Trout Lake Farmer's market relocated due to construction
Yes, folks, it's that time of year. Grab your boots and sunglasses because you never know what to expect. Vancouver Farmer's Markets open for the season this Saturday, May 8th, at 9AM.
The flagship Trout Lake location will be different this year, however, due to construction commencing on the Trout Lake Community Center. Staff, volunteers, and residents didn't want to see the market depart from the beloved original location in the center's main parking lot at Victoria Drive and East 15th Ave. So, a compromise was made to relocate only as far as the parking lot at the Northeast corner of John Hendry park (E. 13th and Lakewood Dr.).
Be forewarned, drivers, that there will NOT be parking available in the lot, nor along 13th Ave. To allay residents' concerns about traffic and congestion, the Farmer's Market will have parking enforcement in place, according to their own website. It is asked that shoppers who drive, be extremely cautious and pay attention to all road signs and parking restrictions.
Better yet, don't drive, It is strongly encouraged that visitors walk or take transit if at all possible. The new market location is just four blocks south and 3 blocks east of the Commercial and Broadway Skytrain stations. Or, maybe the weather will be nice and we can all bike there. A secure bike valet service will be available.
Also, the Farmer's Market is going zero-waste, so remember to bring your own reusable bags and refillable water bottles.
Other market opening days are: Kitsilano on May 23rd, Main St. Station on June 2nd, and West End, June 5th. See you there!
For information on vendors, upcoming events, or how you can get involved, visit www.eatlocal.org.