Vancouver Farmers Markets celebrates its 25th anniversary today.
Their story started on this day in 1995, when a small group of East Vancouver neighbours organized our very first market in the parking lot of the Croatian Cultural Centre – with only 8 farmers and 14 crafters!
Twenty five years later, they’re fighting to keep their six summer markets open during the COVID-19 pandemic, so they can continue to serve Vancouver residents with fresh, local food and support over 270 vendors who rely on their markets for their livelihoods.
The Kitsilano Farmers Market opened for the season on May 3rd as an essential service and is open from 10am to 2pm every Sunday until October 25th.
In additional to full physical distancing and safety measures in place, the Kitsilano Farmers Market will be food-only, with no craft, flowers, or non-food nursery items available for purchase.
There will also be limited shopper capacity inside the markets, no live music or eating on site, and shoppers will be asked to follow the “Shop, don’t stop” rule.
Be sure to check out the Kitsilano Farmers Market this summer and become a member today to support their next 25 years.
Last modified: July 29, 2020