A Guide to Vancouver Farmers' Markets

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It could be the moderate climate or the do-it-yourself culture, but Vancouver is filled with farmers markets year-round, promising a breadth of locally sourced foods and crafts. Meet artisans, bakers, farmers and craftsmen who bring their handmade items straight from their fields and workshops into your shopping bag.

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Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 11am–4pm | May 3–October 25

This spectacular waterfront Farmer's Market began in June 2005 near the entrance of Ambleside Beach Park (1500 block of Bellevue between 15th and 16th Streets). A variety of organic and conventional farmers participate in this market, including a wide selection of prepared food vendors, serving up baked goods, syrups, jams, jellies, honey, salsas and much more. In addition to sweets and savouries, the market offers a variety of BC crafts, including jewelry, clothing, wrought iron, garden sculptures, soaps, pottery and much, much more. The market offers a book exchange, newspaper reading area, games table, kid's play area and live music.For more information, visit the website.

Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 9am–2pm | May 2–October 24

Burnaby's first Farmers' Market started on June 13, 2008 in the North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way @ Deer Lake Parkway). At this market you can find both conventional and organic farmers, as well as a great selection of prepared food vendors and local crafters. Onsite you'll find a kid's play tent, used book exchange, games table, sitting area with local newspapers and wonderful live music. Also on offer are great food trucks featuring all kinds of delicious fare that you can enjoy right at the market. Come visit the market and join in on the fun! For more information, visit the website

Granville Island Farmers Market

Every Thursday, 9am–3pm | Starting June 4-Late October

Celebrating over 20 years of all things fresh straight from the farm, Granville Island Farmers Market is the most established and oldest of its kind in Vancouver. Throughout the summer and early autumn months, it's the go-to place to get the freshest produce from local farmers - from the field to your table in hours. From plants and flowers to fruit and vegetables, you'll find a splendor of freshness when you come check out the Farmers Market on Granville Island. For more information, visit the website.

Holiday Farmers Market

One Weekend Only | Saturday, December 12, 10am–4pm

The annual showcase of seasonal food and fine craft takes place once a year in December at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Over 70 vendors who regularly sell at summer markets bring out their holiday best at this indoor venue. Pick up gifts for everyone on your list, including VFM-branded merchandise, market money and gift certificates. Be sure to check out the silent auction showcasing gift baskets donated by vendors - you could pick up a great prize for a great price! Admission is $3 (kids under 13 are free) and members are admitted at no charge. Save room for lunch - Feastro and Old Country Pierogi will be outside cooking up the good stuff! For more information, visit the website.

Kerrisdale Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 10am–2pm | June 13–October 10

Vancouver Farmers Markets returns to Kerrisdale Village this season for 18 weeks of local food fun in the heart of one of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods. In the shadow of Point Grey High School and just up the street from Kerrisdale Arena, the farmers market will feature over 40 vendors selling farm produce, prepared foods and craft items from across BC. The market is situated on East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenues and there is ample street parking and close access to buses nearby. Stop by after your walk around the track or if you're shopping at the boutiques along 41st Avenue.For more information, visit the website.

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 10am–2pm | May 10–October 25

**Important Location Update: The Kitsilano Farmers Market returns to its regular location at 10th & Larch Sunday, June 14th, where it will remain until the end of the market season on October 25th. Each week the parking lot of Kits Community Centre fills with organic and conventional product, meat, cheese, seafood and plants as well as tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. Kids can enjoy the playground and waterpark nearby and parents will find the best selection of organic produce around. Hot coffee and hot food are available on site each week.For more information, visit the website.

Lonsdale Quay Artisan Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 10am–3pm | May 2–October 24

Lonsdale Quay Farmer's Market started on the East Plaza at the North Vancouver Quay in April of 2002. The location is perfect for a Farmer's Market as it has trees which shade the vendors and a cool breeze coming off the water. Some of the best organic and conventional farmers in BC attend the market, plus great bakers, jam-makers, honey-gatherers, and salsa-makers. The market has a wide variety of vendors and a great collection of crafters who sell jewelry, children's decals, pottery, soaps, kid's clothing and much more. This market offers a book exchange, newspaper reading area, and live music. For more information, visit the website.

