Vancouverites are obsessed with everything organic, local, and green. The Vancouver Farmers Markets offer all these things, in nine neighbourhoods around the city. What started in 1995 now attracts 450,000 shoppers annually and $8.17 million of annual vendor sales. Farmers and food producers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, artisan food products, and more recently, fish, beer, wine, and spirits.
The rotating cast of 265 small-scale BC farmers and local food makers makes each market unique every week.
Our Saturday plans usually involve walking or biking to one of the nearby markets. Somehow we always manage to (conveniently) arrive hungry, allowing us to do some shopping before having lunch at one of the food trucks that are also (conveniently) stationed at the markets.
Go here for a list of markets and more photos.