Farmers’ markets

Farmers’ markets in B.C. are opening up for the season. They offer a wide variety of things to buy, including fresh fruits, vegetables, jewelry, music and much more.

What is a farmers’ market?

For hundreds of years, farmers sold their food at open markets.  Before towns had grocery stores, these markets were the only way to buy food.

Now, people shop at farmers’ markets to support local farmers.

Farmers’ markets are important to communities because they can bring in a lot of people and help the local economy.

To find a farmers’ market near you, visit

Submitted by Kimberley Alcock in 2020, updated by Jade Chan in 2023 • Photo: Pixabay/Martin Winkler