Every Wednesday 1000 am to 600 pm in Banff Central Park you’ll be able to find these vendors at Banff Farmer’s Market. We have many part time, travelling and drop-in vendors so you’ll find new vendors each week! Visit the market weekly to see what everyone has to offer from produce, meats, food, beverages, beer, wines, jewellery, arts, photography, apparel and more! There’s something for everyone!
FARMS, PRODUCE & MEATS
GRASS ROOTS MARKET
Garden Roots Market is our fresh produce store on wheels. After working and recreating for over two decades in the Bow Valley, we decided to make some changes and look into setting up a business that helps the community with a healthy lifestyle. Our take on fresh produce is to provide the best quality products from only Alberta and BC while leaving a smaller eco footprint without clam shells and unnecessary plastics. Knowing where your produce comes from is so important and we will ensure we have the answers to your questions and welcome fresh ideas and suggestions. We look forward to meeting and serving everyone this season. Don’t miss our loose leaf teas from Starling Tea Co. which are packaged and blended in our hometown of Cochrane. The organic Cream Earl Grey is a big hit with everyone!!
MEDICINE HAT MEAT TRADERS
Medicine Hat Meat Traders Ltd. is a family owned business located on our ranch in S.E. Alberta. The Pahl family ranch was established in 1934, and we have been making award winning Craft Jerky since 2006. Four generations of family have participated in the growth of our business to where it is today. Our eighty years of beef wisdom has given us the background to provide our loyal customers with a delicious snacking experience.
Fresh produce, fruits and vegetables. Emphasis on local AB / BC veggies from our 3 partner growers or our neighbours and friends. Homemade salsas and tortilla chips.
Family oriented farm that grows BC fruit and veggies and AB veggies. We are proud to share the inner workings of our family business and explain what sustainable, local farming means to us. As many of you know, we are third generation fruit farmers from Oliver, BC. Over the years we have grown from hard working farmers into a trusted source of BC fruit, berries, vegetables and juice in Alberta farmer’s markets. We understand that people want to know what they are eating. We also know that you are making a choice in trusting that we are giving you quality products, and are supporting a local, family-run business. Most importantly we want you to know how much love and respect goes into creating our product and business and we want you to know that you are a big part of that too. Souto Farms was built on three key values: community, integrity, and sustainability
UNCLE BERNIE’S ALL NATURAL MEATS
Uncle Bernie’s All Natural Meats is a small family farm just 30 minutes northeast of Calgary (just east of Airdrie), Alberta. Our entire family is involved with the day to day operations of the farm: feeding, watering, collecting & washing eggs, moving animals & poultry to new pastures, cleaning barns, fencing, putting up hay, taking orders and going to markets. We have been raising elk on our farm since 1987 originally for the medicinal properties of the velvet antler and since 2001 for the premium meat products. Over the years we have introduced grass raised bison and grass raised beef as well as free range pastured poultry: turkeys, broiler chickens and laying hens. In 2012 we diversified yet again and became bee keepers.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
BIG MELT GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE
We are proud provide our clients with inspirational, Made to order, artisan Grilled Cheeses on Rustic Italian bread called Pagnotta – our product is pressed with hot rocks sourced from the local Bow River. Our Best seller is a 3 year aged white cheddar with double smoked bacon.
CASCADING MINI DONUTS
Bringing Mini Donuts to the Bow Valley! We are a new local family owned and operated food cart based in Canmore. Serving freshly made mini donuts by the dozen with a variety of toppings. Stop by our donut cart to see our fully automated donut fryer in action and pick up a delicious bag of donuts to enjoy while browsing the market stalls!
Loan’s Donair is here to fill your Donair Void! Specializing in East Coast style donair, root beer BBQ pulled pork and falafel! Pair those with an brewed iced-t.
NOAH’S Fry Shack and Lemonade
Noah start at the Banff Farmer’s Market when he was 6 with the help of his dad selling hand squeezed lemonade. He now has expanded to selling hand cut crispy fries as well. And let us tell you the truffle salt upgrade is a must try!
