Fall is here, and while our warm-weather farmers' markets in Metro Vancouver have mostly wrapped up for the season, there are some that are carrying on into November, and others that will run through to spring.
There are a few changes in the typical winter line-up for 2020-2021. While the Vancouver Farmers' Market will still operate its two regular wintertime markets, other markets, like those in Burnaby and New Westminster, are opting out of a winter season this year. Meanwhile, the popular Cannery market in Richmond's Steveston Village has ended its run completely, after six years.
Due to COVID-19, farmers' markets in Metro Vancouver will continue to operate differently. Expect to find restrictions on eating on-site, as well as requirements for safe physical distancing and other enhanced safety measures. Take note that some, like the New West market, offer shopping times restricted to certain members of the population, such as seniors.
When: Sundays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. from Nov 1, 2020 - Apr 25, 2021 (closed Dec. 27)
Where: Hastings Park – Centregrounds (between the Forum and the Agrodome on the PNE grounds)
When: Saturdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. from Oct 31, 2020 - Apr 24, 2021 (closed Dec. 26)
Where: 50 E 30th Ave & Ontario St
UBC Farm Market (end of summer season)
When: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
Where: UBC Farm - 3461 Ross Drive
New West Farmers Market (end of summer season)
When: Nov. 5 & 12 from 3-7 p.m. (3-3:30 reserved for seniors, families with small children, and immunocompromised shoppers)
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
When: Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020 – April 25, 2021
When: Sat. Jan. 9, 2021 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (more dates TBA)
Where: 12666 72nd Ave, Surrey
Kwantlen St. Market (end of summer season)
When: Tuesdays noon-4 p.m. through Dec. 15
Where: Brighouse Park 7000 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond