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Farmers’ market season has arrived! Many of Vancouver’s most popular farmers’ markets run from May to October, which means you can officially start swapping your weekend trips to Safeway for trips to the local farmers’ market. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite Vancouver markets.
If you’re going to venture into Metro Vancouver for a farmers’ market, let it be the White Rock Farmers’ Market. One of the largest markets in all of Vancouver, it runs from May until mid-October. Located in Miramar Plaza, the White Rock Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Here, you’ll find a wide assortment of goodies, from standard fruit and vegetables to soaps, dried legumes, pasta, clothing, honey, and preserves. This market typically sees as many as 50 vendors each week. And while this part is cancelled this year due to COVID-19, the White Rock Farmers’ Market normally includes a live musical performance each Sunday.
The Kitsilano Farmers’ Market is one of the most well-established markets in the city of Vancouver. Taking up residence outside the Kitsilano Community Centre, this popular farmers’ market is a must-visit. Open on Sundays from early May until the third weekend of October, this bustling market will typically have at least 50 vendors on any given Sunday. Here, you can expect to find fresh produce, including organic produce, along with meat, cheeses, and ready-made baked goods.
For a mix of fresh food and artisan gifts, look no further than the Ambleside Artisan Farmers’ Market. Located in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, this medium-sized market is open every Sunday all spring, summer, and fall long. It runs from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm and is one of the largest farmers’ markets in Vancouver, with anywhere from 40 to 70 vendors at a time. Beyond fruit and vegetables, the Ambleside Artisan Farmers’ Market also features jams, preserves, honey, spirits, jewellery, hot food such as crepes, and more.
No trip to Vancouver in the summer is complete with a visit to one of the city’s many farmers’ markets. And if you’re looking for a place to stay during your visit, we’d love for you to book a room at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver.