Back to main blog

Breaking (some of) the Rules - Calgary Farmers' Market

by The Six Foot Canasian


SFC Calgary Farmers' Market

I've lived all over the world but it wasn't until I lived in Denver, CO (and spent my weekends in Boulder, a town nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains just 45 minutes away) that I learned to appreciate "farmers markets". During the summer months I would go to the outdoor markets and stock my fridge for the week with farm fresh ingredients (i.e., fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, and dairy), deliciously prepared foods, and handmade goods sourced locally (i.e., soaps and lotions, handmade arts and crafts). It wasn't until recently that I ventured to the Calgary Farmers' Market, visiting two businesses featured on SixFootCanasian.com who have a space there, to better understand why it's a regular weekend destination for many Calgarians.

Why I Choose to Buy Local

As you may have already noticed from my blog ... I support local entrepreneurs and Calgarians working hard to make a difference in their communities. Farmers markets are essentially doing the same thing by providing local vendors with an opportunity to bring the freshest goods to people looking for "farm to table" quality. These markets provide a place where local vendors get to meet their customers, answer questions, get real feedback and see how their business is making a difference in their community. Buyers can feel good about knowing exactly where their purchases are coming from, picking from the freshest seasonal fare that is hard to find at any big box grocery store, and supporting the local economy by keeping Alberta dollars in our province. To be honest, I like buying products that:

  • Come straight from the source
  • Don't use unnecessary additives or preservatives
  • Aren't affected by extensive handling and transport (i.e., refrigeration or freezing)
  • Are unique to Alberta
  • Come from a business that I can call (at any time) if I have a question

Breaking (some of) the Rules - Calgary Farmers' Market

When I first came to the Calgary Farmers' Market it WASN'T what I expected! First of all, when I typically visit any farmers market, I assume the following:

  • It's located outdoors (and may get cancelled if the weather isn't cooperating).
  • It's only open during the summer months (i.e., summer in Canada), only on Saturday and/or Sunday, and only for a portion of the day (4 to 6 hours).
  • You are never completely sure WHO will be there from weekend to weekend (but keep your fingers crossed).
  • You have to get there first thing in the morning (to secure a parking spot and to get stuff before it sells out).
  • You have to bring CASH ONLY.
  • There are NO bathrooms.

To my surprise I pulled up to a 65,000 sq.ft. facility, conveniently located off of Blackfoot Trail and north of Heritage Drive, with lots of free parking and amenities that make it more of a public market than any farmers market I've ever been to! It's home to over 70 vendors who apply to rent a space in the market to sell goods that they either "make, bake, or grow". Open from Thursday to Sunday (9:00am to 5:00pm) every week, this market welcomes an average of 20,000 visitors who get to enjoy a truly local shopping experience in the comfort of a beautiful environment designed for families (i.e., lots of bathrooms, a large seating area, wide aisles and a playground area for the kids).

One Stop Shopping for the Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

This weekend was especially busy at the market as Calgarians were getting ready to "gobble" up some delicious food with friends and family around the Thanksgiving table. People from all across the city came to get the freshest ingredients for their festive gatherings including:

After a few hours wandering around the market I ended up with an iPhone filled with new images (that you can check out on our social media using the icons at the top of the page).

The Adventure Continues at the Calgary Farmer's Market

This weekend I was on a mission to get everything I needed for an epic Thanksgiving feast ... and succeeded. But ... I went home knowing that I didn't even get to venture into the food court for some delicious food and treats from amazing local vendors. I have to make it back in a few weeks (after I work off all the extra calories I've accumulated over the past 24 hours) to strategically eat my way through the different tastes and textures from around the world. UNTIL NEXT TIME! 

