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.