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2017 guide to Metro Vancouver farmers' markets

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Hanna McLean Apr 12, 2017 6:00 am 1,627

This warmer weather means more farmers’ markets in Metro Vancouver are about to be back in action – and we can hardly wait.

Whether it’s delicious hot eats, take-home produce, artisan crafts, or lively entertainment you’re after, the farmers’ markets in Metro Van have got you covered for spring and summer fun.

Here is our guide to Metro Vancouver farmers’ markets in 2017.

VANCOUVER

These markets always offer Vancouverites tasty goodies and lively entertainment during the spring and summer months, and we look forward to wandering around them buying produce and products from local farmers and artisans. This year there are 12 markets operating in the city of Vancouver that are definitely worth checking out.

NORTH VANCOUVER/WEST VANCOUVER

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

The Ambleside Farmers’ Market now takes place in Ambleside Park, at the foot of 13th Street, every Sunday from May through October. This market offers West Vancouver a gathering spot for picking up fresh local food and goods from crafters and food artisans.

Day/Time: Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm
Dates: May 7 to October 29, 2017
Location: Ambleside Park, 1000 Argyle Avenue (the end of 13th Street), West Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market

Run by the same organization behind the Ambleside Market in nearby West Van, the Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market brings local farmers, artisans, and other vendors to North Vancouver for a weekly Saturday market.

Day/Time: Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm
Dates: May 6 to October 28, 2017
Location: East Plaza, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

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Shipyard Plaza in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant night market every Friday night starting May 5.

Day/Time: Friday from 5 to 10 pm
Dates: May 5 to September 29, 2017
Location: Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

RICHMOND

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

Returning for its tenth year, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market will be operating in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre, the market will feature a mix of stalls, including food vendors, artists, and craftspeople.

Day/Time: Select Sundays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Dates: May 7, 21; June 4, 18; July 16, 30; August 6, 20; September 3, 17, 2017
Location: Steveston Community Centre parking lot, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond

Richmond Country Farms

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Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce, and prepared goods.

Day/Time: Daily from 9 am to 7 pm
Dates: Starting April 20, 2017
Location: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond

BURNABY

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

Launched in June 2008, this open air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings every Saturday from May through October.

Day/Time: Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm
Dates: May 6 to October 28, 2017
Location: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)

DELTA

Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

Kicking off its summer season on May 13, the Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market will operate on a new day and time this year. Stock up on fresh local produce, along with artisanal foods. A handful of food trucks will also be in attendance.

Day/Time: Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm
Dates: May 13 to October 7, 2017
Location: 5360 12th Avenue (at 53A Street), Tsawwassen

Ladner Village Market

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2017 marks the 21st season for the Ladner Village Market, which takes over the heart of Ladner Village on select Sundays in the summertime. It’s a phenomenal market, with live music, tons of vendors, and much to see and taste.

Day/Time
: Select Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm
Dates: June 11 and 25; July 9 and 23; August 13 and 27; September 10, 2017
Location: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village

North Delta Farmers’ Market

The North Delta Farmers’ Market moves to the North Delta Rec Centre this season for a reinvigorated weekly market. Shop local and find farm fresh foods, delicious street food fare, handmade gifts, crafts, and jewellery.

Day/Time
: Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm
Dates:: May 14 to October 29, 2017
Location: North Delta Rec Centre, 11415 84th Avenue, Delta

SURREY/WHITE ROCK

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

Located just steps away from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans.

Day/Time
: Wednesday from 2 to 6 pm
Dates: June 7 to October 4, 2017
Location: North Surrey Rec Centre, 10275 City Parkway, Surrey

White Rock Farmers’ Market

Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.

Day/Time
: Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm
Dates: May 7 to October 29, 2017
Location: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock

NEW WESTMINSTER

New West Farmers Market


New West’s Farmers Market (formerly called the Royal City Farmers’ Market) features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more, all at Tipperary Park on Thursday evenings.

Day/Time
: Thursday from 3 to 7 pm
Dates: May 25 to October 5, 2017
Location: Tipperary Park (east of City Hall, Royal Avenue and 4th Street), New Westminster

COQUITLAM/PORT COQUITLAM/MAPLE RIDGE

Poirier Street Farmers’ Market

Started in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in Metro Vancouver. At this market you’ll find a variety of vendors showcasing their locally-sourced products.

Day/Time: Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm
Dates: May 7 to October 29, 2017
Location: Dogwood Pavilion (Poirier and Winslow) in Coquitlam

Haney Farmers’ Market

A vibrant outdoor Saturday market in Downtown Maple Ridge, Haney Farmers’ Market sells fresh farm produce, locally-grown fruit and veg, preserves, baked goods, artisan crafts, fine art, and more.

Day/Time: Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm
Dates: May 13 to October 7, 2017
Location: Memorial Peace Park on 224th Street, Maple Ridge

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural and heritage programming.

Day/Time: Thursday from 3 to 7 pm
Dates: June 1 to September 28, 2017
Location: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam

LANGLEY/FORT LANGLEY

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

On Wednesday afternoons in the warm weather months at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus you will discover more than 50 vendors that “Make it, Bake it, or Grow it” selling the very best the region has to offer.

Day/Time: Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
Dates: May 10 to October 25, 2017
Location: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley

Fort Langley Village Farmers Market

You’ll find fresh groceries (fresh foods picked from local farmers fields in the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys), along with plants, flowers, and other artisan goods at this weekly market in Fort Langley.

Day/Time: Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm
Dates: May 6 to October 28, 2017
Location: St. Andrews Historic Church, 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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