This month’s newsletter is for all of you who love visiting seasonal farmers’ markets in the summer. You aren’t alone… we love it too!

As you know, Field Stone is proud to be a vendor at one year-round indoor market which is Calgary Farmers Market on Blackfoot Trail in Calgary. But when summer comes, we fire up the travel van, pack up the market tent, grab the portable cash box and off we go! We bring the great taste of fruit wines closer to you. Serving chilled fruit wines on the patio this summer may be easier than you think!  We’re excited to be in several new markets this year, as well as many “old” favourites.   Here’s where you can find us almost every day of the week:

TUESDAYS:

Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers Market. Time: 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm, June 5 to Sep 25.  Location: Deerfoot City Mall parking lot, Calgary.

WEDNESDAYS:

Red Deer

 Downtown Farmers Market. Time: 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, May 30 to Oct 3. Location: Gaetz Avenue between 50 Street and 48 Street, Red Deer.

Airdrie Artisans Alley (at Airdrie Farmers Market).  Time:  3:30 to 7pm, May 30 to Sep 26.  Location: Parking Lot, Plainsmen Arena (310 Centre Ave), Airdrie. NEW market.

Grande Prairie Farmers Market (selected dates).  Time: 4pm to 8pm.  Location:  10032 101 Avenue, Grande Prairie. NEW market.

THURSDAYS:

Crossfield Farmers Market.  Time:  3:30 to 7:30 pm, June 7 to Sep 27.  Location: Community Center, 900 Mountain Avenue, Crossfield.

Bridgeland Farmers Market.  Time:  3:30 to 7:30 pm, June 21 to Oct 4.  Location:  Community Center, 917 Center Avenue NE, Calgary.

Olds Farmers Market (selected dates). Time:  3:30 to 6:30, May 24 to Sep 27.  Location:  Parking Lot, Cow Palace, 5116 – 54 Street, Olds.

Rocky Mountain House Farmers Market (selected dates).  Time:  5:30 to 8:30 pm, July/August.  Location: Main Street, Rocky Mountain House.

Valleyview Farmers Market (selected dates).  Time:  11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Location:  Memorial Hall, Valleyview. NEW market.

FRIDAYS:

Lacombe Farmers Market.  Time:  9am to 1pm, May 18 to Oct 5.  NEW Location:  Michener Park, Lacombe.

Strathmore Farmers Market.  Time:  3pm to 6:30 pm, June 8 to Sep 21.  NEW Location:  Kinsmen Park, Strathmore.

Sylvan Lake Farmers Market. Time: 4 pm to 7:30 pm, May 18 to Sep 28. NEW Location: 5104 Lakeshore Drive, Sylvan Lake.

Okotoks F

armers Market.  Time:  3:30 to 6:30 pm, June 15 to Sep 28.  Location: 322041 15 Street East (one mile north of Okotoks GM).

SATURDAYS:

Farmers & Makers Market at Cspace (Marda Loop).  Time:  10 am to 3pm, June 2 to Oct 6.  Location:  King Edward School Parking Lot, 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary. NEW Market.

Millarville Farmers Market. Time: 9 am to 2 pm, June 16 to Oct 6.  Location: Millarville Race Track, Range Road 30 (192nd Street) off Highway 22 South (SW of Calgary).

Cochrane Farmers Market. Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, June 2 to Sep 29.  Location: Cochrane Ranche, located north of Highway 1A just west of downtown Cochrane.

Bentley Farmers Market. Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, May 19 to Sep 22.  Location: Parking lot of the Bentley Curling Club, 5218-50 Street.

Grande C

ache Farmers Market (selected dates).  Time:  11am to 3pm.  Location: Grande Cache Recreation Centre, 10450 Hoppe Avenue.  NEW Market.

St. Albert Farmers Market.  Time: 10am to 3pm, June 9 to Oct 6.  Location: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert.  NEW Market.

SUNDAYS:

Bearspaw Lions Farmers Market. Time: 10 am to 2 pm, June 3 to Sep 30.  Location: Parking Lot, Bearspaw Lions Hall, 25240 Nagway Road (off Bearspaw Road, north of Highway 1A, just west of the Calgary City Limits).

Callingwood Farmers Market (Edmonton).  Time:  10am to 3pm, May 20 to Oct 7.  Location:  The Marketplace at Callingwood Shopping Center, 6655 178 Street, Edmonton.  NEW Market.

 

Markets that Field Stone attends are “Alberta-Approved Farmers Markets”. One of the criteria for an Alberta-Approved market is that 80% of the vendors meet the “make it, bake it, grow it” criteria; the remaining 20% of the vendors are selling products that complement the market mix. This ensures an authentic farmers market experience for you.

If you are not a regular market-goer, consider making a farmers market a regular part of your summer’s activities this year!  All these fine markets offer exceptional Alberta products and interesting growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists. Get to know the people behind your favourite products. There are weekly events too numerous to mention, for every member of the family to enjoy. You won’t be disappointed!

Also, just a reminder that the Winery is now open for tastings – Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5.  We hope you make a trip out to the orchard this summer; we’d love to have you!  Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the day. The tastings are free and so is the sunshine.

For all you drier-wine lovers, we are letting you know that our newest batch of Black Currant Fruit Wine is now in the bottle and at the markets.  Off-dry with subtle flavours of black currants, this favourite is a must for the BBQ season ahead.  Serve chilled for maximum enjoyment!

Finally, in anticipation of several months of Summer Sipping ahead, I am going to leave you with one of our all-time patio favourites:  Black Currant Lemonade. This one really is as-easy-as-pie, seriously delicious, and absolutely perfect for warm afternoons and evenings.

3 ounces of your favourite lemonade

1 ounce of Black Currant Dessert Wine

Combine together in a tall glass, over ice and sliced lemons.   Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Happy June everyone.  Enjoy the great summer ahead and we’ll see you at the markets!

 

 

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