You can also find local preserves, a fantastic pulled pork sandwich or wild local caught fish. I am always impressed by the selection of local seasonal veggies. It is amazing how many amazing fruits, veggies and meats are produced in our own backyard.
On top of this great selection of foods there is also live music, local artisans making everything from hair clips to soother straps, and bags to ceramics. You can also fill your yard with local plants that are specific to the region.
Within an hour or two at your local market you will walk away with the inspirational feeling of community and education. It is remarkable how much you will save on your grocery bill and how affordable the organic choices can be!
Fridays evenings, 4pm – 8pm (July – September) Spirit Square, 3000 Burlington Drive (Click HERE for map of location)
Sunday afternoons, 9am -1pm (May – October) Dogwood Pavillion across from Chimo (Porier at Winslow) (Click here for a Map)
Thursdays afternoons, 3:00-7pm 2252 Leigh Square, off Shaughnessy St between McAllister and Wilson Avenue beside City Hall
Tuesdays, 2pm – 6pm (May 7 – October 11) Parking lot of Burnaby City Hall: 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby
Thursdays: 3pm – 7pm (June 9 – October 6) Tipperary Park: 4th Street at Royal Avenue, New Westminster (map)
For more details on the abundance of Vancouver markets, check out this link. This is a great day trip for the family and you will be surprised by the size of these markets downtown. One of my favorites in the Main Street market. This can easily lead to a day at Science World or bike ride on the seawall to Granville Island from here.