There are many fabulous food producers in and around Calgary and the city’s many seasonal farmers markets give us all the opportunity to take advantage of their products when they’re at their absolute freshest! (If you’re reading this between October and May, see the year-round farmers market options in Calgary.) You can also check out our night markets link for a different type of market. Here’s a round-up of some of Calgary and area’s finest seasonal farmers markets.
Special Events Markets:
Cardel Summer Market
You are invited to the brand-new Summer Market in Quarry Park in the Cardel parking lot. There will be a variety of local vendors and you can support local and small businesses in Calgary. This is a walk-through market and you can see all of the amazing vendors and their offerings in person. There will be social distancing and appropriate use of masks and hand sanitizer. If you are still a little nervous about coming to a public space, however, they will also have the option to do all of your shopping online for curbside pickup! They will be posting the vendors that sign up on all of the social media (IG: @thedowntownmarkets, FB: The Downtown Markets) with links to their websites, social media, etc. Can’t wait to see you all there!
When: July 18 & 25, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park
Address: 180 Quarry Park Blvd
Airdrie Farmers Market
Nothing’s sweeter than a fresh red apple or crisp cabbage from your own backyard. A market’s the next best thing!
Where: Jensen Park
Address: 320 Centre Ave E, Airdrie, AB
Dates: Wednesdays, June 3 – October 7, 2020
Time: 3:30 – 7 pm
Bearspaw Lions Farmers Market
Every Sunday morning through the summer months you can visit the vendors and peruse their wares for fantastic food or that special original gift. The Bearspaw Farmers’ Market offers over 100 top quality vendors and a full breakfast menu in the Lion’s Hall, where you’ll find 10 more great vendors. This Farmer’s Market is extremely popular with Calgary and area families. There is free parking, but it’s sometimes difficult to find a parking spot so please be patient. Also, the Lion’s Hall has been extensively renovated; the market is run by the Bearspaw Lions, and all money raised by the Lions from table rentals goes to charity. So make this market a regular stop for your family this summer!
• Take Highway 1A (Crowchild Trail) heading West towards Cochrane. The Farmer’s Market is just 5 minutes west of the Calgary City Limits and clearly visible on the north side of the 1A Highway during market hours.
• Turn right (North) onto Bearspaw Road and take an immediate right turn (East) onto Nagway Road NW.
• The market is located on the north side of Nagway Road on the parking lot of the Bearspaw Lions Hall and grounds. The parking lot is on the west end of the market.
Address: 25240 Nagway Road NW, Calgary, AB
Dates: June 7 – October 4, 2020
When: Sundays 10 am – 2 pm
Bridgeland Riverside Farmers Market
From bread to fruit wines, jewllery to fresh cut flowers, find unique and high-quality vendors to meet all of your local shopping needs.
Address: 917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary, AB
Dates: Thursdays, July 2 – October 1, 2020
Time: 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Cochrane Farmers Market
The Cochrane Market is an Alberta Approved Farmers Market open Saturday mornings June through September in Cochrane.
Address: Spray Lakes Family Sports Centre, Cochrane, AB – NEW LOCATION
Dates: Saturdays: June 6 – September 26, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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 at this Alberta Approved Farmers Market! The market runs year-round and heads outside in June.
When: Saturdays, June 1 – October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward
Address: 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market is located at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA). They operate year-round, but are outside in the summer season. The HSCA Farmers Market is recognized as an Alberta Approved Farmers Market.
Address: 1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Dates: Wednesdays, May 20 – September 9, 2020
Time: 3 – 7 pm
Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers Market- THIS MARKET IS NOW CLOSED
The Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers Market is an Alberta Approved Farmers Market and the oldest continually operating farmers market in Calgary (formerly located at Northland Mall).
Where: Deerfoot City (formerly Deerfoot Mall) – directly south of the 9th St NE entrance
Address: 901 64th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB
Dates: Tuesdays from June 4 – September 24, 2019
Time: 3:30 – 7 pm
Millarville Farmers Market
The Millarville Farmers Market is one of the largest and most successful of the Alberta Approved Farmers Markets and belongs to a special group sometimes described as a “Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market.” There are over 150 vendors, local produce, meat, baking, speciality foods, and arts & crafts, plus, live weekly entertainment and seasonal attractions.
Address: 20 minutes S.W. of Calgary off Hwy. 22, Millarville AB
Dates: Saturdays, June 20 – October 10, 2020
Time: 9 am – 2 pm ($3 per car)
Robert McClure Farmers Market
Come on down to the Robert McClure Farmers Market on FRIDAYS!
Come enjoy a warm and festive open-air Farmers Market in the heart of Pineridge. The Market provides healthy food and locally-produced goods and crafts from our local farmers, crafters and artisans. Shop for just-picked produce, local meats, home-made baking, preserves, hand-made crafts and artisan-made wares. Meet friends and neighbours and connect with various cultures through live music and food. New vendors arriving weekly.
The Farmers Market will be held on Fridays (shine, rain or wind) until the end of September from 3 to 7 pm.
When: Fridays, July 3 – September 11, 2020
Time: 3 – 7 pm
Where: Robert McClure United Church
Address: 5510 – 26 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB
Strathmore Farmers Market
The Strathmore Farmers Market was established in 1997 and is an Alberta Approved Farmers Market. Following the “make it, bake it, grow it” philosophy, approved farmers markets provide a direct contact for consumers to producers.
Where: Strathmore Kinsmen Park
Address: Lakeside Blvd, Strathmore, AB
Dates: Fridays, starting June 5 – September 18, 2020
Time: 3 – 6:30 pm
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.