An abundance of farm-to-table goodness, seasonal produce and exciting new vendors can be found at the markets right now. These markets are close to the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood or accessible by Skytrain.
NEW! DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
688 Hamilton Street at Georgia
Jun. 1–Oct. 5
Thursdays, 11 am–3 pm
Shop downtown then pick up lunch or dinner at the Queen E market. New lunchtime hours!
Near the Granville St. or Chinatown Skytrain station
Even better, stop by the CBC Plaza (700 Hamilton Street), 12-1 pm, for their free summer concert series running until every weekday Aug. 25. Check out the line-up at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/events/cbc-musical-nooners-return-for-their-8th-year-1.4160454
TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET
Lakewood Dr. & East 13th Ave.
Saturdays through Oct. 21
9 am–2 pm
Near Nanaimo Skytrain station
MAIN STREET STATION FARMERS MARKET
1100 Station Street
Wednesdays through Oct. 4
Near Science World Skytrain station
MERCATO ITALIAN MARKET
3075 Slocan St. at Grandview Hwy.
Fridays, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 & Nov. 24 (Christmas market)
Run by Il Centro, the Italian Cultural Centre, Mercato Italian Market blends a traditional farmers market with an Italian community market that highlights local, organic and artisan products and produce.
Near Renfrew Skytrain station
RIVER DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET
8683 Kerr Street
Saturdays through Oct. 14
10 am–3 pm
The River District is one of Vancouver’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods and is located on the Fraser River just south of Renfrew-Collingwood. Along with local baked goods and seasonal produce, enjoy live music, family activities and the nearby waterfront playground and pier. You can also stop by Romer’s Burger Bar, which we reviewed in an Eating Out in RC column (https://renfrewcollingwoodcommunitynews.com/2014/03/13/eating-out-in-rc-romers-burger-bar-great-food-awesome-waterfront-location-cool-atmosphere-excellent-service/)
COLLINGWOOD SUMMER MARKET
Front yard at Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce Street
Saturday, Aug. 19
Used clothing, household items under $5
– compiled by Julie Cheng
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