6 reasons to shop at Midweek Markets
Did you know that VFM runs two midweek markets from June-October, and both of them open for the season next week?
New and unique vendors
Many of our rookie vendors start out at the midweek markets, which make these locations a great place to find new and unusual products.
From artisanal goat cheese and sourdough baked goods, to plant-based meatz and pâtés and authentic Korean kimchi, a brand new roster of producers will be joining us this year at Main St. Station and Downtown Markets. View a full list of their offerings here.
Stock up before the weekend
We think summer weekends are best spent at the beach or exploring forest service roads in the backcountry.
Our midweek markets make it easy to load up on farm-to-table goodness before the weekend begins. Whether it’s a pint of fresh strawberries, some grass fed beef burgers, or a growler of craft beer, Main St. Station and Downtown have everything you need for weekend fun times.
Freshest fruits and vegetables
Our midweek markets take place in the afternoon, which means that many of our farmers pick for the market that morning. Unless you have a garden plot, that’s pretty much as fresh as food gets.
Our weekend markets are good fun but they can get jam packed on sunny summer days. Midweek markets give shoppers the opportunity to skip the crowds and line-ups, plus vendors often have more time to chat and answer questions.
Convenient hours and location
Both Main St. Station and Downtown Markets boast convenient, post-work hours (find them here), and are located just steps from major transit hubs and Skytrain stations. For those shoppers who drive to the markets, there is ample on-street parking at both locations.
Midweek markets have everything you need
The freshest local fruits and veggies? Check. Pasture-raised eggs, dairy, and meat? Check. Craft beer, wine, and spirits? Check. Fresh bread and baked goods? Check. Locally-grown flowers? Check. Artisanal prepared foods? In abundance! With over 20 farms and producers each week, our Main St. Station and Downtown Markets have you covered!
Midweek Market Schedule – 2019
Main St. Station Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 2-6pm June 5 – October 2 at 1100 Station St. More info at this page.
Downtown Farmers Market: Thursdays, 3-7pm June 6 – October 3 at 650 Hamilton St. @ Georgia St. More info at this page.