40 Years of RFM; 40 Best Customers - #13

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40 Years of RFM; 40 Best Customers - #13

In celebration of the RFM’s 40th Anniversary, we’re giving our vendors the opportunity to nominate and reward Best Customers. This allows our vendors to show appreciation for special customers that have supported them on their endeavours. Not every day is an amazing day at the Market, but these customers show up rain-or-shine. 

40 years is a long time for any organization to be around, and it’s a lot of time for things to grow stagnant. RFM, however, is still thriving; we have never been more relevant and more loved than we are today. The Market family continues to grow along with customer attendance. We owe this success to the City of Regina, Regina Downtown, our vendors, and most importantly, our customers.

Please allow us to show our gratitude to 40 people in representation of thousands, with our only regret being that we can’t reward each and every person that takes the time to visit us, whether it’s once a week or once a year. Thank you.




Our next nomination comes from Larry of Going with the Grain. Larry isn’t just a good bun maker, he’s a good pun maker, too. If you’ve never had a conversation with Larry, I highly recommend it.



13. Khurshid Akbar

  • lives in Regina

  • originally from Pakistan

  • I.T. Professional

Akbar has been a customer of RFM since 2010 and his favourite item to buy is sweet buns from Going with the Grain. He often hides his purchases from his son so he doesn’t have to share. I wouldn’t want to share my sweet buns, either. 

Summer is the best season to shop at RFM, in Akbar’s opinion; although, his favourite sweet buns are always available, regardless of the time of year. Akbar enjoys making conversation with our friendly vendors and appreciates how knowledgeable they are about their products. If Akbar became a vendor at the Market, he would sell dreams. I hope he only sells the good ones…

What does Larry have to say about his Best Customer?

“Akbar comes to my cart almost every week. The day that I sold out of his favourites before he got here, he told me he was going home to cry. His daughter, Mehru, used to visit, too, but she moved away for school and got a job. She still visits when she is in town. They buy my bread for most family occasions.” 



Thank you, Akbar, for being a Best Customer!