3 Vancouver Farmers Markets open this week: here’s when and where

Trout Lake Farmers Market Facebook | Julia Montague photo credit

Trout Lake Farmers Market Facebook | Julia Montague photo credit

Get out your reusable shopping bags! Spring has sprung and summer is on its way…and with that, Vancouver Farmers Markets are gearing up for a busy season.

Three of the seven markets are opening this week (Yaletown, Trout Lake, and Kitsilano). The West End market opens on May 30, and three others follow in June.

Here’s the schedule of what’s on when.

Trout Lake Farmers Market Facebook | Julia Montague photo credit

Trout Lake Farmers Market Facebook | Julia Montague photo credit

Markets opening in May

Yaletown

When: Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., from May 7 to October 29, 2015

Where: 1200 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Located downtown in the urban Yaletown neighbourhood, this market is convenient for busy local shoppers after work. Find it right outside the Yaletown-Roundhouse Skytrain station.

Trout Lake

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., from May 9 to October 24, 2015

Where: 2015 Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, Vancouver

This market started with 14 farmers squatting at the Croatian Cultural Centre in 1995. It’s now Vancouver’s flagship farmers market, and it’s convenient to the laidback Commercial Drive neighbourhood.

West End

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., from May 30 to Oct 24, 2015

Where: Comox Street at Nelson Park

Another downtown Vancouver market, this one is in a high-density residential area near English Bay.

Kitsilano

When: Sundays,  from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.,  May 10 – October 25, 2015

Where:  Since the regular location at Kitsilano Community Centre is currently experiencing construction, the market is being moved east temporarily. The permanent location of this West-side neighbourhood market borders on a pleasant park and is a five-minute drive from Kitsilano beach for a picnic.

Until mid-June, the market will take place at Riley Park at 30th Avenue and Ontario Street, east of Kitsilano. After that, it will return to its regular location at West 10th Avenue, in the parking lot of Kitsilano Community Centre.

West End Farmers Market | Vancouver Farmers Markets on Facebook photo

West End Farmers Market | Vancouver Farmers Markets on Facebook photo

Markets opening in June

Main St Station

When: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (new hours for 2015), from June 3 – October 7, 2015

Where: 1100 Station Street

Located at the bustling commuter intersection at Main and Terminal, this market is right at the base of Main Street Skytrain Station and convenient to the long-distance bus and train station. It’s another market that’s frequented by chefs and locals looking for dinner fixings.

Kerrisdale

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.,  from June 13 – October 10, 2015

Where: 5500 East Boulevard

This West side neighbourhood market has over 40 vendors. It’s held in the shadow of Point Grey High School and just up the street from Kerrisdale Arena on East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenues. The boutiques along 41st Avenue are nearby.

Mt. Pleasant

When: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., from June 14 – October 11, 2015

Where: 2300 Guelph Street

This relatively new market is already turning into a neighbourhood gathering place. It’s located a short walk from some of Vancouver’s hip breweries, such as Brassneck Brewery and Main Street Brewing.

Do you have a favourite market that we’ve missed? Leave a comment below.

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2 Responses to 3 Vancouver Farmers Markets open this week: here’s when and where

  1. Barbara Livingston
  2. Don’t forget the Oak Street Farmers’ Market, opening June 3rd at 3:00 pm at the corner of Oak and 49th! Now in its 5th year, the Oak Street Farmers’ Market is Vancouver’s only market with exclusively organic fresh produce, meat and eggs, as well as wild-caught fish, baked goods, prepared foods and artisans. Enjoy the warm community atmosphere of South Vancouver’s first farmer’s market, and the live music of Roland & Emma Nipp, and ErRatica. The market runs from 3:00-7:00 pm every Wednesday from June 3rd to October 14th at 949 West 49th Avenue. Find out more at http://www.oakstreetmarket.ca