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A Guide to the Best Farmers’ Markets in the Lower Mainland

All year round there are a variety of scrumptious farmers’ markets for tourists and locals alike to enjoy. The temperate climate and a love of DIY culture means that these markets are popular events and not limited to the summer time, like in some towns and cities. Farmers’ markets in the lower mainland attract growers, farmers, craftspeople, bakers and more from all over the city (and beyond). These high-quality, independent goods come right from workshops and fields to your shopping baskets.

Best of all you can find A Bread Affair at many of these markets serving freshly baked, hot-out-of-the-oven breads and baked goods.  Check out our farmers market schedule to find out where we’ll be each week.  We keep it updated every week.  Different neighbourhoods will have markets available on different days so that there is always fresh produce right around the corner for you to enjoy. Here are some local favourites:

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West End Farmers’ Market

Comox Street, between Bute and Thurlow

Saturdays through May – October

Easy to get to from most downtown locations (hotels and otherwise), this market is held every Saturday and is a great place to pick up some locally grown veggies and fruit for the weekend. There’s plenty to see and do in the West End and the farmers’ market is a great way to start or end a Saturday out and about. Plan for a picnic, or swing by first thing in the morning for some fresh and tasty breakfast ideas.

eatlocal.org/markets/west-end/

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

Kitsilano Community Center, between Larch and West 10th

Sundays through June – October

Kitsilano is a hidden gem but becoming a popular destination for visitors, so there’s a chance you would be stopping by here, anyway. On Sunday, though, you get an extra special treat – the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market! It’s one of the biggest markets and showcases many incredible vendors throughout the Lower Mainland.

eatlocal.org/markets/kitsilano/

Trout Lake Park Farmers’ Market

John Hendry Park (north of Trout Lake)

Saturdays through May – October

Just off of the bustling Commercial Drive neighbourhood, the Trout Lake Farmers’ Market is very easy to access from the SkyTrain. It offers plenty of fresh produce as well as a number of food trucks to treat you to quick and delicious delicacies from all over the city. This market is a favourite of many of Vancouver’s top chefs, too, so keep your eye out and you may meet some culinary stars.

eatlocal.org/markets/trout-lake/

Main St. Farmers’ Market

Just outside Science World Skytrain at Main and Terminal

Wednesday through June – October

A Main St. hotspot, this market is comfortably nestled in the bustling commuter intersection of Main and Terminal, not as busy as Trout Lake so if you’re a serious farmers market shopper, this market is perfect for speaking with vendors, asking questions, and avoiding long line-ups!

eatlocal.org/markets/main-st-station/

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

2300 Guelph Street

Sundays through June – October

A newer farmers market in the lower mainland, but nevertheless another crowd favourite.  Very local and very community oriented, if you live near by, drop by and say hi!

eatlocal.org/markets/mt-pleasant/

Haney Farmers’ Market

Memorial Peace Park, downtown Maple Ridge

Saturdays through May – October

A community favourite and fun family activity on hot Saturday afternoons!  Get all the fresh produce you need including some special treats from excellent baked goods vendors, like A Bread Affair!

haneyfarmersmarket.org

White Rock Farmers’ Market

Sundays through May – October

15154 Russell Ave.

A large Farmers Market nestled in the heart of White Rock.  There are many vendors from all over Lower Mainland and you are sure to snag a great find here.  Bring the whole family for some serious fun.

whiterockfarmersmarket.ca

Ladner Farmers’ Market

Ladner Village on 48th

Sundays through June – September

One of the oldest markets and running strong – there is live music and vendors to keep you busy for hours!

ladnervillagemarket.com

Steveston Farmers’ Market

Parking lot of the Steveston Community Center

Sundays through May – October

A popular tourist destination attracting locals and alike from everywhere.  Nibble on scrumptious market treats, enjoy live music or even go whale watching – this market has it all!

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Langley Farmers’ Market

Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard

Wednesday through May – October

Shop local bakers, makers, and growers at this popular market.

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Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot

Sundays through May – October

A growing market filled with local vendors, get all your dinner ingredients in one convenient stop.  Very family friendly with something to appeal to everyone.

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UBC Farmers’ Market

UBC Farm

Three weekly markets through May – October

A popular venue for community engagement and the primary channel through which UBC Farm produce is sold.

ubcfarm.ubc.ca/food-production/farm-markets/

Burnaby Farmers’ Market

Deer Lake Park

Saturdays through May – October

A market like no other;  experience a forested setting, meet up with local friends and check out locally grown, baked, and made products.

artisanmarkets.ca/our-markets-burnaby-artisan-farmers/market/

Royal City Farmers’ Market

Tipperary Park in New Westminster

Thursday through June-October

This local market features farm fresh produce, quality crafts, and gourmet foods.

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Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

Leigh Square next to City Hall

Thursdays through June – September

Get your fix of local, farm fresh produce at this excellent market.  And if you’re local you can even ride your bike here. Browse, have some snacks, and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Local crafts are a specialty of this market, so it’s also a great place for gifts and souvenirs.

portcoquitlamfarmersmarket.org

 

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