Year-round Market

Owners, Kara and Kristian, Homestead Market.May 20, 2022

After a family visit in the central Alberta area, Kara and Kristian Danroth, were encouraged by the number of country-inspired, local markets in their travels.

“There are so many smaller home-style markets that are open year-round and do so well,” said Kara, co-owner Homestead Market. “Medicine Hat has many talented artisans and local businesses but there’s nowhere where everything is under one roof. We kne­­w this business model would be a great addition for the city.”

In early 2020, the Danroth’s secured the old Nissan Dealership across from the Medicine Hat Regional Airport on Highway 3 (Crowsnest Pass). The couple custom designed, built, and renovated the space for locals and tourists alike, to shop and support local in one location.

“It took us about a year to secure the right location,” said Kristian, co-owner Homestead Market. “The dealership building was really unique with features like the big garage doors that allow lots of natural light and can be opened in the warmer months. There is a ton of growth potential for the space, and we already have lots of unique ideas for the future. We’ve only just touched the surface of opportunity.”

The couple said they are looking at possibly incorporating a community event space, a commercial kitchen, and a garden center. The vision for the garden centre is twofold – on one hand it displays plants and gardening tools for sale but is also a seating area for people to enjoy coffee and snacks from the café surrounded by greenery and flowers.

Homestead Market features everything from ice cream and homemade treats to handcrafted signs, spices, and soaps.

Some of the local vendors you will find include Camp Ice Cream, Sweet Pure Honey, Medicine Hat Meat Traders, Studio by Organic Tan, Ghostriders Smokehouse Grill and many more.

Upcoming Event: Grand Opening – May 28, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Featuring: live music, face painting, free coffee, giveaways, bounce of fun and more!

Homestead Market is located at 1750 Gershaw Drive SW (across from the Medicine Hat Regional Airport) and can be found online at .