4 reasons to visit 124 Grand Market

Posted by on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 3:26pm.

This outdoor market is open for the summer season, but note – it’s in a temporary location due to some renos in the neighbourhood.

This weekly market opened May 12 at its new location at 102 Avenue between 124 Street and 125 street.  The market has always been at 124 Street and 108 Avenue which is currently undergoing some renewal.  This is actually a welcome addition to the High Street retailers and eateries which have been struggling ever since the bridge construction started on 102 Avenue.  The market is open every Thursday throughout the summer months from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This fantastic market always provides high-quality food and an exciting selection of arts and crafts from local producers, plus lively street entertainment and the opportunity to sample unique food from a parade of food trucks.  The atmosphere is family-friendly and completely free to enter.  There are often upwards of 50 vendors and attractions at 124 Grand Market.

There are four categories of vendors at the market which include:

Food

Whether it’s prepared food to buy and take home, quick-serve food or fresh farmer’s market fare, you’ll find it at 124 Grand Market.   Fudge, cookies, pies, doughnuts, and cakes plus tea, gelato, Greek Food and so much more.

Produce

Local honey producers, B.C. fruit and produce from local growers such as Stoney Creek Farms and Irvings are on hand every Thursday. 

Marigold Green House of Sherwood Park will be there with bedding plants.

Food Trucks

  • Drift Food Truck with a variety of hearty sandwiches.
  • Little Village with fresh and authentic Greek cookery.
  • Orbit Food Truck with tacos, dumplings, sausages and who knows what else.
  • Sailin’ On offers a changing menu but Drunkin’ Chicken is just one of their dishes.

Artisans

  • The Archive Boutique is there with jewelry including many hand-painted pieces.
  • The Dressmaker steps away from her Etsy shop to offer Edmonton women pretty dresses that fit and flatter.
  • Eleri Creations is another custom jeweler specializing in copper, silver and brass handmade bracelets and earrings.
  • The Humble Duke is a cool little shop with bow ties, traditional ties and colourful pocket squares for the discerning man. 
  • The Pure Living Enthusiast offers essential oils. 
  • Freebird Art and Design, based in Leduc, offers custom art for home and office. 
  • Plus, henna artists, Salt Sisters and many other artisans will be on hand showcasing their wares and talents.

The market will return to its original location next summer pending completion of the bridge work on 102 Avenue.  The job was expected to be completed last fall but delays have meant construction is delayed for 12 months.

Want to be a vendor?

The organizers of this season outdoor market are always looking for more vendors and retails to add to the festive nature of the market.  There are two opportunities – the 124 Grand Market every Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and another Edmonton venue called The French Quarter Grand Market which operates Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Interesting parties can contact the owner/operator of these markets by visiting 124grandmarket.com

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