Farmers markets across Vancouver are wrapping up for the summer season. The Kerrisdale and Mount Pleasant markets will close after the Thanksgiving long weekend (October 11 and 12), and community markets in the West End, Kitsilano, and Trout Lake close the following weekend (October 18 and 19). The Main Street and Yaletown markets ended this week.
During the fall, winter, and spring seasons, many Vancouverites look forward to the farmer’s market at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario Street), which is referred to as the Winter Market. This year, locals will have a second farmer’s market to check out on weekends.
Hastings Park is a new market that will take place at the PNE (2901 East Hastings Street) on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event kicks off this Sunday (October 5) and runs until November 30. Since this is a new market, organizers are starting with a nine-week trial to determine interest in East Vancouver.
The market will be located between the PNE Forum and Agrodome on the PNE grounds. This area is easily accessible by multiple transit lines, and there is parking on site as well.
Vendors will include local farmers selling winter produce; vendors for fish, meat, and dairy; artisans with prepared foods, preserves, breads, and baked goods; artists and crafts people; as well as numerous food trucks.
The Winter Market at Nat Bailey Stadium starts November 1 and runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until April 25, 2015.