There is something I love about wandering through the aisles, filled with all the bright colours and local products. With the new year’s resolutions still going strong, I imagine the market is super busy right now. Fresh fruit, vegetables and local organic meats are easily at your fingertips. It smart to eat local because you are supporting a neighbour, organic is a healthy option and eating seasonally is definitely best, but I wonder why I don’t go enough?
Whenever I travel, I try to make it to the local market and I vow that when I get home will go to our markets more often. But somehow when I get back, I just don’t do it 🙁
Here are my excuses, which are totally lame. I’m not a morning person, so maybe that is why I opt for Superstore vs. the Calgary Farmer’s Market. You don’t have to go early but in my head that goes together for some reason. Or it’s the parking thing, which is so #firstworldproblems. Or maybe it’s because I’m too busy to menu plan my week. I dunno why but I never get there, which sucks!
Here are some reasons I’m going to make it a priority in 2019.
Apples, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumbers (GH), Eggplant (GH), Peppers (GH), Potatoes, Tomatoes (GH), Winter Squash.
They have a list of seasonal recipes too, so there are no excuses. http://www.calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/fresh
Meet the Vendors
Such a huge selection to choose from! You can look on the website here for the full list. Some I love to hit up, Simple Simons Pies, Spragg’s Meat Shop and Better. http://www.calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/explore-market/meet-our-vendors
Better has cold press juices and smoothies made with fresh ingredients. And you know how much I love my juices! Eau Claire Distillery is also there, can we say Gin and Juice?! LOL
If you haven’t heard by spring 2020 the Calgary Farmer’s Market will be growing by 50,000 ft2! They are opening a second location in the new northwest community of Greenwich.
Those are all amazing reasons to go and I can’t wait to make this part of my grocery shopping routine!