If you love local food and buying farm-fresh produce, meat, and cheese, you know where to go this weekend. This Saturday kicks off the first of the summer farmers markets that Vancouverites have come to know and love. The opening of these farmers markets is a sure sign that the sunny, summer season is upon us!
This month, there are three farmers markets opening up for the season across town, with three more opening in June. With so many farmers markets in Vancouver, it’s pretty easy to get access to fresh veggies and fruits almost every day of the week!
Farmers markets in Vancouver are a great way to spend a morning with the local community. Peruse the tents and test your knowledge at spotting the different types of local produce. Treat yourself to truffle chips, pistachio pate, or freshly baked bread. Is your mouth watering yet?
On Saturdays from May 10 until October 18, you can shop at the Trout Lake Farmers Market (9 am-2 pm) located at the North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park (near Commercial Drive). Buy your weekly groceries before taking a leisurely stroll around the picturesque park setting!
On Sundays from May 11 until October 19, you can shop at the Kitsilano Farmers Market (10 am-2 pm) located in the parking lot of the Kitsilano Community Centre (2690 Larch Street).
On Thursdays from now until October 2, shop at the Yaletown urban farmers market (2 pm-6 pm each week) at Mainland Street between Davie and Helmcken.
Next month, The Main Street Station Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday (from June 4th) until October, on June 14th the Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market opens up on Saturdays. Finally, on June 15, the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market will be open each Sunday until October 12th.
If you plan on visiting more than one market each week, it’s a great idea to check out the market membership option, which will get you discounts and member appreciation day benefits.
What’s your favourite thing about the summer farmers markets in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section!