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Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market Shuts Down

The final day of the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market. Paula E. Kirman

The Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market closed permanently on January 28th, marking the end of an era.

The market moved into the GWG/Army & Navy/Red Strap building on 97th Street and 103rd Avenue in 2019. The COVID pandemic and high operating costs of being in the building, which is over a century old, resulted in the association operating the market voting to cease operations and declare bankruptcy.

Here's hoping that the market can eventually be revived - it's the oldest farmers market in the city and one of downtown's gems. 

The photos here were taken on the market's last day of operations.

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