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.

The Year-Round Markets

 

Calgary Farmers’ Market

Photograph by Jared Sych

This market is always a bustling place with its wide variety of vendors and extensive food court (try authentic Mexican from Chilitos Taqueria or the naan-wich from Shef’s Fiery Kitchen). There are cooking classes and chef-guided tours here, as well as live music and kid-friendly entertainment. A second location is scheduled to open in the northwest this August.

Address: 510 77 Ave. S.E.

Contact: 403-240-9113, calgaryfarmersmarket.ca

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

Dates: Open all year

 

Crossroads Market

Photograph by Jared Sych

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.

Contact: 403-291-5208, crossroadsmarket.ca

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

Dates: Indoor market is open year-round

 

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE

A $30-million renovation has transformed the old King Edward School into a multipurpose arts incubator. The farmers’ market is part of that reinvention, providing a cultural experience to anyone looking for local food, as well as an array of events and entertainment including live music. In the summer, the market spills outside and in the winter it takes over the four floors of the building.

Address: 1721 29 Ave S.W.

Contact: farmersmarket.ca

Hours: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the winter and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June to October

Dates: Open all year

 

Fresh & Local 

Photograph by Alana Willerton

Fresh & Local has two locations in Avenida Village. At the Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens, shop from dozens of vendors and eateries like Bangkok Street Food, Oishidesu Ramen Shack, Latin Food Specialties, Walker’s Own Produce 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.

Contact: freshandlocal.ca

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

Photograph courtesy of 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: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dates: Open all year

 

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

Photograph by Infokus Design

This weekly outdoor market run by the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association 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 Wednesdays.

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

Contact: 587-700-9387, farmersmarket.hillhurstsunnyside.org

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

Dates: Open all year

 


Seasonal Farmers’ Markets

 

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

After a two-year break due to COVID, the outdoor Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market is back. 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, condiments and more.

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

Contact: brcacalgary.org

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

Dates: June 23 to October 6

 

DJ Market

This single-vendor produce market tucked into a nondescript 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.

Contact: 403-243-7201, djmarket.ca

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 

 

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.

Contact: 403-282-2677, triwoodcommunity.com

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

Dates: June 7 to September 27

 


Out-of-Town Farmers’ Markets

 

Airdrie Farmers’ Market

The Airdrie Farmers’ Market has something for everyone — think fresh produce, quilts 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.

Contact: airdriefarmersmarket.com

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

Dates: June to Thanksgiving

 

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.

Contact: bearspawlions.com

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

Dates: June 5 to October 2

 

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.

Contact: Canmore.ca

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

Dates: May 26 to October 6

 

Cochrane Farmers’ Market

The 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, Country Collection Quilts and more.

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

Contact: cochranefarmersmarket.ca

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

Dates: June 4 to October 1

 

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.

Contact: facebook.com

Hours: Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dates: June 2 to September 22

 

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 30 years.

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

Contact: inclusionfoothills.org

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

Dates: June 23 to September 15

 

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 18 to October 8

 

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.

Contact: okotoksfarmersmarket.com

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

Dates: June 17 to September 30

 

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

Contact: 403-901-0477, strathmorefarmersmarket.ca

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

Dates: June 10 to September 16

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