Vancouver was a city that catered well to those with dietary restrictions. Streets lined with markets and produce. Abundance of freshly picked flowers parked out front of each market. Not only are there many healthy choices but there was always a farmer’s market. I can’t express how much I adore shopping fresh and local. I say hell no to large commercial companies. I however, now live in Calgary, AB and have been slowly discovering new markets around this city!


Stephen Avenue Farmers’ Market

Address: Stephen Avenue, Centre St. to 1st Street


Hours: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Season: April 12, 2016 to September 20, 2016

Calgary Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers’ Market

Address: Northeast parking lot at Deerfoot City

Contact: 403-282-9299,

Hours: Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Season: June 7, 2016 to September 27, 2016


Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

Address: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320 5 Ave. N.W.

Contact: 403-283-0554 ext. 247,, @hscafarmmarket

Summer outdoor farmers’ market — Wednesday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Winter farmers’ market — first and third Wednesday of every month, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Outdoor farmers’ market — Wednesday from May 18, 2016 to October; Saturday from May 21, 2016 to October
Indoor farmers’ market — October to May, excluding January (only on the first and third Wednesdays of the month)

Parkdale Farmers’ Market

Address: Parkdale Community Association, 3512 5 Ave. N.W.

Contact: 403-837-3640,

Hours: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Season: Open all year



Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market


Address: 917 Centre Ave. N.E.

Contact:, @bridgelandfm

Farmers’ market — Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Calgary Tool Library — Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Season: June 23, 2016 to October 6, 2016; Calgary Tool Library open year-round


Marda Loop Farmers’ Market

Address: Marda Loop Community Hall, 3130 16 St. S.W.

Contact: 403-244-5411,

Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Season: June 25, 2016 to October 8, 2016

Multiple Days

DJ Market

Address: 4645 12 St. S.E.

Contact: 403-243-7201,

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays and holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Season: May to November

Market on Macleod (formerly Kingsland Market)

Address: 7711 Macleod Tr. S.

Contact: 587-354-1120,, @marketonmacleod

Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Season: Open all year


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