Downtown Market

Glenn Dempsey of the Rock Lake Garden Centre in Ponoka carries a flat of bedding plants to a booth at the Red Deer Downtown Market on Wednesday. Twelve vendors registered for the first market, said Downtown Business Association promotions director Janice Shimek.

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Glenn Dempsey of the Rock Lake Garden Centre in Ponoka carries a flat of bedding plants to a booth at the Red Deer Downtown Market on Wednesday. Twelve vendors registered for the first market, said Downtown Business Association promotions director Janice Shimek. “We go with the philosophy that you have to bake it, grow it or produce it,” said Shimek of the market that will see farmers selling their produce and meat and greenhouses selling their live plants and vegetables. The new market is located in the parking lot where the Arlington Hotel was located at 51 Ave. and 49 St. The market will run each Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.