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Farms & Markets Food, Shopping & Relaxation

Looking for the perfect picnic lunch? Connect with Albertans who are passionate about bringing top quality food from the land to your table. Stroll through the bustling aisles of a farmers’ market and give in to the tempting aroma of artisan breads, cheeses and savoury meat pies. Add some fresh berries to your basket, Canada’s best summer dessert. Pick up one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs. Take a drive through the countryside on a wide open rural road and visit one of our many you-pick farms. There is something satisfying about pulling your own fresh, crisp produce directly from the earth.

Each month, an Alberta foodie will post a favourite culinary adventure or experience in Alberta. First up is Julie Van Rosendaal, sharing insights on her favourite chocolatiers in Calgary.

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Woman at Farmers Market Lacombe
Farmers' Market near Lacombe in Central Alberta

Farm & Market Options

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers Market

Calgary, Alberta

The 2016 season starts June 23rd and runs every Thursday until October 6th. We've extended our hours this year and you can stop by from 3:30 until 7:30. Don't forget to say 'hi' at our info booth and get your visitor stamp each time you stop by the market!

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Old Strathcona Farmer's Market

Edmonton, Alberta
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This bustling year-round market offers an impressive array of local fresh produce, bakery goods, crafts and more. The underlying philosophy of the market, which is still in use today, is, “We Make it! We Bake it! We Grow it! We Sell it!” Now in its 30th year of operation the market rotates a roster of nearly 300 vendors through 185 stalls. On any given Saturday there are over 130 vendors selling only locally produced and handmade products.

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Chinook Honey Company Ltd.

Okotoks, Alberta
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Take a short drive to the scenic Calgary foothills and discover a sweet experience - shopping, learning and tasting at a sustainable Alberta honey farm. Chinook Honey Company is open year round, offers tours, has Alberta's very first Meadery, and a honey bee interpretive area where you can watch as worker bees bustle in the glass observation hive. Tantalize your taste buds with a variety of honeys and gourmet honey-made products, such as Saskatoon Honey Jam, Mead Jelly and Dulce de Leche ice cream. The honey boutique' carries a range of beeswax candles, honey body care products and apitherapy items.

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