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Kingsland Market - new honest to goodness farmers market in the works (Calgary)

It looks like there is a move afoot to get a new farmer's market open at MacLeod Tr & 77th Av SW (one of the old dealerships) I think the idea is brilliant! The FFWD article indicates it was started by a few of the producers at CFM looking to get back to a true farmer's market.

http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/new...

I wish them luck & look forward to the opening!

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  1. Hurrah! I just came to post the Calgary Herald article on the same deal. Also looking forward to a genuine farmers' market in town.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Riv...

    1. This idea could work, as it will be, AFAIK, the only Farmers/Producers Market (OK the other's are hardly farmers markets, though Crossroads is excellent in the summer) on the train line with a stop a short walk away.

      I travel that section of MacLeod often and there are a lot of empty retail spots, so filling up a big one will make it look much less like a wasteland as well.

      I as well wish them the best.

      1. As a resident of KIngsland, I would be thrilled if this were to move forward. What a great addition to our community!

        1. Finally, a plan that will work for a real calgary farmers market. The people behind it (a group of 6) are excellent business people, understand the issues, and have an excellent plan. They also won't engage in constant war with the vendors. Real food from Alberta farmers. It just doesn't get any better than this.

            1. re: maplesugar

              "artisans"

              Too bad. I had thought it would be a nicknack, notion and potion free zone. It's beginning to sound exactly like CFM.

              When the money gets tight, count on the flea market vendors moving in, cuz they're just a step apart from "artisans".

              1. re: Scary Bill

                I know some of the people involved, and I think you'll see an excellent producers market. AFAIK, this is the best "farmers market" news we've had in Calgary for a very long time. The Calgary Kingsland Farmers Market will shine!

                1. re: Bagel Guy

                  In the news I only read about Tim Hoven and Gert Lund. Any other CFM vendors that I can look forward to seeing at Kingsland?