Produce for September 4 and 8, 2018

by Sep 3, 20182018 Produce Update

We have one addition to this week’s list: corn (in limited quantities)! Please note the change to our Tuesday evening market hours: open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Join us this Saturday, September 8 at 1:00 pm for the season’s last orchard tour (next door to the Garden). Developed by Gabe Botar over a period of 25 years, the orchard includes apricots, apples, cherries, currants, elderberries, grapes, haskap, pears, plums, raspberries, saskatoons and more — all grown using environmentally-friendly methods. Gabe retired in 2015 from the University of Alberta after 37 years as a Horticultural Technologist/Field Supervisor. He has extensive knowledge of horticulture, botany and specialized fields such as fruit production in cold climates. The orchard is a rare Edmonton resource demonstrating the many types of fruit that can be grown in a cold climate.

Thanks to one of our long-time volunteers, the Garden is featured in the fall issue of Harrowsmith magazine. Check out the article here.

This week the garden market is open: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For those of you who haven’t visited the Garden before, we are located on the South Campus of the University of Alberta. Enter the University Farm off 60th Ave. Turn left at the T intersection (118th St) and you can’t miss it (we’re just across the road from the old barn). A map and further directions to the garden are available at

Please bring your own bags for produce. See you at the market!

Produce Available
  • Apples
  • Arugula
  • Basil (sweet, thai and holy. Weather permitting, we’ll have sweet basil for bulk sale.)
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Corn (limited)
  • Cucumbers
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Garlic chives
  • Herbs (tarragon, rosemary)
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard greens
  • Onions
  • Parsley (curly and flat leaf)
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Swiss chard
  • Zucchini
  • Flowers