ReThink Red Deer invites you to join us for this special pop-up version of Garden City Market and our 10th Anniversary Fall Harvest Supper!
Garden City Market is taking a summer break and will return soon but this special event will be a pop-up market with a Garlic Festival theme, so we're calling it "Garlic City Market".
For the last four years, ReThink Red Deer has been sourcing and growing over 40 varieties of #BeyondOrganic BC garlic. We are planning to make the best varieties for our climate available as seed garlic to local growers in support of our Community Seed Bank through the "Guardians of the Garlic Seed" initiative.
This event will feature local garlic growers and many familiar farmers market vendors selling their wares and fall harvest produce.
- Steel Pony Farm
- Earth Works Farm
- Country Thyme Farm
- Top Peg Timber Frame Construction and The Timber Framers' Guild
- The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary
We also plan to offer a hands-on workbee throughout the day ($10 contribution per person) to help build a his and hers timber frame outhouse - aka, a "spiffy biffy"...!
Built to last, historic timber framed buildings of long gone centuries can still be seen and used today. Before the industrial revolution, timber framing was one of the major building models in North America. In India, timber frame construction dates back to 200 B.C. where teak timbers were shaped and connected with simple joinery and bamboo pegs. Many other cultures worldwide also capitalized on this building method. Ancient stone temples, such as Stonehenge, employed joinery details similar to today’s timber framing wood structures.
General entrance to the Garlic City Market is $3 for adults (kids under 13 free) from 10am to 5pm and vendor registration details will be available soon. ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS REBUILDING THE PIPER CREEK BARN AS A TIMBER FRAME STRUCTURE! Check out the Pemberton Barn video for an example of what's possible...
The Harvest Supper is accessible by ticket only and runs from 7pm to 11pm at Roosters Wood Fire & Smoke, Southpointe Common, Red Deer. Complete details TBA ASAP, please mark your calendar!