Farmers’ Markets In and Around Calgary

The big markets, the small markets and the out-of-town markets to visit if you’re looking for fresh, local products.

Calgary Farmers' Market West. Photograph by Chris Landry.

The Year-Round Markets

 

Calgary Farmers’ Market

This market, which now has two locations, is always a bustling place with its wide variety of vendors and extensive food court. Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, baked goods or seafood, you’ll find it here. Depending on the day, there could also be activities like live music and kid-friendly entertainment.

Address: CFM South, 510 77 Ave. S.E. and CFM West, 25 Greenbriar Dr. N.W.

Hours: CFM South, Thursday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CFM West, Wednesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dates: Open all year

 

Crossroads Market

Part year-round boutique market, part seasonal open-air market and part flea market, Crossroads is a unique destination with a dedicated customer base. Patrons can get fruits and vegetables (and that famous guacamole) year-round from cornerstone vendor Chongo’s Market. Other vendors offer everything from coffee to deli meats, so be sure to do some exploring.

Address: 1235 26 Ave. S.E.

Hours: Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dates: Indoor market is open year-round

 

Fresh & Local 

Fresh & Local has two locations in Avenida Village. At the Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens, shop from dozens of vendors and dine at eateries like Bangkok Street Food, Oishidesu Ramen Shack, Teamo Fruit Tea, Zushi and more. And at the Fresh & Local Farm Store, you can pick up tons of fresh fruits and vegetables year-round.

Address: Fresh & Local Market + Kitchens, 426, 12445 Lake Fraser Dr. S.E.; Fresh & Local Farm Store, D441, 12445 Lake Fraser Dr. S.E.

Hours: Fresh & Local Market + Kitchens, Thursdays to Saturdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fresh & Local Farm Store, Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dates: Open all year

 

Granary Road

You’ll have to drive just south of Calgary to get to Granary Road. There is an admission fee for the active learning park, which is a big outdoor play area with educational exhibits. But, the public market is free and indoors. Vendors include Rooster’s, NYC Pickle Factory and Dancing Bear. Granary Road also has an Aquaponics Centre which provides customers with the freshest possible produce. Purchase cheese, produce and other ingredients to take home. Or, get a grab-and-go meal to eat on one of the covered pavilions.

Address: 226066 112 St. W., Foothills

Contact: 403-453-7623, granaryroad.com

Hours: Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Dates: Open all year

 

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

This weekly outdoor market run by the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA) is as much a social gathering for the community as it is a place to buy food items. The summer outdoor market is open now until October. Following that, the HSCA runs an indoor farmers’ market from October to early May on Saturdays.

Address: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320 5 Ave. N.W.

Hours: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dates: Open all year

 


Seasonal Farmers’ Markets

 

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer day than in the heart of Bridgeland for the Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market. Stop by on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to shop from over 25 market vendors offering treats, produce, beer, coffee and more.

Address: Bridgeland Riverside Community Hall, 917 Centre Ave. N.E.

Hours: Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dates: June 22 to October 5

 

Dalhousie Farmers Market

Community is at the core of the Dalhousie Farmers Market, with at least 80 per cent of the vendors offering products that are made, baked or grown in Alberta. The market runs weekly during the summer, and has specific market dates in the winter and spring as well.

Address: 5432 Dalhart Rd. N.W.

Hours: Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dates: June 1 to September 21

 

DJ Market

This single-vendor produce market tucked into an industrial lot just east of Blackfoot Trail is a hidden gem, offering an impressive array of fresh B.C. and Alberta fruits and veggies.

Address: 4645 12 St. S.E.

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays and holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dates: Spring, summer and fall

 

Farmers & Makers Market

This beloved market has transitioned to two new inner-city locations, which means you can now shop at Central Memorial Park in the Beltline on Wednesdays and at the Sunalta Community Association on Saturdays. With 90 per cent of each market’s weekly offerings being locally grown and crafted, you can feel good about localizing your grocery shopping.

Address: Farmers & Makers Market Beltline, 1221 2 St. S.W.; Farmers & Makers Market Sunalta, 1627 10 Ave. S.W.

Hours: Farmers & Makers Market Beltline, Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Farmers & Makers Market Sunalta, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dates: Farmers & Makers Market Beltline, May 24 to October 4; Farmers & Makers Market Sunalta, June 3 to October 7.

 

Triwood Farmers’ Market

Triwood’s market focuses on providing a family-friendly environment and vendors have included Hint of Mint, Reem’s Kitchen and Jennys Delectables Inc.

Address:Triwood Community Association Hall, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.

Hours: Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dates: June 6 to September 26

 


Out-of-Town Farmers’ Markets

 

Airdrie Farmers’ Market

The Airdrie Farmers’ Market has something for everyone — think fresh produce, sweets and natural soaps — and there is a distinct community vibe. The vendors change weekly and during the market season, the market rotates through more than 150 vendors. There are also different food trucks present each week.

Address: Jensen Park, 320 Centre Ave. E.

Hours: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dates: June to October 5

 

Bearspaw Lions Farmers’ Market

This is an outdoor market on the edge of the city with gorgeous mountain views. More than 110 vendors sell local produce, meats, fish and more, and 80 per cent of the vendors sell products that are made, baked or grown in Alberta.

Address: Lions Club of Bearspaw, 25240 Nagway Rd.

Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dates: June 4 to October 1

 

Canmore Mountain Market 

If you’re ever planning on taking a Thursday off work for a day in the mountains, stop to buy lunch at this farmers’ market before you begin your hike.

Address: Elevation Place, 100, 700 Railway Ave.

Hours: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dates: May 25 to October 5

 

Cochrane Farmers’ Market

This market is just a short drive out of the city, or an incredibly scenic bike ride out of town for those looking for a little more activity. Market vendors include Bamboo Dumplings, Ashabi Wears, Cian’s Mustard, Chi’s Tea Company, Spirit Hills Winery and more.

Address: SLS Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Rd. E.

Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dates: June 3 to September 30

 

Crossfield Farmers’ Market

This growing farmers’ market has a selection of fruit, vintage aprons, work by local woodworkers, homemade fudge and more.

Address: Crossfield Community Center, 900 Mountain Ave.

Hours: Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dates: June 1 to September 21

 

High River Farmers’ Market

The annual outdoor farmers’ market is a long-standing tradition in the town of High River — it’s been around for more than 35 years.

Address: 4 Avenue and 1 Street S.W., High River

Hours: Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dates: June 22 to September 14

 

Millarville Farmers’ Market

This market is the real deal. Calgarians can enjoy a leisurely drive out of town to shop at the market and find a bite to eat. Don’t leave without sampling the Millarville ice cream. The suggested admission fee is $3 and that money supports programming at the Millarville Racetrack.

Address: 306097 192 St. W., Millarville

Contact: millarvilleracetrack.com

Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dates: June 17 to October 7

 

Okotoks Farmers’ Market

This market is located in a park-like setting. Vendors are set up on the grass and under trees, and there’s music playing while you shop.

Address: 322041 15 St. E.

Hours: Fridays, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dates: June 16 to September 29

 

Strathmore Farmers’ Market

This market was established in 1997. A few of the vendors at this market include Shamm’s Kitchen, Souto Farms, Chantal’s Garden and Levvity Designs.

Address: Strathmore Kinsmen Park

Hours: Fridays, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dates: June 9 to September 15

 

[This story was updated to reflect 2023 information on May 17, 2023]

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