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 don’t want 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 1 – October 5, 2022
Time: 3:30 – 7 pm
Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre Farmers Market
There’s a market at the Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre that was new in 2021. They planned lots of fun for the kids in 2021, like a playground, hay bale play zone, and Western Canada’s biggest sandbox. Stay tuned for news on the 2022 season.
Address: 253220 Bearspaw Road, Calgary, AB
Dates: Saturdays, May 28 – October 1, 2022
Time: 10 am – 3 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 5 – October 2, 2022
When: Sundays 10 am – 2 pm
Bridgeland Riverside Farmers Market
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
Dates: Thursdays, June 23 – October 6, 2022
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, but this will be reviewed throughout the season.
Address: Spray Lakes Family Sports Centre, Cochrane, AB
Dates: Saturdays, June 4 – October 1, 2022
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Dalhousie Farmers Market
Come to Dalhousie in NW Calgary to build community at this Alberta Approved Farmers Market, taking place on Thursdays. The market features local growers, makers, and food artisans. They have 25 vendors each week and local food trucks, too.
Address: 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB
Dates: Thursdays, May 26 – September 15, 2022
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 28 – October 8, 2022
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
Heritage Centre Stay Tuned for Information on 2022 Season
Take a ride to the country and enjoy an afternoon at The Heritage Centre in Cremona for farmers markets with Alberta’s top producers. 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
Time: 10 am – 2 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 27 – September 23, 2022 – Stay tuned for confirmation of these dates.
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.
The people behind the tables at the Millarville Farmers’ Market are the real deal. They are the growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists. Ask them about their farm, their art, their love of what they do. Celebrate knowing your farmer, baker, and candlestick maker!
Where: Millarville Racetrack & Agricultural Society
Address: 306097 192 St West , Millarville, AB
Dates: Saturdays, June 18 – October 8, 2022
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
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, it’s an Alberta-approved farmers market that provides a direct contact for consumers to producers.
Where: Strathmore Kinsmen Park
Address: Lakeside Blvd, Strathmore, AB
Dates: Fridays, June 10 – September 16, 2022
Time: 3 – 6:30 pm