If you thought summer marked the end of fresh, local products… think again!
There are plenty of exciting options when it comes to indoor farmers’ markets in Calgary. Whether you are looking for farm-fresh produce or local artisan gifts, one of these markets in Calgary is sure to have just the thing you’re looking for. Our list dives into the best farmers’ markets both big and small, the types of vendors you can expect, and what food is going to be tempting you most at some of these extensive food courts.
You’ll discover the warmth doesn’t all come from being indoors, much of it comes from the gathering of community. Grab your scarf and don’t forget to pack your reusable bags because we guarantee you’ll be filling them with tons of irresistible local finds.
The 10 Best Indoor Farmers’ Markets in Calgary
1. Calgary's Farmers' Market (S)
2. Crossroads Market
3. Farmers & Makers Market at cSpace
4. Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens
5. Granary Road
6. Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market
7. Prairie Horizon Fresh Market
8. Apple Lady, Orchard Market
Location: South Location, 510 77 Ave SE, Calgary | West Location, 25 Greenbriar Dr NW, Calgary
When: South Location, Thursday to Sunday 9 - 5 p.m. | West Location, Wednesday to Saturday 9 - 7 p.m. and Sundays 9 - 5 p.m. (All year)
Calgary Farmers’ Market first opened their doors in a historic airplane hangar in 2004. Since then they’ve grown and constructed a 55,000-square-foot market that draws over 1 million people per year.
This old-school, indoor Calgary marketplace boasts over 75 vendors offering fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, art, jewelry, flowers, and artisanal crafts. At Calgary Farmers’ Market, you’ll find bright, wide aisles, classic wood timbers, a two-story glass atrium, and a play area for children.
You’ll probably get pretty hungry walking around, but that’s okay because you’ll be able to crush your hunger at the eclectic food hall featuring 20 family-owned restaurants and a 300-person seating arrangement.
If you werent already impressed, a new 54,000-square-foot location recently opened up in the community of Greenwich. This second location is just 15 minutes from downtown Calgary and provides the same welcoming space to eat, connect, and be entertained.
Crossroads Market has been offering Calgary families a lively, warm, and unique shopping experience since 1987. Today, the Crossroads Market family is comprised of over 150 diverse and dynamic vendors.
Crossroads Market is extremely active within the Calgary community and aims to act as an incubator for new and local small businesses. They are also proud supporters of Calgary organizations, charities, and events.
Dedicated customers flock to this boutique market for fresh produce, meats, poultry, fish, breads, cheeses, pies, pastas, soups, and specialty items. If you’re into more niche things like comic books, records, antiques, and tools, then you’ll definitely want to check out the market
Farmers & Makers Market is Calgary’s largest inner-city Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market. This means 90% of what you find at the market is locally made in Alberta. Built on the idea that sharing local food, craft, art, and cultures is what connects communities and brings people together.
They’ve created a hub for eaters, artists, creators, makers, and farmers to share their craft. At Farmers & Makers Market you can shop from over 50 vendors featuring everything from meat and eggs to artisan bakers and craft makers.
When you’re there, make sure to stop by one of the many unique food trucks, listen to some live music, and explore the open artist studios.
While this popular market might currently be closed, you’ll definitely want to keep it on your list for the new year!
Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens is a premium destination for a diverse shopping experience in Calgary. Their vision is to build a culture of sustainable local food b connecting consumers with chefs and producers.
The market boasts a total of 20 culinary kitchens and hosts 25 fair trade vendors. Together, they work with a total of 243 local growers and food artisans.
Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens has tons of fresh fruits and vegetables all year round, While you’re there, grab a bite to eat from vendors and eateries including Mestizo Mexican Street Food, Bangkok Kitchen, Oishidesu Ramen Shack, The Mercantile, and Pranzo Italiano. Wow, is your mouth watering now too?
Granary Road was created from a vision of bringing together the best-of-class vendors with both
staple and unique offerings. They’ve created an upscale yet friendly shopping experience like
no other in Alberta with a warm, rich wood interior and a charismatic ambiance.
While all vendors are carefully hand-selected, the farmers’ market remains free and indoors so it can be enjoyed by everyone all year round. Granary Road is home to a state-of-the-art and zero-waste aquaponics centre. This allows the to provide visitors when the freshest produce
Vendors serve all kinds of eclectic yummy dishes from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Mexico, and places from all around the world. Set the mood for fall by sipping on a cider from Adam & Eve’s Apple Cider and munching on one of their new Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts.
Families and foodies alike love to spend a day at this beautiful Calgary market. You might even find yourself coming back time and time again! Obviously for the delicious food, but also because Granary Road is always showcasing a series of pop-up vendors each weekend. Talk
about keeping things fresh!
Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market was grown with the intention of supporting local farmers, food creators, and artisans who provide a broad spectrum of products. They strive to be a hub for good quality, flavorful food while ensuring farmers, producers, and food artisans earn a fair
living for the challenging and vital work that they do.
At Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market, you’ll be able to find everything from East African cuisine to fresh organic produce. There are so many vendors to enjoy, and regulars find they always find something to fall in love with that they come back every week for.
Some vendors you can expect to see include Choccolush, Nature Notes, Wholesome Heart, Buzzy Bee Honey, Shamm’s Kitchen, and Thrive Botanicals.
Location: 260300 Writing Creek Crescent
When: Saturdays and Sundays 11 - 5 p.m.
Prairie Horizon Fresh Market strives to be a comfortable haven where people can gather and share a passion for local and cultural products.
Stroll through the charming indoor market that spawns over an expansive 23,000 square feet. Shop from and get to know butchers, farmers, ranchers, bakers, chefs, spice aficionados, coffee enthusiasts, and tea purveyors. All under the same roof!
Vendors provide a range of products from locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables to cultural specialties. Stop by to try some authentic pierogis, Peruvian delicacies, and artisan cheesecake, or dive into a full selection of Dutchman Dairy goods.
Location: 3109 Palliser Drive SW, Calgary
When: Monday to Friday 11 - 6 p.m. | Saturdays 11 - 5 p.m. (All year)
Apple Lady started as a fair trade venture when the owners wanted their friend to receive a fair price for his premium fruit. Now, they connect over 20 Okanagan farmers with markets that pay a fair price.
Apple Lady always knows who grows your produce and how, and they always offer a better value than standard retail. Taste the farm-direct difference of tree-ripened orchard fruits and fresh local vegetables.
Stop by to try some gluten-free keto treats or a freshly baked batch of sourdough bread. The storefront in Oakridge boasts some delicious local produce like raspberries, pears, peaches, mushrooms, micro greens, and of course… apples. Oh, so many apples!
Bonus Spot - Avenida Food Hall and Fresh Market
This space proudly features a selection of premium and boutique products from over 50 local vendors, this includes everything from divine gluten free treats for those who are celiac to plenty of fresh meat choices, raw pet treats, artisan coffee, a taste of Ukraine, Ethopian cuisine, Sea Food, produce, natural products and the best part? It's right beside Collective Craft Beer one of Calgary's best craft beer stores that carries hundreds of different craft beer products and choices.
Fall is the perfect time of year to grab a warm drink and stay cozy by strolling through an indoor market in Calgary. What’s best is you can support local farmers, artists, chefs, and entrepreneurs while you’re at it! There are so many things to do in Calgary during the fall season. If you’re looking for other fun fall activities to enjoy with your partner, friends, or family, check out our ultimate list of fall activities to enjoy in Calgary this year . While you’re here, what’s the one item you always leave the Farmers’ Market with? Let us know in the comments below!Posted by REPYYC ® on