Events

 2017 Summer Farmers Market Schedule

  • Downtown – Thursdays, 11am – 3pm – June 1 – October 5
  • Trout Lake – Saturdays, 9am – 2pm – May 6 – October 21
  • Kitsilano – Sundays,  10am – 2pm – May 7 – October 22
  • West End – Saturdays, 9am – 2pm – May 27 – October 21
  • Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm – 6pm – May 31 – October 4
  • Mt. Pleasant – Sundays, 10am – 2pm – May 28 – October 8
  • Riley Park – Saturdays, 10am – 2pm – June 28 – October 7

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:

Berry Festival – Main St Station and Mt Pleasant – July 12 & 16
Tomato Festival – Trout Lake and Kitsilano – August 26 & 27


Fall Fair 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 at Mount Pleasant Market. More details on the Fall Fair event page!


 fun with foodFun 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.