Events

2016 Summer Farmers Market Schedule

  • Downtown – Thursdays, 2pm – 6pm, May 5 – October 27
  • Trout Lake – Saturdays, 9am – 2pm,  May 7 – October 22
  • Kitsilano – Sundays,  10am – 2pm,  May 8 – October 23
  • West End – Saturdays, 9am – 2pm, May 28 – October 22
  • Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm – 6pm, June 1 – October 5
  • Mt. Pleasant – Sundays, 10am – 2pm, June 12 – October 11

The market is about more than shopping! Enjoy weekly activities like the childrens’ area and face-painting as well as special events like the ones listed below:

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RIPE 2016 – October 16 – Roundhouse Exhibition Hall

Tickets on sale now!!

Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at our annual fundraising dinner on Sunday, October 16 from 5:30pm-8pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre! A showcase of our farms and producers paired with top local chefs Clement Chan of Torafuku, Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s Rangoli, Ned Bell of Chefs for Oceans, Quang Dang of West Restaurant, Deniz Tarakcioglu of Cafe Medina, Karen McAthy of Blue Heron CreameryRyan Reed of Nomad, and Shelome Bouvette of Chicha. RIPE 2016 will feature 8 culinary creation stations, dessert tastings, seasonal cocktails by Gillespie’s Fine Spirits and Salt Spring Coffee, and craft beverages from BC Wine Studio and Persephone Brewing. Get your tickets before they sell out! Tickets and info on the event page.


Fall Fair – October 2 – Mount Pleasant

An urban pumpkin patch, wood cow milking, veggie sculptures and a ‘Vancouver Gothic’ photo booth are just a few of the highlights we have planned for our Fall Fair on October 2 at Mount Pleasant Market. More details on the Fall Fair event page!

Stay tuned for more details on our 2016 Market Special Events and Festivals!


fun with food

Fun with Food – Celebrate and learn about local food at our “Fun with Food” station at upcoming farmers markets. Our Food Literacy Educators will get you involved in a bunch of activities suitable for kids (and adults) of all ages.

Tasting Graphs: Compare two different tastes at the market – so far we’ve tried local vs. supermarket honey and different kinds of jams. Look out for heirloom tomato tasting at our Trout Lake and Kitsilano Tomato Festivals!
Harvest Blanket: Try to guess what local fruit or veggie is hiding under the harvest blanket using only your sense of touch (is it smooth, bumpy, soft, round?)
Market Bingo: Explore the market with your family and find each item to get a bingo! Turn in your card to get a prize at the “Fun with Food” station.
Local Food Word Finds: we update these every month to include words centered around what is available at the farmers market
Joke of the Month: Got a favourite? Send them in to laura@eatlocal.org and it might just make the list.
Colouring Sheets: We’ve got lots of crayons and colouring sheets to match the season. Get your colour on!

Want to be a Food Literacy Educator?

Volunteers run activities on at least two market days and engage children and market shoppers in interactive activities that increase their understanding of seasonal food and market availability. Training is provided. Contact volunteer@eatlocal.org with some of your background and for more details.