Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market has always been rooted in community. We not only support local farmers and artisans, but also open our market to like-minded, not-for-profit groups, offer opportunities for musicians to busk at the market each week, support our vendors by offering space for CSA pick-ups, and facilitate activities for children.
Each week we will be offering complimentary booths to a few local groups. If you are a not-for-profit and interested in this opportunity, please complete the vendor application found under the ‘BECOME A VENDOR‘ tab.
Due to interest and a need for commitment, we ask that non-profits submit a nominal fee to secure a table, which will be reimbursed at the end of the market day. The holding fee must be received prior to market day.
Community Supported Agriculture
CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is an approach to growing and purchasing food that has farmers and consumers working cooperatively. Before the growing season, consumers purchase a “share” of the farmer’s harvest for the season. By doing this, the farmer gains a guaranteed market, and the consumer gains high quality, fresh food as it becomes available.
Most CSA farms are certified organic or emphasize sustainable production practices. They usually produce mixed vegetables but some offer fruits, meats, eggs and other products. Each CSA is run differently, but they can generally be sent to a central location such as a Farmers’ Market. Talk to your farmer about their preferred delivery method! If you would like a full list of CSA farms in Alberta, check out the Community Supported Agriculture in Alberta website.
We strive to make the market a space for the entire family. Each week there is a craft table with a planned activity, and often a face painter too! Our special markets also aim to incorporate kids’ activities into the agenda. Don’t miss the Kids Market on _____!