Local Guide: BC Farmer’s Markets

 

With warmer weather in sight, visit your local farmer’s market to stock up on delicious Spring farm-to-table produce and support BC farmers.

What’s fresh now:              

– Asparagus            – Pea Pods
– Collard Greens     – Pineapple

– Fennel                   – Rhubarb
– Green Beans        – Strawberries
Why support local farmer’s markets:
BC is a mecca for farmer’s markets, especially during the Spring and Summer months.
Local farmer’s markets help to provide the freshest produce, directly from local producers, whilst supporting small farm production. They also allow consumers to reconnect with people who personally produce the food they eat and those who take pride in their produce.
Farmer’s markets always carry seasonal produce, making the food bought at them, the freshest and most delicious out there. Succulent strawberries and crunchy asparagus are able to ripen fully without being shipped long-distance or sat in containers for days.

Where to buy in Vancouver:

When: Every Sunday from 10am – 2pm

Dates: May 7, 2017 – Oct 22, 2017

Where: Kitsilano Community Centre

What to expect: Delicious organic produce, from meats and cheese to baked goods

When: Every Saturday 9am – 2pm

Dates: May 6, 2017 – Oct 21, 2017

Where: Lakewood Dr. & E 13th Ave.

What to expect: Vancouver’s most well-known and loved market, Trout Lake was the original market serving up artisan breads, free-range eggs and heirloom veggies

When: Every Saturday 9am – 2pm

Dates: May 27, 2017 – Oct 21, 2017

Where: 1100 Comox St btw. Bute & Thurlow

What to expect: Facing onto Nelson Park, West End provides locals with seasonal produce, crafts and coffee

When: Every Sunday 10am – 2pm

Dates: May 28, 2017 – Oct 8, 2017

Where: Dude Chilling Park

What to expect: Serving up a selection of seasonal fruits and veggies, sustainable seafood and craft beers

Where to buy in Victoria (and surrounding area):

When: Every Saturday 10am – 2pm

Dates: May 2017 – Oct 2017

Where: 1330 Fairfield Rd.

What to expect: Now in it’s 26th season, Moss Street provides Victorians with local and organic farm-fresh produce

When: Every Saturday 9am – 1pm

Dates: June 2017 – Oct 2017

Where: Saanich Fairground

What to expect: With more than 50 vendors offering fresh jams, honey, bread to live music and children’s activities

SIDNEY STREET MARKET (THURSDAYS)

When: Every Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Dates: May 18, 2017 – August 31, 2017

Where: Beacon Avenue

What to expect: A holiday highlight for over 17 years, Sidney street market showcases the best in local produce including home-made jams and fudge

When: Every Saturday 9am – 2pm

Dates: April 2017 – Oct 2017

Where: Market Square, 200 Craig St

What to expect: A year-round market, Duncan farmer’s market provides locals with fresh products that stick to their ‘100 mile diet’

Where to buy in BC:

When: Every Saturday 10am – 3pm

Dates: April 1, 2017 – Oct 28, 2017

Where: 37994 Cleveland Ave.

What to expect: The vibrant Sea to Sky Farmer’s Market in Downtown Squamish serves up delicious locally grown treats, crafts and music

When: Every Friday 10am – 3pm

Dates:May 19, 2017 – Oct 6, 2017

Where: 516 Gower Point Rd.

What to expect: Started as a community project, the Gibsons Public Market provides the Sunshine Coast with local food, fresh produce, art and entertainment

When: Every Saturday 9am – 4pm

Dates: April 2017 – Oct 2017

Where: Centennial Park in Ganges

What to expect: Vendors must stick to the “make it, bake it, or grow it” rules of the market, creating a unique space with “island ingenuity”

When: Every Wednesday 4pm – 6:30pm

Dates: June 2017 – September 2017

Where: Veterans Way & Memorial

What to expect: Vendors make, bake & grow all of the products on offer to ensure an incredible selection of locally produced goods

Check out the BC Farmer’s MarketVancouver Farmer’s Market for more details

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