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Farms & Markets Food, Shopping & Relaxation

Fresh Alberta carrots are as good as candy. If a modest root vegetable can be that delicious, imagine what’s possible from the rest of Alberta’s farms, orchards and ranches. ● Grocery list: Local must-tries include grass-fed beef, heritage pork, sourdough bread, anything rhubarb, and even the humble beet, onion and potato. ● Markets: On Saturdays, 130 vendors fill up Edmonton’s Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market. If they can make it, bake it or grow it, they sell it. ● DIY: Time it right and you can pick your own Saskatoon berries straight from the farm. The small purple berries are magic in a pie or straight off the branch.
Culinary

Kraay Family Farm | Government of Alberta

Edmonton | Cooper & O’Hara

Each month, an Alberta foodie will post a favourite culinary adventure or experience in Alberta. First up is Julie Van Rosendaal, sharing insights on her favourite chocolatiers in Calgary.

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Farm & Market Options

Salisbury Farmers' Market

Sherwood Park, Alberta

Salisbury Farmers' Market is an Alberta approved farmers' market, which supports vendors who make it, bake it, or grow it. We are a year-round market, located outdoors in the parking lot of Salisbury Greenhouse from the third week of April to mid-October, and inside Salisbury Greenhouse for the remainder of the year. The lush scenery of the Greenhouse surrounds the market during our indoor season, providing customers with the feel of a tropical vacation in the middle of the week. Be sure to check us out for support our local vendors.

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Chinook Honey Company Ltd.

Okotoks, Alberta
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Take a short drive to the scenic Calgary foothills and discover a sweet experience - shopping, learning and tasting at a sustainable Alberta honey farm. Chinook Honey Company is open year round, offers tours, has Alberta's very first Meadery, and a honey bee interpretive area where you can watch as worker bees bustle in the glass observation hive. Tantalize your taste buds with a variety of honeys and gourmet honey-made products, such as Saskatoon Honey Jam, Mead Jelly and Dulce de Leche ice cream. The honey boutique' carries a range of beeswax candles, honey body care products and apitherapy items.

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The Market At Red Deer

Red Deer, Alberta

Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Located at new location Memorial Centre (4214 58 St). Red Deer's original Market Day. Every one welcome! Food vendors need Alberta Health Certificate. No dogs Please. You never know what you'll find at the market at Red Deer.

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Events

Strawberry Festival

Red Deer, Alberta
2018-07-21 To 2018-07-21 MST

Head out to The Jungle Farm and Celebrate summer at The Strawberry Festival! Taste sensational strawberry foods, take lessons on how to make your own jam, listen to live music, take wagon rides, and have tons of fun on the kid-friendly play areas! The perfect summer event for your whole family! Strawberry picking is not guaranteed on this day.

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Family Fall Festival

Red Deer, Alberta
2018-09-29 To 2018-09-29 MST

Celebrate harvest and the fall season by taking wagon ride to the 'Back Forty' to visit the 8 acre corn maze, visit the farm animals, watch the pumpkin cannon shows, journey through the gnome walk, ride a pedal cart, and much more. This festival offers extra family fun with live music, tasty treats, and pumpkin picking!

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Field to Jar Jam Making

Red Deer, Alberta
2018-07-18 To 2018-07-18 MST

Join The Jungle Farm for this hands on workshop to learn how to make your own jam. You start with a walk to the strawberry patch (bring closed toed shoes) to pick strawberries. Once you have enough strawberries, you walk to their commercial kitchen to turn the strawberries into jam. You will take home the recipe and knowledge of how to make tasty jam at home. You will also have a jar of jam to sample with your family.

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