BC’s Mainland Farmers’ Markets 2018

Lazy weekend mornings and farmers’ markets go together like PB&J. You can fill your bag with amazing local produce, stop by a food truck for a bite to eat (or maybe you’re saving your recently purchased goodies for a 100-mile dinner?) and don’t forget to check out some of the handmade jewelry or clothing on display.

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Here we list where you can find farmers’ markets across seven different regions in BC. Check back soon for a list of markets in northern BC and on Vancouver Island and the gulf islands.

 

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

 

South Cariboo Farmers’ Market

Where:240 Third St., 100 Mile House

When:Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 14 to Sept. 28, 2018

Website:www.southcariboofarmersmarket.org

Why you should go: This vibrant market is dog friendly and features a wide variety of items, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, baked goods, meat, jewellery, art and so much more. There will be live music playing while you shop, and there’s a seating area for you to rest and enjoy the day.

 

Quesnel Farmers’ Market

Where:Carson Street and Kinchant Street, Quesnel

When: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5 to Oct. 13, 2018

Website: www.quesnelmarket.com

Why you should go: The Quensel Market is celebrating its 30thanniversary in 2018! This market features something for everyone with 40 to 60 vendors each week, a kids area, live music and more.

 

McLeese Lake Farmers’ Market

Where:Historic Visitor Information Park, McLeese Lake

When: Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20 to Sept. 30, 2018

Website: fb.me/mcleeselakefarmersmarket

Why you should go: This small market averages 10 to 15 vendors each week, but there something for every shopper – fresh produce, meat, baked goods and unique crafts are all waiting for you. The market is dog friendly and offers a seating area for shoppers.

 

Cariboo Direct Farm Market

Where: 525 Proctor St., at 4thAvenue, Williams Lake

When: Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 4 to Oct. 5, 2018

Website: fb.me/williamslakefarmersmarket

Why you should go: Started more than 20 years ago, this market has grown by leaps and bounds over the years! Today, this Friday market offers tables for farmers, bakers, artisans, crafters and wildcrafters, so don’t miss out.

 

 

Fraser Valley

 

Deroche Farmer’s Market

Where: 10220 North Deroche Rd., Deroche

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 9 to Sept. 22, 2018

Website: fb.me/derochefarmersmarket

Why you should go: Come for the music and food trucks, but stay for the wide variety of locally grown, freshly made, handcrafted items you’ll find here. This market is dog friendly and features a kids area.

 

Mission City Farmers Market

Where: 7650 Grand St., Mission

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5 to Oct. 6, 2018

Website: www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com

Why you should go: The Mission City Farmers Market board is working together to ensure this market grows, prospers and offers something for every shopper. Located close to public transit, no one has to miss out on locally grown fruits and vegetables, there are plants available for sale, food trucks on site and more.

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Abbotsford Farm and Country Market

Where: Montrose Avenue, north of George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5 to Dec. 15, 2018

Website: www.afcm.ca

Why you should go: The Abbotsford Farm and Country Market strives to combine the best of a modern market experience with the traditional “make, bake or grow” principle for its vendors. This market showcases locally grown and produced items, in addition to local creative talent in both artisans and entertainers.

 

Aldergrove Summer Farmers’ Market

Where: 26607 Fraser Hwy., off 32ndAvenue, Aldergrove

When: Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 3 to Sept. 3, 2018

Website: www.aldergrovefarmersmarket.com

Why you should go: Offering the best BC has to offer, this market certainly caters to the locals and those looking to keep their money in their community. From local fruits, vegetables and flowers, to hand-knit clothing, natural soaps and creams and local wines, there’s something for everyone here.

 

Agassiz Farm Fresh Market

Where: Agassiz-Harrison Museum, 7011 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz

When: Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 28 to Sept. 6, 2018

Website:www.agassizfarmfreshmarket.com

Why you should go: This market is dog friendly and offers a kids area. In addition to local produce, shoppers will also find lots of ready-made food vendors, artisans, coffee and local meats.

