7 Saskatchewan market stores where you can shop local
If you’re looking to add some Saskatchewan-grown or produced ingredients to your dinner table, there are many shops provincewide that offer just that! In addition to local farmers’ markets – which are a great resource and make for a fantastic day of browsing – check out these seven market-style stores that sell produce, dry goods, preserves, meat and more, all sourced from within the prairies.
Carzan Local Market (Southey)
Carzan Local Market carries all sorts of grocery goods, including grass-fed beef from the owners’ farm, Carzan Land and Livestock. Its meat and meal subscription boxes are perfect for all of your summer supper needs, plus you can stop in and get a sweet treat from the seasonal ice cream stand that features 12 prairie-made flavours. Throughout the summer, Carzan Local Market is hosting backyard farmers’ markets, complete with vendors, live music and food trucks. If you can’t make it to the storefront in Southey, delivery is available to the Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Regina areas.
Photo by Carzan Local Market
SaskMade Marketplace (Saskatoon)
SaskMade Marketplace certainly lives up to its name, offering a large selection of locally sourced groceries, including meat, dairy, produce, ready-made meals and many specialty items (everything from saskatoon berry syrup to bison jerky!). It also has a large giftware selection, including kitchenware, books, artwork and ready-made gift baskets, filled with plenty of Saskatchewan goodies. SaskMade Marketplace offers same-day delivery within Saskatoon, weekly delivery to Regina, and ships worldwide.
Photo by SaskMade Marketplace
Mabel Hill Farm Kitchen & Marketplace (near Nipawin)
Located just outside of Nipawin, Mabel Hill Farm Kitchen & Marketplace is home to a beautiful farmhouse-inspired restaurant, spacious event venue and marketplace. At the market, you’ll find many items made in-house, including artisanal preserves like jams, jellies, pickles and sauces, along with a freezer stocked with take-home goods like perogies, cabbage rolls, soups and more. It also carries meat products and honey from other local suppliers, and in summertime, Mabel Hill Farm Kitchen & Marketplace offers a weekly selection of fresh fruits and vegetables from the onsite garden.
Photo by Mabel Hill Farm Kitchen and Marketplace
Sunnyside Creamery & Farmyard Market (near Martensville)
Sunnyside Creamery is a local dairy farm that also has an onsite Farmyard Market. At the market, it sells many of its own products like beef, pork, milk and milk products (including milk on tap!), and house-made food products like lasagna, pulled pork, preserves, baking and more. It also carries food and gift items from many other Saskatchewan suppliers, like coffee from Prairie Bean Roastery and local fish from Bev’s Fish and Seafood. Stay tuned to its Facebook page for upcoming events hosted throughout the summer – including the annual Milk and Cookie Day on August 13, featuring live music, a clown, BBQ and, of course, milk and cookies.
Photo by Sunnyside Creamery and Farmyard Market
Local & Fresh (Regina)
Local & Fresh is a grocery store dedicated to stocking Saskatchewan-made and grown goods, located in the Local Market YQR building in Regina’s Warehouse District. It carries over 1000 local products, with everything from staples like eggs, grains and coffee to specialty items like soap, candles and pet treats. Local & Fresh also delivers within Regina and offers a number of different food subscription boxes. In summertime, you’ll also find plenty of fresh produce from the prairies and beyond – including cherries from British Columbia.
Photo by Beauti Photography
The Little Market Box (Saskatoon)
The Little Market Box carries a wide variety of goods and works with over 100 Saskatchewan producers and artisans to offer a year-round farmers’ market shopping experience. In spring of 2022, The Little Market Box moved to a new and larger location on Saskatoon’s 20th Street. The building is also home to Chocolate by Those Girls at the Market that makes handmade, artisanal chocolate (which is incredible – try the cranberry and sea salt, my favourite!). Fresh and local produce is also available in summertime at the market, and it offers both online and in-store shopping, plus delivery within Saskatoon.
Photo by The Little Market Box
The Wandering Market (Moose Jaw)
With a storefront based in Moose Jaw, The Wandering Market works with over 150 local suppliers in Saskatchewan. Its grocery offerings include meat, dairy, eggs, pantry staples, preserves, baked goods and more, plus seasonal subscription boxes. It also offers some products in bulk buy format, including grains, legumes, wild rice and honey. In addition to the main retail hub, The Wandering Market makes regular deliveries to the Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Regina and Swift Current areas.
Photo by The Wandering Market
Author: Naomi Hansen
Naomi Hansen is a writer and editor based in Saskatoon, SK. She is the author of the book Only in Saskatchewan: Recipes & Stories from the Province’s Best-loved Eateries, which was published by TouchWood Editions in April 2022. Find her on Instagram @onlyinsaskatchewan, Twitter @naomihansen_ or at www.naomihansen.ca.