Buy Local Produce!
Summer is officially here, and with it comes delicious fruits and vegetables! Here in Edmonton and the surrounding areas, you can find many local farms and farmers’ markets filled to the brim with fresh seasonal produce just waiting to be devoured.
What’s in season in June? Asparagus, broccoli, cherries, various greens, herbs, potatoes, and rhubarb. But it’s almost July so soon you’ll be able to get beans, beets, cabbage, celery, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, nectarines, peas, peppers, and so much more!
Is your mouth watering yet from thinking of all the potential? Well why not love your city (and your province!) by checking out a local farm, urban garden, or farmers’ market? Find your favourite fruits and veggies and even try something new. Alberta’s harvest season runs from about June - October, so check you can enjoy fresh produce all summer long and even into the fall.
Here are some great local growers and sellers you can support during the summer harvest season:
Riverbend Gardens: @riverbendgarden
Prairie Gardens: @myprairiegardens
Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market: @strathconamarket
Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market: @yegdtmarket
St. Albert Farmers’ Market: @stalbertfarmersmarket
Strawberry Fields Farm: @strawberryfieldsyeg
Happy Acres U-Pick: https://www.facebook.com/happyacresupick/
And that’s just to name a few! What are some of your favourite local farms and markets to buy fresh produce? Tag them in the comments below!