Made For You – NW Calgary Farmers’ Markets

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list of NW Calgary farmers’ markets

Succulent corn, bright red tomatoes that burst with flavour. The enticing smell of golden- brown crusted breads and pie, waft through the air. Farmers’ market season is upon us again.

If you’re less about convenience and more about fresh, organic, homemade and one of a kind products, your local farmers’ market is destination shopping.

Often shopping is such a hurried, stressful endeavor. Farmers’ market shopping is as much about the experience as it is the products. Sampling, taking your time and and engaging with the person that created or grew the product, is a more intimate experience. If you have questions, you can ask the person who can answer with every detail. You can’t get any closer to the source than this.

Organic Foods

The choice to seek out and purchase organic foods is one that many individuals and families are making. According to one report, organic foods and beverages market is expected to reach 320.5 billion USD By 2025. Some of the best available can be found at markets around Calgary.

As the popular Simons Valley Farmers’ Market, experienced a devastating fire a few months ago, they are again open on site in a temporary set up at the location. This is a testament to the resolve of the vendors that have been affected, as well as the importance they hold to the community they serve.

The following is a list of northwest Calgary farmer’s markets, locations, hours of operation and more.
Supporting these, and all local growers, bakers, manufacturers and craftspeople at this grass-roots level is not only good for the economy, but for your health as well.

Northwest Calgary Farmers Markets
(with links)

Bearspaw Lions Farmers’ Market
Location: Bearspaw Lions Hall & Grounds – 25240 Nagway Road
Open: June 4 to October 1
Hours: Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm

Grassroots Northland Farmers’ Market
Location: Northland Village Mark parking lot – 5111 Northland Drive NW
Open: June 6 to September 26
Hours: Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market
Location: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association – 1320 5th Avenue NW
Open: May 31st to October 25
Hours: Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Rocky Ridge Farmers’ Market
Location: Ranch Center parking lot – 10709 Rocky Ridge Boulevard NW
Open: June 8 to September 28
Hours: Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:00

Symons Valley Farmers’ Market
Location: 14555 Symons Valley Road NW (parking lot)
Open: May 6 to October 28
Hours: Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Cochrane Farmers’ Market
Location: Cochrane Ranche Historic Site- East of intersection of Highways 1A & 22
Open: June 3 to October 28
Hours: Saturdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Tuesday, May 9th at 12:35pm

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Treat Mom This Sunday

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, next to Christmas and Valentines Day, it is the most popular occasion on the calendar. It is also the number one sales day for greeting cards and generates the highest volume of long distance phone calls.

The second Sunday in May is when we celebrate motherhood, their love, support and everything they do. One traditional way of showing that appreciation, is to take Mom out for brunch.
There are a host of brunch choices. For your convenience, here is a list of places in northwest Calgary for your consideration. To avoid disappointment, you may want to call ahead and make a reservation.

In alphabetical order:

Where: Bears Den 254028 Bearspaw Road NW (403) 241-7611
When: 10am to 1pm

Where: Canada Olympic Park/ Winsport (403)-247-5452
When: 9am to 2pm

Where: Four Points Sheraton 8220 Bowridge Crescent NW (403) 288-4441
Time: 10am to 2pm
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Where: Jameson’s Pub 3790 Brentwood Road N.W. (403) 220-9888
When: 10am to 3pm

Where: Killkenny’s Irish Pub 3630 Brentwood Rd NW #500 (403) 284-4404
When: 9am to 3pm

Where: Lazy Loaf & Kettle – #8 Parkdale Crescent NW (403) 270-7810
When: 8:00am to 8:00pm

Where: Notable 4611 Bowness Rd. N.W. (403)-288-4372
When: 11am to 2:30pm
Where: Sunset Grill 41 Sage Hill Gate NW. (587) 230-0627
When: 8am to 3pm

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Thursday, May 4th at 9:39am

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Starting Saturday, The new Cochrane curling rink will be the new home to the annual Cochrane Trade Show. Spotlighting the businesses that operate in the town, it is a great opportunity to meet and engage with the wide variety of businesses that serve the Cochrane, northwest Calgary and beyond.

This is a family-friendly event with entertainment, samples and prizes. This is the largest event that the town of Cochrane hosts and is a great way to get to know this terrific community and it’s residents.

When: May 6th & 7th – see website for times
Where: Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Centre
Website: Cochrane Trade Show

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