Hello from the Sunrise Gardens Team! We have some information to share with you, and Old Strathcona Farmers Market now offers a curbside pick-up option for one-stop shopping from your favourite vendors, including us!
As we continue with our daily tasks of soil worship, seeding, watering, lighting, cutting and packaging we are deeply grateful to have the opportunity to do this work and live this life.
Gratitude is indeed an important component to keeping our cups filled and in maintaining our mental and emotional health in a very challenging situation.
We know that everyone has been affected in some similar and some different degrees during this global pandemic. We are very grateful for the local community in and around Edmonton who continue to support us in friendship and in purchasing our produce when possible.
To continue to make shopping with us as easy and as safe as possible there are a few options available;
- We are at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market each Saturday from 8am to 3pm (if you would like an early start, the doors are open as early as 7am and we are ready to serve any time after that). The market has been diligent in limiting the number of shoppers in the building at one time to account for physical distancing limits. There are directional arrows in each row to also help with flow. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance and exit as well as at all vendor stalls. Masks are mandatory for all customers as of November 28th, one will be provided for any customer who does not have one. There has been very little in way of line ups and generally the line moves quite quickly. Our customers have been extremely thoughtful and considerate in shopping with purpose over the past several months and we appreciate the efforts everyone is making.
- We continue to offer curbside pickup at OSFM through the online order form found on our website. Orders need to be made by Thursday each week and pick up will be between 9am and 9:30am each Saturday on the East side of Gateway Blvd. For more information please visit our website, or check the link: http://www.sunriseorganicgardens.ca/sunrise-gardens-order-form-spring-2020.
- The OSFM management team has done an amazing job with their Curbside pickup option, through the LocalLine.ca platform. Many market vendors now have their catalogs listed so that you may purchase your favourite items all from one site and have your entire order brought to you in your car in an easy, one stop shopping option. Please visit the market website for more information, https://osfm.ca/curbside-pickup .
We wish you all a wealth of good health, a peaceful winter season and that you may find the practice of gratitude to be as rewarding as we have.