January 20, 2018 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!

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 South Island Pie Co. booth on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 will each receive $5 in City Market bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

 

Coal Lake Honey Farm

Coal Lake Honey Farm is a small family business located in Gwynne, Alberta, located 45 minutes South East of Edmonton. Joe, the beekeeper, has had bees for over 50 years and currently maintains approximately 220 hives. They bring local, unheated, raw honey to the table each week. They take pride in their honey being as natural as possible, just as the bees intended.

Coal Lake Honey is extracted once a year and goes through a simple heat free process to ensure all of the natural properties of the honey are maintained. Coal Lake Honey Farm also produces a variety of other products including beeswax skin cream, honey face and body cream, lotion, and pure beeswax candles. Their skin care is preservative free and contains ingredients from their bees, and other carefully sourced ingredients.

 

Follow Coal Lake Honey Farm Online!

Website: www.coallakehoneyfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Coal-Lake-Honey-Farm-269588636405895

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at Coal Lake Honey Farm” booth on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

January 13, 2018 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!

Brio Bakery

Todd Barraclough started baking in 2006 because he was searching for truly great bread. After nearly a decade his baking turned into an obsession—he attended the San Francisco Baking Institute in 2013, and again in 2015, where he learned his craft and developed his own wild yeast. In 2015, he founded Brio Bakery. Brio Bakery makes bread by hand in an Old-World artisanal style, a style used by bakers for thousands of years. They call it “pain au levain” or sometimes “sourdough,” but it isn’t like the sour-tasting San Francisco-style sourdough loaves you might have tried, in fact it isn’t sour at all. The name comes from the way the bread is leavened.

All of Brio’s bread starts with their levain, which is just flour and water that is fermented. For their signature Prairie Loaf, they just add more water, more flour, and salt to make their dough. For their other breads, they add extra ingredients, like olives or raisins. Once the dough is made, it’s folded by hand, divided, shaped and allowed to rise. Once it has risen, it is scored, quickly steamed and then baked. Altogether, the process takes between thirty and forty hours—it’s worth it when you taste it.

In addition to artisanal breads, Brio specializes in viennoiserie. Viennoiserie is a French style of baking with roots in Vienna, and includes croissants, pain au chocolate and brioche. Viennoiserie is special: the dough is folded over and over again so that when it’s baked, all the layers expand into a light, flaky treat. And, just so you know, they only use organic flour in their breads and viennoiserie.

Follow Brio Bakery online!

Facebook:  @Briobread
Twitter: @BrioBakery
Instragram: brio.bakery
Website:  briobakery.com
Email: info@briobakery.com

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at Brio Bakery” booth on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

 

Fruits of Sherbrooke

Fruits of Sherbrooke is a not for profit group that ‘rescues’ urban fruit that is not being picked by homeowners.  They create unique jams, jellies, condiments and sauces where 60% to 100% of the fruit used in each product is ‘rescued’.  The flavours highlight the fruit and often have wonderful creative twists.  There are always 3 jars of product open for sampling so drop by to see what is new each week so you know what to buy when you are ready.

Fruits of Sherbrooke is a local enterprise that gives back to the community by offering job experience, volunteer opportunities and sharing excess fruit.  Over the past 2 years they have made and donated over 27,000 individual apple snacks to the E4C school snack programs in high needs schools.  This year they are working closely with the hunger program in 4 specific schools.  Check the website or social media for more information

 

Follow them online!

Email: sales@fruitsofsherbrooke.ca
Website: www.fruitsofsherbrooke.ca
Facebook: FruitsofSherbrooke
Twitter: fruitsherbrooke
Instagram: fruitsherbrooke

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at Fruits of Sherbrooke” booth on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

Feature Vendors: January 6, 2018

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!

Big G Foods

Big G Foods is proud to provide the local farmers’ market community with the best southern style BBQ you’ll find this side of the border. Big G started the business 5 years ago with his wife (aka Mama G) exclusively at City Market, with only their signature “Liquid Gold” Barbecue Sauce and in house “Grub Rub” BBQ dry spice rub. Today they have expanded the product line to include 7 award winning artisan beef jerky flavours, 2 unforgettable pork jerky’s, the ever popular “Magic Mustard” BBQ sauce, “Red Rub” the incredible Steak & Burger seasoning, and of course their mouth-watering slow smoked pulled pork.