 

Cultus Lake Summer Farmers’ Market

Where: 4165 Columbia Valley Hwy., Cultus Lake

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 23 to Sept. 3, 2018

Website: www.cultuslakefarmersmarket.org

Why you should go: In addition to fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut flowers, this beachside market also features local artisans and their paintings, sculptures, woodworking, jewellery, hand-knit clothing and more. Shoppers will be treated to live music, and there’s also a seating area available.

 

 

Kootenay Rockies

 

Golden Farmer’s Market

Where: 500 10thAve. North, Golden

When: Wednesdays noon to 5 p.m., June 13 to Sept. 26, 2018

Where: 501 9thAve. North, Golden

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7 to Aug. 25, 2018

Website: www.goldenbcfarmersmarket.com

Why you should go: Offered two days a week in the summer months, this market offers a true Golden experience for locals and tourists alike! There’s live music every other weekend, as well as a seating area, food trucks and more.

 

Agri Park Farmers’ Market

Where: 553 Hwy. 93 and 95, Invermere

When: Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., June 27 to Aug. 29, 2018

Website: www.wdfi.ca

Why you should go: Although the market only began in 2017, it has quickly become the place to be in the summer. Shoppers are treated to supper and live music, and the shopping is just as excellent as the company. In addition to local produce, honey and baking, the market offers government-inspected meat from its own abattoir that was built in 2016.

 

River View Farmers’ Market

Where: Hwy. 43 and Camp Road, Elkford

When: Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., July 4 to Aug. 29, 2018

Website: www.riverviewfarmersmarket.net

Why you should go: Make a trip to this farmers’ market part of your larger travel plans and stay a while in Elkford! The local produce, handmade items and breath-taking views are hard to beat. There’s so much to see and do here, and so much to buy!

 

Revelstoke Farm & Craft Market

Where: Grizzly Plaza, MacKenzie Avenue and 1stStreet, Revelstoke

When: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 28 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: facebook.com/Revelstoke-Farm-and-Craft-Market-173199746218150

Why you should go: Situated in downtown Revelstoke, surrounded by heritage buildings and snow-covered mountain peaks, this Saturday market is a can’t-miss event. Shoppers will find a wide variety of items for sale, all locally grown or produced.

 

Fernie Mountain Market

Where: Rotary Park, Fernie

When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 1 to Sept. 2, 2018

Website: www.mountainmarket.ca

Why you should go: Local produce, fresh-baked goodies, unique tastes from food trucks and local artisans showing off their talents sums up an afternoon at this market. There’s a kids area and a seating area available for shoppers.

 

Kimberley Farmers’ Market

Where: Howard Street, Kimberely

When: Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., June 21 to Sept. 20, 2018

Website: www.kimberleyfarmersmarket.ca

Why you should go: The Kimberley Farmers’ Market has become an integral part of the community since its inception in 2014. Started as part of the Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook’s Food Sustainability initiative, the market gives area food growers and producers a place to sell their items and connect face-to-face with their customers. The market is also part of the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, offering fresh produce, eggs and meat for low-income families.

 

Kaslo Saturday Market

Where: 450 Front St., Kaslo

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 9 to Sept. 22, 2018

Website: www.nklcss.org

Why you should go: Now in its 17thyear, the Kaslo Saturday Market is the perfect kick-off to your weekend. Set in a grassy park in downtown Kaslo, with the Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake surrounding you, you couldn’t ask for a better atmosphere. The market features live music and a seating area.

 

Nakusp’s 50 Mile Year-Round Market

Where: 90 5thAve. NW, Nakusp

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., all season

Website: fb.me/oldfirehallnakusp

Why you should go: This indoor, year-round market offers everything shoppers could want, from alcohol to baked goods, local fruit and vegetables, honey, meat, prepared foods and more.

 

Nakusp Farmers’ Market

Where: 5 Avenue and Broadway Street, Nakusp

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 19 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: fb.me/Nakuspfarmersmarket

Why you should go: The Nakusp Farmers’ Market was founded over a quarter century ago by a few local vendors. Since then, it has grown into an integral part of the community, giving local growers, producers and small business owners a place to sell their wares. This market offers a kids area, seating area, live music, food trucks and shopping opportunities of all kinds.