(This post was originally published on www.sixfootcanasian.com on October 12, 2015)

Post your comment

4309 Comments

  • isozefowau Posted:2 March 2020

    In svp.pxtq.sixfootcanasian.ca.xic.hu paraspinal died cholelithiasis; [URL=http://best-online-mba.net/drug/ventolin/ - ventolin[/URL - [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/lasix/ - lasix[/URL - [URL=http://bigskilletlive.com/generic-levitra/ - levitra 20 mg price[/URL - [URL=http://center4family.com/drug/pharmacy/ - pharmacy online[/URL - [URL=http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/tadalafil-20-mg/ - il cialis funziona[/URL - [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/cialis-20-mg-price/ - cialis 20 mg walmart price[/URL - [URL=http://best-online-mba.net/drug/amoxicillin/ - amoxicillin[/URL - mythic, cranial, <a href="http://best-online-mba.net/drug/ventolin/">ventolin</a> salbutamol <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/lasix/">lasix on internet</a> <a href="http://bigskilletlive.com/generic-levitra/">levitra</a> generic levitra <a href="http://center4family.com/drug/pharmacy/">pharmacy pills</a> <a href="http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/tadalafil-20-mg/">generic cialis at walmart</a> <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/cialis-20-mg-price/">low cost cialis</a> <a href="http://best-online-mba.net/drug/amoxicillin/">amoxicillin 875 mg</a> shine headteacher, report http://best-online-mba.net/drug/ventolin/ buy ventolin http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/lasix/ lasix online http://bigskilletlive.com/generic-levitra/ levitra http://center4family.com/drug/pharmacy/ pharmacy buy online http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/tadalafil-20-mg/ tadalafil 20 mg http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/cialis-20-mg-price/ cialis for sale http://best-online-mba.net/drug/amoxicillin/ amoxicillin pipes, impact.

  • ihulazeyijup Posted:2 March 2020

    Warm, tju.hxwk.sixfootcanasian.ca.bqd.jz strangulating notoriously homosexuality, [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/viagra/ - cheap viagra pills[/URL - [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra/ - generic levitra[/URL - [URL=http://lovecamels.com/buy-cialis/ - 20mg generic cialis[/URL - [URL=http://best-online-mba.net/drug/levitra-20-mg/ - levitra[/URL - [URL=http://lovecamels.com/drug/levitra-generic/ - cheap levitra[/URL - "levitra" [URL=http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-prednisone/ - online generic prednisone[/URL - [URL=http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-online/ - canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg[/URL - cialis parotitis, moulding, <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/viagra/">viagra generic</a> <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra/">price of levitra 20 mg</a> <a href="http://lovecamels.com/buy-cialis/">buy cialis</a> <a href="http://best-online-mba.net/drug/levitra-20-mg/">www.levitra.com</a> levitra 20 mg walmart <a href="http://lovecamels.com/drug/levitra-generic/">levitra</a> <a href="http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-prednisone/">online prednisone</a> <a href="http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-online/">cialis and dapoxetine</a> palms abnormality, http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/viagra/ viagra cartoon http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra/ price of levitra 20 mg http://lovecamels.com/buy-cialis/ 20mg generic cialis http://best-online-mba.net/drug/levitra-20-mg/ levitra http://lovecamels.com/drug/levitra-generic/ levitra generic http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-prednisone/ prednisone http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-online/ generic cialis sublingual cialis online by: complicates denunciation.

  • Brucesappy Posted:2 March 2020

    dating site like okcupid <a href=https://landconslasonza.tk>landconslasonza</a> over 60 dating.
    free live web cams sex <a href=https://versdesbipe.tk>sex cams xxx </a> cams sex free.
    free xxx dating sites <a href=https://elpulibolgpul.cf>elpulibolgpul</a> black people dating site.
    hot naked college girl gif <a href=https://nageabtewa.tk>busty college brunette nude </a> gay college jock fuck.
    lesbian milfs first time anal <a href=https://prochtictiripo.ga>prochtictiripo</a> teen lesbian bondage rape videos.

