Gateway Gazette

Have You Been to the Farmers’ Market This Summer?

The Millarville Farmers’ Market invites you to spend a Saturday with them. Bring your re-usable shopping bags, wagons, umbrellas and visitors from out of town for a shopping experience like no other!

Small Fee to Entire the Grounds

Millarville Market - DSC_0928-edit1The proceeds from your $3.00 admission fee help to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack. Did you know, that we are host to many youth and educational clubs including three 4H Clubs, High Country Pony Club, Sheep Creek Weavers, Paws n’ Effect Agility, Millarville Polocrosse and Calgary Regional Trail Riders to name a few? In addition, the admission fee helps to offset costs related to grounds and building maintenance. This in turn allows the Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society to continue to host one of the largest, oldest and best outdoor markets in Alberta.

How can you get a better deal?

We know that everyone likes a deal and saving money. You can purchase an individual, annual membership for as low as $38.50 at the office. Membership in the MRAS gets you free admission to all 19 Millarville Farmers’ Markets and free admission to all our annual events:

• Millarville Races (July 1) – $20.00 per vehicle
• Millarville Rodeo (August 1 to 3 2014) – $15.00 per person, each day
• Priddis and Millarville Fair (August 16, 2014) – $5.00 per person
• Millarville Christmas Market (November 7 to 9, 2014) – $10.00 per vehicle, each day.

You also have in and out privileges, which are handy for same day events. Your membership is especially valuable for multiple day events. As a member of the MRAS, you are also eligible to vote at all MRAS member meetings and invited to participate on an event committee. You also receive discounts on facility rentals and advertising.
We encourage all regular users of MRAS facilities to get involved. We succeed when you speak enthusiastically of your experiences with MRAS.

Thank you to Routes Media, in High River, for coordinating another fantastic issue of the Millarville Farmers’ Market Magazine. Pick up your copy at the Millarville Farmers’ Market gate each Saturday while supplies last. This year, we have increased our distribution to include locations in Black Diamond, Turner Valley and some select spots in Calgary.

You can preview the digital version of the 2014 issue by clicking here!

Meet the 2014 Market Vendors

Peppers at Market - DSC_0721-edit1We take great pride in the quality of our vendors. Most of these vendors are small business people, farmers, ranchers, orchard owners and craftspeople. In truth, people a lot like you. We know you have to be at least a little bit curious about what a “Whiskey Cake” might be or, for that matter, what might be coming to our Market from the Red Neck Goat Ranch.

Click here for a list of 2014 vendors

Want to be a Market Vendor?

Think you’ve got a great idea or the right product to make it past Market Manager Mel’s screening process, thereby allowing you the privilege of joining the illustrious ranks of Millarville Farmers’ Market vendors? Well, we’re pulling for you as well. We are an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market; which means we have are at LEAST 80% “Make It, Bake It, Grow It in Alberta Market”. If you have a unique product that will enhance the market, contact Melonie at marketmanager@millarvilleracetrack.ca

Where can you Find Us?

We are south of Calgary, North of Turner Valley and Black Diamond, in the beautiful Foothills. Click here for the map and directions.

We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

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