Adventures at the new Calgary Farmers’ Market

25 Apr

On Saturday, my brother and I ventured to the new Calgary Farmers’ Market. As predicted, the market’s opening weekend was busy and fun.

We taste-tested our way through the aisles and found lots to love. Well, Brent was on tasting duty. I was still full from a big breakfast, so I ate only one sample that I couldn’t pass up: chocolate peanut butter fudge from Sweets by Nancy. Incredible. Nancy, you deserve a pat on the back.

I also grabbed some strawberry rhubarb jam from MacFarlane’s. I’d tell you how it tastes, but I’m not sure — I gave the jar to my parents to take back to Edmonton. (My dad loves jam on toast.) I’ll head back to the market next weekend to grab another.

The mix of vendors — familiar faces from the old location and a bunch of new faces, too — was great. My only complaint was the parking situation. The one-way traffic flow in front of the building made for slow parking and an even slower exit. I’m not sure if that will change, but fingers are crossed it improves.

All in all, I’m impressed and can’t wait to go back, because there are many more things I need to eat. Which is why I’ll make sure to go with an empty stomach.



2 Responses to “Adventures at the new Calgary Farmers’ Market”

  1. Italian Living April 25, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Thanks for your take on the Market. I’ve been reluctant to go as I’m still in mourning with the old one closing down… 😦
    I’ll remove my “Funeral Black” and check out the new place.

    • The Toque Girls April 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

      Glad you found it helpful! I was sad when the other location closed, too, but the new one is definitely worth checking out.

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