“Make it, bake it, or grow it.”
That’s the theme of a tentatively planned farmers market two men are planning for the city to serve a niche they say isn’t being met right now with the city’s current markets, according to Gert Lund of Lund Organic Farms.
“Our market intends to focus on locally grown food from local producers and we think that’s something that’s missing right now. We think we can provide producers and the public with that service,” Lund said.
Lund and future business partner Tim Hoven are currently both in the Calgary Farmer’s Market but their leases run up on Nov. 30, when the embattled market moves into a new site.
The pair secured a location, the former Shaganappi car dealership at 77th Avenue and Macleod Trail, and is currently seeking a development permit from the city. They hope to have an outdoor market by June and an indoor market by Thanksgiving.
“We think we have a really great business model that will make it possible for smaller producers to get in the market,” Lund said.