Summer time & the living's easy! (or at east feels easier somehow)
Summer is a great time to take life outside - Farmers Markets are a great way to take your grocery shopping outdoors too!
If you’re concerned about the carbon footprint of your food or are a fan of the 100-mile diet, you will enjoy the access to local fresh goodness afforded by these Lower Mainland Markets.
Continued measures at farmers markets for 2021
- Limited entry to allow for physical distancing separation of 2 metres.
- A single entry and exit
location to control the number of customers.
- Physical distancing requirements of 2 metres between
individuals and family groups.
- Chalk or tape markings on the ground, to direct traffic through the market.
Farmers Markets Across Metro Vancouver:
Burnaby Farmers Market 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby BC
When: Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm (May 1 - Oct 30, 2021)
Why It’s Awesome: Experience a farmers’ market in a forested setting with ample paved parking steps away from Deer Lake while you listen to entertainers and meet up with friends to check out locally grown, baked and created goodies. There’s lots of parking and you can pay cash or credit. Enjoy live music and your choice of organic and non-organic produce.
Coquitlam Farmers Market 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam BC,
When: Sunday: 9:00am-1:00pm (May 2 - Oct 31, 2021)
Why It’s Awesome: With local entertainment and community groups that provide information on local programs and services, when you get your local fresh produce here you’re getting what’s for dinner and a show! This market celebrates beautiful British Columbia and what’s made, baked, grown, & raised there. There are monthly events and fun for the whole family at one of the longest running suburban farmer’s markets in the Lower Mainland!
Fort Langley Village Farmers Market 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley BC
When: Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm ( – )
Why It’s Awesome: Nestled in St. Andrew’s Historic Church, Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market channels the historical trading of the area’s past. While it boasts all the usual goodness that you come to expect from a Farmers’ market, it includes less common (but delicious!) fare like hot BBQ pork. Toast to the local history with organic fruit wines and spirits. There is limited free parking and most vendors take card payments.
New West Farmers Market - Summer: Tipperary Park Winter: Belmont Street
When: Thursday: 3:00pm-7:00pm (– )
Why It’s Awesome: This park location is great because you can get your fresh produce and then have a picnic! Street parking is free and you can use debit or market tokens. There are activities and music to enjoy so your time spent gathering healthy food for your family will also be entertaining.
Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market - 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver BC
When: Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm ( – )
Why It’s Awesome: Shop for delicious, healthy food by the sea! The kids can get busy at a craft table and there are so many options for produce and handmade goods. Enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the live music while you fill up on everything your family needs.
Port Coquitlam Farmers Market - 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam BC
When: Thursday: 3:00pm-7:00pm ( – )
Why It’s Awesome: Your kids will love making crafts and soaking up the live entertainment. You’re going to love the wide range of fresh and handmade products available. Parking is free, and so is the fun and sense of community of this downtown market.
White Rock Farmers Market - 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock BC
When: Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm (– )
Why It’s Awesome: There’s always something happening at the White Rock Farmers’ Market, with monthly events and live entertainment. Free-trade coffee is available as well as live entertainment. In addition to fresh local produce, you can purchase specialty products like gourmet dog biscuits, organic cheese and garden plants. There’s a little something for everyone and a whole lot of local goodness.
Granville Island Farmers Market 1680 Johnston St., Vancouver BC
When: COVID-19 update: Granville Island Farmers’ Market will not be operating this season. Follow them on social media for updates.
Why It’s Awesome: It’s one of the first and most well known Farmers’ markets in the Vancouver area, and there are tons of things to do with the kids with the kids market nearby. Add to that the simple pleasure of watching ducks and geese at play, the Granville Island Farmers’ Market is a perfect place to take the family. There is free parking and while it’s cash only, there are ATMs nearby.
West End Farmers Market 1100 Comox St., Vancouver BC
When: Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm ( – )
Why it’s awesome: While you can get your fill of fresh produce, you can also grab food for the kids. It’s pet friendly and market tokens are available for purchase. Parking is very limited, but it’s transit accessible and there are ATMs nearby.
Ambleside Farmers Market 1000 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver BC
When: Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm ( – )
Why It’s Awesome: Fun, fabulous food, and fresh air by the water. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday in Ambleside Park, just steps away from the Ambleside Village shopping area and Ambleside Beach. Visit West Vancouver’s farmers’ market where you can meet growers, bakers and artisans Shop at a variety of vendors selling produce, prepared foods, handicrafts and art. Cash or card (for most vendors) are accepted for your convenience.
Alison Tedford is a funny suburban mom who can never find her keys. She is passionate about mental health, physical fitness, and being a good parent. Alison likes naps and long walks on the patio with a skinny vanilla latte.