Vancouver's Summer Farmers Markets
One of the very best aspects of summer is all the fresh and nutritious friuts and vegetables that become available to us. We are so fortunate that we can enjoy a veritable cornucopia of fresh produce in this beautiful city. And it's all available to us through the thoroughly enjoyable concept of the Farmer's Market. Let's start in the East and work our way West.
Trout Lake Farmers Market
North lot of John Hendry Park
Saturdays 9AM – 2PM
May 14 – October 22, 2011
Trout Lake's Farmers Market is huge and very popular.
More than a market - a community institution! This market was established in 1995 and features a great selection of organic and conventionally grown produce and nursery items as well as meat, cheese, seafood and prepared foods of all sorts. High quality local craft is also available and perfect for last minute gifts!
Enjoy entertainment by acoustic musicians and kids can have their facepainted or get a balloon animal from our resident balloon sculptor. On-site hot food and coffee also available. Make a day of it and visit the beautiful Trout Lake park complete with an off-leash dog park and beach with picnic area. Please walk, bike or take transit to the market - free bike parking available!
Main Street Station Farmers Market
Thornton Park, Vancouver
Wednesdays 3PM – 7PM
June 1 – October 5, 2011
Located at the bustling commuter intersection at Main and Terminal. 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! Have dinner at the market as we'll be offering hot food on-site too. Stick around for a chef demonstration or relax in the park on a warm summer evening.
Oak Street Farmers Market
Oak Street at 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Wednesdays 3PM- 7PM
June 1 – December 21, 2011 (every other week for November/December)
The newest Farmers Market in the city. The first farmers' market in South Vancouver and the first farmers' market on private land! This market is at the Unitarian Chirch on Oak Street.
You can access us by transit: 17 Oak, 49 and 43 UBC/Joyce Station and a 10 min walk from 15 Cambie and the Canada Line.
Kitsilano Farmers Market
10th Avenue & Larch Street, Vancouver
Sundays 10AM – 2PM
May 22 – October 23, 2011
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 available on site each week. Free bike valet every week so please consider cycling or walking to the market if you can!
West End Farmers Market
1100 block of Comox Street, Vancouver
Saturdays 9AM – 2PM
June 4 – October 22, 2011
Located in the heart of Vancouver's busy West End, the West End Farmers Market looks onto beautiful newly renovated Nelson Park and community gardens. Weekly, West Enders can enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts. Hot food and coffee on-site as well. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy a market in your urban backyard!
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