Farmer’s Markets are still running, and they’ve put common-sense measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so there are tons of great ways to support local growers on your grocery runs. In fact, markets feel a lot less crowded and stressful than big chain stores right now.
If you can’t get to a market in person, never fear! Edmonton has some great Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) delivery boxes that have implemented contactless delivery as they adapt to the pandemic. The Organic Box just launched a new partnership with Open Farm Days to expand on their already wide-ranging selection. We’re huge fans of the Organic Box because they helped fund The Local Good back in our very early days! Spud is another excellent option if you need some local goodness brought right to your door.
Use the hashtag #LocalGoodnessYEG to show us how you’re supporting local food producers and vendors through this tough time. Don’t forget, if you use the hashtag we’ll automatically enter you into a draw to win a gift basket full of local goodies.
Spending money isn’t the only way to help
Using your wallet to support local growers is great, but don’t stop there! Put a little time into finding your favourite vendors on social media and give them a follow. Use your voice to send even more business their way by talking about your favourites online or gushing to your friends on your next video hangout!
Edmonton Farmer’s Markets Running During the Pandemic
- Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market | Saturdays
- Downtown Farmer’s Market | Saturdays and Sundays
- Bountiful Farmer’s Market | Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
- South Common Farmers’ Market | Saturdays and Sundays (starting May 10)
- 124 Grand Market | Thursdays and Sundays (starting May 14)
- Southwest Edmonton Farmer’s Market | Wednesdays (starting May 13)
- Salisbury Farmers’ Market | Thursdays (curbside pickup)