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FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010

2010 Farmers Market Season in the Lower Mainland

Summer brings many things to the Lower Mainland - sun, warm weather, short sleeves and shorts and it also brings Farmers' Markets! These makeshift markets can be found throughout the Lower Mainland and feature local fruits and vegetables as well as preservatives, honey, baked goods and even crafts. So, make sure this Spring, Summer and Fall, you enjoy some of British Columbia's delicious bounty at a local Farmers' Market in the Lower Mainland!

Market goers can pick from dozens of varieties of different
fruits, vegetables and even preservatives at local Farmers Markets Nothing says summer like Farmers' Markets! These makeshift markets set up from May to October in various parks, along roadsides and other locations selling a wide range of locally produced items including seafood, vegetables, fruits, bread, honey, preservatives and even craft items. Here is a list of local farmers markets to visit in the Lower Mainland:

  • WEST END FARMERS MARKET | June 5 - October 5 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | On Comox Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets across from Nelson Park (map)
  • KITSILANO FARMERS MARKET | May 23 - October 24 | Sun: 10:00am - 2:00pm | Kitsilano Community Centre Parking Lot (map)
  • UBC FARM MARKET | June 12 - October 16 | Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm | 6182 South Campus Road, Vancouver (map)
  • MAIN STREET STATION FARMERS MARKET | June 2 - September 29 | Wed: 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Across from the Pacific Central VIA train station on Main Street (map)
  • TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET | May 8 - October 23 | Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm | John Hendry Park, North Parking Lot (map)

  • AMBLESIDE FARMERS MARKET | May 2 - October 31 | Sun: 10:00am - 3:00pm | Ambleside Park at Bellevue between 13th and 14th Streets, West Vancouver (map)
  • LONSDALE QUAY FARMERS MARKET | May 1 - October 30 | Sat: 10:00am - 3:00pm | Outside the Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver (map)

  • BURNABY FARMERS MARKET | May 1 - October 30 | Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm | Burnaby City Farmers Markets are full of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables
from local farms.Hall, North Parking Lot (map)

  • PORT COQUITLAM FARMERS MARKET | May 20 - September 16 | Thurs: 3:00pm - 7:00pm | 2252 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam (map)
  • COQUITLAM FARMERS MARKET | May 9 - October 31 | Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm | 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam (map)

  • RICHMOND COUNTRY FARMS | April - December 23 | Daily: 9:00am - 8:00pm | Richmond Country Farms is located at 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond (map)
  • STEVESTON FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET | May 23 - October 10 | Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm | 12138 Fourth Ave at Chatham Street near the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston Village, Richmond (map)

  • LADNER VILLAGE MARKET | June 14 - September 13 | Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm | 48th Avenue between Delta and Elliott Streets (map)

  • SURREY URBAN FARMERS MARKET | June 17 - September 30 | North Surrey Recreation Centre Courtyard - 10275 135th Street, Surrey (map)

  • WHITE ROCK FARMERS MARKET | May 30 - October 12 | Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm | Whaling wall at 15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock (map)

You can also check out the BC Association of Farmers' Markets website to find a seasonal Farmers Market in your local neighbourhood!






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