Without question, farmers’ markets are becoming big business in Alberta. With over 100 approved farmers’ markets and close to 3000 vendors across the province, Alberta’s farmers’ markets are part of the charge leading the local food movement in Alberta.
The Alberta Farmers' Market Association provides direction and support to our member markets, vendors, managers, boards and sponsors through advocacy, education, promotion and innovation.
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And This Year's Award Winners Are...
Without question, farmers' markets are becoming big business in Alberta...AFMA recognized excellence in Alberta's farmers' markets this year by expanding to six award categories: Make it , Bake it, Grow it, Rise and Shine, Spark and Local Food Hero. To find out more read on...
Did you know?
85% of organic produce consumed in Canada comes from outside the country! The average food item has traveled 2500 miles to get to your 'local' food store. Help support sustainable food production, buy from local farmers and farmers' markets.
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Eating Local in Alberta
Do you want to join the eating local movement happening across Alberta but are wondering where to go to buy local food. Here are some options:
Farmers' Markets are one of the best ways to find local products. On our website you can find the markets in your region and find more information about the vendors who sell at those markets.
You can also go straight to the farm. For a great listing of information on local farms around the province go to the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association. Search by product type, order a free quide, or whatever it is you need to find local farms in Alberta, you can find them here!
Or eat out! Dine Alberta has a list of restaurants across the province that serve local fare.