June 18 – October 8, 2016
Saturdays ONLY 9am – 2pm
$3 per car
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Celebrate knowing your farmer, baker and candlestick maker!
The people behind the tables at the Millarville Farmers’ Market are the real deal. They are the growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists. Ask them about their farm, their art, their love of what they do.
It’s been a long winter for us all, and we are so happy to open the gates and celebrate another season of the Millarville Farmers’ Market! Bring your re-usable shopping bags, wagons, umbrellas and visitors from out of town for a shopping experience like no other!
New this season will be the Market Bucks program for kids 4-12 years. This new initiative is to get the kids involved in discovering where their food comes from, gaining confidence in conversation with our produce, meat and preserve vendors, making healthy food choices, and hold sole responsibly for maintaining their own punch card-all for a monetary reward that can be spent anywhere within the Millarville Market. Watch for further details coming soon!
The Market hours are now longer – 9am-2pm. We wanted to give you the chance to enjoy your drive out, see the Market and enjoy breakfast or lunch. Bring your summer guests and visiting relatives. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, other cool things to do and the two great small towns of Black Diamond, Turner Valley just down the road. Stay awhile, come back often.
The proceeds from your $3.00 admission fee help to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack. Did you know, that we are host to many youth & educational club including three 4H Clubs, High Country Pony Club, Sheep Creek Weavers, Paws n’ Effect Agility, Millarville Polocrosse, and Calgary Regional Trail Riders to name a few? In addition, the admission fee helps to offset costs related to grounds and building maintenance. This in turn allows the Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society to continue to host one of the largest, oldest, and best outdoor Markets in Alberta.
As per health regulations, dogs are not permitted at the Farmers’ Market.
We know that everyone likes a deal and saving money. You can purchase an individual, annual membership for as low as $40 at the office. Membership in the MRAS gets you free admission to all 17 Millarville Farmers’ Markets and free admission to all our annual events. To learn more or fill out an application form, please see the Membership page.
We take great pride in the quality of our vendors. Most of these vendors are small business people, farmers, ranchers, orchard owners and craftspeople. In truth, people a lot like you. Check out the new list of approved vendors, including some who have web sites you can drive through and check them out a little closer. Vendor list available in June.
Think you’ve got a great idea or the right product to make it past Market Manager Mel’s screening process, thereby allowing you the privilege of joining the illustrious ranks of Millarville Farmers’ Market vendors? Well, we’re pulling for you as well. We are an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market; which means we have are at LEAST 80% “Make It, Bake It, Grow It in Alberta Market”. If you have a unique product that will enhance the Market, contact Melonie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Routes Media, in High River, for coordinating another fantastic issue of the Millarville Farmers’ Market Magazine. Pick up your copy at the Millarville Farmers’ Market gate each Saturday while supplies last. This year, we have increased our distibution to inculde location in Black Diamond, Turner Valley, and some select spots in Calgary.
We are hosted by the non-profit Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society which has more than 300 members and an additional 300 volunteers providing thousands of hours of time in ensuring our century-old Society can maintain a focal point for their community, the Millarville Racetrack.
We support many community clubs and youth groups, including 4H, and our facilities are rented for weddings, funerals, reunions and parties. Go to our Rentals & Catering page for more information.
We also host several major historic events, including:
As our non-profit Society and facilities are supported and operated primarily through donations, grants and volunteers, we appreciate your support.
See you at the Market!