Best farmers’ markets in Victoria & Sidney

Best farmers’ markets in Victoria & Sidney

Farmers’ markets, found in cities across the globe, are the perfect place to connect with one’s own community and the people that live in it. In each unique market, opportunities exist to sample an amazing array of delights from organic produce and freshly baked treats to handmade artisan goods, including one-of-a-kind jewelry and clothing. Here is your one-stop guide to the best farmers’ markets to visit and enjoy this season on the south Island.

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James Bay Market

Delicious food, produce, crafts, art, and more are what you will find at the James Bay Market. With homemade, homegrown, and handmade products to see and try, the James Bay Market is sure to make your Saturday that much more enjoyable. Each and every Saturday, you can bring your bubble down to James Bay and enjoy a full day of market shopping.

Salt Spring Kombucha

Location: 494 Superior St., Victoria
Website:James Bay Market
Market Dates/times: Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. May to Oct. 2.

Moss Street Market

Market season is here at Moss Street. This lively and exciting farmers’ market is a wonderful spot to check out new and exciting vendors selling everything from food and fresh produce to handmade craft items. Enjoy browsing the market and enjoy listening to live musical performances. Find new artisans and vendors, and discover new musicians, every Saturday at the lively Moss Street Market.

Location: 1330 Fairfield Rd., Victoria
Website:Moss Street Market
Instagram: @mossstmarket
Market Dates/times: May-Oct: Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Nov-Apr: Saturdays from 10am to1pm

Esquimalt Farmers’ Market

If you live or find yourself in the Esquimalt area, rain or shine, you can come and enjoy all that this market has to offer. From homemade jams and doughnuts to handmade artisan crafts such as wooden utensils, there is something for everyone to see and discover at Esquimalt Farmers’ Market. The market is open to the public every Thursday afternoon and into the early evening.

Location: 1200 Esquimalt Rd., Victoria
Website:Esquimalt Farmers’ Market
Market Dates/times: April 1-Sept. 16, every Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30pm

Sidney Street Market

At Sidney Street Market you can find a variety of vendors, depending on the week of the market. During each market, you can usually find artisan vendors selling prepared food including baked goodies, beverages, body and health products, clothing, and jewelry. There is sure to be a stall to pique your interest. Enjoy the upcoming warmer days at Sidney street market.

Location: 2504-2466 Beacon Ave., Sidney
Website:Sidney Street Market
Market Dates/times: Sundays from 11am to 3pm. May 9 to Oct. 10

Paper Lantern Food Co.

Freshly made pasta, perogies, deli meats, fresh produce, and other tasty bites and drinks are what you will find at the quaint and inviting general store inside The Victoria Hudson Market. This market is home to a variety of stores and vendors, and it brings the atmosphere and excitement of a street market indoors. The market also offers a delivery service, so you can have fresh and local ingredients delivered right to your doorstep.

Location: 1701 Douglas St. #6, Victoria
Website: Paper Lantern Food Co.
Days of operation: Delivery service on Wednesdays; general store open Wednesday to Sunday

North Park Pop-up Market

Housed in Royal Athletic Park is North Park’s pop-up market. This fun and inviting farmers’ market is home to an array of diverse vendors. Enjoy some sunshine and the great outdoors and discover, with your bubble, the newest dishes, treats, crafts, and so much more. Whether you’re a pro farmers’ market attendee or new to the farmers’ market scene, this pop-up market is sure to offer you some community excitement.

Location: 1014 Caledonia Ave., Victoria
Website:North Park Pop-up Market
Info: North Park Pop-up Market
Instagram: @wearenorthpark Market Dates/times: Sundays, June 20, July 18, and August 15.
Estimated time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

Check out these farmers’ markets in your area and enjoy some of the great food, artwork, crafts, and more that your community has to offer!

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Written by

Tessa Cowan

Tasting Victoria