February 2006 - We decided to tour the Calgary Farmer's Market and see for ourselves what interesting products and services were to be had. Finding the Farmer's Market was straightforward and the route once you are in the former Currie barracks is well marked with signs. Plenty of free parking was available.
Entering into the market one was immediately struck by the idea that this market is about food and crafts. There were plenty of booths selling vegetables, fresh bread, pies, meats, etc. One of my favourite things about this kind of market is the samples that vendors hand out to try and entice you to buy. I had a delicious sample of some sole.
Our first stop was to a flower vendor called Wild About Flowers International. They have a very attractive display of their flowers. See the picture on the left.
Next, we came across some really wonderful pottery by Pike Studios. Bob & Connie Pike run their studio out of High River. See the photo to the right.
Some of their pieces reminded me a lot of the Blue Mountain pottery I acquired in Ontario. Pieces I really value for their look and feel.
We visited the booth run by Oveva Design Studio. The artist makes some very attractive and colorful suncatchers out of acrylic. See the picture on the left.
All in all, we highly recommend visiting the Calgary Farmer's Market, a nice way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday or Sunday.