This book celebrates 100 years of the Edmonton City Market. It explains how the market managed to survive and thrive through the city's growth from a frontier outpost to a high-rise metropolis. Also discusses the relationships between agricultural values and urban development and the role that farmers' markets play in sustaining the cottage-agricultural and artisan sectors of local economy. The book is richly illustrated with original drawings, archival photographs, and maps. Integrates many first-hand accounts and anecdotes from vendors and customers of the City Market with its historical and contemporary place in the City of Edmonton.
Kathryn Chase Merrett