Main Street Station Farmers Market

Every Wednesday, 2pm–6pm | June 3–October 7

Located at the bustling commuter intersection at Main and Terminal, Main Street Station market returns for it's 6th season this year. Access by bus and Skytrain is exceptional at this very central location. The market vendors will line up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street. There is ample room for pedestrians to walk along the sidewalk or detour into the park if they wish. You can expect to find a great selection of vendors at this market - everything from produce to meat and cheese, baking and more! Stay for dinner as hot food will be available onsite. Stick around for a chef demonstration or relax in the park on a warm summer evening.For more information, visit the website.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 10am–2pm | June 14–October 11

One of the newer farmers markets in town, Mount Pleasant has already become a community gathering place. Neighbours amble over from a block away, dog owners pick up a coffee and some flowers on their mid-day walk, and families heading to the playground grab a bunch of carrots and some fresh salmon for dinner. New to Vancouver? Hang out at Mount Pleasant for a couple Sundays and everyone will know your name. Been going to Vancouver Farmers Markets forever? You'll find familiar faces like Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, Blue Comet Seafoods, Farmer Koo, Goldwing and Good Time Farming as well as new ones like Honest Food Farms, Rai Produce and Walton Garlic. You won't have to elbow your way through lines to get at the cauliflower and there's plenty of adjacent street parking. If taking transit's your game, the market is only a couple blocks from the 99 B-line.For more information, visit the website.

Oak Street Farmers' Market

Every Wednesday, 3pm-7pm | June 3–October 14

The Oak Street Farmers Market is Vancouver's only market with exclusively organic fresh produce, meat and eggs, as well as wild-caught fish, baked goods, prepared foods and artisans. Find them in the parking lot of the Unitarian Church at 49th and Oak St. Enjoy the warm community atmosphere of South Vancouver's first farmers market, and the live music of Roland & Emma Nipp, and ErRatica. For more information, visit the website

Trout Lake Park Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 9am–2pm | May 9–October 24

This is where you'll find the vendors who have been doing it since the beginning. What started as 14 farmers ‘squatting' at the Croatian Cultural Centre back in 1995, has grown into Vancouver's most well-known and beloved market. Visitors come from near and far to sample artisan breads and preserves, stock up on free-range and organic eggs and meats, get the freshest, hard-to-find heirloom vegetables and taste the first Okanagan cherries and peaches of the season. Come meet your friends and neighbours, pick up supplies for a picnic by the lake, or just rub shoulders with farmers who care about the future of the land as much as the food they put on your plate. See you at the market!For more information, visit the website.

West End Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 9am–2pm | May 30–October 24

Located in the heart of Vancouver's busy West End, this laid-back Saturday market looks onto beautiful Nelson Park and adjacent community gardens. Weekly, West Enders can enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts. Hot food and coffee are available onsite as well. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy a market in your urban backyard!For more information, visit the website.

Winter Market

Every Saturday, 10am–2pm | November 1–April 25 (excludes Dec. 27)

Shop local year-round. Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal craft. Stick around for a while. Find a selection of food trucks and hot drink vendors along with market musicians for your enjoyment. There will be plenty of covered seating areas and warming stations, too. Come meet the producers who make, bake or grow what they sell!For more information, visit the website.

Yaletown Farmers Market

Every Thursday, 2pm-6pm | May 7–October 29

The Yaletown Farmers Market has all the bustle and appearance of a European-style marketplace. Nestled in the heart of Vancouver's historic Yaletown district, this market is lined on both sides by brick buildings, open air restaurants and cafes, and beautiful, mature trees. Come down for a mid-afternoon or after work shop - the market is conveniently located right outside the Yaletown-Roundhouse Skytrain station. Each Thursday a bit of the country comes to the city with this market, and with an amazing array of great eateries nearby, you could stay for dinner and check out some of the neighbourhood shops and boutiques.For more information, visit the website.


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