Folding Mountain Brewing Summer Collective

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Summer Collective is back!

On July 6, 2019 the Wild Heart crew will be joining the folks at Folding Mountain Brewing as they celebrate their 2nd birthday!

Starting at noon until 8 PM, there will be a full day of programming, featuring live music, hot food, signature summer beers, a curated artisan market.

Shuttle service will be available from Jasper and Hinton (book your tickets in advance-link coming soon!)

Official program details will be available soon!


// The Give’Em Hell Boys
// Manon Mano

Full line-up announced soon!

We are still looking for Venors! If you are an Albertan maker, apply through the link here.

Will you be needing accommodation during the Folding Mountain Brewery celebration? Here are a few suggestions to get you started in your search


Whistler Campground in Jasper will be closed during 2019 for renovations. This may cause outlying campgrounds/hotels to fill up more quickly. We HIGHLY recommend you reserve something sooner than later.

Hotel Accommodation Hinton
Twin Pine Inn and Suites
Pines Motel
Hinton Highway Inn (Expedia)
Hinton Lodge (Expedia)

Campgrounds in the Area (which take reservations)
Hinton / Jasper KOA Holiday
Jasper Gates Campground

Air BnBs in Hinton
Air BnB 1

Air BnB 2

Air BnB 3

Wild Heart Collective Volunteer Call


Wild Heart Collective is in search of positive, fun, and active people to volunteer at the 124 Grand Market!  This is one of the top public markets in the Edmonton area, which runs on Thursdays, and Sundays on 124 Street. We host 50 vendors and 1500 patrons each market and we need volunteers who want to be part of this vibrant and exciting community.

As a volunteer, you’ll keep our market lively and accessible and assist in educating kids about food security, all while earning 124 Grand Market swag and coupons (known as “Market Bucks”) to use at any vendor table.

Market volunteers are also first in line to volunteer at special events with some of the best possible perks (think world-class food and great local food producer experiences).

Volunteer tasks may include:

  • Operating Debit/Credit machines for the Market Bucks program

  • Distributing tokens and engaging kids aged 4-12 in the Little Beans program

  • Assisting onsite at some of our wicked fun special events (Eats on 118, Grand Taste Tour, special beer garden markets)

  • Working with our dream team of vendors in making every market magic!

Volunteers receive great perks like:

  • T-shirts!

  • Tote bags!

  • Awesome vendor goodies!

  • Market bucks, market bucks, and more market bucks!

Market shifts are flexible. Work three markets or thirty! The more shifts you take, the more you get back - and the more fun you’ll have with us!

Contact Market Assistant Director, Lowell with any questions at

And CLICK THE LINK to fill out the volunteer form

Folding Mountain Brewing Summer Collective-Vendor Call

Wild Heart is thrilled to once again be participating in the 2nd Annual Folding Mountain Brewing Summer Collective!

Last year, this event saw over 2,000 people at the picturesque Folding Mountain Brewing. Join us for a day of live entertainment, food (with some special kitchen guests) as well as an artisan Vendor Market!

We are currently seeking vendors to join us from noon-8 PM on July 6, 2019.

Cost to vend start at $60.00 for a table space in a collective vendor tent.

Link to the applications is here! Email if you have any questions!

Edmonton food incubator two years in the making receives good news with municipal and provincial funding

For Immediate Release, March 4, 2019

The Public - Alberta’s Food Incubation Hub, received good news that grant funding from both the City of Edmonton and the Province has been confirmed today.

Edmonton City Council voted to approve $600,000.00 for a facility in Central Mcdougall to cultivate local food entrepreneurs. It was a unanimous vote from the Executive Council. This amount will complement the $231,500 recently confirmed from the Government of Alberta.

The total $3,000,000 dollar project will support businesses by providing a production focused hub that will house provincially and federally inspected commercial kitchen spaces, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities to create real and lasting economic change for the Edmonton food industry. It will give Edmonton’s local food economy the boost it needs to get locally made food products with regional ingredients, on the plates of all Albertans and Canadians.

This funding stream will unlock other opportunities and allow for Phase 1 of construction to start as early as Spring 2019.

Once all phases are complete, the building will offer a total of 13 commercial grade kitchens, specialty equipment, a packaging and labeling area, storage, distribution, business support, co-working spaces, and research and development for all products incubated, as well as a consumer facing retail, cafe, grocery and event space.

For full details, please feel free to review the The Public Business Case available at the City of Edmonton. The Public and its affiliates would like to thank everyone for their support and to Council and the Government of Alberta for helping us to take the first step in this necessary facility for the food community.

The Public, which has been 24 months in the making, is a new collaborative venture by Wild Heart Collective, Makespace Group and Wild Heart Society for Vibrant Communities.

Stay updated on The Public:

Global News: Food incubator for entrepreneurs, producers to fire up Edmonton’s local food scene
CBC News: Edmonton invests $600,000 to turn old warehouse into new food hub
Edmonton Journal: New commercial kitchen plays to Edmonton's traditional strength

CTV News: City approves $600K in funding for local food production hub


Media Contact
Amy Hayduk

We're Growing Our Team!

**EDIT: This position has been filled. We are grateful to everyone who applied (you are all so incredibly talented!) We look forward to introducing you to our new team member!

Wild Heart Collective LTD. is seeking a motivated, vibrant individual with a background in Events Management and Marketing.

The Events and Marketing Manager will oversee and coordinate the operations of both Grand Market locations, special events production, as well as assist the marketing and social media team. Reporting to the General Manager, the Events and Marketing Manager will ensure the successful operations of the weekly markets, vendor communication and market programming. The Events and Marketing Manager will also be responsible for running other Wild Heart and contracted events such as Grand Taste Tour, Grand Market Beverage Garden, and other items as needed with client work. This is a full-time position with site and office hours.

Job Title: Events and Marketing Manager
Work Location: On-site, in office.
Proposed Start Date: Immediately

Click the link for a full job description! Please email with your applications. Please write “Events Manager” in your subject. We look forward to hearing from you!

Are you a student? We also have some part-time and Internship Opportunities available for 2019! Follow the link for postings!