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26 spring and summer markets to check out in Metro Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 23, 2019 4:41 pm 272

With winter’s cold slowly starting to dwindle and an influx of proper spring weather expected within the coming weeks, the return of farmer’s markets in Metro Vancouver will be coming faster than you know.

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It doesn’t matter if you want freshly-made meals, BC-grown produce, handmade arts and crafts, or just a bustling atmosphere and lively entertainment, the markets in Metro Vancouver have everything you’re looking for.

Here is our guide to Metro Vancouver farmers’ markets in 2019.

Vancouver

Granville Island Public Market

Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and some tasty must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market, you’re going to leave happy and full.

When: Year-round
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Day and time: 7 days a week from 9 am to 7 pm

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

The Granville Island Farmers’ Market is the oldest of its kind in Vancouver offering customers fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This market also has local craft beer and wine vendors too.

When: June 6 to September 26, 2019
Where: Chain & Forge (under the Granville Street Bridge, across from The Keg), Granville Island
Day and time: Thursdays from 11 am to 4 pm

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

This farmers’ market began back in 1995 and became the cornerstone of the Vancouver Farmers’ Market collective of markets. One of the most popular of the markets, Trout Lake has food trucks on site and a variety of vendors selling all things food.

When: May 4 to October 19, 2019
Where: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, East Vancouver
Day and time: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm

West End Farmers’ Market

 

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The West End’s charming, community-minded farmers’ market is open Saturdays. Grab a coffee, peek at the adjacent community garden, and stock up on a vast array of locally grown foods.

When: May 25 to October 19, 2019
Where: Comox Street (between Bute and Thurlow), Vancouver
Day and time: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

You’ll find fresh groceries, locally-sourced produce, as well as artisanal food offerings at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block.

When: May 26 to October 7, 2019
Where: 2300 Guelph Street (Dude Chilling Park), Mount Pleasant
Day and time: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.

When: June 5 to October 2, 2019
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Day and time: Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

This friendly get-together, also known as the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre and offers a good selection of fresh local produce and gourmet treats to stock up on for the week.

When: May 5 to October 20, 2019
Where: Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Day and time: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm

Downtown Farmers’ Market

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A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers Thursday mornings and afternoons for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

When: June 6 to October 3, 2019
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Day and time: Thursdays 3 to 7 pm

Il Mercato Italian Market

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This market brings together the tastes of Italy with fresh produce grown locally, in addition to delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef and handmade products from local artisans.

When: June 14 and November 29
Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, East Vancouver
Day and time: June 14 – 4:30 to 9:30 pm

UBC Farm markets

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming. This market now accepts cash, credit, and debit.

When: June 1 to November 30, 2019
Where: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus) – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Day and time: Every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm

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.

When: May 5 to October 27, 2019
Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle Avenue (the end of 13th Street), West Vancouver
Day and time: Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm

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.

When: May 4 to October 26, 2019
Where: East Plaza – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Day and time: Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

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Shipyard Plaza in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant, high-energy night market every Friday night starting in May.

When: May 3 to September 27, 2019
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Day and time: Fridays from 5 to 10 pm

Richmond

Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans Market

Returning for its eleventh 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.

When: May 5 and 19; June 2 and 16; July 7 and 21; August 4 and 18; September 15 and 29, 2019
Where: Steveston Community Centre parking lot, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Day and time: Select Sundays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

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.

When: Starting Thursday, April 25, 2019
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Day and time: Thursday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm

Richmond Night Market 2019

This market draws crowds from across the province, who travel to check out the rows on rows of vibrant cuisine along with the diverse line-up of nightly performances on the 50-foot entertainment stage. Running from May 10 to October 14, 2019, this wildly popular event is gearing up for another season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.

When: May 10 to October 14, 2019
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Day and time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 7 pm until midnight (until Sept 2, then times vary)

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.

When: May 4 to October 26, 2019
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway)
Day and time: Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm

New West

Fridays on Front

Fridays on Front takes place from 5 to 9 pm on the 600-block of Front Street, which is conveniently located just steps away from two Skytrain Stations (New Westminster, Columbia). The free weekly night market kicks off Friday, July 5 and will run for eight consecutive weeks until the final event on August 23, 2019.

When: July 5 to August 23, 2019
Where: 600-block of Front Street, New Westminister
Date and time: Fridays from 5 to 9 pm

Delta

Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

Stock up on fresh local produce, along with artisanal foods. A handful of food trucks will also be in attendance.

When: June 22 to September 21, 2019
Where: 5360 12th Avenue (at 53A Street), Tsawwassen
Day and time: Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm

Kwantlen St. Farmers’ Market

Every year, the Kwantlen Student Association puts on their take of a farmers’ market to highlight their school’s sustainable agriculture and farm school programs. The market features live entertainment, artisan food and crafts, food trucks, and chef demos using the freshest local produce.

When: April 16 to October 8, 2019
Where: 8771 Landsdowne Road, Richmond
Day and time: Tuesday from 12 pm to 4 pm

Ladner Village Market

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The Ladner Village Market 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.

When: June 9 and 23; July 14 and 28; August 11 and 25; September 8, 2019                        Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village
Day and time: Select Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm

Surrey and 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.

When: June 15 to October 5, 2019
Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
Day and time: Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm

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.

When: May 5 to October 27, 2019
Where: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock
Day and time: Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm

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.

When: May 5 to October 27, 2019
Where: Dogwood Pavilion (Poirier and Winslow) in Coquitlam
Day and time: Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm

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.

When: June 6 to October 10, 2019
Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Day and time: Thursday from 3 to 7 pm

Langley and Fort 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.

Dates: May 4 to October 26, 2019
Location: St. Andrews Historic Church, 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley
Day and time: Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm

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