When, where, what? Your definitive guide to local Farmer’s Markets
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Open Air Farmer’s Market
When • Saturdays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and Sundays 12:30 to 2:30 pm., end of April through September.
Where • Exhibition Grounds in Paradise Valley
What • A fun outing for the entire family. Market hours are With a vendor in every stall, this market offers a wide variety of local fruits and veggies, meat, eggs, bedding plants, cut-flowers, food, country baking, candy, honey, teas, kombucha, soaps, wood crafts and ceramics. The miniature train will run on Sundays. There’s a sandbox for kids to play in and on Sundays, the miniature train will run.
When • Friday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm, summer.
Where • On the Lund water taxi lawn
What • This north-of-town market sells locally-produced food including produce, Class B meats, eggs and honey.
Texada Island Farmers’ Market
When • Sundays from noon until 1:30 pm from May 31 until Thanksgiving.
Where • At the ball field in Gillies Bay.
What • Between four and eight vendors usually sell Texada-grown produce. Another dozen or more vendors sell baking, crafts, preserves, jewellery and clothes. Lunch is available.
Kelly Creek Garden Market
When • Friday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Where • Beside Kelly Creek Community Church.
What • Listen to good times music, grab a delicious bite and stock up on farm-fresh produce, crafts and personal care items.
Vendors offer in season locally-grown vegetables, herbs, seedlings, seeds, plants, mason bees, farm fresh eggs, bread, herbal teas, goat’s milk soap, lotions, tinctures, knitwear, baby-wear, kettle corn, cookies and home baking. New this year is the community produce table. Also new is open mic live music under the covered walkway.
When • Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, year-round.
Where • At the Community Resource Centre
What • This market takes over from the winter market. Expect Shona’s bread and a variety of other local edibles.
Savary Island Market
When • Tuesdays 11-1 during July and August.
Where • 2778 Brian’s Way at La Hacienda.
What • Fresh produce from Lund Farmer’s coop, fresh bread and other baking, local artisans, lemonade, barbecue lunch. It’s a social event and islanders can get fresh food without a trip to the mainland.