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Farmers' Markets

Here are the most popular farmers' markets in the Victoria area & around Vancouver Island:

Around Victoria

Esquimalt Community Market Esquimalt Town Square, behind the Municipal Hall

Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, from mid-May to end of September
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
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
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.

Saltspring Island Market in the Park
8 AM to 4 PM, April to October
Centennial Park Ganges

Vendor permits available to established Salt Spring residents only.

Sooke Country Market
Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM, May 12 to September 29
Otter Point Road
250-642 7166

Peninsula Country Market, Saanichton
Saturdays, 9 AM to 1 PM, June 16 to October 6th
Saanich Fairgrounds
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), and it takes place at

Around Vancouver Island

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.