The 2021 Leduc Farmers' Market season will be opening on Thursday, May 20th. Farmers Markets in Alberta have been around since the early 1900's. In Central Alberta, farmers would bring their produce into Leduc to sell on a casual basis even before a formal market was organized. In 1973 the Minister of Agriculture established the Farmers Market Program in Alberta. Leduc Farmers Market received official status in 1975. The market was held inside the Alexandra Arena during the summer and inside the SAAN mall during the winter.
In 2001, due to repairs inside the arena, the market was moved outside to the park. The outdoor market proved to be very popular with the public and the vendors. Today, Leduc Farmers Market continues to thrive outdoors and runs from mid-May until the end of September each year. In 2019, Leduc Farmers' Market was located at the Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator.
Benefits of Attending Leduc Farmers Market:
Support Local Business - Stimulate the local economy by supporting farmers and artisans right here in your community.
Enjoy Fresh Foods - Food found in grocery stores has often been picked many days or weeks before appearing on the shelves. Food grown outside Alberta takes even longer to make it from the farm to your plate.For the freshest, best tasting food and to support your local economy, be sure to visit the Leduc Farmers Market each week from Spring to Fall!