Sell in Alberta
Before you can sell or serve your products, you and your staff must be certified with ProServe Liquor Staff Training.
There are many ways that you can distribute your products:
- through the AGLC-authorized warehouse, Connect Logistics Services (CLS)
- directly from your manufacturing facility
- through your website
- through approved farmers' markets and Artisan markets (if you also have a Class D licence with an appropriate market extension)
For details about what to consider when choosing a distribution strategy, see How to sell.
For details about how liquor is distributed in Alberta, see Warehouse and distribution.
You can ship your products in Alberta with:
- a common carrier such as UPS or FedEx
- a delivery service that has a Class D delivery licence
Regardless, you cannot sell liquor to a minor. It is your responsibility to ensure that the person receiving liquor products from an online sale is at least 18 years old.
Selling at markets
If you have a Class D licence with a market extension, you can sell your products at the following sites:
- Approved Farmers' markets, as approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
- Approved Artisan markets, as approved by AGLC
A list of approved artisan markets can be found below.
Class D market extension
To sell at markets, you must get an extension on your Class D licence. This extension is granted for each specific market for the duration of that market.
To ask for this extension, email a list of the approved markets you would like to sell at to email@example.com. It can take at least four weeks to approve your request.
Below is a current list of artisan markets that are approved by AGLC.
If you want to sell at an artisan market that isn't listed below, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the market details. AGLC will determine if the market meets the criteria to be approved, as listed in Section 3.9.3 of the Liquor Licensee Handbook.
Last updated: September 16, 2021
|124 Grand Market||Edmonton||
Thursdays: September 16 to October 07, 2021
Sundays: September 12 to 26, 2021
|Airdrie Farmers' Market - Christmas Show||Airdrie||November 05 & 06, 2021|
|Airdrie Farmers' Market - December Last Minute Market||Airdrie||December 04, 2021|
|Airdrie Farmers' Market - Regular Season||Airdrie||
September 22 and 29, 2021
October 06, 2021
|Al Fresco on 4th||Edmonton||September 18, 2021|
|Alt After Dark Night Market||Edmonton||October 15 and 29, November 19, December 17 and 18, 2021|
|Baseline Farmers' Markets||Sherwood Park||Wednesdays: September 22 to October 06, 2021|
|Beehive Artisans Market Inc||Nordegg||Mondays to Sundays: September 20 to December 31, 2021|
|Blackfalds Market||Blackfalds||October 16 and 17 and December 04 and 05, 2021|
|Bountiful Farmers' Market||Edmonton||Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: January - December, 2021|
|Bowden Market||Bowden||October 23, 2021|
|Bragg Creek Farmers' Market||Bragg Creek||Sundays: September 19 to 26, 2021|
|Chestermere Market||Chestermere||Wednesdays: September 22 to October 13, 2021|
|Christmas in the Country||Pincher Creek||November 13, 2021|
|Christmas Market||Edmonton||December 11 and 12, 2021|
|Cochrane MADE Artisan Market||Cochrane||October 16, November 27 and December 04, 2021|
|Country Craft Fair||St.Albert||November 20 and 21, 2021|
|Crescent Moon Curio Market||Edmonton||December 04, 2021|
|Crossroads Market Ltd||Calgary||Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Year Round Until December 21, 2021|
|Didsbury Market||Didsbury||November 27, 2021|
|Franco Market for Artisans||Edmonton||Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: September 24, 2021 to September 25, 2022|
|Glow Merry Makers Market||Edmonton||November 24 to January 02, 2022|
|Granary Road Farmers' Market||Foothills County||Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Holiday Mondays and Canada Day: July 30 to December 23, 2021|
|Halloween Market||Fort Saskatchewan||October 30, 2021|
|Holiday Bazaar||Fort Saskatchewan||November 20 and 21, 2021|
|Inglewood Night Market||Calgary||September 10, 11 & 17, 2021|
|Little Modern Market||Calgary||September 18, October 16, November 13, December 11 and December 18, 2021|
|Made in Alberta Awards Markets||Calgary||October 20 and 21, 2021|
|Marda Loop YYC Made Artisan Expose||Calgary||November 13 and 20, 2021|
|Market on Main||Calmar||Fridays: July to September 2021|
|New Sarepta Farmers' Market||New Sarepta||Tuesdays: September 21 to October 05, 2021|
|Northern Lights Country Market||Manning||September 24, October 09, 22, 29, November 19, December 14 and 18, 2021|
|NOSH Food Fest||Edmonton||September 18 & 19, November 20 & 21, 2021|
|Red Deer MADE (Artisan Market)||Red Deer||September 18 & 19, 2021|
|Red Deer MADE Christmas Market||Red Deer||December 11 and 12, 2021|
|Rolly View Farmers' Market||Rolly View||September 18, 2021|
|Signatures Butterdome Craft Sale||Edmonton||December 2 to 5, 2021|
|Signatures Fall Into Christmas Handmade Market||Lethbridge||October 29 to 31, 2021|
|Signatures Fall Into Christmas Handmade Market||Medicine Hat||October 15 to 17, 2021|
|Signatures Festival of Crafts||Calgary||November 4 to 7, 2021|
|Signatures Indie Handmade||St.Albert||November 19 to 21, 2021|
|Signatures Our Best to You Handmade Market||Red Deer||October 22 to 24, 2021|
|South Common Market||Edmonton||May 08 to October 17, 2021|
|Strathmore Farm & Flea Market||Strathmore||September 18, 2021|
|The Fall & Holiday Market||Calgary||October 17 and November 21, 2021|
|The Original Market @ Red Deer||Red Deer||Saturdays: September 18 to October 09, 2021|
|The Market on Stephen Avenue||Calgary||September 21, 28 and October 05, 2021|
|The Public Market in Ritchie||Edmonton||Tuesdays: September 21 to 28, 2021|
|The Winter Wonderland Market||Edmonton||November 06, 2021|
|Vilna Farmers' Market||Vilna||
Sundays: September 19 to October 31, 2021
Saturday November 13, 2021
|Westside Farmers' Market||Calgary||Tuesdays: September 21 to October 05, 2021|
|Westview Night Market||Edmonton||September 27, October 25 and December 04, 2021|
|Wholly Handmade||Edmonton||October 23 & 24 and December 11 & 12, 2021|
Sell outside of Alberta
You can export your liquor products outside of Alberta and even outside of Canada. Before you do so, you must contact the jurisdiction where you want to sell your product and follow their policies.
If you export your liquor products outside of Alberta, you must record this in your monthly inventory report to AGLC. When preparing your report, you include all liquor products you shipped outside of Alberta under the “Sent out of province” heading.