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Calgary's Smaller Farmers Markets & the Treasures

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Calgary's Smaller Farmers Markets & the Treasures

CookieGal | | Jul 8, 2009 08:09 PM

I just spend some time in the hail and rain in Hillhursts Outdoor Wed night farmers market and it was wonderful!

Don't get me wrong I love The Calgary Farmers Market, but really do we need to buy TEXAS WATERMELLONS in Calgary in JULY??? I find the over whelming amount of US / Mexican produce in a farmers markets really tacky. and sad. I know Alberta doesn't have a great growing season but at least we should be enjoying the bounty of our neighbouring province.

Anyway, bad weather aside I got a lot of great shopping done and met some wonderful farmers, yes real farmer not produce kids hawking Washington peaches.

Last year the market was closed, and this year after much stink, it has re opened and as the season matures I look forward to the bounty of this quant little community market.

I met the grower / butcher from Sprag's Natural Meats and was delighted to hear how he raises his pigs and processes them him self weekly! The bakery bounty was amazing, as was the BC produce. There was a lovely plant farmer there too with great greens!

I wish Calgary had more of these smaller markets to enjoy... and maybe a little P&S coffee to go along with the experience!

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