Don’t let the dreary weather keep you from enjoying local produce and artisan wares — check out a winter farmers’ market in your neighbourhood! Enjoy freshly baked bread, tasty food trucks, and yummy treats. It’s a great way to support local businesses and a fun way to spend a day with your kids.
Nat Bailey Stadium Winter Market
Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm, from November 4th, 2017 – April 21st, 2018 (closed December 30th), Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Home to 70+ farms and producers each week, Nat Bailey is BC’s largest winter farmers market and features a great selection of winter produce, ethically raised meat, fish, & eggs, artisanal cheeses, bread, & prepared food, craft alcohol, wild harvested product, handmade craft, and delicious food truck offerings.
Hastings Park Winter Market
Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm, November 5th, 2017 – April 29th, 2018 (closed December 24th & 31st), Hastings Park, 2901 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Home to 30+ farms and producers each week, Hastings Park features a great selection of winter produce, ethically raised meat, fish, & eggs, artisanal cheeses, bread, & prepared food, craft alcohol, wild harvested product, handmade craft, and delicious food truck offerings.
Port Moody Winter Market
Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm, November – April, Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market began as a biweekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Because it’s been so popular, the market now runs on a weekly basis! Come by for local BC products, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods!
Steveston Cannery Winter Market
Sundays, 10 am – 3 pm, January 28th, February 11th & 25th, March 11th & 25th, April 8th & 22nd, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Continuing the tradition of the Steveston winter farmers’ market as a local attraction and a gathering place for hundreds of neighbours, the Cannery Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity for local food producers and artisans to showcase their products, which follow the “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. Only approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or harvested by B.C. vendors can be sold.
New Westminster Winter Market
First & Third Sundays of the month, 11 am – 3 pm, November 4th – April 21st, 600 block of Belmont Street, New Westminster
The New Westminster Winter Market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.
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By: Michelle Hughes