The Greater Edmonton Area is fortunate to have a diverse and thriving local farmers' market scene, which offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, delicious baked goods, handmade crafts, and so much more. Whether you're a food lover, a supporter of local businesses, or simply looking for a fun outing, Edmonton and surrounding community farmers' markets have something for everyone. Let's explore some of the top farmers' markets in the area:

1.  124 Grand Market

Flagship Westmount Location: 108 Avenue between 123 Street and 124 Street
May 11 to October 5
Thursdays, 4 pm - 8 pm

124 Grand in Oliver: 102 Avenue & 124 Street
June 4 to October 1
Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm

This market is a must-visit destination for those who love all things…

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The holiday season is upon us, and Edmonton is shining brightly with an array of enchanting events to make your December merry and bright. Whether you're seeking a charming Christmas market, dazzling light displays, or delightful workshops, this vibrant city has something for everyone. So grab your winter coat and join us as we explore the top local holiday happenings in Edmonton and surrounding communities.

Local Christmas Markets 

St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market 
The Enjoy Centre
November 25 - December 16

Old Fashioned Christmas Market 
Downtown Farmers Market
December 9 - 10

Butterdome Craft Sale 
Butter Dome, University of Alberta 
November 30 - December 3

X Mas Market Fort Edmonton Park 
Fort Edmonton Park
November 30 - December 17

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Local Markets 

Wholly Handmade

February 4th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & February 5th, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strathcona County Community Centre, The Agora, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB)

Wholly handmade is a vendor market featuring 100% handmade products from 120 artisans and crafters. With everything from home decor to self-care, there is something for everyone at this amazing event. Wholly Handmade runs 7 times a year. Their partner market Nosh runs twice a year, highlighting local food and beverage producers from across Alberta, with their next event taking place in March.

Admission is free. Learn more here. 

Made in Yeg Winter Market

February 5th, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
ARCA Banquet Facility,  14525 127 Street NW

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If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the magic of the holidays, we’ve got you covered with 10 family-friendly events in and around Edmonton. 

Edmonton Christmas Market at Fort Edmonton Park 

Running from now until December 18th. 

Shop their curated holiday market with over 100 rotating vendors offering everything from Apparel & Home Goods to Food & Beverages and everything in between. This is the perfect opportunity to get those last-minute holiday gifts & support local.  Take part in holiday-themed activities & workshops for the whole family. Take in everything from Theatre Shows, Festive Workshops, Musical Performances, On-Site Activations - hello, holiday sleigh rides!  Enjoy delicious and festive culinary creations. With offerings from the…

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Nothing says summer like ice cream on a hot day, so we’ve rounded up some of the best local spots to grab a scoop (or a swirl) in the Greater Edmonton Area this summer. 

Made By Marcus

(Brewery District & Whyte Avenue) 

Made by Marcus promises honest ingredients, innovative flavours and a superior experience. Originating in Calgary before expanding to Edmonton, Made by Marcus experiments with uncommon flavour profiles using locally sourced ingredients to create premium ice cream featuring some of the wildest flavour combinations. Each batch is built from scratch with dairy from grass-fed cows and real ingredients produced by farmers, roasters, distillers and artisans they know and trust. It’s no wonder people line up for their ice cream. 

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 Before we dive into our round-up of Edmonton's best community leagues and homeowner associations, let's first break down what each of those is, as well as the cost and services included. 

A Homeowner Association or "HOA" is typical in Edmonton's "planned developments," and their fees are collected on top of property taxes to assist with maintaining and improving the amenities in a particular neighbourhood. Most neighbourhoods in Edmonton don't have HOA fees, but they are becoming more common as developers add facilities to communities that the city will not maintain through property taxes. 

Typically, HOA fees are small - around $100-$200 a year, but they can be higher depending on what is covered. HOA fees commonly cover things like…

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Halloween Weekend is upon us, so we thought we would round up the top Halloween Events in and around Edmonton.

Family Friendly

Telus World of Science is hosting several Halloween-themed events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Some events are selling out, so make sure you head to their website to see what is still available and pre-book your tickets online. Don't want to venture out? They also have online videos showcasing Spooktacular Science Activities you can do at home. Edmonton Valley Zoo Boo at the Zoo, presented by Co-op. Dress up in your Halloween costume and head to the Edmonton Valley Zoo to celebrate conservation, costumes and candy! You'll get to learn about some of your favourite animals while watching them get their Halloween…

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We recently gathered at Laurier Park for our first ever Summer Extravaganza Picnic and wow, was it ever a success! It was amazing to see everyone for a family-friendly picnic, where the team could gather and kids and dogs were all welcome. There were tons of activities set up for everyone to enjoy including bubbles, volleyball, soccer and more! We had drinks and snacks for all - even water dishes for our four-legged friends. Curbside YEG was on site serving up delicious eats and the guys from Frosted Shaved Ice brought the cool treats. We know this is an event we won’t forget! Especially with all the great photos, thanks to Rob with Rob Hislop Photography. He was so engaging and seamlessly blended into the event capturing incredible candid and action…

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Sheldon and Sara were recently joined for a Facebook Live by some of Liv’s resident experts on purchasing and living in a rural home. Tameka Ross, Lindsay Parsons and Allison Meston all had amazing information to share, and we’ve compiled it all into the blog post below. Watch the replay here:   Covid has seriously impacted the real estate market from a huge drop last march to a completely unexpected surge this spring.  The biggest trend over the last 10 months has been the desire for more space and along with that, there has been a huge growth in sales of rural properties. 

Reasons people have been making the move:

[caption id="attachment_8379" align="alignright" width="241"] Allison's family enjoying the outdoors on their…

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It's not broken, we just moved your cheese. It's been just over five years since we've done any major updates to our very popular home search website EdmontonRealEstate.pro. Last time, on December 15, 2015, we had about 5,500 user sessions a day. Lately, we've been averaging about 17,000 user sessions a day. The most traffic we ever saw in one day was 19,803 user sessions on June 30, 2020. So why change things? Especially when we know people love the site, and people hate change. 66% of our traffic is on a mobile device, and the mobile experience on our new site is far superior to the old one. Our new site has been designed "mobile-first" so it works as well on a phone as it does on a desktop. It's designed for speed, and it has a beautiful map-based…

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