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 in the summertime, promising a breadth of locally made foods and crafts. Meet artisans, bakers, farmers and craftsman, who bring their handmade items straight from the fields and workshops and into your shopping bag.

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Lonsdale Quay Artisans Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 10am–3pm | May 7–October 29

Start out the weekend at this waterfront farmers market, which is located at Lonsdale Quay Market. This gathering brings together some of Vancouver’s best jam makers, honey gatherers, salsa mixers, bread bakers and crafters. Walk through a lineup of 20 vendors, and listen to live music, read local newspapers in the reading area or swap novels at the book exchange.

Trout Lake Park Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 9am–2pm | May 14–October 22

Located near scenic Trout Lake Park, this market is great for outings with the whole family. Browse goods from approximately 50 vendors, which offer unique items like organic hazelnuts, specialty mushrooms, freshly milled flour, apple cider, heirloom and cherry tomatoes and organic goats milk. After shopping, head to the park for a picnic on the beach, or let your canine companion run around in the dog-friendly, off-leash park.

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 10am–2pm | May 22–October 23

This farmers market features nearly 50 vendor stands with an array of both organic and conventional foods. Shop for Fraser Valley honey, organic coffee, gluten-free cakes and crackers, freshly baked breads and biodynamic berries, along with handmade crafts. After a morning of shopping, enjoy beachside activities at the nearby Kitsilano Beach, such as having a picnic, throwing a Frisbee or swimming in the outdoor saltwater pool.

West End Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 9am–2pm | June 4–October 22

This convenient downtown market is located on shady Comox Street across from Nelson Park. Though it’s one of the smaller markets in town, the fruits and veggies are high quality — ultra-juicy tomatoes, colorful bundles of chard, sweet peas and much more. A large selection of breads, pastries, cheeses and honey — plus coffee and crepe vendors — give you plenty to munch on. Combine your visit to this market with shopping on Robson Street for a full day of fun.

Main Street Station Farmers Market

Every Wednesday, 3–7pm | June 1–October 5

Check out the new location of this bustling farmers’ market, which is at the commuter intersection of Main and Terminal. Nearly 40 vendors line up alongside Thornton Park selling goods like natural sausages, pure maple syrup, artisan breads, grain-fed bison, wild-caught salmon and handmade soaps.

Granville Island Farmers Market

Every Thursday, 9am–3pm | Starting June 2

As home of the famous Granville Island Public Market and more than 70 eateries scattered throughout the island, this area is indisputably a foodie’s paradise. During the warmer months, take advantage of locally made produce, foods and beverages at the Granville Island Farmers Market, which has been a summer staple for the last 20 years. You can buy everything from ripe produce to ready-made food to freshly-cut flowers.

 


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