Farmer's Market Guide
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 growers, bakers, farmers and craftsmen who bring their wares straight from their fields and workshops to your shopping bag. Most neighbourhoods have a market, held on different days to maintain a steady supply of delicious, local produce throughout the week. You can view this map to find farmers markets throughout Metro Vancouver, but here are nine top pick for visitors.
Downtown Farmers Market
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, at the corner of Georgia & Hamilton
Thursdays, 11am - 3pm from June 1 – October 5
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is the new downtown home of Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Thursday market! Shop fresh weekly for the finest quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, artisan food, fresh fish, and local artisan beer, wine and spirits.
Granville Island Farmers Market
Next to the Granville Island Public Market
Thursdays, June - October
Most visitors will head over to Granville Island at some point, so plan your visit for a Thursday and check out this farmers market—the most established and oldest of its kind in Vancouver. Once you’ve finished shopping the market, head inside to the public market to continue exploring the city’s culinary offerings.
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street
Sundays, 10am - 2pm from May 7 - October 22
Shop fresh on Vancouver's west side this summer! Every Sunday from May 8 - Oct 23, the parking lot of Kitsilano Community Centre fills with the finest quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, artisan food, fresh fish, and local artisan beer, wine and spirits. Also features food and coffee trucks, handmade craft and more!
Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market
East plaza at Lonsdale Quay Market, North Vancouver
Saturdays, May - October
This is the market to go to if you want to combine fresh, seasonal produce with seaside views. With an amazing view back to downtown, browse the stall, grab a bite and enjoy the atmosphere. This market is also known to have a good number of local crafts available along with all the delicious edibles.
Main Street Farmers Market
1100 Station Street, steps from the SkyTrain
Wednesdays, 2pm - 6pm from May 31 - October 5
Shop fresh weekly at Vancouver's mid-week commuter market, located just steps from Main Street/Science World Station at 1100 Station Street. Each Wednesday at the Main Street Station Farmers Market, over 30 vendors bring you the finest quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, and poultry, baked goods, artisan food and craft, and hot food.
Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market
8th Avenue and Guelph St.
Sundays,10am - 2pm from May 28 - October 8
Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market returns for its 4th season at 8th Ave. and Guelph St. on June 12th! All summer long, shoppers will find a great selection of local farm product, artisanal beer, wine, and spirits, prepared food, handmade craft and food truck fare at this relaxed Sunday location. Near-by Dude Chillin' Park provides the perfect post-market picnic spot or playground date for families.
Trout Lake Park Farmers Market
13th Ave & Lakewood Drive
Saturdays, 9am - 2pm from May 6 - October 21
The biggest of Vancouver’s farmers markets, the Trout Lake market is just off the popular Commercial Drive neighbourhood and an easy walk from the SkyTrain. Along with seasonal produce and culinary offerings, you’ll also have your pick of food trucks to grab a quick breakfast or lunch. And keep an eye out for chef-types… you’re likely to see some of Vancouver’s best chefs picking up ingredients at this market!
West End Farmers Market
1100 Comox Street, at the edge of Nelson Park
Saturdays, 9am - 2pm from May 27 - October 21
Located in the heart of the West End neighbourhood, this laid-back Saturday market is walking distance from most downtown hotels, making it a great way to start your weekend in Vancouver. Grab a coffee and browse the stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as pickles, preserves, baked goods and cheeses, and plan a picnic!
West End Weekly Sunday Art Market
Jim Deva Plaza, 1200 Bute Street at Davie Street
Sundays, May - October
WE Arts is the West End Arts Society that is launching a weekly Sunday Art Market this year. The market creates a foundation to connect with many West Enders, Vancouverites and visitors over the summer and fall months. 50% of the artists are West End residents, with the balance coming from Vancouver and across BC, showcasing local and regional craftsmanship and talents.
Nat Bailey Stadium, at Ontario and East 30th Ave
Saturdays, November - April 25
Farmers markets aren’t just for summer! This market is open over the winter and spring, and while there’s less produce than during the sunnier months, the market makes up for it with plenty of pickles, preserves and other handmade goods—all of which make better souvenirs than a bag of tomatoes! Close to Queen Elizabeth Park, if it’s a sunny day, plan for a post-shop stroll.