Farms & Markets


Farms & Markets

There is something satisfying about pulling fresh, crisp produce directly from the earth. A visit to one of Alberta’s many U-pick farms and farmers' markets is a great way to find unique products and support local growers and artisans.

Stroll through the bustling aisles of the market and give in to the tempting aroma of artisan breads, cheeses and savoury meat pies. For one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs, browse the array of art, pottery and handmade jewellery. These unique pieces, practical and whimsical, will remind you of your Alberta adventure for years to come.

For a feast of the finest ingredients, start at the source. Follow the roads through the idyllic countryside of crops and pastures and pick up meat, eggs and produce fresh from the farm. Wow your dinner guests by serving bison, ostrich, duck or elk. Connect with the people passionate about bringing top quality food from the land to your table on a Country Drive.

Every year, on a weekend in late August, you’re invited to a province-wide open house, when ranchers and farmers open their gates to visitors. Top chefs and rural communities come together to create farm to table events that feature locally grown produce. Check out Alberta Open Farm Days.


"I learned so much about how things are grown locally - the farmers running their stands have so much cool stuff to tell us!" ~ R.Stinson, Alberta


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