Summer is filled with a bounty of fruits and vegetables, making it the perfect time to linger at our seasonal farmers markets. But Calgary has a couple year-round markets, too. They’ll help fill in the gap during a long winter! If you’re looking for seasonal farmers markets, see here or find out about summer night markets here.
The Calgary Farmers Market has been open since 2004. They provide an all-weekend venue where Calgarians can get the best local food and products available. But the Calgary Farmers Market is so much more than that. It is an experience, a place to meet friends and family, a place to make new friends with your local tomato farmer or jewellery maker. Their family-friendly facility includes a dynamic food court, extensive stroller parking and an interactive children’s play area. Read more about it here.
Crossroads Market, branded the People’s Market, has been open in the southeast for over 30 years. They bring a fun and lively shopping experience with local businesses and vendors. Deep roots in Western Canada and Alberta make them part of the family, and many vendors are now into their second generation of owners and operators. With over 150 vendors, you’ll find a lovely community from Fridays to Sundays. Read more about it here.
The Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE is a community gathering place where people seek all things local – fresh produce, artisan products, and events and entertainment. The Farmers Market is the Saturday focal point of the cSPACE King Edward arts and community hub, and a cultural celebration showcasing an awesome variety of over 45 local and ultra-local farm, food, and artisan vendors each week! Read more about it here.
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market is located at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA). They are an Alberta Approved, year-round market and are inside the HSCA, or in the side parking lot depending on the season. They run Wednesdays from 3 – 7 pm. Read more about it here.
The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch is a little market with about 30 vendors crammed into the basement of the farmhouse which survived the fire that burned Symons Valley Ranch to the ground in January 2017. The community’s unwavering support of the Mercantile — which features many of the vendors affected by the fire, and also welcomes new farmers, ranchers and small businesses — is an appreciated and much-needed market in Calgary’s northwest. It’s open from Fridays to Sundays. Read more about it here.