Saskatoon Farmers' Market

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Saskatoon Farmers' Market
General information
Location 19th Street and Avenue B
Town or city Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Country Canada

The Saskatoon Farmers' Market is a public Farmers' market housed in a former electrical warehouse and garage in the Riversdale, district of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The building was renovated and an outdoor market plaza created as part of the River Landing redevelopment.[1] The market and Ideas Inc. (a business incubator) moved into its current building in May 2007.[2] The building was originally associated with the Saskatoon Light & Power A. H. Cole power plant built in 1910 and torn down in the 1990s.

The market is a cooperative owned by the market vendors. The building itself is owned by the city.[3]

Early locations for the market[edit]

Prior to moving into a dedicated building the Saskatoon Farmers' Market (originally called the Toad Lane Market) was established in 1975 (with a $1,000 grant from the Ministry of Agriculture) and operated and moved around through several locations:[4]

  • Summer Market operated from City Hall Parking Lot (1975-1980), 23rd Steeet (1980-1993), 23rd Street and City Hall Square
  • Summer Satellite Market (on Thursdays) operated from parking lots at the Westgate Plaza (1978), Confederation Mall Parking Lot (1979-1999), and 51st Street. (1999-2007)
  • Summer Satellite Market (on Tuesdays) operated from parking lots at the Wildwood Mall (1982-1990), College Park Mall (1990-1999), Elm Church parking lot (1999-2002), Lakewood Civic Centre (2002-2007)
  • Winter Market operated from the Sinclair Centre (1977-1987), Sturdy Stone Centre and the Adilman Building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Farmers' Market, Ideas Inc., and Market Square". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Saskatoon Farmers’ Market/market Square/ideas Inc. Officially Opened". City of Saskatoon. October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  3. ^ "City shouldn't help farmers' market: rival". The StarPhoenix. StarPhoenix. December 15, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Saskatoon Farmers' Market History". Saskatoon Farmers' Market. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 

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Coordinates: 52°7′27″N 106°40′16″W / 52.12417°N 106.67111°W / 52.12417; -106.67111