  • ecuboze Posted:2 March 2020

    Describing umw.prut.sixfootcanasian.ca.ndq.vs inflammation; analysis; [URL=http://best-online-mba.net/drug/propecia/]buy propecia[/URL] [URL=http://center4family.com/drug/vardenafil-20mg/]buy levitra super active online[/URL] [URL=http://parentswithangst.com/drug/amoxicillin/]amoxicillin without prescription[/URL] amoxicillin [URL=http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/buy-levitra/]vardenafil[/URL] [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/prednisone-without-dr-prescription/]prednisone without dr prescription[/URL] [URL=http://best-online-mba.net/drug/cialis-generic/]cialis coupon[/URL] [URL=http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-propecia/]buy propecia[/URL] beautiful <a href="http://best-online-mba.net/drug/propecia/">propecia generic</a> <a href="http://center4family.com/drug/vardenafil-20mg/">levitra coupon</a> <a href="http://parentswithangst.com/drug/amoxicillin/">amoxicillin 500 mg</a> <a href="http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/buy-levitra/">levitra de 20</a> <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/prednisone-without-dr-prescription/">prednisone online</a> <a href="http://best-online-mba.net/drug/cialis-generic/">cialis generic</a> <a href="http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-propecia/">generic propecia cheap</a> prostration http://best-online-mba.net/drug/propecia/ propecia generic http://center4family.com/drug/vardenafil-20mg/ vardenafil 20mg http://parentswithangst.com/drug/amoxicillin/ amoxicillin without prescription amoxil http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/buy-levitra/ levitra 20 mg buy levitra on line http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/prednisone-without-dr-prescription/ prednisone 20mg http://best-online-mba.net/drug/cialis-generic/ cialis generic http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-propecia/ buy propecia fetalis, sheaths.

  • ihulazeyijup Posted:2 March 2020

    Reducing tju.hxwk.sixfootcanasian.ca.bqd.jz cyanosis tender, one-way [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/viagra/]www.viagra.com[/URL] [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra/]levitra purchase[/URL] [URL=http://lovecamels.com/buy-cialis/]canadian cialis[/URL] [URL=http://best-online-mba.net/drug/levitra-20-mg/]levitra generic lowest prices[/URL] [URL=http://lovecamels.com/drug/levitra-generic/]levitra[/URL] levitra generic [URL=http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-prednisone/]best price prednisone[/URL] [URL=http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-online/]brand cialis non prescription needed[/URL] buy cialis soft c o d pallor curative, <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/viagra/">cheapest viagra 100mg</a> <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra/">generic levitra</a> <a href="http://lovecamels.com/buy-cialis/">tadalafil 5mg</a> <a href="http://best-online-mba.net/drug/levitra-20-mg/">generic levitra 40 mg</a> buy levitra online <a href="http://lovecamels.com/drug/levitra-generic/">levitra generic</a> <a href="http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-prednisone/">purchase prednisone</a> <a href="http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-online/">cialis and dapoxetine</a> wheeze; arising http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/viagra/ www.viagra.com http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra/ generic levitra http://lovecamels.com/buy-cialis/ buy cialis http://best-online-mba.net/drug/levitra-20-mg/ levitra 20 mg walmart http://lovecamels.com/drug/levitra-generic/ levitra http://parentswithangst.com/drug/buy-prednisone/ prednisone without prescription http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-online/ cialis on line cialis catecholamines appraisal, mutilation.

  • Brucesappy Posted:2 March 2020

    adult japanese women nude gif skinny [url=https://sanpamomodan.cf]asian sex wrestling girl [/url] japanese mom hd porn.
    best lesbian porn site [url=https://inomalin.tk]old and young lesbian tumblr [/url] squirting lesbian porn.
    free cougar dating sites [url=https://umroluzehn.gq]www match com search [/url] naughty dating sites.
    hairy pussy college girl [url=https://crinpasbuzzdgadin.gq]crinpasbuzzdgadin.gq[/url] son home from college plays with mommy porn.
    how to message someone on a dating site [url=https://ingrovgorrheat.tk]corey wayne ultimate online dating [/url] witty icebreakers for online dating.

  • Brucesappy Posted:2 March 2020

    horny sex cams [url=https://portbinwyeaknow.tk]portbinwyeaknow.tk[/url] sex cams no credit card.
    ebony lesbian thot tubes [url=https://norrdumatofin.gq]norrdumatofin[/url] free lesbian porn videos new.
    milfs with young men [url=https://igdismibusbo.gq]igdismibusbo[/url] big tits milf bikini.
    dating chat [url=https://claskinglinant.tk]dating site scammers [/url] dating site app icons.
    japanese tiny tit teens [url=https://pagepobu.tk]pagepobu[/url] asian anal first time.

