Severe weather events, particularly hailstorms, negatively affected market gardens in central Alberta during the summer of 2022. Several operations faced extensive crop damage and have raised concerns about gaps in insurance coverage for market gardens.

We are holding two input advisory group meetings in January to gather information from Alberta’s market garden operators about the risks they face and how risk management programs can be improved to better meet these risks. Currently, market gardens in Alberta are eligible for Straight Hail Insurance, AgriStability and AgriInvest.

Share your feedback

Are you a market garden operator? Sign up to attend a virtual input advisory group meeting. The deadline to sign up is January 8. Please note there is a limit of 15 participants per meeting.

To sign up, please click on a meeting date below. You will be taken to a third-party website, Eventbrite, to register. If you wish to learn about Eventbrite’s privacy policy, please see:

  • January 17
  • January 19

All meeting times are 6 to 8 p.m. Please log on five to 10 minutes before the meeting.

Meeting platform: Microsoft Teams

Please note: To join the meeting on a mobile device, you must download the Microsoft Teams app from the Apple App or Google Play store prior to the meeting. It is free to download.

If you are new to virtual meetings or Microsoft Teams meetings, you may want to review our Microsoft Teams Meetings Instructional Guide.