Everyone loves a good farmer's market. The thing is, it's difficult to make the most of farmers' markets during the short Albertan summer months. Luckily, Calgary is home to an amazing indoor farmer's market and is about to gain a second. The second Calgary Farmer's Market location has officially broken ground in Calgary's North West and we cannot wait for it to open in 2021. While we eagerly await the opening, here's what you need to know.
According to a press release sent to Narcity, Calgary Farmers’ Market West will be located just 15 minutes from the city centre, just across from WinSport Canada in the neighbourhood of Greenwich. The space is a sprawling 50,000 square feet and is due to open its doors in 2021.
Narcity Caught up with Amanda Langbroek from the Calgary Farmers' Market to learn more about what will soon be our new favourite place. First and foremost, Langbroek explained that the second location plans to focus on the experience of food. With tons of entertainment, unique vendors, and lots of outdoor space, this location will have "more of a European feel," she told us.
No need to worry if you can't afford a flight to Europe any time soon, "Just come to the market, and you’ll feel like you’re there!" said Langbroek.
“Our unique retail environment will support over 70 local, family-owned business and will create more than 200 jobs. We just can’t wait to dig in!” Said Stacey Petropoulos, General Manager, in a press release. Just an hour away from the majestic Rocky Mountains, this new addition to Calgary’s North West will be a total game-changer.
With the original Calgary Farmers’ Market has going strong for over 15 years, it’s certainly no secret that Calgarians love their markets. This new addition will bring everything we’ve known and loved for years from the original market and combine it with modern European inspiration to add to the experiential side.
It doesn't matter if you're holiday shopping or just checking off that fall bucket list by buying the perfect pumpkin, you can spend a whole day here without a problem.
We could not be more excited that Calgary is welcoming a second location of the local farmers' market. If Canmore and Banff dwellers want to come and check it out, it's never been easier.
From fresh flowers and local produce to handmade gifts, accessories, and more. You can find anything and everything you need at the Calgary Farmers' market. It's always seasonal, it's always high energy, and it's always totally adorable.
"Calgary Farmers' Market West will become a community destination for NW Calgary. A place to enjoy time well spent connecting with makers, bakers, and growers," explained the press release.
Now that ground has officially been broken on the project, we can start to get excited about what the second location will bring. Whether you're after a cute date idea, a rainy day activity, or just a wholesome afternoon in YYC, you can't stop the search.