 

Cranbrook Farmers’ Market

Where: 10 Avenue South, Cranbrook

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 23 to Oct. 6, 2018

Website: www.cranbrookfarmersmarket.com

Why you should go: The Cranbrook Farmers Market offers your weekly excitement for your senses – there’s amazing things to see, smell and hear at this market. Local food producers, growers and artisans feature their hand-crafted, homemade, locally grown and produced items for shoppers to enjoy.

 

New Denver Friday Market

Where: 6 Avenue and Kildare Street, New Denver

When: Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 1 to Sept. 28, 2018

Contact: ndfridaymarket@gmail.com

Why you should go: As one of the first markets to appear in the Kootenays, the New Denver Friday Market is a real gem and something to be experienced. Set on a grassy area beneath the maple trees, and surrounded by gorgeous mountains, you’ll enjoy the views just as much as the wares.

 

Nelson Downtown Local Market

Where: Baker Street and Hall Street, Nelson

When: Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 13 to Sept. 26, 2018

Website: http://ecosociety.ca/markets/Nelson-downtown-local-market/

Why you should go: Now in its ninth year, this market and its shoppers are supporting the local economy – everything sold at the market must be made locally to be eligible for a table at the market. From produce to plants to prepared foods, you’ll find it all here.

 

Cottonwood Community Market

Where: 199 Carbonate St., Nelson

When: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 19 to Oct. 13, 2018

Website: https://ecosociety.ca/markets/cottonwood-market

Why you should go: Over 40 vendors gather together each week for the Cottonwood Community Market, selling everything from locally grown produce, fresh juice, eggs, honey, meats and home-brewed root beer to artwork, clothing, jewellery and more. Situated next to a beautiful park and waterfall, you can spend your Saturday strolling, shopping and enjoying the atmosphere.

 

Creston Valley Farmers’ Market

Where: 111 Northwest Blvd., Creston

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 28 to Oct. 6, 2018

Website: www.crestonvalleyfarmersmarket.ca

Why you should go: Showcasing over 130 vendors, this market does not disappoint. You can get everything you need at the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market, from fruits and vegetables to local wine and cider to handmade pottery and soaps – and so much more!

 

Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers’ Market

Where: 1300 block of Cedar Avenue, Trail

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 5 to Oct. 7, 2018, bi-weekly

Website: facebook.com/Trails-Incredible-Farmers-Market-898851506887511

Why you should go: Promoting the importance of community, fresh and nutritious food for all, growing food and the importance of sustainability, as well as food security, this market in Trail is more than a community market. Shoppers will find local produce, fresh-made goodies, local artists, craft distilleries, wines and more.

 

Rossland Mountain Market

Where: 2071 Columbia Ave., Rossland

When: Thursdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., May 31 to Oct. 4, 2018

Website: www.rosslandmountainmarket.com

Why you should go: Founded in 2008, this market is a traditional make-it, bake-it, grow-it market, supporting local businesses and local farmers. The market is also home to local musicians and artisans, so don’t miss a chance to come down and see what’s available.

 

Grand Forks Farmers’ Market

Where: 7370 5th St., Grand Forks

When: Tuesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 1 to Oct. 30, 2018

Website: facebook.com/Farmers-Market-Grand-Forks-BC-272795266217067

Why you should go: This small market is your source for all things local – locally made, baked, grown, raised or wild harvested, it’s here.

 

Valemount Farmers Market

Where: 735 Cranberry Lake Rd., Valemount

When: Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 21 to Sept. 27, 2018

Website: facebook.com/Valemount-Farmers-Market-209891929134103

Why you should go: Located in the Robson Valley and surrounded by three mountain ranges, the Valemount Farmers Market brings tourists and locals together to celebrate the bounty of the community. This market is dog friendly, offers live music and a seating area.

 

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Metro Vancouver

 

Haney Farmers’ Market

Where: 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 12 to Nov. 11, 2018

Website: www.haneyfarmersmarket.org

Why you should go: This family-friendly market is a great way to spend your Saturday morning! In addition to products from local farmers and craftsmen, there’s also a Kids Korner and story time for children, and parents can relax and listen to talented buskers in the Café Corner.

