Farmers markets are important as they allow access to local produce and products. Here are some great markets accross Western Canada to check out and help support local.
THE CALGARY FARMERS MARKET
The Calgary Farmers market has a long history with Calgary opening thier doors all the way back in 2004. Packs of Calgarians come to this market every week where they can purchase local produce and hand made goods. Check them out here at: https://calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
This iconic farmers market has been a part of the Calgary community since 1987. With over 125 vendors, from comic books, to antiques, to the best sausages and perogies around his year round indoor market is sure to have you coming back. Learn more about the crossrads market here: http://www.crossroadsmarket.ca/
PRAIRIE HORIZON FRESH MARKET
This new market just north of Calgary at the New Horizon Mall is starting to become a gathering space for locals with a collection of food from around the world, fresh baked goods, local produce, coffee and more. This indoor fresh market is open year round Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 – 4:00.
Check out their facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/PrairieFreshYYC/
Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market
This is Edmontons original indoor farmers market opening their doors all the way back in 1983 located just off Whyte Ave. With an amazing mix of locally made products and locally grown produce, old strathconas farmers’ market hosts some of the finest vendors from around Edmonton. Check out all the different vendors any Saturday from 8:00 – 3:00 with 2 hours of free parkinghttps://osfm.ca/
EDMONTON DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
The Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market has a rich history within the city that still influences it today.
Originally the Rice Street Market, established in 1903 by the town of Edmontons council at the market square. Since the day it opened it has been farmers, vendors, and customers helping keep this market alive for generations. You’ll find fresh produce, locally raised meat, ready to eat meals and so much more.
Learn more about the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market here https://yegdtmarket.com/
KITSILANO FARMERS’ MARKET
Located in the parking lot of the Kitsilano community center, the Kitsilano Farmer’s Market is open every Sunday from 10:00 – 2:00. While this is a bit smaller of a space for a farmers’ market this market hosts 50+ amazing vendors that is almost always packed. You will be able to find many local products from craft beer, and artisinal food to locally farmed meat and produce. The market also sits next to a large field and water park making this the perfect family-friendly market to check out.
See more at https://bcfarmersmarkettrail.com/market/kitsilano-farmers-market/