Food Producers - Farms and Markets

Many of Airdrie's business success stories start from the home, or in some cases, fresh from the fields. Retailers, producers, farmers and makers all contribute to Airdrie's sense of place and local economic stream and agriculinary destination. 

Below is a list of all online accessible market-style businesses located in Airdrie. Enquire directly for more information.

FARMER MARKETS

The Airdrie Farmers Market: runs Wednesdays, May 30 - October 3, 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Everything from original quilts and handcrafted art to natural soaps and lotions, you're sure to find a unique gift or a personal treasure. Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods.

Nearby Farms:

Your Local Ranch, Airdrie  403.899.7634
Your Local Ranch Ltd is family owned and operated. Our beef is raised naturally with no added hormones. Stop by the store located at our farm. Tour our farm and see the livestock, learn more about the ranch history and why we are so passionate about our product.

Uncle Bernie's Alberta Farm Raised Elk 403.935.4907
Uncle Bernie’s All Natural Meats is a small family farm just 30 minutes northeast of Calgary (just east of Airdrie), Alberta.

Glengary Bison 403.948.9675
Glengary Bison, established in 1997 and located just a short drive North of Calgary and West of Airdrie. Glengary Bison producing and promoting top quality bison for breeding, as well as providing a unique, affordable, and wonderful red meat source for today’s health conscious consumer.

Sage Creek Permaculture 403.606.1704
At Sage Creek permaculture we view the farm as a whole entity. Each animal and system works harmoniously together to provide a self-sustaining healthy place, for us to organically grow, nutrient dense food.

Purple Ridge Farms 403.948.7735
Purple Ridge Farm is a local, family owned & operated farm. We do not use any pesticides or herbicides on our produce.
By appointment only. U pick.

Pleasant View U Pick Berries, Crossfield 403.946.5400
Available for picking haskaps, raspberries and saskatoons.

CrossAlta Farms, Crossfield
We produce a wide range of seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs. We also have farm eggs, honey, frozen fruit, honey soaps, lip balms, and beeswax available year round.

Prairie Tough Farms
At Prairie Tough Farms we are passionate about growing high quality herbs and useful plants and create beautiful flower arrangements! We call it farming with style!

Souto Farms
We are very proud to have two farms and the ability to provide fresh BC fruit and AB veggies to you and your families - the best of both worlds :)

 

CULINARY MARKET PRODUCTS

As of June 1, 2020, consumers can buy low-risk foods from other Albertans from their home or at special events. Low-risk foods do not require refrigeration, such as baked goods, candies, whole fresh produce and some canned goods. Please speak directly to the listed food providers so you can make an informed purchase decision.

Storefront Bakeries: 

SkyeFire Bakery 110 400 Main St N 403.980.1206
Here at SkyeFire Bakery, we believe in simple, great bread, with no additives. We use traditional baking techniques and sourdough cultures to get you that great product, every time. Offers wholesale.

Queen Latina Bake Shoppe and Eatery  2145 Summerfield Blvd SE #4. 403.980.7510
Latin American bakery and restaurant featuring favourites from Cuban sandwiches, Empanadas and Chilenitos pastries and Cafe Con Leche.

Cobs Bread 505 Main St. SW 403.980.2627
Fresh, handcrafted bread and treats.

La Table Pastry 301-2903 Kingsview Blvd SE. 403.808.3126
Our mission is to manufacture and supply affordable, fresh, and quality French pastries to cafes, restaurants, hotels, etc.

Online - Homebased

B's Sweet Sugar Cookies. Handcrafted and homemade with love and precision for your perfect, or not-so-perfect, occasion. Taste’s like your grandma’s recipe with a dash of sass!

Baked From the Heart. Everything is made with love, it's 100% vegan, and free from gluten, dairy, eggs, dyes and artificial flavours, in a dedicated facility in Airdrie. 

Baking Me Crazy. Specializing in edible hand painted 2D, hand sculptured 3D characters/pieces. Licensed and AHS compliant. 

Chelsea's Custom Cakes. Custom and creative cakepops, cupcakes and cakes.

Cookie, Paint and More. Custom and creative holiday and special themed cookies.

Etienne's Delight. Etienne's Delight provides Pinoy specialties and desserts 

Macarem. Macarem’s signature macarons are made by hand from finely milled almond flour.

Prairie Bake Shop. Home based bake shop specializing in French macarons, cookies and mini cupcakes.

Ruffles and Lace Artisan Cakes. Creating decadent & creative cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies for all occasions.