 

Port Coquitlam Farmers Market

Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam

When: Thursdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 7 to Oct. 11, 2018

Website: www.portcoquitlamfarmersmarket.org

Why you should go: Visit the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market for everything local – from food to crafts and so much more. There’s a Kids Korner and story time available for young shoppers, as well as a Café Corner and live music. Be sure to check the schedule and stick around for cooking demonstrations using market produce, including ways to use unusual vegetables.

 

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

Where: 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley

When: Wednesdays noon to 4:30 p.m., May 16 to Oct. 10, 2018

Where: 20399 Douglas Cres., Langley

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 2 to Oct. 6, 2018

Website: www.lcfm.ca

Why you should go: Celebrating 10 years in 2018, the Langley Community Farmers’ Market is bringing together so much more than local food and wares. The LCFM increases access to local food through its Food Recovery Program, an addition to its Nutrition Coupon Program, directing donated food from vendors to local organizations. The market is also home to the Young Entrepreneur Program, providing a market stall for kids to sell their own made, baked or grown products.

 

Coquitlam Farmers Market

Where: 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam

When: Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 6 to Oct. 28, 2018

Website: www.makebakegrow.com

Why you should go: The Coquitlam Farmers Market was founded in 1996 and has become the go-to spot for individuals and families that want to know where their food comes from. All items at the market are made, baked, grown or raised in BC. With live music, a kids area and seating available, this is a great place to spend your summer Sundays.

 

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

Where: 10275 City Parkway, Surrey

When: Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., June 6 to Oct. 3, 2018

Website: www.surreymarket.org

Why you should go: In addition to being able to meet farmers and producers face-to-face, the market hosts live music and kids activities each week.

 

New West Farmers’ Market

Where: 4th Street and Royal Avenue, New Westminster

When: Thursdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., May 24 to Oct. 4, 2018

Website: www.newwestfarmers.ca

Why you should go: With a focus on locally grown and produced foods and sustainable food production, the New West Farmers Market Association believes in contributing to the local economy, healthy eating and food security. This market offers a kids area, live music and a seating area.

 

Burnaby Farmers’ Market

Where: 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby

When: Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 5 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: www.artisanmarkets.ca

Why you should go: Offering live music and a seating area, this market is nestled among the trees just steps from Deer Lake – a perfect setting for your Saturday morning adventures.

 

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market

Where: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

When: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 5 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: www.artisanmarkets.ca

Why you should go: This traditional farmers market also offers a kids area, live music and a seating area for its shoppers to enjoy.

 

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market, East Vancouver

Where: 2100 East 13 Ave., Vancouver

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 5 to Oct. 20, 2018

Website: www.eatlocal.org

Why you should go: Come out to Vancouver’s longest-running farmers’ market! You’ll find locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, dairy, fish, craft beer, wine, spirits and handmade items. Food and coffee trucks are also on site, and there’s live music and seating available.

 

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

Where: 1000 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver

When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 6 to Oct. 28, 2018

Website: www.artisanmarkets.ca

Why you should go: Just steps from Ambleside Beach, this farmers’ market hosts local growers, bakers and artists each week. Shoppers are treated to live music, and there’s a kids area available.

 

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

Where: 1100 Station St., Vancouver

When: Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., June 6 to Oct. 3, 2018

Website: www.eatlocal.org

Why you should go: Featuring more than 30 farms and producers each week, this market is easily accessible and offers a wide variety of locally produced goods and food. Shoppers can listen to live music, and there’s seating available.

 

Downtown Farmers’ Market

Where: 650 Hamilton St., Vancouver

When: Thursdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 7 to Oct. 4, 2018

Website: www.eatlocal.org

Why you should go: Stop by Thursdays after work for locally grown produce and great food-truck eats. This small market also features a summer concert series and a patio bar on the plaza on select dates in June, July and August.

