Develop a central hub for the Farmers’ Market producers and consumers for the Peace River Region. Enhance the heart of the Peace River Region by creating a vibrant location for economic activity that will be a driving force in downtown Grande Prairie.
We act as a catalyst to build relationships between urban and rural communities: bring people together in one common area.
We create weekly event and special events where people can enjoy shopping, eating, entertainment, fundraising and sustain local dollars.
Help create community well-being by providing a centre for not for profit organizations. Allow them to champion their fundraising causes and benefit from the energy generated by a regular, high profile community event like the Farmers’ Market.
Did you know that the Grande Prairie Farmers' Market has been held weekly for 40 years?
The first meeting to discuss the idea of a Farmers' Market was held on February 15, 1974, and on May 4th, the first Farmers' Market was held at the fair grounds (where the Crystal Park area is now).
We were incorporated December 3, 2003 as Grande Prairie Farmers' Market Society.
We moved into our downtown location on the corner of 101 Avenue and 101 Street May 1st 2004.
A -brain-storming Board session, April 2009, brought forth a new solid directive of the Market. Our goals were to bring in more high quality food choices, improve our lay-out and exterior building, focus on families and involve childrens' areas, encourage 'ready-to-eat' vendors and kitchens, and improve our community relationships. This new focus brought about a whole new market and the chance for our Farmers' Market to work to being the best it can be!
July 9th and 10th, 2010 - Barn-raising Festivities, the chance to dance and sing in celebration of the hard decisions and work we have done, the reward for doing our best in all things!
May 2014 is the 40th Anniversary of the Grande Prairie Farmers' Market!