Smarty Cakes. Custom cupcakes, cakes with limited line of gluten friendly and vegan products

Treats by Carla. Handmade gluten-free chocolates from the highest quality ingredients. All treats are made in my dedicated GF kitchen, with dairy-free, vegan & sugar-free options.


Licensed Airdrie meat products:

The Meatery 705 Main St. SW 403.948.9572
The Meatery is located on Main Street providing with high quality smoked products, gluten free selection and catering that is farm fresh, locally sourced to make it “Naturally the Best”.

Global Donair & Meats 8 East Lake Way NE 403.948.6084
Donairs are an Old World delight brought to Alberta. By the people of Europe and the many nations of the Middle East. We are pleased to provide this tasty delight to tickle your tummy.

Thrifty Boomers 20/20. Self described 'Salami Guy' with online retail of Soleterra D'Italia salami products made in Acme, Alberta.


Product retailers, unique to Airdrie:

Online Retailers - see website for product location

MicroAcres Producer of micogreens, microgreen mixes, shoots and specialty greens

Maxi Foods Manufacturer of organic tortillas and corn chips, dips and sauces.

Kiss My Grits Southern style cuisines, pre-made meals.

A Fine Balance Producer of Samosa Chips distributed wholesale to grocery stores.

ME British Pies  Imported delicious ingredients from the UK to bring the taste of Britain to you; pies, pastries, butchery and pantry items. 

Moody's Mediterranean Manufacturing dressings and dips including Greek dressing, tzatziki, hummus and fatouch.

Pepper King. Producer of Hot Sauces,Spices and Barbecue sauces.

Royal Tiso  Multipurpose hot pepper sauces bringing life to the flavours imagined by the food artisans. Our products are 100% preservatives free.

The Souper Lady Delicious homemade soups, sandwiches and signature "Sweet with Heat" salsa! Catering services available. 

The Swiss Kitchen Lady  Homemade AHS inspected Swiss specialty foods including Quiches, pies, creme horns and other swiss delicacies.

 

Storefront Retailers 

On Tap Oil & Vinegar 6116, 403 Mackenzie Way SW 403.422.0213

On Tap is a premier retailer of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and balsamic vinegars

Rocket Fizz 101, 3 Kingsview Road SE 587.254.7632
The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops are a one stop shop for all of your soda pop and candy cravings. There are thousands of bottled soda pops and candies from all over America, including some from other galaxies.

Homegrown House & Pantry 354 1 Ave NW. 403.629.1128
Homegrown aims to provide Airdrie with easy access to Alberta’s best artisan foods and handmade household goods. 

 

Agri-Culinary Initiatives

Did you know the City of Airdrie supports many Urban Agriculture Initiatives as a part of our food story?  A growing number of communities are embracing urban agriculture and enjoying the social, economic and environmental benefits of such activities. Many people are interested in local food and urban agriculture as it allows them to have more control over what they eat, know where their food comes from, and even enhance their self-sufficiency. There are many options for integrating local food and urban agriculture into the Airdrie community.

Urban agriculture is the practice of producing a range of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, and grains, in urban areas that have not traditionally been used to do so. Urban agriculture activities differ from rural agriculture in terms of scale and intensity of the activities.

A local group named Airdrie Urban Farm Collective has recently begun breaking ground. An urban farm operates differently than a community garden. You don't get your own plot or bed at the farm, rather everyone grows and works on everything together and all participate in the harvest!

Want to learn more?

Find helpful resources, links and program guidelines here. 

 

Alberta On The Plate

Alberta on the Plate is back to celebrate the incredible abundance that is grown and produced across our beautiful province. In celebration of Alberta Local Food Week, the dine around festival is centered around ten days of fixed-price menus highlighting local producers, growers, distillers and brewers. The annual festivities will take place across Alberta from August 6 to 15, 2021.


Food service providers that showcase local products, producers and artisans are invited to register to participate by offering a fixed-price, local menu for the festival period. These menus will highlight Alberta proteins, produce, crops and artisan goods
while celebrating the beauty and bounty of our unique culinary landscape. Kid-friendly restaurants are also encouraged to offer a small plates version of their menu (or a special kids menu) that also features local ingredients so that families can enjoy Alberta on the Plate together.

The City of Airdrie, Economic Development is eager to tell our local food story, and highlight our local assets in the agricultural and culinary food and beverage scene as a Destination Partner. 

For more information please contact tourism@airdrie.ca