Canada Vancouver Vancouver Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Vancouver Guide to Vancouver Farmers Markets Eating Local in Vancouver By Dana Lynch Dana Lynch Dana Lynch is a travel expert specializing in the Pacific Northwest who was a lead blogger for Tourism Vancouver and a writer for CNN's Insider Guide. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 06/26/19 Share Pin Email By now, we all know the benefits of eating local--it keeps our carbon footprint low, helps the environment and supports our local growers and farmers. But there's a great foodie benefit too: Fresher fruits and vegetables burst with greater flavour than their flown-in counterparts. Vancouver Farmers Markets have been flourishing in the city since their debut in 1995. Along with produce and plants, you'll also find crafts, prepared food, farm-raised meats and local seafood. See also: Complete Guide to Eating Local Foods in Vancouver, BC 01 of 04 Vancouver Farmers Markets - Summer & Fall/Winter Photo by Dana Lynch The eponymous Vancouver Farmers Markets are organized by a society of local farmers markets. There are five Vancouver Farmers Markets open in summer, and one open through fall/winter. Summer Vancouver Farmers Markets: Trout Lake Farmers Market (map): Saturdays, 9am - 2pm, May 7 - October 22, 2016 Kitsilano Farmers Market (map): Sundays, 10am - 2pm, May 8 - October 23, 2016 West End Farmers Market (map): Saturdays, 9am - 2pm, May 28 - October 22, 2016 Main Street Station at Thornton Park (map): Wednesdays, 2pm - 6pm, June 1 - October 5, 2016 Downtown Farmers Market (map): Thursdays, 2pm - 6pm, June 2 - October 27, 2016 Yaletown Farmers Market (map): Thursdays, 2pm - 6pm, May 5 - October 27, 2016 Mt Pleasant Farmers Market (map): Sundays, 10am - 2pm, June 12 - October 9, 2016 Fall/Winter Vancouver Farmers Market: Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium (map): Saturdays, 10am - 2pm, November - April Hastings Park (map): Sundays, 10am - 2pm, November - May 02 of 04 Fresh Roots Good Food Market - Year-Round Photo by Scott Bell, via Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society The CSA Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society has a year-round Market Stand where you can buy produce and flowers grown at Vancouver schoolyard once a month. Fresh Roots Good Food Market at the Italian Cultural Centre (map): every other Wednesday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, year-round 03 of 04 Granville Island Farmers Market - Summer/Early Fall Dana Lynch Vancouver's oldest farmers market opens for summer right next to the Granville Island Public Market (where you can find local produce/meats/seafood year-round). Granville Island Farmers Market (map): Thursdays, 10am - 3pm, June 2 - late-September, 2016 04 of 04 UBC Farms Market - Summer/Early Fall Image Courtesy of UBC Farms University of British Columbia (UBC) is home to UBC Farms, which hosts summer farmers markets from June - October. On-site UBC Farms Market (map): Saturdays, 9am - 1pm, June 4 - October 29, 2016On-site UBC Farms Evening Market (map): Tuesdays, 4pm - 6pm, June 14 - October/November, 2016 Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Where to Eat the Local Foods of Vancouver, British Columbia Foodie Travel Guide to Vancouver, BC Best Things to Do in Vancouver This Spring The 10 Best Restaurants in Cornwall, England The Best Open-Air Markets in Provence and the South of France Great Spots in Granville Island in Vancouver, BC 8 Things to Do on Lummi Island, Washington Explore Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market Guide to Farmers Markets in Washington, D.C. 6 Reasons to Love Fall in Vancouver Where is the Best Shopping in Calais? What Goes On in Vancouver in April The Best Time to Visit Greenville The Best Time of Year to Visit Lyon, France Best Things to Do in Vancouver, BC, on a Budget Make Time for Romance in Vancouver B.C.