It’s Farmer’s Market Season!

I’m a little late posting this as we went away just as all those lovely local fruits and veggies were popping up, but who cares about late posts, because it’s farmers market season! I can’t deny my love of beautiful bright raspberries, plump blueberries and all things green, so when farmer’s market season comes around, I just bask in all its charm. After a super unnecessarily long winter, it’s wonderful to finally be able to stroll around in the sun while picking out fruits and vegetables that are just brimming with flavor. I’ve only been to one so far, but I can’t wait to hit up more! What? You actually expect that pint of raspberries to last more than a day? Pfft, you obviously underestimate my ability to pack fruit into my mouth. D6C_3718

This past weekend we headed out to the Millarville market, which is out of the way if you don’t live in the South but it’s totally worth the trip as it has so many amazing vendors to choose from. We spent the morning picking out items and chatting with the vendors, which if you’ve never done, I highly suggest! I’ve never spoken to such enthusiastic people who have such passion for the items they’re selling, it’s pretty inspiring, by the time we left I was starting to debate if I should be in the lemonade business as well!

Zora's Lemonade

Zora’s Lemonade

Field Stone Fruit Wine

Field Stone Fruit Wine

This trip we picked up some raspberries, blueberries, mixed green beans, lemonade, wine and a tasty sounding rice mix from a new vendor at the market.
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Of course, I had to make a stop at my favourite charity’s table and say hello to Benson and Brutus. R.A.S.T.A Rescued Animal Sanctuary is there every saturday selling toys and treats for your companion animals, so don’t forget to stop by to say hi or drop off a donation.

Benson hanging out on the R.A.S.T.A. table

Benson hanging out on the R.A.S.T.A. table

A hot and lazy Brutus

A hot and lazy Brutus

Check out one of the many farmer’s markets Calgary and area has to offer yourself! There’s so many fantastic sites, sounds and products to choose from, pottery, jewelry, fresh fruits & veggies,  jams, pastries, you name it! Or maybe just stop by to grab some dinner and listen to some local music. No matter your reason for going, here’s a list of all the markets that are currently going on in the Calgary area.

Millarville Farmer’s Market
Location: 306097 192 Street, Millarville
Time: Saturdays  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, June 14 to October 11, 2014
Admission: $3.00/car
Millarville Race Track

Calgary Farmer’s Market
Location: 510 77th Avenue SE, Calgary
Time: Thursday to Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Year Round
Calgary Farmer’s Market

Grassroots Northland Farmer’s Market
Location: Parking Lot of Northland Village Mall, 5111 Northland Drive NW, Calgary 
Time: Tuesday 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, June 3 to September 30, 2014
Northland Market

Symons Valley Ranch Farmers Market
Location: 14555 Symons Valley Road NW, Calgary
Time: Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Year Round
Symons Valley Ranch

Market On Macleod (Formerly Kingsland Farmers Market)
Location: 7711 Macleod Trail S, Calgary
Time: Thursday to Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Year Round
Market On Macleod

Crossroads Market
Location: 1235 26th Ave SE, Calgary
Time: Friday to Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Year Round
Crossroads Market

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmer’s Market
Location: 1320 5th Ave NW, Calgary
Time: Wednesdays 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, May 28 to October 1, 2014
Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmer’s Market

Parkdale Farmer’s Market
Location: 3512 5th Ave NW, Calgary
Time: Wednesday 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Year Round
Parkdale Community

Rocky Ridge Ranch Farmer’s Market
Location: Parking Lot of 10709 Rocky Ridge Blvd NW, Calgary
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, June 12 to September 11, 2014
Rocky Ridge Ranch Farmer’s Market

South Fish Creek Recreation Association Farmers Market
Location: South Parking Lot of #100 – 333 Shawville Blvd SE, Calgary
Time: Friday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, July 4 to September 19, 2014
South Fish Creek Recreation Association

Bearspaw Lions Farmers Market
Location: 25240 Nagway Road, Calgary
Time: First Sunday in June to the first Sunday in October, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bearspaw Lions Farmer’s Market

Airdrie Alberta Farmers Market
Location: Jensen Park, 320 Centre Avenue East, Airdrie
Time: Wednesday 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, June to Thanksgiving
Airdrie Alberta Farmers Market

Triwood Summer Market
Location: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
Time: Thursday 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, May 29 to October 2, 2014
Triwood Community Association

Wild West Country Market
Location: Wild Wild West Event Centre, 67 Commercial Court, Calgary
Time: Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, June 7 to October 11, 2014
Wild Wild West Calgary

Cochrane Farmer’s Market
Location: Cochrane Ranche, Highway 1A & Highway 22, Cochrane
Time: Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, June to September, 2014
Cochrane Environmental Action Committee

Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market
Location: 917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, June 19 to October 9, 2014
Bridgeland Riverside Community Association

Some more farmers market goodies!

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Shamm’s Kitchen Nann Bread

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Jewellery from Corabella

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Going Nuts

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Blush Lane Organic Produce Ltd.

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Beautiful necklace from Corabella

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5 thoughts on “It’s Farmer’s Market Season!

  1. I love the farmers market so much. I’m always so happy when it arrives after the long winter and sad when it boards up after summer once again. You really captured the joy of it in your pictures. I’m glad you’re making the most of berry season.

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