Find the Freshness

Farmers’ Markets link urbanites and visitors to Alberta’s rural roots. It’s a way to see where our food comes from and to get the freshest organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and unique agri-food and artisan-made products.

Edmonton’s Top Farmers’ Markets
There are more than a dozen farmer’s markets in Alberta’s capital city ranging from intimate seasonal markets to year-round markets held in large indoor venues. One of the most popular year-round markets is the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market.  Located in one of the city’s most historic districts, the market has been in operation for more than 30 years and has more than 130 vendors selling home grown, handmade, and home baked local products. Visitors can nosh their way through the market enjoying everything from homegrown asparagus to fruit wine.

Edmonton’s City Market calls one of Edmonton’s most distinctive architectural landmarks home in the winter: City Hall. In the summer, the market becomes the heart of the revitalized 104th Street. Peruse the locally grown and produced products and get to know growers, producers and artisans who take pride in their work. A lot of buzz surrounds the City Market after being named Best Farmers’ Market 2013 by National Geographic Traveler.

Calgary’s Top Farmers’ Markets
From fresh fruits and veggies to Saskatoon berry pie, you can find a little bit of everything at Calgary’s farmers’ markets. The Calgary Farmers’ Market is the largest year-round market with more than 100 vendors selling everything from handmade bison sausage to handicrafts. For a more rural experience, the Millarville Farmers’ Market is a good bet. Located 20 minutes southwest of Calgary, the seasonal market has more than 150 venders. Visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch or signature Millarville ice cream from Three Point Kitchen while exploring the products on sale from local farms. 

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