Calgary knows how to take fresh ingredients from farm to table with a diverse collection of growers, makers, and creators bringing fresh ingredients to the best local restaurants, award-winning craft breweries, and farmers’ markets in the city. Discover fresh fruits and vegetables at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, artisan bread and cheese at Crossroads Market, the state-of-the-art aquaponics centre at Granary Road, along with community markets in Canmore, Banff, and Millarville.
Best Farmers’ Markets In and Around Calgary
Best Farmers’ Markets In and Around Calgary
Farmers’ Markets in Calgary
Calgary Farmers’ Market South
Connecting with local farmers and makers is what makes the Calgary Farmers’ Market South a special place to visit. With over 75 vendors selling everything from fresh local produce, meat, poultry, and international food to organic goods, jewelry, and art, this popular farmers’ market attracts over 1 million visitors each year. Treat yourself to lunch in the sunlit food hall with over 20 family owned restaurants to choose from and enjoy the Barnyard Kids indoor playground. The Calgary Farmers’ Market is open Thursday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Local tip: Check the Calgary Farmers’ Market events calendar for family friendly activities and special events for a great addition to your weekend or holiday plans.
Location: 510 77 Ave SE
Calgary Farmers’ Market West
Over 54,000 square feet of local produce, meat, poultry, and international food makes Calgary Farmers' Market West a vibrant addition to the Calgary food scene. Enjoy al-fresco style shopping and dining areas, with 400 seats in the food court, and over 65 vendors serving unique and local made products year round.
Local tip: Located near the Trans Canada Highway, Calgary Farmers' Market West is a great place to get groceries on your way to the mountains or when returning to the city.
Location: 25 Greenbriar Drive NW
Crossroads Market has become a Calgary tradition since it first opened in 1987. Explore over 125 vendors and plan a special dinner with artisan bread, cheese, pre-made pies, pastas, soups, and sausages. The indoor market is open year round with a popular outdoor market available in the summer months. Check out the market hall, home to everything from antique sellers and comic book collectors to tool shops and nail salons. Crossroads Market is open Friday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Local tip: Plan your visit with the Crossroads Market vendor map to discover all of the great local businesses and where to find them.
Location: 1235 26 Ave SE
Farmers' and Makers Market
Shop over 50 vendors each week during the summer at Farmers and Makers Market, featuring everything from meat and eggs to artisan bakers and beekeepers, along with live music, food trucks, and kids’ activities. The Farmers and Makers Market has 2 inner-city locations that are open from May to October.
Local tip: Did you know the Farmers and Makers Market is an Alberta Approved Farmers Market? That means that 90% of what you will find at the market is locally made in Alberta.
Location: 2 locations
Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market hosts the longest running, year-round, Alberta-approved neighbourhood market in Calgary. The markets take place year-round with the outdoor season starting in June and ending in October and the indoor season from October to May. Here you can find produce, florals, handmade crafts, baked goods, and more.
Local Tip: This market is easily accessible from the downtown core in the neighbouring Hillhurst community, and is the most convenient market to get to without a car.
Location: 1320 5 Ave NW
Farmers’ Markets Near Calgary
The Saskatoon Farm
The Saskatoon Farm is home to over four acres of organically grown vegetables each season. Shop this incredible local produce, picked fresh daily, in beautiful Foothills County. Check what produce is in-season before you visit for the freshest produce around. Make the day trip to the farm and pick saskatoon berries, visit the bakery and the garden centre, or pick up a gift at The Buffalo Room gift shop. The Saskatoon Farm Farmers’ Market is open from mid-June into the fall each year.
Local tip: Eat breakfast or lunch at the Mexican fusion restaurant at The Saskatoon Farm, serving huevos ranchos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and so much more.
Granary Road Farmers’ Market
A fresh selection of new vendors joins a collection of favourites each year at the Granary Road Farmers’ Market. With a building inspired by a Sonoma Valley winery, Granary Road hosts a rotating series of pop-up day vendors each weekend to make the shopping experience new every time you visit. It even features a state-of-the-art Aquaponics Centre, producing some of the freshest produce you will ever taste.
Local tip: Make it a day at Granary Road with a visit to the family friendly Active Learning Park or a round of mini golf.
Location: 226066 112 St W
Banff Farmers Market
You can find the Banff Farmers Market in beautiful Central Park, showcasing local and regional vendors with fresh fruits, vegetables, artwork, jewelry, beauty products, coffee, photography, and artwork. Shop for fresh produce, grab a picnic table, and enjoy a day on the main street of Banff this summer. The Banff Farmers Market takes place each Wednesday from May to September from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Local tip: Pair your day at the Banff Farmers Market with a visit to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Central Park, a historic museum showcasing the cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies.
Location: 110 Bear St, Banff, AB
Canmore Mountain Market
Elevation Place hosts the weekly Canmore Mountain Market each summer. The market has become a Canmore tradition each Thursday, with fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, jams, coffee, and baked goods, along with local crafts, clothing, jewelry, and artwork. Parking is limited so it’s a great idea to walk, bike, or take free local Roam Transit to the market. The Canmore Mountain Market is open every Thursday during summer months from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Local tip: You can purchase daily admission to Elevation Place, home to an aquatic facility, fitness centre, and climbing gym.
Location: 700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB
Millarville Farmers’ Market
Meet the farmers, growers, makers, bakers, and artists behind the local goods you enjoy at the Millarville Farmers’ Market. Bring a reusable shopping bag for a unique market experience and discover new local favourites this summer. The Millarville Racetrack hosts a series of unique events each year, including horse racing, a half marathon, community fair, and chuckwagons, chariots, and bull riding. The Millarville Farmers’ Market is open each Saturday from June to October from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with entry made by donation.
Local tip: Millarville Racetrack is also home to a full service campground with large camping sites perfect for family and friends to enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors.
Location: 306097 192 St W, Millarville, AB