I've been shopping at Strathcona Market for over 10 years (as long as I've lived here) and love it, but have to say the City Market is really making me a happy person lately. Many Saturdays, we do both - Strathcona at about 8:15 for staples, then across the river for the amazing stuff available downtown for when it opens at 9.
Smoky Lake goat cheese is wonderful, and a bargain. This week they had a Tomme, haven't tried it yet but have a big hunk in my fridge, waiting until I finish last week's St. Maure. I've had at least 4, maybe 5, varieties and all are great.
Today Mo-Na had fresh chanterelles, maybe the same Saskatchewan ones that were the focus of a Globe and Mail article today - pricey at $20 a pound but they were a great complement to the beef tenderloin I grilled for dinner (from Four Whistle, one of the reasons I won't be giving up on Strath).
Anyone else have any great finds there recently, things that are must tries? And anyone else wonder what all these vendors are going to do when it shuts down again in the fall? The cheese people told me today they are already wondering about it, given that this is their only retail business right now.