Cutie Pies were one of the many vendors on hand during the first farmer’s market of the season on May 18. Along with delicious food items available, the outdoor market also had local artists perform to entertain the many guests. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Cutie Pies were one of the many vendors on hand during the first farmer’s market of the season on May 18. Along with delicious food items available, the outdoor market also had local artists perform to entertain the many guests. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

SLIDESHOW: The summer season kicks off with the Farmer’s Market

The first weekly farmer’s market was held on May 18

The May-long weekend kicks off the busy tourist season in Sylvan Lake. It also marks the beginning of the Sylvan Lake Farmer’s Market.

May 18 saw the parking lot at Lakeshore Park, the new home of the farmer’s market, packed his vendors from across Central Alberta, locals taking in the sights and food trucks.

The market is a popular place for locals and visitors to buy fresh produce and locally made food and crafts.

The Sylvan Lake Farmer’s Market provides everything from spring rolls, jam and bison jerky to beautiful handmade wood furniture, jewellery and soaps.

Depending on the weekend and the weather, the market averages between 60 – 70 vendors per week between July and August.

Eighty per cent of the vendors are required to have products they’ve grown or made themselves and only 20 per cent can be commercial vendors like multi-level marketing companies, based requirements from the Provincial Government.

The Sylvan Lake Farmer’s Market runs every Friday during the summer season from 4-7 p.m.

 

A mother and daughter pair take a moment to take a closer look at a couple cute, hand-made key chains. Interesting items such as key chains, wood working and even fruit wines are available at the Farmer’s Market. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

A mother and daughter pair take a moment to take a closer look at a couple cute, hand-made key chains. Interesting items such as key chains, wood working and even fruit wines are available at the Farmer’s Market. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News