, meaning you can get local goods and goodies at all times of the year.
Three of the most popular markets in Edmonton are the Old Strathcona farmer’s market, the South Common farmer’s market and the Southwest Edmonton farmer’s market.
Out of those three, each market has its own specialties. The best things to get at the Edmonton farmer’s markets are always fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, followed by grass-fed meat, locally grown flowers and homemade trinkets. Why else do people visit farmer’s markets if not to get local products and support local business?
The Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10310 83 Ave. NW, Edmonton. This market also features free parking for attendees; a rare commodity among farmer’s markets. Popular goods at the Old Strathcona market this month are asparagus, green peppers, lettuce, rhubarb, spinach and zucchini.
The South Common Farmer’s Market takes place Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. now through Oct. 19. This market is well-known for its array of handmade gifts and trinkets, including jewelry, hair accessories, candles and many more things.
The last market we like to frequent is the Southwest Edmonton Farmer’s Market, which takes place Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and includes a variety of baked goods, meats, veggies, fruits and handmade trinkets.