Vancouver Farmers Markets Kick Off New Season

Photo credit: Vancouver Farmers Market

Fanfare, please. Vancouver farmers’ markets return for the summer/fall season that runs from late May to October in five locations throughout Vancouver. Primp your eco shopping bags and wax your bicycle. It’s time to get friendly with BC farmers.

Trout Lake Farmers Market, the biggest baddest Vancouver farmers’ market, opened May 12, in a glorious blaze of sunshine. Kitsilano Farmers Market opens this Sunday, May 20.

But they’re not the only game in town. West End Farmers Market and Main Street Station Farmers Market will kick off in early June, to be joined by the first ever Kerrisdale Farmers Market in July.

Get details on opening dates new vendors, food trucks and market events after the jump.

New market vendor Batchworks Sorbet. Photo credit: Batchworks Sorbet

What’s new at the markets? First and foremost, there’s an entirely new market catering to Kerrisdale folk. In addition to the regular array of local producers, I hear Kaboom Box food truck will be stationed at the Kerrisdale location.

New food truck Pig on the Street will also turn up at the markets as well as an old favourite, Roaming Dragon along with La Boheme Creperie. New market vendors include Provenance Vegan Pate, Earnest Ice Cream and Batchworks Sorbet.

This year, shoppers can also expect Vancouver chef demos – more on that below under Trout Lake. Bike valet returns to the Trout Lake and Kitsilano markets.

Vancouver Farmers Markets Dates and Locations

Trout Lake Farmers Market: May 12

Trout Lake Farmers Market, which launched in 1995, runs Saturdays 9am – 2pm, each week at the North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park. This season, the market will feature monthly cooking demos in an onsite Kitchen by Vancouver chefs. Angus An (Maenam), Ned Bell (Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver) and Quang Dang (West Restaurant) will all appear. The market will also feature bike valet.

Kitsilano Farmers Market: May 20

Kitsilano Farmers Market starts Sunday, May 20 10am – 2pm, in the parking lot of Kitsilano Community Centre (2690 Larch Street at 10th Avenue). This market features bike valet.

West End Farmers Market: June 2

West End market runs Saturdays, 9am – 2pm, at the 1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill.

Main Street Station Farmers Market: June 6

Open Wednesdays, 3pm – 7pm, at the 1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main St. Skytrain Station.

Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market: July 7

Newly launched Kerrisdale market is open Saturdays, 10am – 2pm, at East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenue – near Kerrisdale Arena.

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