St. Albert Farmers’ Market

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.

St. Albert Farmers' Market

St. Albert Farmers' Market

It’s so popular that they even have shuttle buses running to ferry people to the market.

crowds on a sunny day

crowds on a sunny day

more crowds

more crowds

There is a section for food like donuts, popcorn, hot dogs, lemonade, etc. set up right next to city hall.

concession stands

concession stands

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.

Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl

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.

Fancy Shmancy

Fancy Shmancy

Fancy Shmancy's baked goods

Fancy Shmancy's baked goods

Two Babas & a Stove specialize in perogies and perishke, among other Ukrainian delicacies.

Two Babas & a Stove

Two Babas & a Stove

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.

perishkes

perishkes

I was tempted but opted not to pick some lamb up that day.

fresh lamb

fresh lamb

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!

apple strudel

apple strudel

Sgambaro’s always has a booth here selling their different styles of smoked salmon and salmon pâté.

Sgambaro's

Sgambaro's

There are lots of farms and gardens selling their goods here.

Peas on Earth

Peas on Earth

Stroopwafels anyone? (And sock monkeys too!)

stroopwafels

stroopwafels

Theo’s Greek Kouzina attracted quite a crowd by selling their hummus, tzatziki, and other dips.

Theo's Greek Kouzina

Theo's Greek Kouzina

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!

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9 thoughts on “St. Albert Farmers’ Market

  1. Did you know that this is supposedly Canada’s largest outdoor Farmer’s Market? I read that more than a few places last year. I love this market, too. Going to it is more than shopping. It is an event! I have not been yet this year, and must get out there. I love the Perishkes from Two Babas and have been looking for a recipe to make them as good as theirs for ages.
    Thanks for the sweet twitter message.
    I have started to get at the garden, posted a tart recipe that I made first day back and now it is raining over here this morning and I have so much to do outside today. It is a jungle out there…. I am going to post it sometime this week.
    🙂
    Valerie

  2. The Persian food looks great. It is messier when they dont cut up large veggies, etc…but I guess I might look nicer to leave it whole?
    The farmer’s market looks like so much fun.

  3. Fpiera@gmail.com says:

    Definitely, worth the short drive to St. Albert .Lots of close parking ,an outdoor experience of the best variety! St. Albert is called the city of botanical arts,this market definitely reminds one of this title! Some hand picked top quality plant vendors are to be found throughout this market.At one end is a most charismatic Asian lady selling cut flowers and some choice hand made Plantings,she is a delight ! In spring she brings to market some of the finest begonias available and her prices are great! there is a booth selling great perennials of guality,Kulmans greenhouse brings in some fine baskets and choice pieces.It’ Alive ,in front of City hall,is the “piece du resistence”, a heavily artistic hand and tongue in cheek are behind this magnificent display of plants and flowers,the merchandise sells,so there is always new products. You really have to take it in for yourself whether your a gardener or admirer this family will change the way you look at plant life.If you walk away with nothing,your a rarety, but you better grab it if it caught your eye for these one of kind Plantings have a huge following and the knowledge and personalities that back the product can really make for a nice outing!

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