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Happy Birthday, Canada!

Happy 147th birthday, Canada! Cheers to another year of maple syrup, hockey, poutine, toques, Canadian bacon, and all the Tim Hortons double-doubles you can drink!

What’s happening with Newget this July is that we’re going to be part of the Foodie Pages July Chef’s Box, curated by Canadian Chef Nick McGregor! What better way to celebrate Canada this month then to sign up for a Foodie Pages Chef’s Box subscription full of Canadian artisan foods?!

Foodie Pages: “The CHEF’S BOX™ Subscription is a monthly subscription service that delivers unique and hard-to-find gourmet foods to your door, curated by a top Canadian chef.”

July Chef's Box

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Newget loves summer, and summer loves Newget back. What Newget loves most about summer is the Downtown 104st Farmers Market. Did you know that there has been a market in downtown Edmonton since 1903, when the Rice Street Market was established in the spot that the downtown public library currently occupies? Farmer’s Markets have been around as long as Farmers have been growing carrots, peas, and potatoes!

And how did the Market make it’s way to it’s current location of 104st?

From the City Market Downtown‘s webpage: In the mid-1960s, the City Market Downtown had to relocate to 97th St to make way for the construction of the city library. In 2004, the City Market Downtown moved outdoors to 104th Street. And, In Fall 2011, the City Market Downtown became year round by moving indoors inside City Hall in the winter months and back out on 104th Street in the spring.”

Edmonton’s Downtown 104st Market is certainly not the oldest Farmers Market in the world, and it’s definitely not just OUR favorite. All us Edmontonians know that the City 104 st Market Downtown is the best around, but it was still nice to see it get some global recognition when it was named Best Farmers Market in 2013 by National Geographic Traveler!

Newget’s July appearances at the best farmers market in the world are: July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26.

Be there or be square!

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Are you in need of something to do this month.. You know we always have suggestions! Edmonton is a great place to be in the summer.. Anyone from Edmonton knows that we suffer through endless months of dreary and blustery, cold winter for a few blissful months of long, hot summer days, and more festivals than you can shake a stick at. #yeg isn’t called festival city for nothing!

July 4 – July 13 is the Edmonton Street Performers festival, which is always a fun time.

Also running July 4 – July 13 is Sand on Whyte, a sand castle carving exhibit. Maybe you can pick up a few ideas for the next time you’re playing in the sand at the beach?

Three amazing sand carving artists will create an exhibit with 20 cubic yards of sand. The award-winning artists creating this year’s beautiful pieces will be Delayne Corbett from Vancouver, Sandis Kondrats from Latvia and Bert Adams from Portland.”

But, what could very well be the highlight of your summer is the July 4th Bacon fest. Yes, a festival celebrating bacon. Need we say more?!!

There you have it, no more excuses to be bored this July!

Soooo, we’ll see you every Saturday at the Downtown Market this month, right??!

Happy July, friends!

Love, Newget

xoxo

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