Three of our favourite vendors at the Calgary Farmer’s Market
Eating local is easy
The Calgary Farmers’ Market has been providing Calgarians with some of the best local food and home made goods for over 15 years. With over 80 vendors under one red roof, it’s nearly impossible to walk away from the market empty handed.
The Calgary Farmers’ Market is an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market. This means at least 80% of the vendors in the market need to make it, bake it or grow it for the product to be sold at the market. This helps support local growers and foster the development of more delicious Alberta products.
While we have many favourites at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, we narrowed the list down to feature three vendors with wonderful wheat products that you should try during your next visit.
You don’t have to head East to enjoy some the traditional foods of Quebec, just head to the farmers’ market! Family owned and operated, Flavours of Quebec has one goal: to bring French Canadian cuisine out west! Flavours of Quebec has all the classic that you’d expect including poutine and maple syrup, but you’ll also find some unexpected treats like Lesters steamed hot dogs.
We suggest you head there when you’re hungry and try one of their smoked meat sandwiches, or bring home one of their savoury meat pies for dinner with the family.
When you think farmers’ market, you probably don’t think pizza, but you should. Knead pizzas feature local fresh ingredients found in the Calgary Farmers’ Market on the perfect crust, and we’re not exaggerating when we say the crust is perfect. The pizzas are made on a stone deck oven, which creates a nice crispy bottom but keeps the inside of the crust light and fluffy.
Flavours are always changing at this spot, so you never know what you’re going to get. One regular we always love is their breakfast pizza. Eggs on pizza may sound strange, but we promise it’s worth a shot.
Simple Simon Pies has a long-standing history in YYC, and for good reason—these pies are delicious. What started as a few pies made in a friends pizza kitchen in 1987, turned into a bustling store front downtown. After his storefront closed, Bob (known as Simon to many) joined as one of the founding members of the Calgary Farmers Market in 2004.
Bob may have started small, but he now offers over 21 different varieties of savoury pies as well as numerous fruit tarts, cheese cakes and some of the best soups to be found in the city. You can’t go wrong with any Simple Simon pie, but our picks are the swiss chicken and mushroom pie and the classic beef shepherd pie.