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 the area’s finest seasonal farmers markets.
If you’re not ready to head to a physical market, check out the new Alberta start-up, CultivatR. It directly supports Albertan producers by delivering goods straight from the farm right to your door. You can check them out HERE.
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, so try this local market that was originally launched in 2009.
Where: Jensen Park – The Plainsmen Arena
Address: 320 Centre Ave E, Airdrie, AB
Dates: Wednesdays, June 2 – October 6, 2021
Time: 3:30 – 7 pm
Bearspaw Farmers Market – NEW
There’s a new market in 2021 at the Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre. You’ll find lots of fun for the kids, like a playground, hay bale play zone, and Western Canada’s biggest sandbox, plus kids’ entertainment.
Address: 253220 Bearspaw Road, Calgary, AB
Dates: Saturdays, July 3 – October 2, 2021
Time: 10 am – 4 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: Sundays, June 6 – October 3, 2021
When: Sundays 10 am – 2 pm
Bridgeland Riverside Farmers Market
This market is on hold at the time of writing, but you can order a “Market Box” with high-quality local products and farm-fresh produce from a rotating selection of vendors.
From bread to fruit wines, jewellery 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
Time: 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Cochrane Farmers Market by the Bow
The Cochrane Market is an Alberta Approved Farmers Market open Saturday mornings June through September in Cochrane. Because of COVID, a senior hour is between 9 and 10 am.
Address: Spray Lakes Family Sports Centre, Cochrane, AB
Dates: Saturdays, June 5 – October 2, 2021
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Dalhousie Farmers Market
Come to Dalhousie in NW Calgary to build community at the newest outdoor market, taking place on Thursdays. The market features local growers, makers, and food artisans. They have over 25 vendors each week and local food trucks, too.
Address: 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB
Dates: Thursdays, June 17 – September 2, 2021
Time: 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Farmers and Makers Market
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 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, May 29 – October 9, 2021
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward
Address: 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers Market- THIS MARKET IS NOW PERMANENTLY 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
Take a ride to the country and enjoy an afternoon at The Heritage Centre in Cremona, starting May 23, 2021, from 12 – 4 pm, for farmers markets with Alberta’s top producers. This market runs until October 3, 2021. Families will enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the country and local Alberta Producers will have an amazing selection of “Make It – Bake It – Grow It” products.
The day will offer something for everyone:
The Heritage Museum is free to roam and learn the History of Rural Alberta Homesteading.
Kids young and old will enjoy The Old Time Sweets & Ice-Cream Shop!
Cowboy Trail Smokehouse & BBQ will be serving up tasty BBQ treats at The Broken Spoke Saloon!
Come tour this 1903 Homestead and learn a little Alberta History!
Where: Heritage Centre
Address: 4148 AB Hwy 580, Cremona, AB
Dates: Sundays, May 23 – October 3, 2021
Time: 12 – 4 pm
Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market
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: Saturdays, May 26 – Fall, 2021
Time: 12 – 4 pm
High River Agricultural Society Farmers Market
Check out the High River Agricultural Society Farmers Market, an Alberta Approved Farmers Market, and find vendors that Make It, Bake It, and Grow It!
Where: High River Rodeo Grounds
Address: 64137-Highway 543 East High River, AB
Dates: Fridays, May 28 – September 24, 2021
Time: 4 – 8 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, specialty foods, and arts & crafts, plus, live weekly entertainment and seasonal attractions. Please note that dogs are not permitted.
Address: 20 minutes S.W. of Calgary off Hwy. 22, Millarville AB
Dates: Saturdays, June 19 – October 9, 2021
Time: 9 am – 2 pm ($3 per car)
Robert McClure Farmers Market – NO INFO ON THIS MARKET FOR 2021
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, homemade 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: Waiting for dates in 2021
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, June 4 – September 17, 2021
Time: 3 – 6:30 pm