FRESH APPROACH - The Leduc Farmers Market draws not only fruit and vegetable venders from the district

FRESH APPROACH - The Leduc Farmers Market draws not only fruit and vegetable venders from the district

Leduc Farmers Market still flourishes

The Leduc Farmers Market began its official status 40 years ago...

The Leduc Farmers Market began its official status 40 years ago even though farmers had been bringing in the fruits of their labor since the early 1900’s to Leduc residents. For many years the market was held in the Alexandra Arena then in 2001 the market moved to the park outside of the arena while the arena was being repaired and upgraded.

The outdoor market proved to be very popular and it remained in the park after the arena’s repairs were completed. Then with the increase in Leduc’s population showed increase need in the park the market moved to downtown and 50th Avenue beginning in 2014. Due to the major construction at Confusion Corner the Farmers Market was once again on the move. This time it moved to the parking lot south of the ATB Financial building.

The market draws not only fruit and vegetable venders from the district, but also many local butchers with meat products and several artisans with unique crafts for purchase. One of the vendors is BK Pure Country Meats who have been around for three generations and carries on a long tradition of producing great tasting meats and sausage. The market runs twice a week on Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Year after year despite the recent moves in location the Leduc Farmers Market continues to flourish and remains a very popular attraction for residents to purchase fresh food and to socialize with their neighbors just as it has been since the early 1900’s.