Central Albertans will soon have the chance to enjoy locally made products year round as the Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market nears completion.
The Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market is set to open on Nov. 21 at the corner of Laura Avenue and Lantern Street. The indoor market is located in a 24,000 square foot new building constructed across the street from Trail Appliances and Cam Clark Ford.
This site was selected for the project as it is centrally located with fast and easy access to the QE2 Highway and Hwy 2A, and has a catchment population of 300,000 people within a one-hour drive.
The Alberta approved farmers market will house about 60 individual, independent vendors from all around Alberta, in addition to food and beverage options.
A unique feature of the market is the Craft Beer Commonwealth, which is a union of three local brewers: Red Shed Malting, Red Hart Brewing, Blindman Brewing. The brewery will offer patrons a home-grown tasting experience along with the local food vendors. The market will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the brewery and the food market will have longer hours.
The market is being developed by Gasoline Alley Properties. Reg Kinch, one of the owners and operators of Gasoline Alley Properties, sees the Gasoline Alley area as a bustling and growing community with much to offer.
“We have completed several projects in the Hamlet of Gasoline Alley over the years, and these developments are typically 100 per cent occupied, even in our uncertain economic times,” says Reg. “Gasoline Alley has become a destination, and will continue to grow. We are proud to be a part of this unique and diverse business community.”
There are still opportunities for additional artisans and producers to join this new and exciting project. For more information and to see a complete list of participating vendors, please visit www.gasolinealleyindoorfarmersmarket.ca.