Market News

Kitsilano May 31 – at our new TEMPORARY location!

What’s at the Market!

Did you know that Vancouver Farmers Markets have recently been approved to sell locally-produced beer, wine, cider, and spirits at all of our summer markets? We’re excited to feature local grown-up beverages at Kits every week this season.

This week we welcome Robin Ridge Winery from Keremeos, BC. The Cottrill family grows luscious grapes on the arid ridges of the Similkameen Valley which are carefully crafted into a wide range of fine wines. Sample a taste at the market and take home a bottle to enjoy with your delicious local food dinner.

The Yaletown Distilling Company joins us this week as well, with their selection of vodka and gin made from base spirits made with all BC grains. We hear that their vodka blends very well with Frostbites’ all natural fruit and botanical cordials – you’ll find them next to each other at the market for a one-stop shop!

We’ve moved – just for a bit!

Only two more weeks at our temporary home…pending no delays in construction, we hope to be back at the Kits Community Centre on June 14th!

Help us by continuing to spread the word – the Park Board is currently repaving the parking lot at 10th and Larch that usually hosts us. The Kits market will temporarily relocate to Riley Park, at the southeast corner of 30th Avenue and Ontario Street, from May 10th – June 7th. The market will run on the same day (Sundays), same time (10am – 2pm), and have all the same vendors you know and love at Kitsilano! We will resume operations at the regular Kits site on June 14th, pending no delays in construction.

We thank our shoppers, vendors, and community partners for their patience in the interim!

Food Scraps!

The Food Scraps Drop Spot returns to Kits this year so bring your scraps down to the market to be composted.

food_scrap_iconAt the Vancouver Farmers Markets, Food Scraps Drop Spots exist through a collaborative model. Vancouver Farmers Markets donates space, equipment and organizing power, Recycling Alternative offers discounted hauling service & website hosting and community droppers give $2 per drop to cover the discounted hauling fee.

Save the Drop Spot!

In order to keep the Farmers Market Drop Spots open in the summer, we need to collect $100/market to cover hauling fees (we’ve only been receiving $35). The Drop Spot is open every Sunday, 10am – 2pm.

  • Are you a dropper? Donate at least $2 every time you drop.
  • Not a dropper? Donate to keep the program going
  • Want to volunteer? We’re always looking for enthusiastic people to share the Drop Spot love. Sign up to volunteer today!

See you at the market!


For a complete weekly vendor schedule, check out our Weekly Market Map.