5 Reasons to Visit the Downtown Farmers Market This Summer

Kicking off on Wednesday, June 1st! The Downtown Farmers Market is excited to welcome back shoppers for a second season.

To celebrate the opening of the market, we’re sharing our Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Downtown Farmers Market this Summer:

Top-Up on Favourite Items: Can’t wait until the weekend? Midweek Markets are the perfect opportunity to stock up on your weekly grocery run, supplement your market favourites during the week, and still enjoy our weekend markets in your neighbourhood!

Support Local: Enjoy all of your favourite weekend vendors at the Downtown Farmers Market! This week, enjoy sweet + savoury goodies from Ritchie’s Bakery, grab your favourite Mexican dishes at Mis Cazuelas Mexican Food, pick up your skincare at Nuez Acres, or splurge at Golden Meadows Honey Farm. For information on weekly vendors at the Downtown Farmers Market, check out our vendor map here.

Convenient and Central Location: Meet us at the Art Gallery! Walk, bus, bike, train, or drive, we can’t think of a more central location for the Downtown Farmers Market. Visit us every Wednesday from June 1st to October 5th from 2:00-6:00 pm.

Accessible by Transit: The Downtown Farmers Market is steps away from 3 major downtown Skytrain hub stops including Granville and Burrard Station on the Expo Line, and City Centre on the Canada Line. Need directions? Visit our Downtown Farmers Market page for transit details.

Great for Downtown Dwellers + Office Workers: Live downtown? The Downtown Farmers Market is a great option for people living in Coal Harbour, Gastown, Chinatown, West End, Yaletown, and anywhere within the downtown core. Also, great for commuters looking for a lunch break meal or grocery run.

Okay, okay! This one didn’t make the cut for top five, but in the era of Instagrammable shots, here’s a bonus for you.

Iconic Photo-Op with Art Gallery Backdrop: Hands down, the photos speak for themselves on this one! From cultural events to celebrations, to movie shoots, the Vancouver Art Gallery delivers an opportunity for amazing photos, so why not stock up on your favourite veggies and snap an aesthetically pleasing picture for the ‘gram.

It’s on now and running every Wednesday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm until October 5th.

Join us at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), located 750 Hornby St. at W. Georgia St. each week, and enjoy local food and craft from over 25 vendors including fresh produce, flowers, coffee, drinks, and more!

We can’t wait to see you there!