Here are the most popular farmers' markets in the Victoria area & around Vancouver Island:
Esquimalt Community Market Esquimalt Town Square, behind the Municipal Hall 250-385-7658 Thursday, from May 21 - September 3 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.
The Esquimalt Community Market, situated in the Town Square behind the Municipal Hall and Library, brings a breath of fresh air along with fresh organic local produce, farm-fresh eggs, deliciously decadent baked goods, arts, crafts, soaps, jams and preserves, kids' activities, music, coffee.
Government Street Market
no information provided
James Bay Community Market
Saturdays, 9 AM to 3 PM
Corner of Menzies and Superior
Phone (250) 381 5323
Goldstream Station Market (formerly the Luxton Station Market), Langford
Bryn Maur Road @ Goldstream Ave. in downtown Langford, Langford
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm : Open June to October
A new (and growing) community market including fresh local produce, arts & crafts, baked goods, music and activities for kids. Free information tables for community groups. Concession stand (hot dogs, burgers, coffee, tea and cold drinks).
Moss Street Community Market
Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM, May to October
Sir James Douglas Elementary School, Fairfield and Moss Streets
Phone (250) 361 1747
The oldest and largest organic farmers' market in Victoria. All vendors at this market bake it, make it, or grow it, and all products are pre-approved. etc. Once each month the market features special events: "Bike to Market Day" in June; "The Moss St. Paint-In" in mid-July (10 am to 4 pm); "Kids' Day" in mid-August (10 am to 3 pm); and "Appropriate Technology Day" in mid-September (10 am to 3 pm).
Metchosin Farmer's Market
Metchosin Municipal Grounds, Happy Valley Road (behind the Fire Hall), Metchosin, BC
(250) 474 3156 Sundays, 11 AM to 2 PM, May to October
Metchosin grown fruits and vegetables from Certified Organic growers and traditional farmers as well as baking, honey & jams, soaps & lotions, free range eggs, fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants and herbs etc.
Sooke Country Market
Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM, May 12 to September 29
Otter Point Road
Phone (250) 642 7166
Fresh local vegetables and fruit, Fresh baked treats and bread, Jams, jellies and preserves, Plants, flowers and seeds, Jewelry.Local artwork.
Peninsula Country Market, Saanichton
Saturdays, 9 AM to 1 PM, June 16 to October 6th
250-652-1968 Open-air market with fresh in-season produce; home-baked bread; honey; preserves; arts & crafts, and more. Live music is performed weekly from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Sooke Country Market
Sooke Elementary School on Sooke Road (5614 Woodlands Road), Sooke, BC V0S 1N
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: from May to September, plus December.
Busy, family-oriented market features 12 to 20 local vendors selling local certified organic produce, seasonal fruits, jams and preserves, fresh home baking, herbs, plants, knitting, paintings, jewelry, crafts. Christmas Show features regular market vendors, plus about a dozen more with all sorts of enticing items (baking, sewing, jams / preserves / pickles, a variety of paintings, et al)
There are a number of other farmers markets around Vancouver Island:
Market in the Square, Duncan
Downtown Duncan by City Hall
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm: March to November (outdoors), and January to March (indoors)
Market in the Square is a lively, Saturday market located in the heart of beautiful downtown Duncan, featuring farm-fresh products, local crafters, artisans, bakers, and live entertainment on City Square stage.
Gabriola Island Farmers' Market, Gabriola Island
no details provided
Qualicum Beach Farmers' Market
Fir and Memorial in downtown Qualicum Beach
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon, from Victoria Day (May) until Thanksgiving (October)
This village Farmers Market specializes in fresh produce and value-added products. With different entertainment each week, so residents & visitors can meet and socialize.
Saltspring Island Market in the Park
8 AM to 4 PM, April to October
Centennial Park Ganges
World class potters, jewellers, fibre artists, woodworkers, fine art & photography, body care, clothing and accessories. Vendor permits available to established Salt Spring residents only.