2017 guide to Vancouver farmers' markets

Apr 7 2017, 3:55 pm

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

These markets always offer us 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. If you can grow it, make it, or bake it – you can get it at these markets.

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

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Granville Island Public Market

A year-long event full of colourful stalls that showcase unique, homemade products and the finest in gastronomic delights. From the ocean, oven, or field – Granville Market’s 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.

Day/Time: 7 days a week from 9 am to 7 pm
Dates: Year-round
Location: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

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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.

Day/Time: Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm
Dates: June 1 to September 28, 2017
Location: Triangle Square (between the Net Loft and the Public Market), Granville Island

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 manner of food stuffs.

Day/Time: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm
Dates: May 6 to October 21, 2017
Location: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, East Vancouver

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.

Day/Time: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm
Dates: May 27 to October 21, 2017
Location: Comox Street (between Bute and Thurlow), Vancouver

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

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

Day/Time: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm
Dates: May 28 to October 8, 2017
Location: 2300 Guelph Street (Dude Chilling Park), Mount Pleasant

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

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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.

Day/Time: Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm
Dates: May 31 to October 4, 2017
Location: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

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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.

Day/Time: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm
Dates: May 7 to October 22, 2017
Location: Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver

Downtown Farmers’ Market

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.

Day/Time: Thursdays 11 am to 3 pm
Dates: June 1 to October 5, 2017
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Il Mercato Italian Market

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.

Day/Time: Third Friday of every month from 5 to 9 pm
Dates: June 16,  July 21, and August 18, 2017
Location: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, East Vancouver

River District Farmers’ Market

This market offers a unique riverfront gathering place in a burgeoning local community. Shop from vendors and artisans, and soak up some local colour.

Day/Time: Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm
Dates: May 13 to October 14, 2017
Location: Kerr Street Plaza, 8683 Kerr Street

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 is a cash-only, BYO bags market.

Day/Time: Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm
Dates: June 4 to October 29, 2017
Location: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus), 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

UBC Spring Pop Up Market

UBC Farm Markets is also running a Spring Pop Up Market which will be running every other Tuesday until May 16. This market features farm fresh organic eggs ($7 per dozen), along with seasonal produce, our seeds, and herbs.

Day/Time: Every other Tuesday at 4:30 pm
Dates: April 18, May 2, May 16, 2017
Location: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus), 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

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