Farmers’ and Artisan Markets

Liquor Bulletin 

August 17, 2020

This bulletin is to advise interested stakeholders of a new addition to Class B liquor licence policy.

Effective August 17, 2020 farmers’ and artisan markets may be eligible for a Class B liquor licence if they meet specified conditions. Some the key conditions are as follows:

  • the market is approved by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and/or AGLC;
  • the market operates on a year round or seasonal (three month minimum) basis;
  • the liquor service area is clearly defined and equipped with a beverage preparation area; and
  • food service is available.

The new policies are located in Section 3.3.26 and 3.3.27 of the Licensee Handbook and may be accessed on AGLC’s website at

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AGLC’s Compliance Branch at


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