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Jun 7, 2009 02:22 PM

The Calgary Farmer's Market

The Calgary Farmer's Market has tentatively found a new location...

...and it seems most people aren't happy about it (read the comments).

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  1. i like the new location,closer to me and it gets me out of the traffic circus that is curry barracks.too crazy.mabye with crossroads being close ,that will lower some off those stupidly high for no good reason prices that the cfm dares to subject people with.has my vote

    1. mbye i missed the comments you read ,but all the one that i seen in the artical were pro move.what gives ?

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      1. re: howlin

        oops premature ,my scroll down wasnt working didnt see the comments ,however i do disagree with some (someone complained that it would be in an industrial park and would not be a new grandville or something like that ,any one see that big ugly concrete truck infested eyesore in the middle of grandville?

        1. re: howlin

          I was hoping for something more central with decent transit access (I can drive there, but a lot of people can't), not that Currie was all that accessible to begin with. I was very pro-Victoria Park/Stampede, but Eau Claire would've been fine as well.

          I wonder what Wild Rose and J Webb will do with their Currie locations now. Think they'll follow?

            1. re: Leibowitz

              "I was very pro-Victoria Park/Stampede, but Eau Claire would've been fine as well."

              I am from Edmonton, not Calgary, but isn't parking a disaster in these areas? I agree a central/transit friendly location would be ideal, but I think the rent would be too high and they would deter some shoppers.

              1. re: itwillmakeaturd

                Is parking a disaster in Eau Claire? I thought it was designed in the 80s specifically so people could park and shop at a market downtown. There's an underground garage, and a decent sized surface lot. (Unlike a suburban mall, you do have to pay to park there).

        2. Location is secondary.

          The farmers and vendors selling will be more important than anything.
          A good product mix at the new spot is key. Some businesses have been denied spots at the current location for fear of vendor duplication.
          Let's see what management will do at the new location.

          1. It's really, really far from me. On a related note, does Northland Mall still have a farmer's market? I haven't been there in a few years (except for Cora's).

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            1. re: Jetgirly

              Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot.

            2. They gotta do what they gotta so.

              We've been rediscovering Crossroads lately since my partner has office space there now.

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              1. re: John Manzo

                There is a lady from Eastern Europe at Crossroads, her apple turnovers are fantastic.

                1. re: John Manzo

                  John: How is the Crossroads these days? Haven't been there in years.

                  1. re: Leibowitz

                    I haven't been there myself for maybe a year, but partner brings home tons of goodies- I am especially fond of Regina's sausages and those Turkish bureks (the potato ones). Business seems fine!

                  2. re: John Manzo

                    yea, crossroads is awesome. IMO it's the only real "farmer's market" in the city. the barracks is nice too, but they are really two different concepts.

                    I'm happy the barracks market is moving to heritage and blackfoot, though. we live about a 3 minute drive from there. i'm expecting to see a lot more traffic in the area, but quick access to the market will more than make up for that :)