This week’s Downtown Red Deer Market featured vendors are Cafe Millennium and Taste of Ukraine. Check out their interviews below!

Cafe Millennium

How did you start your business?

We bought an established business from someone else.

What kind of products do you sell?

We sell soup and sandwiches, lunch specials, bakery items, and chocolates for different seasons.

What is your “best selling” product?

Our best selling product is our Pumpkin Cookies!

What makes you a unique vendor?

We make fresh baked, homestyle items on the daily!

Where are you located and/or can you find your products at other locations?

111 – 4909 49 street in the Millenium Centre Building.

How long have you been a part of the Downtown Red Deer Market?

Ever since the downtown market started, over 10 years.

What is your favourite thing about the Downtown Red Deer Market?

It is small with all of the essentials.

Taste of Ukraine

How did you start your business?

I was cooking cupcakes and meals for my friends when I was on days off from the oilfield. Once the oilfield completely slowed down, I just kept on cooking and eventually, we built an industrial kitchen in my home to meet the demand and Taste of Ukraine took a life of its own.

What kind of products do you sell?

We sell a large variety of products, when it comes to the farmers market. We primarily focus on our perogies and cabbage rolls as those are the products that helped launch our company.

What is your “best selling” product?

It’s a toss-up between our perogies and cabbage rolls. Both of them are very popular!

What makes you a unique vendor?

Everything we sell from perogies, frozen meals, cabbage rolls etc. are handmade. Each perogy is hand pinched by our staff or family members. We also source as much of our ingredients as possible locally and use our traditional Ukrainian recipes. This helps maintain high-quality products that stand out on their own.

Where are you located and/or can you find your products at other locations?

We love Red Deer and the downtown so much that we even opened our own store called Artisan Food Market on Ross. You can find all of our products there along with other like-minded food vendors! We have over 32 vendors under one roof!

How long have you been a part of the Downtown Red Deer Market?

We have been part of the Downtown Red Deer Market for 3 years now. We absolutely love it here!

What is your favourite thing about the Downtown Red Deer Market?

Our family thinks it’s very cool how the DBA in association with the City of Red Deer are able to close the Gaetz street down to host a Farmers Market every week. It gives you a small sense of a European market style.

Check them out at this weeks market! And check back next week for our next vendor features!