Vancouver Farmers’ Markets now open for the season

Four summer markets have opened, or will open, this week including West End (Saturday), Mount Pleasant (Sunday), Main St. Station(Wednesday), and Downtown (Thursday)!

There’s never been a better time than now to come out and shop with our local farmers. The cold, damp spring has resulted in a slow start to the season for growers across the board; many are reporting they’re a month behind planting, crops are struggling in the wet soil, and the lack of sunshine has been slowing down production. Some farmers are even cancelling market dates due to lack of product, impacting their early season sales when they need them most.

Despite these challenges, an abundance of farm-to-table goodness, seasonal produce, and some exciting new vendors can be found at the markets right now. We hope to see market shoppers out en masse in the next few weeks to give our farmers the boost they need to get through a tough start to the season.

Thanks for your continued support and see you soon at the markets!

2017 Summer Market Dates

Trout Lake  Saturdays  May 6–Oct 21 9am – 2pm  13th Ave E. & Lakewood Dr.
Kitsilano Sundays May 7–Oct 22  10am – 2pm 10th Ave. W. & Larch St.
West End Saturdays May 27–Oct 21 9am – 2pm 1100 Comox St.
Mt. Pleasant Sundays May 28–Oct 8 10am – 2pm 8th Ave. E & Guelph St.
 Main St. Station  Weds May 31–Oct 4 2pm – 6pm 1100 Station St.
Downtown Thursdays June 1–Oct 5 11am – 3pm QE Theatre Plaza
Riley Park Saturdays June 24–Oct 7 10am – 2pm 30th Ave. E & Ontario St.
Do you work or live downtown? Our Downtown Farmers Market at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza has new, convenient lunchtime hours btw. 11am-3pm. Come down for some yummy food truck lunch and a quick grocery shop each Thursday starting June 1!
If Sunday picnics and park dates are your thing, it’s tough to beat our Mt. Pleasant Market for its great selection of farm-fresh food and close proximity to Dude Chilling Park. Check out the vendor schedule to find out who’ll be there each week.

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