Opening May 14!
With less than a month to go, things are shaping up behind the scenes to make this season a terrific success. We have a few new things in the works!
Our New Market Manager
Our Sprouts Kids' Club
This season we are really excited about our new kids' program, called Sprouts, sponsored by Dr. Darcy Dietz of Towne Square Orthodontics and by the City of Edmonton's Communities Choose Well grant.
Designed to help children, ages 4 through 12, see and experience the value of healthy and nutritious eating, it will help your kids develop great habits around shopping local and eating fresh, seasonal and local fruits and vegetables. As this is a pilot program, we are opening it up to a limited number of children. Be sure to stop by with your children at our SWEFM tent on opening day (May 14th) to sign up!
"Dinner at the Market Night" with your family, neighbours & friends!
Come eat at the food trucks, conveniently parked throughout the market each week, mid May through mid October.
Want some ideas for your home-cooked meals? Check out our recipes, under the "Cool Stuff" tab, collected from market shoppers, board members, sponsors, vendors and volunteers throughout the season. The recipes will be best when you source the fresh ingredients from our market... click the recipe banner (above) to take you to the recipes page of our website. Recipes are posted weekly throughout market season.
Plant A Row, Grow A Row for Edmonton's Food Bank
Come out opening day, May 14, to learn about Plant A Row, Grow A Row and our partnership with Edmonton's Food Bank. This is your chance to help put good quality, nutrient dense fresh foods into the cold storage rooms of the food bank. They will be onsite collecting food, toiletry and cash donations, along with any plastic shopping bags or empty egg cartons that you may have.
This season will mark our second year partnering with the food bank. Please help us to make a difference in the lives of those in need, and in the efforts of those who seek to better our community at large.
Signs, signs, everywhere a sign!
For those friends and neighbours who have said, "we didn't know there was a farmers' market here!" there will be no missing us this season! We have invested in lots of new signage to put up on site and in the surrounding neighbourhoods. If you would like to be a Sign Angel, please let us know and we'll give you a sign to put out every Wednesday during market season. We could really use your help!
Many Thanks to our 2014 financial sponsors! We couldn't do it without you!
Thank-you as well to our community partners: