Metro Vancouver winter farmers' market guide 2016

Sep 27 2016, 11:39 pm

Many of Metro Vancouver’s farmers’ markets continue to run right into the winter season, bringing us joy all year round. If you can grow it, make it, or bake it – you can get it at these markets.

Nat Bailey Farmers’ Market

Head to the Nat Bailey Stadium this winter to find locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat, seafood, artisan cheese, bread, herbs, baked goods, prepared foods, and artisanal crafts. Once it gets colder you can expect to see food trucks (especially during Food Truck February), hot drink vendors, covered seating and warming stations, and live music.

Day/Time: Saturdays from 10am to 2pm
Date: November 5 2016 to April 22 2017
Location: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver

Cannery Farmers’ Market

The Cannery Farmers’ Market has products from local food producers and artisans who follow a “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. BC-produced vegetables, fruits, and meats are the central draw to this market, but there is also entertainment and guided tours of the heritage site (pay by donation).

Day/Time: Sundays from 10am to 3pm
Date: Select days starting November 6 2016 to April 23 2017. Check out the full list of dates here.
Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond

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.

Day/Time: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm
Date: Year-round
Location: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market

Located between the Forum and the Agrodome, Hastings Market boasts a wide selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, crafts, baking, and food trucks. The month of February is Food Truck Fest, something that occurs at both Hasting’s and Nat Bailey Farmers’ Markets.

Day/Time: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm
Date: November 6 2016 to April 30 2017
Location: Hastings Skatepark – Renfrew Street, Vancouver

White Rock Farmers’ Market

White Rock’s fall and winter market has over 40 indoor and outdoor vendors, making it one of the biggest in BC. This event is packed with vendors old and new, so you’re bound to have an exciting time if you check it out.

Day/Time: Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm
Date: Sunday, October 16 to Sunday, December 11, 2016
Location: Elks Hall – 1469 George Street, White Rock

Il Mercato Italian Market

On November 25 Il Mercato will wrap up its market season with an indoor Christmas themed market. This market is packed with quality local products that incorporate Italian flavours, so it’s easy to bring home a taste of Italy after your visit.

Date: Friday, November 25
Location: The Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, East Vancouver