February 25, 2017 Feature Vendors

Each week we will be showcasing two of our amazing vendors at City Market Downtown in City Hall. The first 20 shoppers who make a purchase of at least $5 at one of the Feature Vendor booths will receive $5 City Market Bucks to spend that day at the market. This is a great opportunity to try something new at the market with your City Market Bucks! Feature Vendors for February 25, 2017:

Going Nuts

Going Nuts is a family owned and operated business, based in Calgary, Alberta. They make fresh quality products in their commercial kitchen and sell them at farmers’ markets around Alberta. Having the opportunity to get to know and connect with their customers is one of their favourite things about selling their products at farmers’ markets.

Their specialty at Going Nuts is creating delicious and unique varieties of flavoured nuts, one of their most popular being their Salted Caramel Almonds. Their freshly made natural nut butters have no added oil, sugar or salt. They also make a number of fresh granolas. Come visit their booth and try some samples!

Follow them online!

Website: www.goingnuts.ca
Instagram: @goingnutsyyc
Facebook: /Going-Nuts
Twitter: @goingnutsyyc

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Going Nuts booth on Saturday, February 25, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

Winding Road Artisan Cheese

If you would have asked Ian Treuer and Aurelio Fernandes 10 years ago that they would own and operate an Artisan Cheese Business they would have laughed.  Now, after almost one year in production, Winding Road Artisan Cheese has sliced out their section in the Alberta cheese scene.

Ian and Aurelio met in 2014, while working on a project to develop cheese making kits for home cheese makers using Cardoon in place of traditional Rennet.  They were in the process of creating the recipes/formulas for these kits when they had the opportunity to take over an existing cheese making facility near Smoky Lake, Alberta in September 2015.  Aurelio and Ian put the cheese kit idea on hold and in mid February 2016 they took possession!

Winding Road Artisan Cheese started production in the second week of March 2016, starting with yogurt, their soft spreadable cheese (Fromage Blanc), and their firm cheeses (Josef and German Butter Cheese).  They now supply to restaurants in Edmonton (Sabor, &27, Hardware Grill) and Calgary. They are in retail locations in Edmonton – Bonjour Bakery, Blush Lane Organic Market, The Organic Box, SPUD and the Downtown City Market in City Hall.  They are in all 3 Community Natural Foods in Calgary as well as Peasant Cheese.

Winding Road Artisan Cheese uses Certified Organic Milk from Vital Green Dairy.  It is grass fed non-homogenized whole milk and truly is the best milk in Alberta for making cheese.  They only use Cardoon, a member of the thistle family used in Portuguese cheese making for centuries, to set the curd.  This is more sustainable as cardoon is considered to be a weed and grows wild in Portugal where theirs is harvested.  Currently they are the only cheese maker in Canada who uses this blend of Cardoon in cheese making.

All their cheeses are handmade, they have only one piece of automation in the entire facility. Everything else is done by hand, including packaging, this allows Head Cheese Maker, Ian, and Assistant Cheese Maker, Alex, to really get the feel for the cheese and make sure they produce quality cheese!

Follow them online!
Website: www.windingroadcheese.com
Facebook: /WindingRoadCheese
Twitter: @pliezar

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Winding Road Artisan Cheese booth on Saturday, February 25, 2017 will each receive $5 in City  Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

 

February 18, 2017 Feature Vendors

Each week we will be showcasing two of our amazing vendors at City Market Downtown in City Hall. The first 20 shoppers who make a purchase of at least $5 at one of the Feature Vendor booths will receive $5 City Market Bucks to spend that day at the market. This is a great opportunity to try something new at the market with your City Market Bucks! Feature Vendors for February 18, 2017:

Balana Authentic Pakistani Cuisine

Balana offers a wide range of Pakistani food. All products are freshly cooked each week with fresh ingredients, with no preservatives added. The products that are sold at City Market Downtown are some that you would expect to see in everyday life in Pakistan, and even India. Whether you’re looking for a small snack or a meal that will fill you up, Balana has a variety of food to choose from. Every product is made with its own special ingredients and the end result is a flavourful authentic meal.

