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Farmers' Markets are back!

Homegrown fruits, vegetables and crafts--farmers' markets are back
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Look out for farmers' markets wherever you live--they support local farmers, producers and artists. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

Warm weather signals the return of farmers' markets--they're everywhere, from small town to big cities. Fruit, flowers and vegetables throughout the growing season are the big draw, but markets also feature art, baked goods and more. In Edmonton, Bountiful Farmers' Market goes year-round, every Friday to Sunday at 3696 97 St. NW (bountifulmarkets.com). Look for the downtown market on weekends too, and in St. Albert, the largest outdoor market in Western Canada will soon be up and running.

Callingwood farmers’ market season is open now, running Sundays and Wednesdays through October. The Callingwood farmers’ market's 38th season features over 140 vendors on Sundays, and about 25 vendors during the Wednesday mini markets, offering homegrown, homemade and handcrafted products.

Guests who visit the May 4 Wednesday mini market have a chance to win a vendor basket, including $50 in market bucks valued at over $250. The Wednesday market features a weekly book swap too.

Callingwood farmers’ market is Edmonton’s original and largest outdoor Sunday market. It will be open every Sunday, 10am-3pm and Wednesday, 12pm to 4pm until October 9th. It is located in the covered courtyard (entrances near Safeway and Dairy Queen) and East parking lot facing 177 Street, 6655-178 Street at The Marketplace at Callingwood Shopping Centre.