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“Cool Market”

Old Strathcona Farmers' Market
Ranked #18 of 183 things to do in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Edmonton's biggest indoor year round farmers' market. Fresh from the farm to your family!We make it, we bake it, we grow it, we sell it!Over 130 vendors selling only the freshest local food and handmade arts and crafts. Every Saturday year round from 8 am - 3 pm.
Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Cool Market”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Lively, friendly and fun! This market is large and noisy....just the way you want a market to be. Good vendors with lots of choices.

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“An Authentic Canadian Farmer's Market”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Old Strathcona Farmer's Market is located in the Old Strathcona District of Edmonton, the soul and cultural hub of the city. OSFM is an authentic farmer's market becasue it is not neat and tidy, and store signages are all homemade. I visited the Calgary Farmer's Market last August and my first impression was that this farmer market setup is like you are walking into a suburban mall, every thing is neat and tidy, every signage is professional done with a very commercial feeling. OSFM has a very different feel, it is homey, it is cozy, it is like you are walking into a huge barn of a farm. You can sample many differnt foods from different culture, like traditional Mennonite farmer sausage, honey from Hutterite colony, spicy shrimps from Africa, and Jewish hummus, plus the usual fresh fruits and vegetables, and OSFM offers various artisten works and products. OSFM, which is opened all year round, is a must visit when you come to Edmonton, and you can stroll along the famous Whyte Avenue of the Old Strathcona District, and have a taste of the soul and heart of Edmonton.

Visited March 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
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7 attraction reviews
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“A Little Bit Of Sunshine For A Dreary Day...”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

It was a little overcast today so my husband and I decided to check out a couple of the local Farmer's Markets in Edmonton. What a pleasant surprise this market held for us.

From the minute you walk through the doors, the music of local buskers invites a person in. Then you are captivated by the various venders selling flowers, baking, preserves, crafts... the list goes on. Each sense is stimulated by the surrounding atmosphere.

Did I mention that there are a lot of free food samples to try? I had quite a time convincing my husband that he didn't have to try them all. That being said, the prices for some items can be higher than one may want to pay.

In the end we thoroughly enjoyed the Old Strathcona Farmer's Market. It provided a little bit of sunshine for a dreary day. It was nice to splurge on tulips ($6) and willows ($2) to help remind me that Spring is on its way... : )

Visited March 2012
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Hoorn, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“everything you need on a dull day...”
Reviewed September 20, 2010

everything you need on a dull day, market, food, coffee and company

1 Thank janschrik
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
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“Overpriced but Enjoyable”
Reviewed April 21, 2010

If you're looking for a good deal here, steer clear! That said, if you want a place to go with family and friends on a nice day, check out the Farmer's Market.

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