March 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 March 25, 2017:

South Island Pie Co.

Originally from the south island of New Zealand, Jamie – the pie man himself – travelled to Canada on his first OE (overseas experience). From the day he left New Zealand, he longed for the comforts of a hot, savoury, traditional New Zealand meat pie. Once settled in Edmonton with his Canadian wife, he realized there were no down-under-style meat pies to be found.

It was time to put that famous kiwi ingenuity to use and create his homemade meat pies. After years of making meat pies for friends and family and fine tuning his recipes, the South Island Pie Co. came to life. Jamie wanted to share a little piece of New Zealand and his love of savoury pies with the fine folks of Edmonton – and that’s how South Island Pie Co. began!

Follow South Island Pie Co. online!

Website: http://southislandpie.co
Twitter: @SouthIslandPie
Instagram: @southislandpie
Facebook: https://facebook.com/SouthIslandPieCo

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the South Island Pie Co. booth on Saturday, March 25, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

 

 

Luba Torte’s Ltd.

Luba’s Tortes is a local family operated business with a passion for creating traditional Ukrainian cuisine. All their dishes are made from scratch with quality ingredients, using generations-old recipes. Their goal is to share authentic flavours of delicious Ukrainian dishes with you and your family.

 

Luba’s Tortes is a longstanding market vendor at City Market Downtown. Each week they have a variety of homemade perogies, cabbage rolls, nalysnyky, borsch, and baking at the market.

Follow Luba’s Tortes online!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lubas-Tortes-LTD-206077809421176/

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Luba’s Tortes Ltd. booth on Saturday, March 25, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks to use towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

 

 

March 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 March 18, 2017:

Bacon Boss

February of 2016 Bacon Boss was born. Roxane started small with flavoured candied bacon, Bernard Callebaut dipped bacon and Man Candy (candied bacon mixed with candied nuts).  She says at first people were a little hesitant, thought it was brilliant, and bought it out of curiosity.  Since then, the menu has grown to include Maple Bacon Bourbon pecan pie/tarts, bacon crack, bacon bark and stuffed burgers with a variety of stuffing options, but the main stuffing is, you guessed it – BACON.

A highlight for Roxane was being a vendor at the Bacon Festival at Fort Edmonton Park last summer, alongside some of the top restaurants in Edmonton!

Roxane never stops thinking of bacon, the wheels just keeps on turning.  She says “I can look at different food items and wonder what bacon would be good in that.”

Follow Bacon Boss online!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/baconbossyeg

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

 

Inex Design Studio

Fruit and Vegetable Carving

If you are looking for something unique and eye-catching for your next event, then contact Y.N. Lee-Jacob of Inex Design Studio – Culinary!

Y.N. specializes in fruits & vegetable carving, unique custom made fruit bouquets, and vegetable platters for all occasions.  Custom arrangements are also welcome. Check out Y.N.’s Facebook page to view their selection of beautiful arrangements.

Nyonya Foods – A blend of Malaysian and European culture

Enjoy fresh and homemade authentic cooking with the perfect spice. Inex Design Studio – Culinary offers delightful foods, desserts and appetizers. Each piece is hand crafted by Y.N. and are truly works of art!

If you appreciate the finer things in life, you will appreciate the fruit & vegetable carvings and authentic Nyonya cuisine Inex Design Studio-Culinary offers you.  You are welcome to stop by their booth for a sample.

Contact them today!

Email: ynlee31yahoo.com

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Inex Design Studio – Culinary booth on Saturday, March 18, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

 

 

 

March 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 March 4, 2017:

Reclaim Urban Farm

Ryan, of Reclaim Urban Farm, has grown roots to gardening and Alberta that stretch way down. His great grandfather began it all when he immigrated to Edmonton and tried to make a living off 5 acres in current day Bonnie Doon. Ryan was raised on a small farm at Pigeon Lake, where he competed with his brother to see who could fill the most yogurt containers with raspberries (and won)! Through the Augustana Campus, U of A he traveled to Mexico and Cuba where he renewed his passion for food justice and learned from the best campesinas around.

Just recently, he returned from Tanzania where his food security research enabled him to work alongside wakulimu (farmers) harvesting, thrashing and winnowing an assortment of grains. He continues to work with Tanzanian farming initiatives on climate smart agriculture. Bringing us back full circle, he follows in his great grandfather’s footsteps to grow great food in the heart of a great city.

Follow them online!

Website: http://www.reclaimurbanfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/reclaimurbanfarm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/reclaimfarm

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Reclaim Urban Farm booth on Saturday, March 4, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.



Carmen’s Jewelry

Carmen’s Jewelry is the creation of Louise Carmen Holstead who started making unique one-of-a-kind jewelry three years ago.  She attends City Market Downtown full time (in City Hall and on 104th street). Louise also sells her jewelry at other markets during the summer, business conferences and offers home parties.

Her focus is on making bracelets and necklaces using leather and various accents. She uses magnetic closures to ensure customers can easily put on and take off their jewelry without having to use fussy clasps.  Her jewelry is also very convenient for those with reduced or limited mobility. She carries fun colourful children’s bracelets and rings for the little ones.

As well, Louise handcrafts two vegan lines of jewelry with cloth (colourful and bohemian) and well as cork jewelry (leather imported from Portugal – made from trees).  Her designs change regularly and with every season, and is thereby able to offer new unique styles for her repeat customers.  Stop by anytime to chat, just look, try on fun jewelry to bring a smile to your face or buy something special and local for someone special in your life.

Follow them online!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Carmens-Jewelry-117771325234797

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Carmen’s Jewelry booth on Saturday, March 4, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks to use towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

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.

 

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