Iyla who is 6 years old and her Dad Rene who is the market manager offers 6 flavours of handcrafted popsicles – lime coconut, strawberry, watermelon lemon, vietnamese coffee, rhubarb elderflower and a weekly seasonal flavour. They also seasoned popcorn with coconut oil and elderflower slushes.
RED MOUNTAIN KETTLE CORN
THE ROCKY BEAN CO.
You haven’t been in Banff if you didn’t had a Tonka Mocha with a Coonie served out of the 77′ VW van from The Rocky Bean Co. Wether you’re a local Aussie looking for your Flat White fix, a real Canadian craving a Canadiano, or just a traveller missing a good ol’ Cappuccino, we’ve got you covered! Because that’s what we do, coffee in a van. We have teas, coffee freezies and gluten free cookies too!
APPAREL & FASHION
We are a Canadian handmade company based in Lethbridge, AB. We create beautiful headwear, support local women with flexible employment, and give back to women and children in poverty through Compassion Canada.
ARTS & HANDCRAFTED
Nikki Goodwin loves to sketch art and has a very unique style. She works at her home studio space in beautiful Banff AB. She takes inspiration from her natural surroundings and represents it using a range of media, including watercolour, ink and pressed foliage. Nikki offers art prints of various sizes, postcards, greeting cards and stickers inspired by the Rocky Mountains.
PLANTES TUBE & JAPANESE STYLE KNIFE SHARPENING
Handcrafted Plant vase (test tubes), plant hanger, wood craft and Japanese style hand sharpen knives.
SPIRIT OF THE CREEK
Handcrafted high-fire pottery,metal wall art, lawn ornaments.
SPIRIT OF THE WOOD
Hand made scroll saw art pieces. Beautifully detailed wooden pictures, puzzles Christmas ornaments, 3D animal faces, necklaces, coasters, fancy wooden boxes, dream catchers and other fretwork pieces made using a scroll saw and other small hand tools. Carefully crafted for any home.
STIX AND STONES
Sea glass, driftwood, pebbles and sea pottery gathered from rivers, oceans and mountains. Made in Calgary, Alberta by artist Deb Gibbs – firstname.lastname@example.org
TRACY FINE PRODUCTS
Unique, handcrafted items such as ice cream scoops, pizza cutters, pens of many different styles, awesome peppermills, coffee grinders, wine accessories, seam rippers, lamps and clocks all made from domestic woods and woods from around the world. Very ideal for gifts, a treat for yourself or a vacation memento
The self taught artist is Peter Tracy who garners his inspiration from nature and the mountains in which he lives. From his beginnings of making gifts for friends and family, his work is now shipped world wide and enjoyed by all who see it. The products can be viewed on facebook including his new line of steampunk items.
JEWELLERY & FASHION ACCESSORIES
ANNE B. ACCESSORIES
Anne B. is a Calgary based designer and maker of handmade organic scarf rings, jewelry and home creations made from natural elements – wood, horns, leaves, resin, stones and seashells. Anne B. has immersed herself in the Fashion Industry for over 15 years. She has always loved designing fashion accessories and her collections greatly reflect that. Women can express their own unique styles through her tasteful, sophisticated creations to fit into any occasion. Anne is one classy, passionate designer with a mission to help less fortunate people back in her home country, Philippines and contributing employment-opportunities in Canada.
LAGO: EXOTIC JEWELRY & DESIGNS
I am Sarah, designer and owner of Lago: Exotic Jewelry & Designs. Fashion and Creative Arts have always been a huge passion in my life. I thought I would become a fashion designer but while I was living in Guatemala and Central America for seven years I realized I was most inspired to make jewelry and accessories. I put all of my energy into perfecting my skills and made a living selling my jewelry on the streets. This allowed me to live the lifestyle I wanted… To be free to travel, meet interesting people, observe different cultures and make some money all at the same time. Along the way I met many other talented artisans from all over the world. We would exchange techniques and inspirations and new ideas and designs would form. My style is very unique and influenced by all of my adventures. I am inspired by nature and have a huge fascination with different ethnic groups and indigenous people. How they adorn themselves using what is available to them in their respective environments and the techniques and traditions that they use to create their beautiful designs is very inspiring to me and my work.
