Metro Vancouver farmers' market guide 2016

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Each spring Metro Vancouver’s farmers’ markets come to life. Community-minded, these open air gatherings are home to a collection of local farmers, growers, and bakers, all of whom are eager to show off and share the very best of what’s in season.

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With the warm weather months upon us, here is our guide to farmers’ markets in Vancouver’s adjoining municipalities.

NORTH VANCOUVER/WEST VANCOUVER

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

The Ambleside Farmers’ Market provides West Vancouver with a gathering spot for picking up fresh local food, and goods from crafters and food artisans.

Day/Time
: Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dates: May 8 to October 30, 2016
Location: 1500 block Bellevue (between 15th & 16th), West Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market

Run by the same organization behind the Ambleside Market in nearby West Van, the Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market brings local farmers, artisans, and other vendors to North Vancouver for a weekly Saturday market.

Day/Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dates: May 7 to October 29, 2016
Location: East Plaza at 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

Shipyards Night Market

Sunshine, a cool sea breeze, happy smiley faces, and an array of tantalizing food truck fare and farm fresh finds are what people can expect to find when they drop by North Van’s Shipyards Night Market. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. every Friday night, from May 6 and run all summer long.

Day/Time: Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.
Dates: May 6 to September 30, 2016
Location: Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

RICHMOND

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

Returning for its 9th year, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market will this year reside in a new location, with new times. Located in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre, the market will feature a mix of stalls, including food vendors, artists, and craftspeople.

Day/Time: Select Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dates: May 8 & 22, June 19 & 26,, July 17 & 31, August 7 & 28, September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16
Location: Steveston Community Centre parking lot, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond

Richmond Country Farms

Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce, and prepared goods.

Day/Time: Daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dates: April 7 to December 23, 2016
Location: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond

BURNABY

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

Launched in June 2008, this open air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings.

Day/Time: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dates: May 7 to October 29, 2016
Location: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)

DELTA

Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

Kicking off its summer season on June 17, the Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market will operate at a new address and on a new day and time this year. Stock up on fresh local produce, along with artisanal foods. A handful of food trucks will also be in attendance.

Day/Time: Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.
Dates: June 17 to October 14, 2016
Location: 5360 12th Avenue (53A Street), Tsawwassen

Ladner Village Market

2016 marks the 20th season for the Ladner Village Market, which takes over the heart of Ladner Village on select Sundays in the summertime. It’s a phenomenal market, with live music, tons of vendors, and much to see and taste.

Day/Time
: Select Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dates: June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28, September 11, 2016
Location: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village

North Delta Farmers’ Market

The North Delta Farmers’ Market moves to the North Delta Rec Centre this season for a reinvigorated weekly market. Shop local and find farm fresh foods, delicious street food fare, handmade gifts, crafts, and jewellry.

Day/Time
: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dates: April 3 to October 30, 2016
Location: North Delta Rec Centre, 11415 84th Avenue, Delta

SURREY/WHITE ROCK

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

Located just steps away from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans. The market will host a recipe demonstration on the second market of each month from 1 to 2 p.m., a kid zone, and musicians weekly.

Day/Time
: Wednesdays, 12 to 5 p.m.
Dates: June 8 to October 5, 2016
Location: North Surrey Rec Centre, 10275 City Parkway, Surrey

White Rock Farmers’ Market

Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.

Day/Time
: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dates: May 29 to October 9, 2016
Location: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock

NEW WESTMINSTER

Royal City Farmers’ Market

New West’s Royal City Farmers’ Market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more, all at Tipperary Park on Thursday evenings.

Day/Time
: Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m.
Dates: May 12 to October 6, 2016
Location: Tipperary Park (east of City Hall, Royal Avenue and 4th Street), New Westminster

COQUITLAM/PORT COQUITLAM/MAPLE RIDGE

Poirier Street Farmers’ Market

Started in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in Metro Vancouver. At this market you’ll find a variety of vendors showcasing their locally-sourced products.

Day/Time: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dates: May 8 to October 30, 2016
Location: Dogwood Pavilion (Poirier and Winslow) in Coquitlam

Haney Farmers’ Market

A vibrant outdoor Saturday market in Downtown Maple Ridge, Haney Farmers’ Market sells fresh farm produce, locally-grown fruit and vege, preserves, baked goods, artisan crafts, fine art, and more.

Day/Time: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dates: May 7 to October 8, 2016
Location: Memorial Peace Park on 224th Street, Maple Ridge

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural and heritage programming.

Day/Time: Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m.
Dates: June 2 to September 29, 2016
Location: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam

LANGLEY/FORT LANGLEY

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

On Wednesday afternoons in the warm weather months at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus you will discover more than 40 vendors that “Make it, Bake it, or Grow it” selling the very best the region has to offer.

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Dates: May 18 to October 12, 2016
Location: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley

Fort Langley Village Farmers Market

You’ll find fresh groceries (fresh foods picked from local farmers fields in the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys), along with plants, flowers, and other artisan goods at this weekly market in Fort Langley.

Day/Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dates: May 7 to October 29, 2016
Location: St. Andrews Historic Church, 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley

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