 

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

Where: 2390 Brunswick St., Vancouver

When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 27 to Oct. 7, 2018

Website: www.eatlocal.org

Why you should go: Shoppers will find a great selection of local farm products, artisanal foods, craft beer, wine and spirits, handmade crafts and food-truck fare. Located near Dude Chilling Park, this is a great post-shopping location to sit, relax and enjoy a picnic, or make it a playground date for families. The market features live music and a kids area.

 

White Rock Farmers’ Market

Where: 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock

When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 6 to Oct. 28, 2018

Website: www.whiterockfarmersmarket.ca

Why you should go: Hosting 60 to 70 vendors each week, as well as buskers, artists and service vendors, everything you could want is at the White Rock Farmers’ Market. The market also features a kids area and seating.

 

West End Farmers’ Market

Where: 1100 Comox St., Vancouver

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 26 to Oct. 20, 2018

Website: www.eatlocal.org

Why you should go: Located on the edge of beautiful Nelson Park, this market offers everything from local produce to local alcohol, food and coffee trucks and much more. There is a kids area, live music and seating available.

 

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

Where: 1666 Johnston St., Vancouver

When: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 7 to Sept. 27, 2018

Website: http://granvilleisland.com/events/farmers-market

Why you should go: Going strong for 29 years, the Granville Island Farmers’ Market is known far and wide as a spectacular market offering everything from locally grown fruit and vegetables, to art, baked goods, jams, sauces, cheeses and selections from local breweries, wineries and distilleries. Don’t miss a chance to experience this market.

 

Riley Park Farmers’ Market

Where: 50 East 30th Ave., Vancouver

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 28 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: www.eatlocal.org

Why you should go: With food and coffee trucks on site, this is a great farmers’ market to explore, shop and stay a while! There is a kids area available, as well as live music and seating.

 

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

Where: 2690 Larch St., Vancouver

When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 6 to Oct. 21, 2018

Website: www.eatlocal.org

Why you should go: Featuring food and coffee trucks, as well as the finest quality local fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, dairy, fish, craft beer, wine, spirits and more. You want to spend your Sunday mornings here. There is a kids area available, live music and seating.

 

Kwantlen St. Farmers Market

Where: 7700 Minoru Gate., Richmond

When: Tuesdays noon to 4 p.m., May 29 to Oct. 2, 2018

Website: www.kwantlenstmarket.ca

Why you should go: This market is a joint venture by the Kwantlen Student Association and Farm Fresh Events. The market highlights KPU’s Sustainable Agriculture and Farm School programs. In addition to a traditional farmers’ market atmosphere, you’ll also find live music, kids workshops, food trucks and chef demos.

 

UBC Farm Market

Where: 3461 Ross Dr., Vancouver

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 2 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: www.ubcfarm.ca/markets

Why you should go: This is the only farmers’ market you’ll attend that’s situated on a working farm in Vancouver. In addition to farm-fresh fare, there’s also food trucks on site, musicians, prepared food, artists and craftspeople and so much more. Special events happen throughout the summer months, and the annual Fall Fair happens on Sept. 15.

 

Ladner Village Market

Where: 5028A 48th Ave., Delta

When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug. 12, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 2018

Website: www.ladnervillagemarket.com

Why you should go: Just 20 minutes south of Vancouver, this market offers over 160 vendors and is one of western Canada’s largest open-air markets. While you’re shopping, you’ll be able to enjoy the talents of local entertainers and buskers.

 

Steveston Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Where: 4111 Moncton St., Richmond

When: Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 15, July 29, Aug. 5, Aug. 19, Sept. 2, Sept. 16, 2018

Website: www.sfam.ca

Why you should go: This family-friendly, community-based farmers market is operated by volunteers. All monies raised by the market go to support activities and projects of the Steveston Community Centre.

 

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market

Where: 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 5 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: fortlangleyvillagefarmersmarket.org

Why you should go: What better place to shop for local goods than the birthplace of British Columbia? This traditional farmers’ market features the best that BC farmers, producers, bakers and artisans have to offer. The market features a kids area and seating.

 

Tsawwassen Farmers Market

Where: 56thStreet and 6thAvenue, Tsawwassen

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 16 to Sept. 1, 2018

Why you should go: Featuring local fruit and vegetables, artisanal foods, baking, handcrafted artwork, jewellery, gifts and so much more, this market has something for everyone. There’s also live music and a kids area available.

