Market News

What's Fresh at the West End- June 24th

Now that it is officially summer, what better way to celebrate than shopping at the West End Market this Saturday?! We’re open 9-2, rain or shine (but we’re really hoping for sunshine).


In Season:

Raspberries | Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Salad Greens | Cherries | Chard | Turnips | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese Curds| Sockeye Salmon | Honey…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!


Fresh Sockeye Salmon

Make sure to visit Blue Comet Seafood this weekend for some fresh Sockeye salmon fillets from the Nass River in Northern BC.  Celebrate the sunshine with barbecued salmon fillets and veggies like zucchini and potatoes!


Grand Opening at Riley Park

If you can’t make it to the West End on June 24th be sure to check out the Grand Opening of the Riley Park Farmers Market! Opening reception and cake service will be happening between 10-11am, the market will be running until 2pm! Located across the street from our Nat Bailey Winter Market, Riley Park will feature 30 local farms and producers!

If you’re feeling super adventurous, why not have a Saturday bike adventure and hit the West End, Trout Lake, and Riley Park Farmers Market?  Make it a summer goal!


West End’s 20th Birthday Promo!

To celebrate the West End’s 20th birthday, we will be having weekly draws for $20 of market money! What do you have to do to enter?  Come by the info booth on Saturday to sign up for our weekly newsletter!


Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


What's Fresh at the West End- June 17

We’re back on again at the West End Market this Saturday! Fresh produce? Coffee? Wine? Lunch? We’ll have it all!


In Season:

Peonies | Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Beets | Salad Greens | Mushrooms | Chard | Turnips | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese| Seafood | Honey…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!


Vendor Spotlight: Vlad’s Apiary 

Vlad’s Apiary is a staple at the West End Market. One of our favorite vendors, Zdenka, has been at the West End since the market started 20 years ago!  From Vlad’s Apiary in Pitt Meadows, Zdenka brings her high quality unpasteurized honey free of additives, colours and added fragrances, along with beeswax and beeswax candles.

You can find Vlad’s Apiary every Saturday at the West End!


Evo Car Share will have a booth set up at the West End this weekend. Take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!


West End’s 20th Birthday Promo!

To celebrate the West End’s 20th birthday, we will be having weekly draws for $20 of market money! What do you have to do to enter?  Come by the info booth on Saturday to sign up for our weekly newsletter!


Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


What's Fresh at the West End- June 10th

The West End Market is back this Saturday, open from 9-2.  Come visit us at 1100 Comox St, between Bute and Thurlow!

Out exploring downtown Vancouver this weekend?  Pick up a sweet treat from Earnest Ice Cream and some fresh flowers from Warmerdam Flowers.

Live in the West End?  Grab your morning coffee from Mogiana Coffee and pick up some fresh produce  for dinner from one of our many organic farm stands.

In Season:

The long, wet winter this year meant that many growers had a late start to the season…but even with all that, we are seeing more and more fresh produce from our vendors each week!

Peonies, beets, salad greens, rhubarb, mushrooms, chard, turnips, onions, radishes, potatoes, eggs, cheese, salmon, honey (I even heard that strawberries will be making an appearance at the West End this week!)…check out the full in season list here!

Try This:

Did anyone else try the organic popping corn from Klippers Organics last weekend?  It is one of the most fun snacks to make for your next movie night.

Place the whole cob in a brown paper bag, fold down the top of the bag to close, and place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes (until you don’t hear any more popping). Easy peasy!

 Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


What's Fresh at the West End- June 3

The West End Farmers Market got off to a bright and sunny start last Saturday!  We could not have asked for a better day to celebrate our 20th birthday, with speeches from community members and a delicious cake from Blackberry Hill.  Thank you to everyone who came out to join the celebrations!

In Season:

The long, wet winter this year meant that many growers had a late start to the season…but even with all that, we will still have a variety of fresh produce from our vendors this weekend!

Peonies, beets, salad greens, rhubarb, mushrooms, chard, turnips, onions, potatoes, eggs, salmon, honey…check out the full in season list here!

Don’t Miss:

We have another exciting day at the West End Farmers Market ahead because this Saturday is Member Appreciation Day! Make sure to bring your membership card and keep an eye out for member special signs on vendor tents!  Not a member?  Sign up online, or at the information booth on market day!  Some member specials that we already know of are:

  • A Bread Affair: $1 off organic baguettes
  • French Made Baking: $1 plain croissants (limit 2 per member)
  • Le Meadow’s Jam: $1 off rhubarb jam
  • Matthew Freed Ceramics: 10% off any mug
  • Paul’s Produce: Frozen strawberries, 4lb bag for $7.99
  • Scentimental Creations: free pumice stone with purchase of peppermint foot gel or scrub
  • Take a Fancy Chocolates & Sweets: $1 off Fleur de Sel Caramels (reg. $8)
  • Wayward Distillation House: 10% off all purchases

Try This:

With hot summer days ahead, try using some of your market produce to flavour your water!  Throw together one of these combinations in your bottle and have delicious water throughout the day.

  1. Make it sweet: sliced strawberries and basil
  2. Make it fresh: sliced cucumber and mint leaves
  3. Make it spicy: fresh ginger and a touch of honey

 Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors here.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


West End Opening Day - May 27th

The West End Farmers Market is coming back to the 1100 block of Comox St. at Nelson Park this Saturday for another summer season, and we are celebrating its 20th Birthday! It seems like only yesterday that this small community market started up in the parking lot of Lord Roberts Elementary, but we’ve come a long way. Join us at noon for cake and speeches from special guests to celebrate 20 years of bringing fresh local fruits, vegetables, cheese, fish, eggs, meats, baked goods, artisan foods and crafts and more to a loyal, loving and enthusiastic community every week of the summer! Bring memories and pictures to share!


Make sure to check out: Warmerdam Flowers for some colourful tulips, Ice Cap Organics for some spicy radishes and Humblebee Meadery for some mead – an alcohol derived from fermented honey!


Produce: Arugula, beets, chives, cress, cucumbers, garlic scapes, green onions, head lettuce, kale, mizuna, onions, parsnips, peppers, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, snap peas, snow peas, spinach, swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini

Meat, Seafood, Dairy, Poultry: Beef, Cheese, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Pork, Turkey

Other: Bread, Honey, Mead, Tulips, Spreads, Tea


Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.


Visit us at our other Summer Market locations opening soon all across the city!

Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. Our other summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – Lakewood Dr. & E 13th Ave.
  • Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.