I know I talk a lot about the downtown Edmonton City Market, but one of my other favourite local farmers’ markets is out in St. Albert. Open every Saturday until October 9, the city closes down a couple of streets to traffic so that the St. Albert Farmers’ Market can take over the space.
It’s so popular that they even have shuttle buses running to ferry people to the market.
There is a section for food like donuts, popcorn, hot dogs, lemonade, etc. set up right next to city hall.
While some of the stands are also present at the City Market or the Old Strathcona Market, the St. Albert one has quite a few booths that are unique. The Cinnamon Girl’s booth is always crowded and stock sells out quickly.
Fancy Shmancy sells delcious mini brownies of various flavours, as well as a great cookie. I can’t resist stopping here whenever I come to this market.
Two Babas & a Stove specialize in perogies and perishke, among other Ukrainian delicacies.
By the time I got there that day, they were already sold out of perogies but I picked up some perishkes and dill sauce. Perishkes are similar perogies but they’re baked and as a result they have a more bread-like texture.
I was tempted but opted not to pick some lamb up that day.
I didn’t get a chance to ask if this was the same apple strudel that was selling over at the City Market. It looked good though!
Sgambaro’s always has a booth here selling their different styles of smoked salmon and salmon pâté.
There are lots of farms and gardens selling their goods here.
Stroopwafels anyone? (And sock monkeys too!)
Theo’s Greek Kouzina attracted quite a crowd by selling their hummus, tzatziki, and other dips.
Regardless of whichever farmers’ market I go to, I seem to spend money like there’s no tomorrow. I wish I was able to indulge like this every week!