Where to Buy Local?

Where to buy local?

1.       Market gardens offer opportunities to u-pick or we-pick their crop. For a great list of market gardens check out www.albertafarmfresh.com, or find local farmers with Market Gardens through the Local Food Producers List

2.       Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) links the consumer with a local farmer. Before the growing season you buy a membership in the farmers’ crop of vegetables, meats, eggs….Once the crop is harvested you receive a regular basket of their food.  Check the Local Food Producers listing for CSAs in the area.

3.       Alberta Approved Farmers’ Markets in Camrose County include the Bashaw market on Saturday, Rose City farmers market in Camrose on Thursday, the Camrose Downtown market on Thursday, the Miquelon Lake farmers’ market on Friday and the Camrose and District farmers’ market on Saturday. Some of these markets run year round and others are seasonal. For a list of other farmers’ markets check out www.sunnygirl.ca.

 

Marian Williams, PHEc

Local Foods Advocate and member of the Camrose County Agriculture Communications Committee