Vendor Spotlight: Getting Ready For Back To School

Tips and tricks to packing lunches at the market

Every parent knows back to school is a stressful time between school supplies and back to school clothing shopping. Join the Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ market every wednesday to pick up the essential healthy and local food to ensure the perfect start to a new school year. From fruits and veggies to pre made soup, the market offers a variety of vendors that can assist any parent with back to school lunch ideas.

Our fruit vendors combined sell a diverse range of fruits perfect for kids.

Red Apples favourite product among kids are their red cherries. At perfect ripeness these fruits are easy to pack and fun to eat.

Steve and Dan’s strawberries sell out fast every week, be sure to stop by and pick some up next time at the market.

Finally AIG carries perfect sized bushels of both apples and nectarines perfect to last the entire week and give kids the extra natural energy to last the day.

The market boast a large number of vegetable vendors that sell a wide variety of vegetables, making it easy to ensure that kids eat their veggies.

Riverbend Gardens suggests their new brightly colored cauliflower to bring some whimsy to healthy eating. Dragon beans taste great and with a cool texture they are a favourite among kids.  

Holden Colony also suggest their green beans as a quick snack and healthy treat for kids throughout the school year.

S4 Greenhouses offer bags of mini cukes perfect for sandwiches or eating raw. Be sure to check out their wide variety of vegetables that they sell every market.

To add some protein to a child's lunch look no further and two vendors, Jerky Jerky and Crafty Cooks. Jerky jerky sells a wide range of handmade jerky ideal to add a portion of protein to a child's lunch. The favourite flavour by far is Honey Garlic, sweet enough to eat but healthy enough to provide children with the nutrients they need. Crafty Cooks is a prepared meal vendor that offers a variety of meals to eat or take home. Thier yellow split pea and ham soup is a kid favourite containing many much needed nutrients for growing kids.

What kind of lunch wouldn't be complete without a small treat. Visit the ever busy Confetti Sweets to pick up some cookies. The kid tested favourite is their sugar cookie, there is no way to sprinkles.


As a market we are dedicated to providing the best and freshest foods to ensure the health of the neighborhood and schools. The Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday from 4:00-7:30.


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