The summer markets begin this weekend!

2017-CAD- Fe Laan by Josh Asselstine - 72-lo resThis is most definitely one of my favourite times of year…the summer farmers market near my home opens this weekend. While I adore the winter market that is located just down the hill from where I live (especially for picking up special gifts for the holiday season!), the summer ones have a very special energy. They’re bursting with people, farmers and a variety of produce – and the sun always seems to be shining. Even the fruits and veggies seem more chipper!

In particular, I look forward to seeing Fe. Fe is a farmer whom I’ve gotten to know – and adore – and I wrote about her in the Almost Spring edition of Edible Magazine. (Read the article here.) I know she’s even more excited than I am, cause her garden is “dancing” once again.

Here are some of the markets that are opening this weekend (or have already begun!): (please note: this is just my own personal research – check their websites as I’m sure schedules are subject to change!)

Burnaby Farmers Market

Opens May 5, from 9 am to 2 pm
North Parking Lot, Burnaby City Hall

Fort Langley Farmers Market
Opens May 5, from 10 am to 3 pm
St. Andrews Historic Church
9025 Glover Road, Fort Langley

Lonsdale Farmers Market

Opens May 5, from 10 am to 3 pm
East Plaza of Lonsdale Quay
(At the foot of Lonsdale Avenue), 
North Vancouver

Riley Park Farmers Market
Already open! Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm
30th Avenue & Ontario Street in Vancouver

Trout Lake Farmers Market
Opens: May 5, from 9 am to 2 pm
Lakewood Dr. & E 13th Ave. in Vancouver

Ambleside Farmers Market
Opens May 6, from 10 am to 3 pm
Ambleside Park (at 13th Street), West Vancouver

Coquitlam Farmers Market
Opens May 6, from 9 am to 1 pm
Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot
624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam

Kitsilano Farmers Market
Opens May 6, from 10 am to 2 pm
Kitsilano Community Centre in Vancouver

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
Opens May 6
Easthope Parking Lot, 4320 Moncton Street

White Rock Farmers Market
Opens May 6, from 10 am to 2 pm
Miramar Plaza at 15154 Russell Avenue
And these will be popping up soon!

Haney Farmers Market
Opens May 12, from 9 am to 2 pm
Memorial Peace Park, on 224th in downtown Maple Ridge

North Delta Farmers Market
Opens May 13, from 10 am to 2 pm
North Delta Recreation Centre
11415 84 Ave, Delta

Kwantlen University Campus Courtyard

Opens May 16, from 12 to 4:30
20901 Langley Bypass

New West Farmers Market
Opens May 24, from 3 to 7 pm
Tipperary Park

West End Farmers Market
Opens May 26, from 9 am to 2 pm
1100 Comox St btw. Bute & Thurlow (in Vancouver)

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Opens May 27, from 10 am to 2 pm
Dude Chilling Park in Vancouver

Kwantlen Street Farmers Market
Opens May 29, from 12 – 4 pm
Minoru Plaza, Richmond

Timms Community Centre 
Opens June 2, from 10 am to 2 pm
20339 Douglas Crescent

Main Street Station Farmers Market
Opens June 6, from 2 to 6 pm
1100 Station Street in Vancouver

Surrey Urban Farmers Market
Opens June 6, from 2 to 6 pm
North Surrey Rec Centre Plaza
10275 City Parkway, Surrey

Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market
Opens June 7, from 3 to 7 pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, in Vancouver

Port Coquitlam Farmers Market
Opens June 7, from 3 to 7 pm
Leigh Square

Ladner Village Market
Opens June 10, from 10 am to 4 pm
5028A 48th Avenue in Ladner Village

To find others near you, search for markets here: http://markets.bcfarmersmarket.org/

Happy marketing, everyone xo


Photography by Josh Asselstine.

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