Regina Farmers’ Market Co-operative (RFM) was incorporated in 1975 and continues to be in operation today.
Building on the success of a four-market pilot project in August 1974, the founding farmers incorporated the co-operative and held the first official Regina Farmers’ Market on August 9, 1975 at Regina’s Exhibition Grounds. Farmer-driven from the start, the inaugural Regina Farmers’ Market season was attended by 22 producers and took place over a short fall harvest season. Since then, the RFM has evolved to include a weekly event throughout all x4 Saskatchewan seasons with over 100 vendors selling a diverse range of Saskatchewan-made products.
The RFM has had many great locations over the years including:
- The Exhibition Grounds (1975-1981)
- 1800 Block Hamilton St (1982-1986)
- The ViaRail parking lot (now Casino Regina) (1987-1994)
- 1900 Block Scarth St (1995-2009)
- City Hall (2010-2011)
As the Regina Farmers' Market continues to grow, we are proud to be located at our current Indoor and Outdoor locations. Since 2012 our Outdoor Markets continue to be found in downtown Regina at the City Square Plaza and in 2019 we welcomed our new Indoor Market home at the Core Ritchie Neighborhood Centre.
Since 1975, the RFM has been a driving force in helping to expand the definition of local Saskatchewan goods and services. In addition to valuing our founding and long-time members, we also actively embrace new and innovative products and production methods from across the province. Many entrepreneurs have graduated from the RFM to become local community businesses and we are proud to facilitate such community growth.