Manning Farmers’ Market in Alberta is held in the center of Manning – a tranquil, attractive village that is nestled in the Peace Country, beside the Notikewan River. At Manning Farmers’ Market over 65 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen (average of 15 vendors at regular markets) provide a tremendous variety of high quality and specialty local produce and crafts. Our Market is approved by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) and we operate within their Guidelines. The market is re-approved annually and runs strictly in accordance with the farmers’ market requirements laid out in the Guidelines for approved farmers’ markets. The Manning Farmers’ Market is part of the AFMA (AlbertaFarmers’ Market Association). Manning Farmers’ Market is one of the most Northern approved Farmers’ Market in Alberta. Manning Farmers’ Market is held on the Friday (10am – 1pm) of every week between May and Oct, besides long weekends, when it is held on the Thursday (10am – 1pm) and our Christmas events.
To Find Us:
Despite its remote location, Manning is easy to get to. It is on Highway 35, and only an hour leisurely drive from (roughly 100 kms North of) Peace River. The Royal Canadian Legion Hall is the first left into town from the South and the last right, if you’re entering Manning from the North. Follow that street down to the first right, we are on the North-east side of that intersection.
Buying from a Farmers’ Market is like time travelling back a hundred years to an age when superstores didn’t exist and produce landed straight from the farm onto a nearby local stall. Fresh fruit, vegetables, baking and crafts are laid across a producers/crafters own stall and sold directly to the public. No delivery man or middle men are involved, it’s back to basics. The food and crafts don’t travel far and this certainly can be detected in the distinct fresh taste and handmade quality. Awareness is mounting about what we eat and buy. Buying your food and household needs from a Farmers’ Market means you don’t have to worry about pesticides, preservatives or inhumane animal practices/working conditions because you can ask the producer/crafter directly how the item was reared/grown/created and landed on the stall.
Banner Photography: Darlene Elizabeth DeBoer Photography