Vancouver Farmers Markets feed people and create community. We support small farm production, nourish people and connect neighbours.
Founded in 1995 as a registered non-profit, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) has grown to become one of Canada’s leading farmers’ markets, with eight weekly markets, 455,000 shoppers per year, and annual vendor sales of $8.17 million. We run farmers markets in Vancouver all year round, including six weekly summer markets in neighbourhoods around Vancouver and two weekly winter markets at Nat Bailey Stadium and Hastings Park at the PNE.
Our farmers and food producers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, artisan food products and fresh fish, local craft beer, wine and spirits. We also offer access to fresh, healthy food for low-income families through the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program, and work with local chefs to help more restaurants offer market-fresh products on their menus.
When you shop at a Vancouver Farmers Market, you’re not just buying fresh, delicious food directly from local producers – you’re also contributing more than $15 million in direct and indirect benefits to the local and regional economy. Our markets support 250 small BC farmer and artisan food and craft makers, help keep 6,500 acres of local farmland in sustainable food production.
Vancouver Farmers Markets are part of a global movement that’s reconnecting people with the land and the people who grow their food. At every one of our eight markets, you’ll meet – in person – the farmers, bakers, artisans, and producers who grow and prepare the foods you love.