|Pretzel (left), Puppets On A String (centre), Dolphin Lady (right)|
Our Grand Opener will see us hosting a terrific line-up of food trucks! All the rage on the North American Foodie Scene, some of our food trucks bring unique fusion cuisines and gourmet twists on comfort foods to our market. Expect to try delicious things like:
- a wonderful Greek gluten free option: lemon roasted potatoes topped with slow roasted lamb shoulder is gluten free from Theo at the Little Village Food Truck
- the ever-famous Mac & Cheese or Smoked Beef and Roasted Veg Salad (featuring beef from Red Tractor Meats and veggies from Riverbend Gardens) at Bully Food Truck
- a Coconut Bacon BLT Wrap served on a flour tortilla, with coconut bacon, home made roasted garlic mayo, fresh lettuce, tomato and shredded carrot at Sailin' On
Artisans & Crafts People:
Expressions by Lori (custom fit women's clothing)
Farmstead Bath & Body (cold process soap, lotions, lip balm, scrubs, bath melts, bombs, bubble bars)
Jewels by Amy (crystal & silver jewellery)
Tea Garden (tea cup bird feeders)
Celebrate Gluten Free (gluten free; flax bread, cheese buns & bread, multi grain bread, banana & lemon loaves, cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon buns, brownies)
El Mercado Tortillas (2 types of corn tortillas)
Inked Cakes (sweet breads & loaves, brownies, bars & squares... formerly Robert's Loaves from Alberta Beach)
Prairie Mill Bread (organic, preservative-free bread)
Sweet Stuff Cakes (cupcakes)
Fat Franks (gourmet hot dogs, smokies & drinks)
La Poutine (gourmet poutines... it's not 100% sure that they can come opening day)
Little Village Food Truck (Greek street food)
Original Canadian Kettle Popcorn (kettle corn, cotton candy, soft drinks)
Food Direct (fish)
Greenstein Farms (lamb)
Red Tractor Family Farm (fresh, frozen meat)
Sunworks Organic Farm (chicken, beef, prepared sausages)
Holden Colony (vegetables, pickles, salsa, garlic powder)
El Mercado (authentic mexican tortillas)
Fruits of Sherbrooke (jams, jellies & condiments)
Good Morning Honey (packaged honey in various sizes, beeswax candles, beeswax, lip balm, night cream)
The Maple Farm (organic maple syrup)
The Mallow Fellow (gourmet marshmallows in 20 flavours)
The Maple Farm (maple syrup)
Melodi's Kitchen (Turkish food)
Phil's Fudge Factory (Fudge, fudge dipped apples)
Simply Supper (burgers, ribs & ready to go meals)
Theo's Greek Kouzina (prepared Greek food)
- If you are new to farmers' market shopping and want to read a few tips, check out this old blog post, Farmers' Market Shopping Tips.
- Remember, because food is served at our market, only service dogs are permitted. This is in compliance with Alberta Food Safety Protocol. So please leave your dogs at home.
- The market is now located directly on the corner of 23rd Ave and Leger Road, across from the Leger Bus Station and across from the Terwillegar Recreation Centre. It is no longer tucked around the side of the Rec Centre in the overflow parking area.
- There is PLENTY of parking. Be sure to follow Leger Road past the market. There are overflow parking lots located all along that road. You just might have to park a bit far away and then hike in to the market. Better yet, ride your bikes to the market or walk there!
- There is no ATM on site (though one is available inside the rec centre). Please bring cash with you for your purchases.
- We are still looking for a few volunteers... feel like being a Sign Angel? We would love a few people to babysit SWEFM signs and put them up in their neighbourhoods the evening before the market, and remove them the morning after the market. This will save us a lot of time, driving around & putting them in place. Contact our market manager, if you can help, or come and see us at the Southwest Edmonton Far,ers' Market Info Tent at the entrance to the market.
- Have a blast! Community Farmers' Markets are a terrific place to meet up with friends, families and neighbours. They're fun, vibrant places where connections can be made and where the community spirit comes alive!
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Contributed by Sheri Hendsbee