Vancouver Observer Recommends: Eat Local

At Trout Lake, it will begin in nine weeks, and it is one of the glad harbingers of community fortitude, as well as a powerful symbol of the changes between the city and the farm. It also fights our dependence on foreign or carbon-guilty long-distance transported food supplies.

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Vancouver Farmers Markets organization “is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.” Yes, festive and lots of organic, delicious, fresh foods. Abundance from local farms from May through Thanksgiving in mid-October, but also crafts and plants on offer. Services such as bike repairs to massage therapy to hot foods and beverages are served on-site. So it really is fun. Often live music can be enjoyed.

When you shop at Vancouver Farmers Markets, you are buying local BC farmers’ produce and helping them flourish. There is also information available about issues from genetically modified foods to fair pricing for agricultural products and the wide variety of foods available with a locally-networked food system.

Join on line for free and you will receive notices of the opening dates and special events and sales, even during the winter.

Trout Lake Farmers Market Saturdays, May - October
9am - 2pm each week
May 16 - October 10
15th Avenue & Victoria Drive in the Parking Lot of Trout Lake Community Centre
 Map of Market Location

West End Farmers Market Saturdays, June - October
June 6 - October 24
9am - 2pm each week
1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill
Map of Market Location

Riley Park Farmers Market Wednesdays, June - October
June 10 - October 21
12:30pm - 5:30pm each week
30th and Ontario Street, Parking Lot of Riley Park Community Centre
Map of Market Location

Kitsilano Farmers Market Sundays, June - October
June 7 - October 25
10am - 2pm each week
10th Avenue and Larch Street, Parking Lot of Kitsilano Community Centre
Map of Market Location

Photo: Vendors at Trout Lake Farmer's Market

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