Nothing describes summer like spending time wandering around the numerous farmers’ markets in Metro Vancouver. Farmers’ markets are a great way for families to spend time together buying fresh, local produce directly from the vendors. You can stock up your entire kitchen with the wide variety of foods and more on display.
The Buzzer blog compiled 10 of these markets that are held in various communities across Metro Vancouver. The best part? These are all easily accessible by transit, so we listed some options on how to get there! You can use the TransLink trip planner to plan your route.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab that shopping bag and hop on board!
Which farmers’ market do you shop at? Let us know in the comments below!
Note: Market details such as times, dates and venue addresses are subject to change. Check each market’s website for exact details.
1. Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market
Location: 2300 Guelph Street, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 8, 9, 99 B-Line
2. Trout Lake Farmers’ Market
Location: John Hendry Park (between Lakeview Drive and 13th Ave), Vancouver
Transit: Buses 7, 9, 20
3. Main Street Station Farmers’ Market
Location: 1100, Station Street, Vancouver
Transit: Expo Line, Buses 3, 8
4. Coquitlam Farmers’ Market
Location: 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Transit: Buses 153, 156, 157
5. Kitsilano Farmers’ Market
Location: 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 9, 84, 99 B-Line
Nothing but Blue Sky today. Get your sunscreen on people! pic.twitter.com/HkzmvhUGh6
— Kits Farmers Market (@VFM_Kitsilano) July 27, 2014
6. Ladner Village Market
Location: 5028A 48th Avenue, Delta
Transit: Buses C86, 601, 640
7. Steveston Farmers’ and Artisan Market
Location: Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street
Transit: Buses 401, 402, 410
8. White Rock Farmers’ Market
Location: 15154, Russell Avenue, White Rock
Transit: Buses 321, 345, 375
9. New West Farmers’ Market
Location: Tipperary Park, New Westminster
Transit: Expo Line, Buses 106
At the market on Thursday if you walk past a stall that smells especially incredible it'll be @sweetwaterbath ! Jennifer makes bath products and her bath bombs are particularly wonderful! Make sure to check them out this Thursday, 3pm-7pm at Tipperary Park! pic.twitter.com/6KklUk9GEX
— New West Farmers (@newwestfarmers) July 24, 2018
10. Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market
Location: 10275, City Parkway, 135 St, Surrey
Transit: Expo Line to King George
We still have a few more weeks of summer, so enjoy the markets!
Looking for something to do on transit beyond farmers markets? Remember, you can take advantage of our increased service to many popular summer attractions to get out and about. Tap to Pay provides you with an option to pay for your transit fare — just tap your contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card and be on your way. Remember, Compass Card is still your best option for reduced fares.
Author: Tanushree Pillai