 

 

Sea To Sky

 

Lillooet Farmers’ Market

Where: 620 Main St., Lillooet

When: Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 11 to Oct. 5, 2018

Website: fb.me/lilooetfarmersmarket

Why you should go: At this market, you’ll find all the produce and meats you need to cook healthy, local meals, as well as unique crafts, delicious snacks, and even plants for your garden.

 

Pemberton Farmers’ Market

Where: 7438 Frontier St., Pemberton

When: Fridays 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 1 to Oct. 26, 2018

Website: www.pembertonfarmersmarket.com

Why you should go: The Pemberton Farmers’ Market exists to bring Pemberton-area producers and consumers together directly, creating a vibrant market for quality, fresh produce and other products, all while fostering a healthy and sustainable, professional, organic farming industry in the Pemberton area.

 

Whistler Farmers’ Market

Where: 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler

When: Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 4 to Aug. 29, 2018

When: Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 20 to Sept. 30, 2018

Website: fb.me/whistlerfarmersmarket

Why you should go: Established in 1994, featuring one farm and a few local crafters, the Whistler Farmers’ Market is now home to an average of 90 vendors showcasing their fresh fruit, vegetables, crafts and food products.

 

Squamish Farmers’ Market

Where: 37996 Cleveland Ave., Squamish

When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 7 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: www.squamishfarmersmarket.com

Why you should go: Now in its 15thyear, the Squamish Farmers’ Market is home to over 100 vendors and it’s become a weekly destination for people to gather together, shop, listen to live music and take part in various market activities. The market features a kids area and a seating area.

 

 

Sunshine Coast

 

Gibsons Landing Sunday Market

Where: 340 Gower Point Rd., Gibsons

When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 20 to Sept. 2, 2018

Website: fb.me/gibsons.landing.sunday.market

Why you should go: This small market was established almost 20 years ago, and holds true to the traditional farmers’ market philosophy: everything made, baked and grown locally.

 

Gibsons Fridays Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Where: 473 Gower Point Rd., Gibsons

When: Fridays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., May 18 to Oct. 5, 2018

Website: www.gibsonspublicmarket.com

Why you should go: From Victoria Day long weekend to the Thanksgiving long weekend, this is the Friday place to be! This open-air market offers everything shoppers are looking for, as well as live music, a kids area and extra seating.

 

The Farm Gate Market

Where: 1319 Roberts Creek Rd., Roberts Creek

When: Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., April 4 to Oct. 31, 2018

Website: facebook.com/Roberts-Creek-Farm-Gate-Market-1583068711944442

Why you should go: The Farm Gate Market not only offers farm goods, but also baked goodies, homemade products, edible plants, seeds, honey, nut butters and so much more. There is a kids area, live music and additional seating.

 

Sechelt Farmers & Artisans Market

Where: 5797 Cowrie St., Sechelt

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., March 31 to Sept. 29, 2018

Website: www.secheltmarket.org

Why you should go: Now celebrating 25 years, this farmers’ market runs rain or shine from March to September and features artists and produce growers from across the Sechelt Peninsula.

 

Powell River Farmers’ Market

Where: 4365 McLeod Rd., Powell River

When: Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., April 28 to Sept. 29, 2018

When: Sundays 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 29 to Sept. 30, 2018

Website: fb.me/powellriverfarmersmarket

Why you should go: Open since 1987, this old-fashioned, country-style market is set beneath the trees and offers a wide variety of items grown, raised or made locally. There is a children’s play area, and train rides for kids and adults are available on Sundays.

 

Savary Island Farmers’ Market

Where: 2778 Brian’s Way, Savary Island

When: Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 3 to Aug. 28, 2018

Website: fb.me/savarymarket

Why you should go: This is the community event of the week that you do not want to miss! Offering everything from BBQ to beer and baked treats, this island-getaway market is fun to shop so explore and stay a while! There is also a kids area and live music available.