Through years of painstaking trial and error, Big G has honed his process to find the perfect balance between sweet, savoury, spice and smoke flavours. As a certified KCBS BBQ judge, Big G knows what high quality competition BBQ should taste like. We use all natural Apple and Hickory woods and combine those with a “low n’ slow” grilling technique to truly complement the already high quality meats procured from local suppliers. You will taste the difference in every bite.

Considered one of the Top 100 Things to eat in Edmonton in 2016 and 2017, Big G Foods prides itself on providing an unforgettable BBQ flavour experience with every product they sell. Whether you’re a do it yourself BBQ’er looking for a secret weapon in the pantry, or you just want a delicious quick meal solution, Big G’s will always have something for you. BBQ advice is always free, so come for the meats and stay for the chats!

 

Follow Big G online!

Website: www.biggfoods.ca
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/biggfoods
Instagram:  biggfoods
Twitter:  @biggfoods
Email: biggjerky@gmail.com

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at Big G Foods” booth on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 will each receive $5 in City  Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

 

 

Karen’s Classics

Karen Ullman has always had a passion for fashioning custom creations.  Her talent for sewing was proven at NAIT when achieving the Tailor Technician Certificate.  She has since completed numerous quilting classes to further hone her skills.  Karen provides a variety of novelty and practical gifts for yourself or others. All designs are custom-made and of the utmost quality.  Karen’s Classics provides products such as adult and children’s aprons, summer and winter infinity scarves, pot holders, dish cloths and scrubbys, table runners, sensory baby blankets, and microwave vegetable steamers.

Karen also produces a variety of pickles utilizing techniques and recipes from her rich Ukrainian heritage.  Karen’s Classics has been selling various pickled products and custom-made items at markets throughout Alberta since 2007.

Personalized custom orders can be accommodated. For business inquiries contact by email:  kullman75@gmail.com

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at “Karen’s Classics” booth on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 will each receive $5 in City market bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

Vendors of the Week Dec. 30

Feature Vendor of the Week #1, Saturday, December 30, 2017

Crafty Cooks

Whether you don’t like to cook, don’t have time to cook or just need a break from the kitchen, Julie with Crafty Cooks is here to make your life easier. Julie’s soups and meals are made fresh using high quality ingredients and sold frozen for you to heat and eat at your convenience. Everything is made from scratch with very little salt. She has options for gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets. Also available are Free Range Pickled Eggs and Sauerkraut. Stop by her booth and try a warm sample of one of her soups.

   

Follow them online!

Email: craftycooks@hotmail.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2craftycooks/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/2CraftyCooks

Website: http://www.2craftycooks.com

The first 20 customers to make a purchase at Crafty Cooks” booth on Saturday, December 30, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.

Feature Vendor of the Week #2, Saturday, December 30, 2017

Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses

Rony Erdmann, along with his wife, Wendy and sons, Shane and Cody own and operate Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses. The farm is located in the south east corner of Westlock County where they produce fresh, field grown vegetables and spring bedding plants. 2018 will be their 36th year in business.

Winners of the 2009 Growth Alberta Business of the Year Award and also Business Excellence Award, this family takes growing safe, healthy, great tasting food very seriously. In 2017, they were awarded the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association Farm Direct Marketer of the Year.

Erdmann’s first started attending the old City Market when it was located on 97th street. There they learned the ins and outs of Farm Direct Marketing while offering farm fresh produce and bedding plants to the diverse customer group that attended the city’s original Farmers Market. After leaving the City Market for several years, they returned in the fall of 2012 when the market moved into City Hall. The addition of a new on farm storage facility and certification in the Canada GAP On Farm Food Safety Program translates into this farm, along with the rest of the Downtown City Market vendors, being able to continue serving the needs of patrons of City Market Downtown.

Follow them online!

Website: http://www.erdmannsgardens.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/erdmannsgardens

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Erdmanns-Gardens-Greenhouses-57001163393/

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