Friday, 8 March 2013

Our 2013 Season Is Coming Together: Market Update

The snow may be flying and the temperatures may be still cold, but the daylight hours are getting longer and this weekend the time changes as we spring forward and lose that precious hour of sleep. That can only mean one thing: market season is around the corner and we are busy planning behind the scenes for our third successful market season. There are a few happenings to update you on...

We have moved!
The Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market has successfully negotiated a move to a much better location! Still located in the Terwillegar Recreation Centre parking lot, we are now in the lot that is visible from 23rd Avenue, beneath the new animated sign, opposite from the Leger Bus Station. This location change should have a tremendous impact on attendance at the market... if people can see the market as they drive by, they will be more likely to pop in for a visit.

We are receiving many applications for the 2013 market season!
This year's market is looking to be a vibrant and exciting one filled with a wide variety of vendors and a number of special events and planned activities. This is the time of year when vendor applications are coming in to our market organizers. If you, or anyone you know, would like to be part of our 3rd season, go to our website at There you will find application forms and a fee schedule. You can find the documents you need to be a vendor at our market under the "Get Involved" tab and a link called "Become a Vendor" ( You will need to download and fill out the forms there.

We are excited to welcome back many of our favourite vendors from last year! 

Look who's coming back:

AIG Produce Osoyoos (BC Fruit)
Dargatz Family Farm (Vegetables, Bedding Plants, Pickles)
Everything Cheese (Cheese Products)
Gourmet Girl Cookies (Cookie Dough, Packaged Cookies, Whoopie Pie)
Holden Colony (Vegetables)
Jenny's Gems (Jewellery)
Olive Me (Olives)
Orange Avocado (Jewellery)
Peter's Lake View Farms (Saskatoon Berries, Pie, Vegetables)
Prairie Mill (Bread)
Red Apple (BC Fruit)
Red Tractor Meats (Meat)
Riverbend Gardens (Vegetables, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Seedlings)
Simply Supper (Prepared Suppers)
Steve & Dan's (Vegetables & BC Fruit)
Sunworks Family Farm (veggies, meat, eggs)
Tea Garden (Tea Cup Bird Feeders)
Theo's Greek Kuzina (Prepared Greek Food)
The Butcher's Bus (Sausage, Perogies)
The Pink Kernel (mini donuts, cotton candy, theatre popcorn, Hawaiian Ice, freshly squeezed lemonade, novelty ice cream, bottled beverages, Yo yo balloons)
Three Muffin Tops Charms (Jewellery)
TR Greenhouse (Vegetables)

Stay tuned for the next update where I spill the beans on the exciting new vendors to our market. There are some wonderful surprises in store for you there!

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Contributed by Sheri Hendsbee

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