 

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Thompson Okanagan

 

Celista Hall Farmers’ Market

Where: 5456 Squilax-Anglemont Rd., Celista

When: Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 4 to Sept. 12, 2018

Website: fb.me/celistahallfarmersmarket

Why you should go: With a kids area, live music and extra seating, this farmers’ market has it all. Shoppers will find local produce, prepared foods and crafts, and the hall is located right next to the lake with a swimming and picnic area.

 

Clearwater Farmers’ Market

Where: 73 Old North Thompson Hwy., Clearwater

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon, May 5 to Oct. 6, 2018

Website: fb.me/clearwaterfarmersmarket

Why you should go: The Clearwater Farmers’ Market offers produce of all kinds, seasonal plants, arts, crafts, baking, woodworking and so much more. There is an outdoor pancake breakfast next door, and a café on the other side, making this a perfect way to spend your Saturday mornings.

 

Blind Bay Farmers’ Market

Where: 3107 Trans Canada Hwy., Blind Bay

When: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 17 to Aug. 30, 2018

Website: facebook.com/blind-bay-farmers-market-182841505085487

Why you should go: In a new location for 2018, but still offering the same great service and vendors. After you’re done shopping, you have excellent access to Blind Bay, White Lake, Notch Hill and more.

 

Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market

Where: 4109 Squilax-Anglemont Rd., Scotch Creek

When: Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 24 to Sept. 2, 2018

Website: facebook.com/scotch-creek-farm-craft-market-132781326784454

Why you should go: The Scotch Creek Market is a strong proponent of the make it, bake it, grow it philosophy and allows only those products that meet these criteria. The market recognizes the diversity of the talents of food and grower vendors and encourages local farmers and growers to flourish by improving access to their products and efforts to promote healthy lifestyle choices. As well, you can find a variety of unique, locally hand-crafted artisan goods and services.

 

All Organic Farmers’ Market

Where: 2701 11 Ave. NE, Salmon Arm

When: Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., July 4 to Oct. 31, 2018

Website: fb.me/allorganicfarmersmarket

Why you should go: This just might be the only farmers’ market in BC where vendors sell only organic foods – everything from produce to meat, plants, dairy, cookies and ale!

 

Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market

Where: 1240 Trans Canada Hwy., Sorrento

When: Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon, May 12 to Oct. 6, 2018

Website: www.sorrentofarmersmarket.ca

Why you should go: With over 35 vendors the market offers a wide selection of fresh, local, organic produce, locally raised meats, organic artisan beer, local wine, farm fresh eggs, fruit, baked goods, flowers and plants, preserves and an array of fine, hand-crafted items. The Sorrento Market won the “Farmers Market of the Year Award” (small category) for all of BC in 2014.

 

Salmon Arm Community Market

Where: 410 5th St., Salmon Arm

When: Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 11 to Oct. 5, 2018

Website: www.samarketwithheart.ca

Why you should go: Live music, food trucks and local vendors make this a must-stop destination for anyone wanting to stick to their 100-mile diet. Farmers and artisans bring their goods from their Okanagan/Shuswap area.

 

Shuswap Farm & Craft Market

Where: 490 5thAve. SW, Salmon Arm

When: Tuesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., April 27 to Oct. 12, 2018

Website: www.shuswapmarket.ca

Why you should go: This is the oldest market in Salmon Arm, and now it’s in a new location at the fairgrounds. Live music, a kids area and extra seating are available.

 

Armstrong Farmers’ Market

Where: 3375 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong

When: Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon, April 28 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: www.armstrongfarmersmarket.ca

Why you should go: The Armstrong Farmers’ Market is the oldest, continually running outdoor farmers’ market in the province, now celebrating 45 years of serving the community and still going strong. At the height of the season, the market hosts more than 60 vendors for shoppers to explore and enjoy.

 

Chase Farm & Craft Market

Where: 305 Brooke Dr., Chase

When: Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 18 to Oct. 26, 2018

Website: fb.me/chasefarmandcraftmarket

Why you should go:

 

Barriere Farmers’ Market

Where: 4307 Yellowhead South Hwy. 5 South, Barriere

When: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 3 to Oct. 25, 2018

Website: facebook.com/barriere-farmers-market-182841505085487

Why you should go: Easily accessible, this market offers a wonderful blend of farmers and crafters. There is a restaurant and bathroom access on site, as well as ample parking and space for motor homes and travel trailers to turn around.

