Coming soon! The Kitsilano Farmers Market

The countdown is on! In less than a month, the Kitsilano Farmers Market is back! From May 7 to October 22, 2017, every Sunday from 10am-2pm, the Kits Community Centre parking lot transforms!

Fill your baskets and backpacks with local organic and conventional product, meat, cheese, seafood, plants, and plenty of delicious baked goods. You’ll feel good knowing you’re directly supporting the local economy with each purchase.

I reached out to Gabrielle Vacheresse, District Manager of the Vancouver Farmers Market to ask what the 2016 vendor sales were. To my surprise, she told me that last year alone, there were 1.8 million in vendor sales, and that over 92,000 people visited throughout the season!

She went on to say that “food is the most important part of sustainability. By supporting local food, you support the local environment, and its’ people. The market is a community hub; a great place to meet the farmers, to exchange knowledge, and to feel more connected to your food and your neighbours.”

Check out the Kitsilano Sunday Farmers Market Vendor List to get an idea of the farms and producers at the market. Warning! The list is long. It’s best to check it out for yourself, and of course, I’ll see you there!