Farmers / local market

Publicly run markets that sell regionally grown produce. May be organic or traditional foods, sold in a lively permanent or temporary setting. Food does not travel far, so it's fresh and nutritious. May sell flowers, craft items, baked goods, wine, wool, and even regional cookbooks. Shopping here directly supports small family farms, local economies and a greener countryside.

The Bastion Square Public Market is a colourful open-air market that brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes. 

Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00am to 5:30pm, May through September.

The Esquimalt Farmers Market was born as an idea in 2014 and launched their first season in May 2015. The market serves the community of Esquimalt and surrounding areas, and is dedicated to promoting healthy and local living, building relationships and encouraging environmental and economic sustainability in Esquimalt.

The Goldsteam Station Market is a community market in the Westshore dedicated to supporting and promoting local agriculture, food producers and artists. The market hosts an average of 30 vendors each week all of whom make, grow, bake or raise the products sold. Talk with the farmers and learn how they farm, what they grow, how to eat in season and which new varieties to try. The market also provides the opportunity for local musicians to perform and local non-profit groups to educate and inspire the community.

Open Saturdays, 10:00am to 2:00pm, end of...

Good Food Box is a non-profit alternative fruit and vegetable distribution system. Boxes are available for pick-up or delivery every second Wednesday. We purchase the highest quality produce and ensure variety, freshness and affordability. We prioritize locally grown, unsprayed produce with a focus on seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Highlands Farmer’s Market has been offering locally grown food, produce, and local crafts for 25 years. Replenish your store of wonderful homemade jams, jellies and canned goods, buy baked goods, find bedding plants for the garden or a bouquet to take home, and discover fine handmade crafts. This market is open from 10:00am to 1:00pm on the last Sunday of the month from May to September and is held on Caleb Pike Heritage Grounds.

The James Bay Market offers a variety of products from local fruits and vegetables, handmade arts and crafts, fresh flowers, and snacks. There are up to 50 tents and vendors each week. Enjoy live music with coffee or a cold drink and home-baked goods. 

Open Saturdays,  9:00am-3:00pm, May to...

The Mayne Island community hosts a Farmer's Market in the Agricultural Hall Grounds in Miners Bay on Saturdays throughout the summer and early fall featuring home-made and home-grown products. At the market you can find locally produced vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, fresh flowers, jams, plants, lamb's wool, goat's milk and cheese. Products available change with the seasons. You can also enjoy a tasty lunch at the market; Deacon Vale Farm offers home-made sausages, hot beef sandwiches, salmon burgers etc.

Open Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pm, July through...

Come by Metchosin's Farmer's Market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from organic and traditional farmers, herbs, free range eggs, breads, jams, salsa or baked goods. There are also a variety of locally crafted products including pottery, knitted and quilted wear, leather products, photo cards and jewelry. Enjoy live music as you browse. 

Market open on Sundays, 11:00am to 2:00pm, mid-May through October.

The Moss Street Market, which began in 1992, is one of Victoria’s biggest and most well-known farmers markets. The dynamic and diverse marketplace focuses on sustainability and eco-awareness and supports local economies and producers. The market offers local and organic farm-fresh produce and homemade foods, handmade crafts, artisan clothing, free live music, inspiring services and community education.


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