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city market is open!

May 16, 2009

This morning Ella and I wandered to the opening of the City Market.  They’ve closed off 101 Avenue entirely, so you can browse the market without being worried about being hit by a car.  This makes things more pleasant.  

I like City Market because it is open air and it doesn’t make me feel all penned in because of the crowds.  Here’s what we saw:


an apartment cat


jam lady's pickled carrots


some wee bison


a whimsical cupcake


some pretty flowers


buckets of herbs

There were oddly no breakfast take-away places (a place selling freshly baked muffins and coffee would make a killing there), so we went to Blue Plate instead.


blue plate diner


pancakes and eggs


grilled maple cornbread

Then Ella showed me her new soccer team formation.  She wrote it on a napkin, like so:


top secret soccer strategy

 This was a most pleasant way to pass a Saturday morning.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. ellahorne permalink
    May 16, 2009 2:37 pm

    yes. i was trying to explain to mom how my team plays soccer. she kept saying yup, ok , oooo, but i really dont think she had any idea what i was talking about.

    the market was pleasant, and i got pickled carrots (in our house anything pickled=good), so it was great!

  2. May 17, 2009 10:00 am

    Queen of Tarts wasn’t there? They usually have some sort of quiche or savory croissants/tarts.

  3. May 17, 2009 1:26 pm

    Nope, I looked for the Queen of Tarts…did not spot her…but perhaps I missed their booth?

  4. May 19, 2009 10:53 am

    I went to the market too, picked up a bunch of things. It seemed like most of Edmonton was there! It was busy but it was a perfect weather day for the market.

  5. May 21, 2009 11:56 am

    I was away last weekend so I can’t wait to go to the outdoor market this weekend! It is about 4 blocks from our apartment, so much more convenient than Old Strathcona. Although we have gotten to know so many vendors there that I will probably miss them!

    Queen of Tarts has been at Old Strathcona for a few months, so maybe they’ve decided to stay there for now…or alternate weeks at both? I agree I was surprised when we moved here that there weren’t very many breakfast take-away places at either market compared to back home (Charlottetown). Last fall there was a breakfast burrito place right near Jasper.

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