Some products that are available are: Samosas (vegetable, chicken and beef), Gluten Free Vegetable Pakora, Chicken Curry, Butter Chicken, Naan, Chutney (dips) and more.

Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant Balana has a variety of options for you!

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Balana Authentic Pakistani Cuisine booth on Saturday, February 18, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

Chilean Corner

About 10 years ago, their family decided to move from Chile to Canada. Since they had their own bakery in Chile, the idea of selling Chilean food and establishing a little business here in Canada was always in their mind.

It all started with a humble little farmer’s market booth. The set up was simple and the menu featured mostly Chilean desserts. A year went by and they decided to add more typical food from Chile to their menu, like empanadas and pastel de choclo. That opened up new opportunities. They realized that customers knew more about their empanadas than of their desserts, and that’s when they decided to make the empanadas the main feature on their menu.

Four years have passed and their little booth has grown immensely! Chilean Corner now sells at markets across Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert, and they’re excited to be a part of City Market! Although their business has expanded, their work ethic has not changed. They are known by their customers as being a hard-working and happy family that is always trying their best to share a little taste of their Chilean culture.

Follow them online!

Instagram: @chilean_corner
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/Chilean-Corner-1016844488377562

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Chilean Corner booth on Saturday, February 18, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks to use towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

February 11, 2017 Feature Vendors

Each week we will be showcasing two of our amazing vendors at City Market Downtown in City Hall. The first 20 shoppers who make a purchase of at least $5 at one of the Feature Vendor booths will receive $5 City Market Bucks to spend that day at the market. This is a great opportunity to try something new at the market with your City Market Bucks! Feature Vendors for February 11, 2017:

Choclination

choc2Choclination Chocolates & Confections is owned and operated by Louise Ludwig who is a certified Chocolatier and just recently earned her “Master Chocolatier” certification. She has also taken a “Bean to Bar” course and is looking at making chocolate straight from cacao beans.

What started out as a hobby making chocolates at Christmas has turned out to be almost a full time passion.  Choclination started vending at Farmers Markets just over 2 years ago after many requests to start up a business.

All Choclination products are handmade in small batches using pure Belgian chocolate and fresh ingredients without preservatives. All recipes are produced from scratch ingredients and tested in their kitchen. They offer gourmet truffles, in many flavours, to tempt your taste buds. Flavours include: salted caramel, turtles, hedgehogs, peanut butter cups, and maraschino cherries, to name a few. Choclination also offers a line of confections, including: chocolate covered gummy bears, liquorice nibs, potato chips, chocolate bars and English Toffee in plain and chocolate covered packages using a recipe that were passed down from Louise’s grandmother. Choclination also carries a signature line of sugar free and no sugar added chocolates for their diabetic and hypoglycaemic customers. All recipes are developed and handmade by Chocolatier Louise.

Choclination will customize chocolates for your business or corporate order.  Whether you are planning a party, get together, or special celebration their chocolates will make it a memorable and fun occasion. Chocolate products that they offer include gift baskets, trays, chocolate pizza, edible boxes, chocolate high heel shoes, purses, beer bottles, tool set, shopping set, Star Wars sets; the choice is endless.

Choclination also specializes in wedding chocolates and confections offering a variety of packaging options with colours and styles to coordinate with your special day.

Follow Choclination online!

Website: www.choclination.ca
Facebook: /Choclination
Twitter: @choclination
Instagram: @choclination

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at  the Choclination booth on Saturday, February 11, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

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Arno’s Fine French Pastry Inc.

arno2Arnaud Valade is a Master Pastry chef, chocolate maker, icing maker and candy maker from Lyon, France with 28 years of experience from around the world, including France, Switzerland, Canada and Australia.Last summer, Valade competed in the Canadian Food Championships in Edmonton, and came in first in the pastry category, winning the opportunity to compete at an international contest in Florida.

