The Original Outdoor Sunday Farmers' Market in Edmonton!
Callingwood Farmers Market Open Wednesdays until September 30 and Sundays until October 11
Callingwood Farmers’ Market in West Edmonton celebrates its 36th season in 2020. Come check out our amazing vendors offering everything from locally grown produce and meat to hand-crafted clothing and woodwork. Whatever you need, you’re sure to find it here – two days a week – at our popular Grand Farmers’ Market on Sundays and our Mini Mid-Week Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays.
Callingwood Farmers Market Hours
Weekly hours are Sundays from 10am to 3pm and Wednesdays from 12pm-5pm. Our last Wednesday market is on September 30, and last Sunday market is on October 11. See below for our weekly vendor list and map that is updated the evening before each market day.
Covid-19 Safe Shopping Standards
At Callingwood Farmers’ Market, the safety and well being of our shoppers, vendors and staff is of the utmost importance. In these uncertain times, we are diligently following the requirements set forth by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and, in most cases, going above and beyond. AHS recognizes that farmers’ markets play an important role in the lives of community members by providing valuable food necessities. We are happy to help provide these necessities, while protecting the public’s health and safety with the following measures:
Enhanced environmental cleaning
- Vendors and market staff will regularly wash and disinfect high touch surfaces including, but not limited to, point of sale machines, cash registers, tabletops, door handles, garbage can lids and toilet seats. To minimize the potential for cross contamination only single use paper towel will be used as opposed to a cloth.
- Market staff will only use disinfectants that have both a DIN and a virucidal claim, and are approved for use against coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Participating vendors who handle food will have a hand washing station equipped with hand soap and hand sanitizer in the confines of their booth. This will ensure frequent handwashing after each task whenever possible.
Protect food such as bulk produce and baked goods
- Participating vendors who sell bulk fruit and vegetables have been encouraged to pre-package their offerings before coming to the market. For those who cannot pre-package, customers are asked to select their desired products by pointing to them (rather than picking them up) and allowing vendors to bag the items.
- Vendors have been encouraged to post signage reminding customers to wash produce before consuming. Vendors have also been encouraged to post signage reminding customers not to touch products or only touch the products they plan to purchase.
- Bagged fresh bread/baking bags normally left open are to be taped closed before being put on display at the market.
- As of March 25, Albertans are legally required under public health orderto isolate for 14 days if they recently returned from international travel or were in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. We will post signage related to self-isolation and not attending the market after travel.
- Customers or vendors showing flu or cold like symptoms will be kindly asked to leave the market until their symptoms have been resolved.
- If a vendor or market staff member shows any COVID-19 symptoms, they will be asked to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days after the onset of symptoms. Vendors are taken off the attendance until their symptoms have been resolved.
- Market and vendor staff will use Alberta Health Services’ self-assessment tool before every market to help determine whether they need to be tested or self-isolate based on symptoms.
- There will be a sanitizing station at the entrance and the exit of the market, and staff will encourage customers to sanitize their hands as they come and go. There will also be a sanitizing station outside the portable washrooms.
- Vendors will have hand sanitizer available for front line staff and customer use. Customers are strongly encouraged to use the hand sanitizer after every vendor transaction, particularly if they are handing cash.
- There will be no sampling allowed at the market until further notice.
- Credit and debit transactions are encouraged by our vendors as opposed to accepting cash.
- Customers are encouraged not to bring reusable bags to the market. If a customer does bring reusable bags, we ask that they not be placed on service counters. Our vendors have also been instructed not to touch the bags as they pose as an added risk.
- Each vendor is encouraged to have individual plans and processes in place to ensure customers are protected (i.e. relating to social distancing, cash handling, etc.)
- We encourage customers to choose a healthy designated shopper from their household to come to the market, rather than coming as a group.
- Customers are being encouraged to shop with purpose. This means:
- Make a list of the items you want to purchase before you arrive.
- Check the market map to familiarize yourself with planned stops (the market map will be posted here at the beginning of June).
- Once your list is filled, exit in a comfortable but timely manner. This will allow for other customers waiting in line to enter.
Ensure proper social distancing
- To ensure physical distancing of 2 meters or 6 feet, we will be limiting the number of customers in the market at one time. Please be prepared with appropriate clothing and apparel in the case that you must wait in line for entrance.
