|Store Type |||Food/Drink|
|Cross Street |||103 St NW|
|The Market is open year-round, Saturdays from 8AM–3PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 31, 2008
The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, located in the heart of Old Strathcona, is renowned for its ability to bring a touch of the farm into the city. The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market began in 1983 as a small market in the parking lot on the east side of 103rd Street and 83rd Avenue. Originally featuring 30 Vendors, this market now features around 130 vendors and attracts up to 10,000 customers on a typical Saturday.
Traditional, Hand-Made Goods
You can find a little bit of everything here. A wall of green plants, dazzling flowers and bedding plants greet you in springtime as you enter the front doors. Once inside you can count on finding luscious organic produce, like ruby red tomatoes, crisp lettuce, varieties of potatoes you’ve never heard of before and orchard apples year round. You can also find homemade bread, pickles, jams and hand poured chocolates and poppy seed rolls. A number of local producers are on hand to explain their farming practices as they sell their free range chicken and eggs, organic beef and bison, and other specialty meat products. Take It Home
If you don’t have time to make things from scratch, there is always a delectable assortment of ready made prepared foods available. Take home a heavenly pizza, fresh pasta and imaginative pesto sauces, flash frozen seafood treats, homemade soups, quiches, pies and cakes. This is one of the few places you can buy tortierre pie, made from scratch in true French Canadian tradition.