Arno created his business, Arno’s Fine French Pastry Inc., in April 2014. He has worked at numerous Edmonton-area Farmer’s Market locations in the last couple of years, hotels and even coffee shops. He makes every delightful creation that he brings to market from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients to obtain the perfect result. Each pastry is truly over the top beautiful.

Arno offers an array of pasties from delicious desserts, savoury and sweet croissants, and much, much more!

Follow Arno`s Fine French Pastry online!

Facebook:  /Arno’sFineFrenchPastryInc
Twitter:  @Arno’sFrenchPastry
Instagram:  @arnos_french_pastry

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Arno’s Fine French Pastry Inc. booth on Saturday, February 11, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks to use towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

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February 4, 2017 Feature Vendors

Each week we will be showcasing two of our amazing vendors at City Market Downtown in City Hall. The first 20 shoppers who make a purchase of at least $5 at one of the Feature Vendor booths will receive $5 City Market Bucks to spend that day at the market. This is a great opportunity to try something new at the market with your City Market Bucks! Feature Vendors for February 4, 2017:

Birds & Bees Organic Winery

wine1Birds & Bees Organic Winery and Meadery are a leader in the production of food and beverages. They are proud of their history of ethical stewardship of nature’s resources and community development since 1927, which has earned them the distinction of being honored with a provincial Farm Family Award (1990) and the OCIA International Organic Farmer of the Year (2008).

Being practitioners of sustainable, environmentally-friendly farming, the Chrapkos’ crops thrived using age-old methods of crop rotation and inter-seeding. Thanks to having an uncontaminated soil base, the Chrapkos’ farm was easily certified organic in 1999.

In 1999, Victor & Elizabeth established a certified-organic orchard which has grown to a total of 15 different fruits. The orchard co-exists with a small honeybee operation.

In order to participate in a value-add supply chain for their certified-organic fruit, the Chrapkos set their sights on developing a winery. At first, the regulations in Alberta for fermenting wine were extremely restrictive. So the next step in their forward march of progress required Victor and Elizabeth to lobby (for 6 ‘short’ years!) to change the regulations to permit a “cottage” type of winery.

In parallel, the Chrapkos started a multi-year experiment to discover the perfect mix of ingredients and a proprietary process that results in their signature smooth, high-quality wines.  In 2005, Birds & Bees Winery and Meadery became Alberta’s very first (and still ‘only’) Organic-Fruit Cottage Winery!  They now make 9 wines that range from dry to semi-sweet.

Follow them online!

Website: www.birdsandbeeswinery.com
Instagram: birdsandbeeswinery
Twitter: WineryBirdsBees
Facebook: birdsandbeesorganicwineryandmeadery

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Ethereal Therapy

ethereal2Ethereal Therapy has been using combinations of essential oil formulations to provide rapid healing of common conditions for over 15 years. With over one hundred formulations developed by English and other European essential oil Practioners and researchers, they have continued to seek to treat the causes and not symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS, IBD, or distinguishing between the real migraine and neuralgic pain. Even conditions like varicose veins may be treated non-surgically.

Ethereal Therapy is even more excited about the discovery they made last year that they can dissolve the calcium build up that destroys joints of the knuckles of hands and toes. They call the new oil CPPD Relief Oil and the build-up of calcium which disfigures the hands, which may prevent an individual from gripping even a cup of tea or coffee, or tying a shoe lace, dissolves without a trace even if the build-up has been present for 20 or 30 years.   No surgery, just by rubbing the CPPD Relief Oil on and the gradual removal of the Calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate crystals.

So if you have an ailment you would like an all-natural cure, visit the Ethereal Therapy Booth at City Market Downtown in City Hall every Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

Follow them online!

Website: www.etherealtherapy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ethereal-Therapy-632335900147434/

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Ethereal Therapy booth on Saturday, February 4, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

 

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