Best Vancouver Farmers Markets 2015

 Best Vancouver Farmers Markets 2015

Farmers markets are great for finding fresh, organic and locally sourced produce. They’re also the perfect place to learn more about your local farmers, artisans and bakers, and discover how your food makes its way from the field to your kitchen.

By supporting BC’s farmers and artisan food makers, you also contribute over $15 million in direct and indirect benefits to the local and regional economy. Alongside this, your food is fresh, naturally sourced and not to mention, nutritious and delicious.

What better way to help sustain our local economy than a stroll around Vancouver’s farmers markets this summer? You’ll find freshly picked vegetables, organically sourced meats and craft beers right on your doorstep. Here are some of the best weekly farmers markets in and around Vancouver this 2015.

 Best Vancouver Farmers Markets 2015

Main St. Station

Located at the intersection at Main and Terminal, you’ll find a great selection of vendors with everything from meat and cheese, to baking and more! With hot food on site, food trucks, and chef demonstrations, this is a great place to check out on a summer afternoon. It’s easily accessible too and central to bus and Skytrain links.

  • Date: Wednesdays, June 3 – October 7
  • Time: 2pm – 6pm
  • Location: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver

 

Yaletown

A bustling marketplace nestled in the heart of Yaletown’s red brick district, surrounded by chic restaurants and patios. Located just by the Yaletown-Roundhouse Skytrain station, Yaletown market is easily accessible and offers fresh produce, artisan food and baked goods. We recommend checking out the market before a few after-work drinks in one of the many cocktail bars.

  • Date: Thursdays, May 7 – October 29
  • Time: 2pm – 6pm
  • Location: 1200 Mainland Street, Vancouver

 

 Best Vancouver Farmers Markets 2015photo credit: Vancouver Farmers Markets

Trout Lake

Here you’ll find vendors who have been involved from the very beginning. Since starting in 1995, Trout Lake farmers’ market has become one of Vancouver’s most-loved marketplaces. With artisan breads, free-range eggs, heirloom vegetables and Okanagan cherries, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

  • Date: Saturdays, May 9 – October 24
  • Time: 9am – 2pm
  • Location: Lakewood Drive & 13th Avenue

 

West End

This laid-back Saturday market features local produce, crafts, hot food and coffee. Located in the heart of Downtown’s West End, it’s the perfect market to explore without venturing too far out of the city.

  • Date: Saturdays, May 30 – October 24
  • Time: 9am – 2pm
  • Location: Comox Street, Vancouver

 

Kerrisdale

A great Saturday market in one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods. With over 40 vendors selling food, crafts, and farm produce, this is a great place to explore on the weekend. Situated on East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenue, this location boasts street parking, bus access and a grocery valet service.

  • Date: Saturdays, June 13 – October 10
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: 5500 East Boulevard, Vancouver

 

 Best Vancouver Farmers Markets 2015photo credit: Vancouver Farmers Markets

Kitsilano

This popular market fills with organic and conventional produce and is the perfect place to browse on a Sunday afternoon. With food and beverage trucks, meat, cheese, baked goods and entertainment from local musicians, Kitsilano market is the place to be. It’s also kid friendly too, with a playground and waterpark nearby.

  • Date: Sundays, May 10 – October 25
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: From May 10th – June 7th, the market will temporarily relocate to Riley Park, on 30th Avenue and Ontario Street. Operations at the regular site (10th and Larch) will resume from June 14th onwards.

 

Mt. Pleasant

Although it’s one of Vancouver’s newer markets, this doesn’t mean it hasn’t already found its place in the community. Mt. Pleasant farmers’ market is the perfect place to grab some fresh organic produce and locally sourced fish for dinner. You’ll also find plenty of street parking, food and beverage trucks, and a number of familiar stalls such as Blue Comet Seafoods, Farmer Koo and Applebarn Pumpkin Farm.

  • Date: Sundays, June 14 – October 11
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: 2300 Guelph Street, Vancouver

 

What farmers markets are you looking forward to this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Written by: Alicia Haque

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