Farmers' markets are the most popular of the farm direct marketing channels by both vendors and customers alike.

The safety of the food being sold at approved farmers' markets is critical to the success of farmers' markets in Alberta. The Farmers' Market Home Study Course (PDF, 1.4 MB) is required for all market managers and food vendors.

Resources for new vendors

How to be a Farmers' Market Vendor (PDF, 536 KB)

Market Start-up: food safety checklist for vendors (PDF, 780 KB)

Farmers' Market Home Study Course (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Vendor resources

Weekly Food Safety Checklist for Vendors (PDF, 263 KB)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Labelling Tool (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Information for Farmers' Market Managers and Stallholders (PDF, 780 KB) (Alberta Health Services)

Merchandising video series

Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market Program
4701 52 Street, Box 24
Vermilion, Alberta  T9X 1J9
Email: ab.approvedfarmersmarket@gov.ab.ca