- There are two designated entrances/exits to the market, which will be located at the opening to the covered courtyard near Safeway and in the parking lot facing 177 Street across from Callingwood Professional Centre. Market staff will be patrolling other possible entry points and directing customers to the designated entrance. There will also be signage posted.
- The ground will be marked every 6 feet to indicate where customers should stand to allow for adequate physical distancing while waiting in line.
- In front of the washroom facilities, the ground will be marked every 6 feet to indicate where customers should stand to allow for adequate physical distancing while waiting.
- There will be arrows on the ground throughout the market indicating how customer traffic should flow. We ask that all customers be mindful of the arrows and follow appropriately.
- There will be one designated exit to the market. Customers are kindly asked to use the designated exit so market staff can determine when additional people can enter.
- Vendors will also have individual plans in place to encourage social distancing
- Vendors have been encouraged to place popular products in easily accessible areas, to decrease congestion and maintain a physical distance of 6 feet between customers.
- There will be no seating areas or entertainment activities such as musical performers, kids’ entertainers, bouncy castles, etc. in order keep with social distancing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Callingwood Farmers’ Market in Edmonton?
Callingwood Farmers’ Market is located at The Marketplace at Callingwood Shopping Centre, in West Edmonton, on 6655-178 Street. The market is set up in the covered courtyard area. Our Sunday Farmers’ Market is large and spills out into the East parking lot facing 177 Street.
Will I have to line up to get into the farmers’ market this year?
The honest answer is… possibly. To ensure physical distancing of 2 meters or 6 feet, we will be limiting the number of customers in the market at one time. The ground will be marked every 6 feet to indicate where customers should stand. Please be prepared with appropriate clothing and apparel in the case that you must wait in line for entrance.
Where should I go to line up?
This year, there are two designated entrances/exits to the market, which will be located at the opening near Safeway and parking lot facing 177 Street (across from Callingwood Professional Centre.) Market staff will be patrolling other possible entry points and directing customers to the designated entrance. Signage will also be posted.
Do you have a map showing where vendors will be located?
Yes. In an effort to help customers find what they are looking for in a timely manner, we will be posting a market map on our website at the beginning of June. Please check back. Note: This map is subject to change.
Will you be accepting cash at the market?
Cash will still be accepted at the market this season, however we are strongly encouraging credit and debit whenever possible.
What will you be selling at the market this season?
Alberta Health Services is currently allowing farmers’ markets to sell both essential and non-essential items. The Callingwood Farmers’ Market sells locally grown fruit and vegetables, farm raised meats, baking, sweets, ethnic foods, preserves, woodwork, plants, decor, apparel, crafts and many more unique items.
Can I bring my own reusable bags?
If you bring reusable bags, please ensure they are clean. Also, please bag your own groceries and avoid setting your bags on the vendors’ tables.
Will there be public washrooms at the market?
Yes. There will be portable washrooms available at the market this year. Customers are encouraged to check the market map at the beginning of June to determine where those will be located.
Do you offer curbside pick up or delivery service?
The Callingwood Farmers’ Market is not currently offering curbside pickup. Some of our vendors do offer home deliveries and we encourage customers to speak with them directly to coordinate.
Will there be a designated time for immune compromised individuals to shop?
Unfortunately, not at this time. We encourage immune compromised individuals to visit our Wednesday market, which is smaller and attracts fewer visitors. Additionally, some of our vendors are offering home deliveries. We ask that customers coordinate home deliveries directly with our vendors.
Are dogs allowed at Callingwood Farmers Market?
While we love dogs as much as you do, we have a no-dog policy as we are a partially enclosed farmers’ market and must adhere to strict food and public safety guidelines.
Is there parking near Callingwood Farmers’ Market?
There is plenty of free parking at Callingwood Farmers’ Market. We are also located near many convenient Edmonton Transit bus routes. There are many bike lanes and walking paths nearby as well.
What kind of vendors are at Callingwood Farmers’ Market?
We adhere to the 80/20 rule where 80% of our vendors sell products that they have either made, baked or grown. We are also an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market. Rest assured, the majority of products purchased from the Callingwood Farmers’ Market will help support our local economy.