Duration: 10am-1pm - 3 Saturdays
Location: We meet at Kitchen by Brad - across from the Coast Plaza and Beaver Hills Park on 105th St.
*Price is $104 plus GST and EZTix fee. Tours are non refundable and occur rain, snow or shine. Tabs, tips and taxes to vendors are included. Gratuities for our guide are greatly appreciated - and at your discretion.
You'll start with a tasty snack, tour the market, have a cooking lesson and celebrate with lunch.
Our tours take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.
This tour is for ages 14 and up and all fitness levels - though there is a lot of standing.
Tours run three Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - July 7, August 11 and September 22.
We meet at Kitchen by Brad on 105th St. You’ll be welcomed with fresh coffee, a hardy Ukrainian breakfast and chef’s demo that you’ll never forget. With happy bellies we’ll walk a block to the 104th St. market and taste our way through our favourite vendors with fruits, chocolate, Newget, cookies, dumplings, bison and more. We’ll toast our great morning with a wine tasting.
Kitchen by Brad
Chef/Owner Brad Smoliak is a culinary legend in Edmonton. He'll create a completely spontaneous lunch from the ingredients chosen by our group.
Jacqueline Jacek is a "cocoanista" and bean to bar chocolate maker who presents a "new line" of fashionable chocolates with each season.
Fruits of Sherbrooke
Bravo for these community volunteers who use the bounty of Edmonton's fruit trees to produce these jams and jellies and then use the profits to feed school kids.
Gull Valley Growers
Vine ripened heritage tomatoes that taste like summer year-round
Ocean Odyssey Inland
Sustainability and seafood - they taste great together as you'll see.
Serben's Organic Farm
Pasture-raised pork and delicious sausages.
Kuhlmann's Market Garden and Greenhouses
Growing in Edmonton for decades.
Along the river valley, they grow an absolute abundance of produce.
Winding Road Artisan Cheese
Award-winning cheeses made in Smoky Valley.
Irving's Fresh Farm
Old-fashioned British sausages and meat preparations from Alberta's "high street" butcher.
Reclaim Urban Farm
Loads of fresh green things.
Sundog Organic Farm
certified organic produce
Our tours are recommended for ages 14 and older. The legal drinking age in Alberta is 18. Non-alcoholic beverages will be substituted for those under 18 and ID’s will be checked in accordance with the law.
Gratuities for all our partner’s staff are included in our prices. Gratuities for our guides are not included but are greatly appreciated and completely at your discretion. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15- 20%.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations. Your guide will point them out as the tour progresses.
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. The walking distance between the establishments on the tour is very short and we will enjoy our tastings inside in the event of poor weather. Please check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately – including footwear.
You should bring a camera and a reusable bottle of water, if you are a person that gets thirsty easily. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing mitts and a toque (that’s Canadian for a warm wooly hat). If it looks like rain bring an umbrella. We want you to be comfortable so you can concentrate on having fun and enjoying the experience.
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Madeline Cummings, The Edmonton Examiner, April 2016
Guests learn where their food comes from and how it is prepared and a tour leader shares stories about the neighbourhood’s history and culture.