One of Vancouver's newest markets, Mt Pleasant's Farmers Market brings farm freshness in one of the city's most popular shopping and dining neighbourhoods.
Where: 2300 Guelph Street, Vancouver
When: June 12th to October 9th (Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Special Event: Berry Festival, July 17th
Just like at Main Street, celebrate the height of berry season! This festival offers up fun for the kids, a pie competition, recipes as well as tips on preserving and cooking local berries.
Have dinner, and watch chef demonstrations while buying fresh produce at this bustling market located right at the intersection of Main and Terminal.
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
When: June 1st to October 5th (Every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Special Event: Berry Festival, July 13th
Celebrate the height of berry season! This festival offers up fun for the kids, a pie competition, recipes as well as tips on preserving and cooking local berries.
The Kitsilano Community Centre's parking lot turns into a vibrant market each year. Find beautiful crafts, taste different food, listen to local musicians, and keep the kids busy at the nearby waterpark.
Where: Kitsilano Community Centre, Larch Street, Vancouver,
When: Now until October 23rd (Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Special Event: Tomato Fest, August 21st
Just like at Trout Lake, learn all about the 150 types of different tomatoes, see displays, and try out new recipes at this fun event.
Sample artisan breads, stock up on organic eggs and meats, and get the freshest fruits and vegetables at one of the older and most beloved markets in the city.
Where: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Now until October 22nd (Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Special event: Tomato Fest, August 20th
After you've picked out your plump, juicy tomatoes you're going to need to do something with them, right? Learn all about the 150 types of different tomatoes, see displays and try out new recipes at this fun event.
After three years, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) will be moving its Yaletown Market at 1200 Mainland to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (649 Cambie Street at Georgia). VFM’s Yaletown Market will continue to run at 1200 Mainland through the month of May and will relocate to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza on June 2.
Find out where and when your neighbourhood will be hosting a market this season
In 1995, a group of passionate community members came together and decided that urban residents needed a Farmers Market. Since then, Vancouver Farmers Markets have become a vital part of our community offering the freshest local produce, B.C.-prepared foods and artisan products. This season, celebrate more than 20 years of fresh, delicious food with six different markets across the city.
Click through for more details and to find out when the Vancouver Farmers Markets are open in 2016.
Interested in volunteering at the Vancouver Farmers Markets? Find more info here.
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