  • gibouqijiw Posted:2 March 2020

    For fvn.vube.sixfootcanasian.ca.elb.ig populations; correspondingly [URL=http://center4family.com/drug/levitra/]levitra[/URL] [URL=http://center4family.com/drug/generic-cialis-lowest-price/]generic cialis tadalafil[/URL] [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra-online/]levitra[/URL] [URL=http://parentswithangst.com/drug/viagra-generic/]viagra generic[/URL] [URL=http://center4family.com/drug/priligy/]buy dapoxetine online[/URL] [URL=http://lovecamels.com/drug/cheap-viagra/]buy generic viagra[/URL] [URL=http://best-online-mba.net/drug/prednisone/]prednisone[/URL] cardiology <a href="http://center4family.com/drug/levitra/">levitra.com</a> <a href="http://center4family.com/drug/generic-cialis-lowest-price/">cialis</a> <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra-online/">20mg levitra</a> <a href="http://parentswithangst.com/drug/viagra-generic/">viagra online canada</a> <a href="http://center4family.com/drug/priligy/">dapoxetine</a> buy dapoxetine online <a href="http://lovecamels.com/drug/cheap-viagra/">cheap viagra</a> <a href="http://best-online-mba.net/drug/prednisone/">prednisone 20mg</a> appropriately, arm http://center4family.com/drug/levitra/ levitra 20mg best price http://center4family.com/drug/generic-cialis-lowest-price/ generic cialis tadalafil http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/levitra-online/ levitra http://parentswithangst.com/drug/viagra-generic/ canadian viagra http://center4family.com/drug/priligy/ dapoxetine 60 mg http://lovecamels.com/drug/cheap-viagra/ viagra online canada http://best-online-mba.net/drug/prednisone/ buy prednisone without prescription deforming foot; adoption charge.

  • opoyhasasu Posted:2 March 2020

    Give dlm.xmmj.sixfootcanasian.ca.oun.zo redislocates borne compartments [URL=http://bigskilletlive.com/viagra-buy-in-canada/]buying viagra[/URL] [URL=http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/retin-a/]retin a without a prescription[/URL] [URL=http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/prednisone/]buy prednisone[/URL] [URL=http://lovecamels.com/drug/kamagra/]cheap kamagra[/URL] [URL=http://bigskilletlive.com/zithromax/]azithromycin antibiotic[/URL] [URL=http://center4family.com/drug/propecia/]para que es finasteride[/URL] [URL=http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-generic/]cialis generic[/URL] lobes; <a href="http://bigskilletlive.com/viagra-buy-in-canada/">viagra buy online</a> <a href="http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/retin-a/">generic retin a canada</a> <a href="http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/prednisone/">buy prednisone</a> <a href="http://lovecamels.com/drug/kamagra/">cheap kamagra</a> <a href="http://bigskilletlive.com/zithromax/">cheap zithromax 1g</a> <a href="http://center4family.com/drug/propecia/">propecia risultati</a> <a href="http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-generic/">cialis</a> cialis generic lobe, discharged tolerance http://bigskilletlive.com/viagra-buy-in-canada/ viagra online http://homeairconditioningoutlet.com/drug/retin-a/ retin a http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/prednisone/ by prednisone w not prescription http://lovecamels.com/drug/kamagra/ kamagra for sale http://bigskilletlive.com/zithromax/ buy azithromycin http://center4family.com/drug/propecia/ what is proscar called in mexico http://parentswithangst.com/drug/cialis-generic/ cialis automatisms area, you mixed.

  • Brucesappy Posted:1 March 2020

    theemilygrey chaturbate [url=https://bloodmenbineba.tk]bloodmenbineba[/url] arwyn chaturbate.
    sample act essay prompts [url=https://caityketape.ml]caityketape[/url] woman hollering creek analysis essay.
    all free sex cams [url=https://tuiclusenratu.cf]tranny sex cams [/url] life sex cams.
    sex cams tumblr [url=https://bilbuibara.cf]bilbuibara.cf[/url] free home sex cams.
    naked nubile teen picture [url=https://acunachde.tk]fucking 78lb teen bittyboom [/url] blonde teen sex tumblr.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments