Linda's Market - Smoky Lake Area by paolo1955

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Linda’s Market Gardens – Kalyna Country – Smoky Lake Area

Linda’s Market Gardens Ltd. is a family run business started by Linda 24 years ago. It all started quite innocently with two rows of cucumbers. The family business grew steadily with the help of husband Don, daughter Jessica and son Dustin.
Linda’s grew along with their customers, and started adding more vegetables as requested. They now have a yearly production of vegetables on 20 acres. In the spring Linda’s features a bedding plant operation with 10,000 square feet of greenhouse space dedicated to annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, plus a gift store, all run from their home location 3 ½ miles south of Smoky Lake. The greenhouse at the home location is open the month of May, and then relocated to their highway location, which is conveniently located on Highway #28 at the West Entrance to Smoky Lake.In the fall their huge pumpkin patch provides the perfect pumpkin to take home and create that perfect jack o’ lantern…plus gourds of all shapes and sizes. For the creative person in your family, don’t miss the selection of birdhouse gourds.

Smoky Lake

Archaeological remains suggest that this area was lived in by the native people of Canada as early as 10,000 years ago. Little is known about times so long ago, but a lot of records have been kept of the more recent activities.
n 1862 a Methodist mission was started on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River and a small settlement began to form around it. The Hudson’s Bay Company built a fur trade post there, and the settlement continued to grow.
In 1918 the railway bypassed Victoria Settlement and came through Smoky Lake, a town just north of the Settlement. Over the next few years the settlement disappeared and people moved north to be part of Smoky Lake.
Today, Smoky Lake is still a beautiful place to visit and much of its history has been preserved. The land around it is scattered with picturesque old farm-houses, some dating back to the turn of the century. The CN station has been transformed into an art gallery and tourist information booth, and an old school has become the Smoky Lake Museum.

Kalyna Country

Encompassing the North Saskatchewan River Watershed in Northeast Central Alberta, the 20,000 square kilometre Kalyna Country Ecomuseum is a unique Natural & Heritage district. Extending east of Edmonton towards Lloydminster on the Saskatchewan border, it is a special parkland & prairie region with scenic, cultural, recreational and natural attractions. It is where the Aspen Parkland meets the Boreal Forest, amidst thousands of hectares of prime agricultural land, all within one of the most historic regions in Alberta!
Living history, unique architecture, multi-cutural, eco & outdoor adventures and the energy of our friendly residents, all combine to make Kalyna Country an authentic one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages.


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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Cute idea someone had. Nice capture

  • Hi Ann,I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 5 years ago

    lol!! Love it x0x Amazing history :)

  • Hi……funny place and story……..Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueabout 5 years ago

    Great capture .Love the processing .

  • Hi Linda.Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

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  • sendao
    sendaoabout 5 years ago
    this is so pretty! great beautiful capture!
  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

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  • BigD
    BigDabout 5 years ago


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  • Daidalos
    Daidalosabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

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  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 5 years ago


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  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 4 years ago

    Your Hosts: Scott and Barb

  • Thanks ever so much Scott and Barb, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 4 years ago

    Linda has a beautiful sense of humor. I’d love to shop at her market. I’ll bet it’s full of treasures. What a neat capture. Barb

  • Hi Barbara how nice to hear from you, thank you so very much for the nice comment :-)…..till now just 2 features

    – paolo1955

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartabout 4 years ago

    “!We Sell Art! Group. ":

    banner created by: Julie Everhart

  • Thanks ever so much Julie, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

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