The Market began in 1983 in the parking lot on the corner of 83rd Ave and 103rd Street (now the location of our free customer parking), outdoors with only 10-15 vendors selling a small variety of garden products, baking and crafts. In 1986 we moved inside to the "Old Bus Barns" on Saturdays. The underlying philosophy of the market which we still use today was introduced, "We Make it! We Bake it! We Grow it! We Sell it!" Now in our 30th year of operation we rotate a roster of nearly 300 vendors through 185 stalls. On any given Saturday we have around 130 vendors selling only locally produced, handmade products. We bring our products fresh from the farm to your family - we believe this is what makes a 'true' farmers' market!
Toast Kitchen operates the concession and cafe in the heart of the OSFM where Chef Spencer Thompson prepares weekly food items made from market and locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Come, taste and enjoy every Saturday 7am - 2:30pm.
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History of Old Strathcona
Between 1891 and 1912 this distinct community inhabited by dreamers and builders grew on the South banks of the North Saskatchewan River. In 1912, the City of Strathcona was amalgamated with the City of Edmonton. Not only were the buildings preserved but the community spirit remains fully intact. The desire to protect the community has never been more evident than in 1974 when a freeway was planned for this area: a group of concerned citizens joined together to stop the progression of the freeway, and the Old Strathcona Foundation was born.
Without the endless work and commitment of the Old Strathcona Foundation, this Heritage community would not exist and continue to evolve. The Old Strathcona Foundation continues today to proudly preserve and promote the history of this truly unique and lively community.
For more information visit oldstrathconafoundation.ca