Judging by the winemaking going on in the winery this month, it must be November! Can we start by saying thank you to everyone who is responsible for our wine stocks depleting?  Activity includes a recently-rolled-out batch of Saskatoon Dessert Wine as well as a new batch of Bumbleberry Fruit Wine getting ready for the bottle.   We are very happy to get these two favourites on the shelf in time for the Christmas season.

And speaking of the holiday season… it may be only November 5th today, but our Christmas Farmers Markets are already in full swing.  We are very excited to branch out around Alberta this year and bring our holiday-perfect products closer to you.   With several already behind us (thank you to everyone who came out), we hope you have opportunity to visit us at one of these many, excellent Christmas shopping opportunities.

Here is our market line-up beginning this Thursday: 


Millarville Christmas Market:  (yes, it’s four full days this year!)

Thursday, November 7.  Millarville Racetrack, 10am-5pm.

Friday, November 8.  Millarville Racetrack, 10am-7pm.

Saturday, November 9.  Millarville Racetrack, 10am-5pm

Sunday, November 10.  Millarville Racetrack, 10am-5pm.


Medicine Hat Christmas Market:

Friday, November 8.  Cypress Center, 12pm-8pm.

Saturday, November 9.  Cypress Center, 9am-5pm


Rimbey Christmas Market:

Saturday, November 9.  Peter Lougheed Community Center, 9am-1pm.

Saturday, December 7.  Peter Lougheed Community Center, 9am-1pm.


Art Market Calgary:

Thursday, November 14.  Telus Convention Center, 10am-9pm.

Friday, November 15.  Telus Convention Center, 10am-9pm.

Saturday, November 16.  Telus Convention Center, 10am-6pm.

Sunday, November 17. Telus Convention Center, 10am-5pm.


Banff Christmas Market:

Friday, November 15.  Warner Stables, 10am-8pm.

Saturday, November 16.  Warner Stables, 10am-5pm.

Sunday, November 17.  Warner Stables.  10am-4pm.

Friday, November 22.  Warner Stables, 10am-8pm.

Saturday, November 23.  Warner Stables, 10am-8pm.

Sunday, November 24.  Warner Stables, 10am-4pm.


Make It! Handmade Market, Edmonton:

Thursday, November 21.  Expo Centre, 11am-9pm.

Friday, November 22.  Expo Centre, 11am-9pm.

Saturday, November 23.  Expo Centre, 10am-6pm.

Sunday, November 24.  Expo Centre, 11am-5pm.


Olds Christmas Market:

Saturday, November 23.  Olds Regional Exhibition, 10am-3pm.


Lethbridge Big Christmas Show:

Friday, November 29.  Exhibition Park, 1pm-9pm.

Saturday, November 30.  Exhibition Park, 10am-5pm.


Sylvan Lake Yuletide Festival:

Friday, November 29.  Nexsource Centre, 4pm-9pm.

Saturday, November 30.  Nexcource Centre, 10am-4pm.


Strathmore Christmas Market:

Saturday, November 30.  Civic Center, 10am-4pm.


GLOW Christmas Festival Edmonton:

November 28 to January 4.  Expo Centre.

Hours vary:  visit www.glowgardens.com


Make It! Handmade Market Calgary:

Friday, November 29.  Northland Village, 11am-9pm.

Saturday, November 30.  Northland Village, 10am-6pm.

Sunday, December 1.  Northland Village, 11am-5pm.


Cochrane Christmas Farmers Market:

Saturday, December 14.  Spray Lake Sawmills Family Centre, 10am-4pm.

Sunday, December 15.  Spray Lake Sawmills Family Centre, 10am-4pm.


Bentley Christmas Market:

Saturday, December 14.  Bentley Arena, 10am-4pm.


What’s more fun than doing your Christmas shopping at a Christmas Market?  There are so many unique vendors and so much local product.  Come on out and support Alberta, and have fun at the same time!

In an attempt to help you with that Christmas list this year, we have put together some great Christmas Gift Packs, featuring one Fruit Wine and one Dessert Wine, all packaged up with cellophane and a ribbon and selling at 10% off!  No matter who you’re buying for, we have you covered.  Co-workers, hostess gifts, corporate clients, neighbours, friends and family…when it comes to gift giving, what could be simpler?

And if you haven’t yet tasted our Mulled Cherry Wine, come on out to a market this month and try a sample.  Trust me on this one – Simmering Alberta Cherry Wine with apple juice, cloves and cinnamon will add a new dimension to your Christmas feasting.   Your guests will love it, and the wonderful aroma wafting through your house will have “Yuletide” written all over it…

Don’t forget to visit our year-round locations this month!  Calgary Farmers Market will be transformed into the ‘Calgary Christmas Market’ from November 14th – December 23rd, Thursday through Sunday.  Whether you’re in the market for a treat or feast or a gift for someone special, we can help.  We’re transforming into Calgary’s premiere holiday destination so you can meander the market to find the very best from your favourite vendors, plus 16 seasonal vendors offering Yuletide gifts, food, jewelry, décor and more. Dine with friends, listen to live music, enjoy the aromas of freshly-made treats and enjoy mulled wine and Christmas cocktail samples. Don’t miss it…every Thursday through Sunday, November 14th to December 23rd.

And that’s not all.  At Bountiful Farmers Market, Edmonton, we’ll be pulling out all the stops.  You’ll find Christmas music performed on our centre stage all month, children’s holiday activities, and events too numerous to mention.  At our booth we’ll have tastings, mulled wine, and special prices…come on down and get in on all the holiday excitement!  ‘Tis the season to be jolly!

And that’s all our news for this month. 

Happy November, everyone!  Enjoy the coming season.



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