There has never been a better time to give local. Not only will your friends and family love your well-thought out gift, you can feel good about celebrating the uniqueness of our community. We have some exceptional local artists, crafters, and designers here at the Calgary Farmers’ Market offering a plethora of incredible handmade local treasures to choose from. By choosing to give local this holiday season, you’ll get personal service and real value, and you’re helping strengthen our local economy. It’s a double gift really. Here are some of the best local gifts in Calgary, all under one roof!
Ursula Krol Photography
Do you have a nature lover in your life? Stop by to chat with Ursula and choose from her vast array of wildlife and landscape photography.
Berit Havre Designs
Beautifully hand-knitted items, hats, slippers and a variety of other clothing items can be found at Berit Havre Designs. Even individual beloved sock monkeys!
Whether you’re wanting to spread scrumptious holiday cheer around the office, treat a neighbor, deck your holiday table, or stuff a stocking, Yum Bakery is bursting at the seams with cookies, cakes, tarts, and more! \
Give something sweet this holiday! You’ll find a wide array of deliciously sweet Alpine wildflower honey at Beeland, creamed and flavoured. As well as honey products such as salsas, BBQ sauces, jams, vinegars, candles, and body care with beeswax, royal jelly, and honey.
A family of farmers from Innisfail who all work together to provide a great selection of products for market customers. Innisfail Growers has captured all that is delicious and preserved it for you to share with your loved ones all year long. They make up some of the best custom gift baskets that are sure to impress everyone on your list.
Pasu Farms is an eclectic shopping experience featuring quality wool and sheepskin products. They carry fashions and accessories for men, women and children, and a selection of beautiful quilts and blankets. They are recognized as one of the oldest purveyors of moccasins in Alberta, perfect to keep our loved one’s toes cozy and warm.
Eden Essentials is all about doing things the natural way. This means using natural ingredients whenever possible in their products whether it be an essential beauty product or something that is purely for indulgence. They offer a variety of products that assist in keeping you healthy, relaxed and ready to take on the world. Who wouldn’t love having that under the tree?!
With a great variety of unique flavours, Going Nuts produces incredibly fresh and tasty flavoured nuts, seeds, granola and granola bars from scratch, each week. They offer seasonal favorites, like Turtle Pecans and Candy Cane Almonds, and unique trays as gifts or to grace your holiday spread.
Master Chocolat transforms simple delicacies like cocoa, ginger and vanilla into glorious concoctions. Bernard Callebaut is Calgary’s favourite master chocolatier and he never stops creating and perfecting his delicious treats, particularly the festive gift boxes, bars, and baskets. They even offer jumbo chocolate Christmas Crackers filled with delicate and delightful treats.
Louise Kollmel of Artistically Inclined finds her inspiration in the natural beauty of Alberta and creates her masterpieces using layers of ink. Contemporary pieces including still life, abstract, wildlife, and landscapes, ranging in size small to the very large at price points for everyone. Her bold use of colors and her whimsical approach make her artwork beautiful, fresh, and uplifting for the home, office or cottage.
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same thing.
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From all of us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, Happy Holidays! And a Happy New Year!