Nothing is better than walking through stalls packed with sweet blood red cherries, fragrant herbs, crisp vegetables, and freshly baked pies straight from the farm.
Visit the City Market on the 4th Street Promenade, and you will not only find fresh produce, but also trendy boutiques, live music, food truck fare, and a hip urban atmosphere. The street is closed to traffic while the market is set up, so there is lots of room to browse! Make sure to check out the trendy boutiques that line the street and grab a coffee from Credo Cafe as you wander. Open May 18 – October 12; 104 St and Jasper Ave., Sat 9 am – 3 pm. www.city-market.ca
If you are on the other side of the river, Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market is a can’t-miss Saturday destination. Buskers entertain as you wander the aisles of the old Bus Barn filled with the tempting scent of Kettle Corn. Here you will find a wide selection of local meats, fresh flowers, crafts, artwork, and more! Open year-round; 10310 – 83 Ave., Sat 8 am – 3 pm. www.osfm.ca
Craving some market treats during the week? Visit the trendy 124 Grand Market, Edmonton’s newest market that takes place on Thursday nights in the 124th Street District. Expect a festive atmosphere, and a bunch of young local talents showcasing new jewellery and clothing designs alongside veggies, fruit, and canned goods. Open May 23 – October 3; 108 Ave. and 124 St., Thu 4 pm – 8 pm. www.124grandmarket.com