How to apply

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Review the Guide to starting an Alberta Approved Farmers' Market (PDF, 211 KB) and the Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets Program Guidelines (PDF, 823 KB).

Step 2. Complete the application package

Complete the Alberta Approved Farmers' Market Program Application Form (PDF, 401 KB).

Include the following documents in your application package:

Step 3. Submit the application package

Return completed Application Forms (PDF, 401 KB) and accompanying documents to:

Alberta Approved Farmers' Market Program
4701 52 Street, Box 24
Vermilion, Alberta  T9X 1J9

After you apply

Applications must be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks before the proposed market opening date.


Trouble opening or completing PDF forms?

Fillable forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. To fill in and save this form:

  1. Click on the PDF link to save it on your computer.
  2. Launch Adobe Reader.
  3. Open the PDF from within Adobe Reader. You can now fill and save your form.

In order to retain their approved status, Alberta approved farmers' markets are required to submit the Sponsor Approval Form (PDF, 54 KB) and Farmers' Market Annual Paperwork Package (PDF, 267 KB) (or use the Word version (DOC, 28 KB)) to Program staff annually by Jan. 15.


For more information, visit the resources for market managers or resources for vendors pages.

Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets must develop a set of rules (PDF, 297 KB) which govern the operation of the market, and provide those to the Alberta Approved Farmers' Market Program and all market vendors.

Sample Interview Questions for Farmers' Market Managers (PDF, 336 KB)


Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market Program
4701 52 Street, Box 24
Vermilion, Alberta  T9X 1J9