The Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market is located at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association. Our markets take place year round, every Wednesday from 3-7pm, rain or shine.
The HSCA Farmers' Market is recognized as an Alberta Approved Farmers' Market, through Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD). All Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets must meet minimum guidelines established by the ARD. Each market incorporates those minimum requirements into their own rules and regulations. By participating in this provincial program, consumers can be sure they are purchasing the highest quality goods from local sources, where the practices of the market and the vendors meet high expectations and constantly strive to meet or exceed industry standards. Of note, is the 80/20 vendor split required for all approved markets.
Markets must maintain a minimum vendor split of 80/20 where 80% of the vendors sell Alberta products which they, a family member, a staff member, or a member of a producer owned cooperative of their staff have made, baked, or grown. The remaining 20% of the products can be made up of out of province, resale or commercial products.
This means consumers have the confidence of knowing the majority of the goods purchased will help support the local economy.
Visit our About page to see our Farmers' Market Manifesto and learn more about the values and vision for the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market.