We hand make one of a kind sterling silver jewellery inspired by the Rocky Mountains. Our best sellers are specific mountain ranges including Cascade, Rundle and Three Sisters. We have a variety of jewellery in silver, gold and rose gold. We also have rocks, gems, geodes and crystals. Our best sellers are crystal succulent planters!
SPIRIT OF THE CREEK
Handcrafted antique silverware jewellery, exotic ear cuffs, silver & gemstone jewellery.
Wonderland offers colourful feather hair extensions and locally designed and constructed jewelry offerings, many of which incorporate mountain themes.
PERSONAL CARE, HEALTH & BEAUTY
AROMA CRYSTAL THERAPY – GARDNER’S DREAM
Healing Remedies for all systems of the body made with pure essential oils, love and all the good vibes. We charge all essential oil blends in a Giant Geode that’s large enough to sit inside of to charge them with the healing energy of Amethyst. We have you covered head to toe in all natural products that are safe for the environment, tested on friends and family, PETA friendly, and distributed in recyclable containers. Soaps, scrubs, immune boosting Spray and topical oil, deodorant spray, mosquito spray, wrinkle quenching face cream with all natural sun protection and the Dream Cream that has received testimonials for psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, headaches, tendinitis, insomnia, bites, bruises and burns as well as many many more uses. We’ve loved making these products for over twenty years and look forward to sharing our all natural line with each new generation as our products are baby safe and great for dogs and horses too!
OMEGA 3 SKIN CARE
Omega 3 Skin Care produces natural skin care products using cold-pressed flaxseed oil that we press ourselves. Our flaxseed is sourced from Alberta farms and we make all products ourselves. Product line include several varieties of lotion and balms, facial serum, lip gloss and hair/skin conditioner.
RORY AND NELLY’S COSMETICS
Rory and Nelly’s cosmetics is owned and operated by Meara McIntosh. Currently she is a stay at home single mom. Previously she worked in city utilities. As a water operator and registered technician in biology, she worked in a lab testing municipal water supplies. She started making soaps and shampoos a year and a half ago out. It started out as a quest to find a profitable reuse of brown grease but soon exploded into learning about all manner of cosmetics. Reduction of single use plastic waste, decrease of the invisible footprint, and local consumerism are also aims of her production. All of her products are made from scratch. She buys raw butters, oils and extracts and creates each product by hand. Some of the additiives, the tinctures, oil infusions and glycerites are her own. One day, she hopes to be able to build a distillation system to make her own hydrosols and essential oils. She is currently working on finishing her bachelor’s degree in microbiology. In her spare time she also designed a series of educational board games designed to teach children about the natural sciences.
BRANDON T BROWN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Nature and wildlife photography captured in Bow Valley. Large canvas, photo prints and wooden frames. Brandon T. Brown is a professional wildlife photographer residing in Canmore, AB with his wife Vani and Husky, Utah. Photographing mostly in the Canadian Rockies, Brandon specializes in capturing images of wild free-roaming animals without the use of any baiting. A ‘wildlife first’ approach allows Brandon to photograph animals with as little impact as possible, resulting in more natural behaviour and positive encounters. Brandon’s award-winning images have been featured by several publications, including Canadian Geographic.
CANADIAN ROCKIES PHOTOS
Canadian Rockies Photos by Noboru offers CD, SD photo books in there categories : landscape wildlife and wild flowers of Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park, Montana. Also photos on canvas,and some matted photos of various sizes. Delivering the goodness of Rocky Mountain to people around the world in photographs.
NORTH BIRCH GROVE
A.V is a professional photographer (B. Fa., B. Des., Photography) + the designer behind North Birch Grove™, a fine art home decor brand + digital content development company based in Canmore in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Her innovative products + designs all start from a small idea (usually dreamed up while she is on the hiking trail or a snow slope) and can proudly be described as Made in Canada, Handmade, Locally Sourced or in many cases all three!