This week’s featured vendors are Klein Farms and Shirley’s Greenhouse! We caught up with them at last week’s market to learn a bit more about their business!

Klein Farms

How did you start your business?

A growing demand for humanely raised free-ranged poultry for our local community.

What kind of products do you sell?

Humanely raised free-range poultry, locally grown berries from our orchard.

What is your “best selling” product?

Klein Farms makes seven different kinds of delicious chicken sausage.

What makes you a unique vendor?

Klein Farms is family owned and operated.

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

Klein Farm is located 40 minutes East of Red Deer on 19th street on Highway 595

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

As long as I can remember Klein Farms has been part of the Downtown Market.

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

Klein Farms loves the cheerful atmosphere and vendor camaraderie.

 

Shirley’s Greenhouse

How did you start your business?

Shirley’s Greenhouse started with a greenhouse that produces tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, and a 20-acre vegetable field has been incorporated over the years.

What kind of products do you sell?

We sell greenhouse tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and field vegetables such as brassicas, root crops, leafy greens, herbs, corn, and much more!

What is your “best selling” product?

The “candy” grape tomatoes have become the most popular product that we produce. They are so sweet and our amazing customers eat them like candy!

What makes you a unique vendor?

We grow everything that we sell, here in Didsbury, Alberta! When you come to our booth, the veggies are local, fresh, and pesticide-free!

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

We are located off the Bergthal Road, east of Didsbury. You can find our veggies in Red Deer at the Artisan Market on Ross and the new Gasoline Alley Indoor Market, opening in November. We are also at The Uptowne Market in Olds, The Farm Table in Carstairs, Symons Valley Ranch Market, and Avenida Food Hall in Calgary.

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

This is our second year at the Downtown Red Deer Market, and we look forward to many more!

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

Our loyal supporters of the market, who come every week to consume the veggies we grow! We love supporting local and connecting with the community of Red Deer.

 

Be sure to check them out at this week’s market and stay tuned for next week’s featured vendors!