Eat local at Vancouver's Farmers Markets
Credit: flickr/Michelle Lee

Eat local at Vancouver's Farmers Markets

In 1995, a group of passionate community members came together and decided that urban residents needed a Farmers Market. Today, Vancouver's multiple Farmers Markets have become a vital part of the community, offering up the freshest local produce, B.C.-prepared foods and artisan products.

This year, Vancouver hosts seven markets – click through to find out details about each Farmers Market.

 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in volunteering at the Vancouver Farmers Markets? Find more info here.

Yaletown Farmers Market
Credit: flickr/Yaletown BIA

Yaletown Farmers Market

Where: Mainland Street between Davie and Helmcken at the Yaletown Canada Line stop
When: Thursdays from now until October 2, 2014, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

One of Vancouver's newest markets, Yaletown's Farmers Market brings the farm to the city.

Trout Lake Farmers Market
Credit: flickr/Michelle Lee

Trout Lake Farmers Market

Where: North parking lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake between Templeton and Lakewood, south of the 13th Ave. alley (Note: parking is limited so it's recommended to walk, bike or take transit.)

When: Saturdays from now until October 18, 2014, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Event:
Tomato Festival, August | After you've picked out your plump, juicy tomatoes, you're going to need to do something with them, right? In August, both Trout Lake and Kitsilano Farmers Market will present informative displays and recipes during the heart of tomato season.

Kitsilano Farmers Market
Credit: flickr/Rob Cottingham

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Where: 2690 Larch Street at 10th Ave., parking lot of Kitsilano Community Centre

When: Sundays from now until October 19, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Events:
Bike Festival, June | Here's the drill: throughout June, hop on your bike, pedal to the market and you will be rewarded with coupons and treats.

Picnic in the Park, August | Everything from picnics and carnival rides to mini concerts and incredible shopping will be featured at Kits Farmers Market this August, so mark your calendars!

Tomato Festival, August | Just like at the Trout Lake Famers Market, Kitsilano's Tomato Festival in August will provide information and recipes to make the most of your fresh, tasty tomatoes.

West End Farmers Market
Credit: flickr/Michelle Lee

West End Farmers Market

Where: 1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill

When: Saturdays from now until October 18, 2014, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Event:
Harvest Festival, October | October marks harvest season, and the Harvest Festival will be the place to be this autumn. Apples, squash, pears and more will be available for your picking, as well as demonstrations and all the information you need on how to make insanely delectable recipes with your autumn bounty.

Main Street Station Farmers Market
Credit: flickr/Michelle Lee/Rick Chung

Main Street Station Farmers Market

Where: 1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the Via Rail Station and near the Main Street Skytrain Station

When: Wednesdays, from now until October 1, 2014, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Special Event:
Berry Festival, July | You and your little ones will get a kick out of this event – you will also get a lot of pie. Learn how to make delicious recipes using local berries  at this year’s Berry Festival.

Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market
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Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market

Where: East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Ave. near Kerrisdale Arena

When: Saturdays from June 14 until October 11, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Event:
Corn Festival, August | Think fresh corn, kettle corn and corn recipes for Kerrisdale's Corn Festival. There will also be corny activities for the kids.

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
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Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

Where: Guelph Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park.
When: Sundays from June 15 to October 12, 2014
, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Another of Vancouver's newest markets, Mt Pleasant's Farmers Market brings farm freshness to just off Main Street in one of the city's most popular shopping and dining neighbourhoods.