 

Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market

Where: Sun Peaks Village Stroll, Sun Peaks

When: Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 17 to Sept. 2, 2018

Website: fb.me/sunpeaksfarmersmarket

Why you should go: This is a perfect opportunity to bring local, sustainable food to your family’s dinner table. Enjoy live music in the village, and, new this summer, listen to educational speakers with different topics covered each week, all while you browse products from local farmers, ranchers and artisans.

 

Vernon Farmers’ Market

Where: 3445 43 Ave., Vernon

When: Mondays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 19 to Oct. 29, 2018

Website: www.vernonfarmersmarket.ca

Why you should go: With over 150 local vendors, you’ll find everything you need to stock your pantry, fridge, freezer (and more!) at this market! There’s live music, as well as children’s activities available.

 

Lake Country Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market

Where: 10070 Bottom Wood Lake Rd., Winfield

When: Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 1 to Sept. 28, 2018

Website: fb.me/lakecountryfarmersmarket

Why you should go: Your Friday afternoons have never looked so good! The Lake Country market not only offers local or handmade products and produce, there is also live entertainment, public washrooms are available, and there’s a skate park and a water park nearby, making this a destination for all ages.

 

Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market

Where: 400 block of Victoria Street, Kamloops

When: Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 2 to Oct. 31, 2018

Where: 200 block of St. Paul Street

When: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., April 21 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: www.kamloopsfarmersmarket.com

Why you should go: Now celebrating 40 years of bringing local food to the community, this market offers a kids area, live music, extra seating and much more.

 

Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market

Where: Dilworth Street and Springfield Road, Kelowna

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 7 to Nov. 3, 2018

Where: Bernard Avenue and St. Paul Street

When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 17 to Sept. 16, 2018

Website: www.kelownafarmersandcraftersmarket.com

Why you should go: This small market has everything shoppers are looking for, from local produce to soaps, jewellery, leather products and more.

 

Naramata Community Market

Where: 1st Street and Robinson Point Road, Naramata

When: Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 13 to Sept. 5, 2018

Website: www.naramatamarket.com

Why you should go: Situated in Wharf Park, on the edge of Okanagan Lake, you won’t find a better venue for a traditional farmers’ market. With live music, a kids area and extra seating available, that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The Naramata market also offers live painting, Naramata’s own chocolatier, a gelato maker, food trucks offering all kinds of delicious fares, and the list goes on. Don’t miss this market!

 

Penticton Farmers’ Market

Where: 100 block of Main Street, Penticton

When: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 21 to Oct. 27, 2018

Website: www.pentictonfarmersmarket.org

Why you should go: Now in its 28thyear, vendors at this market come from the South Okanagan and Simikameen regions to sell their locally grown and produced goods. There’s live music available for you to enjoy.

 

Nicola Valley Farmers’ Market

Where: 2250 Voght St., Merritt

When: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 12 to Oct. 6, 2018

Website: www.nicolavalleyfarmersmarket.com

Why you should go: From farmers to artisans, there’s something for every shopper at this market. Located beside the historic Ballie House, there’s plenty to see and do in Merritt.

 

Osoyoos Market On Main

Where: 8707 Main St., Osoyoos

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5 to Sept. 29, 2018

Website: www.osoyoosmarketonmain.ca

Why you should go: Between May and September, local farmers and artisans gather at this market to make their locally grown and produced items available for would-be shoppers. There’s also live music on site.

 

Lytton Two Rivers Farmers’ Market

Where: 4th Street and Main Street, Lytton

When: Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 1 to Oct. 26, 2018

Website: www.tworiversfarmersmarket.ca

Why you should go: The Two Rivers Farmers’ Market is not only a great place to shop, but the views are unbeatable. This is the only market offering fresh, locally grown food in a 50-kilometre radius, and the majority of vendors and shoppers to this market are Indigenous, meaning you’re likely to find all kinds of products that you just wouldn’t get anywhere else.




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