Farmers market goes indoors – photo essay

Red Deer residents Gordon and Lori Steppler buy items from Nixon Honey, manned by Brenda and Craig Nixon. | Maria Johnson photo

Photo essay | The Gasoline Alley Farmers Market is Red Deer’s first indoor market and will be open Saturdays and Sundays year round. As an Alberta approved market, 80 percent of all products sold are made, baked or grown in the province. Approximately 2,500 people visited on Nov. 21, the first day of the market’s weekend-long “soft” opening. Local high school students volunteered to help manage COVID-19 protocols. Masks were not mandatory but were encouraged and worn by most customers. | Maria Johnson photos

The Gasoline Alley Farmers Market is Red Deer’s first indoor market and will be open Saturdays and Sundays year round.

As an Alberta approved market, 80 percent of all products sold are made, baked or grown in the province.

Approximately 2,500 people visited on Nov. 21, the first day of the market’s weekend-long “soft” opening.

Local high school students volunteered to help manage COVID-19 protocols. Masks were not mandatory but were encouraged and worn by most customers. | Maria Johnson photos

Sherryll and Amy Friestadt of Red Deer look through the lettuce at the Lacombe Fresh store. Lacombe Fresh is a collaboration of Doef’s Greenhouse and Gull Valley Greenhouse. | Maria Johnson photo
A bird on the wing is just one of many art works available from Brenx Artistic Blacksmithing. | Maria Johnson photo
With carrots in hand, Toni Cocks from Lacombe County admires paintings by the Artists of Aspenland. | Maria Johnson photo

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