Farm markets

Greater Victoria Farmers Markets Ready to Welcome Shoppers – Vancouver Island Free Daily

Markets are back for 2021 with fresh fruits and vegetables, chicken and seafood on tap – with a return of non-food vendors offering crafts, clothing, jewelry and more.

Many markets aim to be waste free. Customers can help out by bringing shopping bags, water bottles, plates and cutlery to eat at the food trucks.

To keep markets open and safe, buyers are encouraged to protect themselves, other customers, market staff, and sellers. Basic protocols include: staying home if you feel sick; respect physical distance from others; do not linger, allow others to shop; wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face; cough or sneeze into a tissue or elbow; avoid handling items that you do not intend to buy; and wash reusable bags and baskets regularly.

Here is a list of the markets in the south of the island on the move this spring / summer season:

Moss Street Market – Victoria

Although it operates year round, the “regular market” at the corner of Moss Street and Fairfield Road came into effect in May. The market runs Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. until October, when it moves indoors.

Oaklands Sunset Market – Victoria

The Oaklands Community Association is holding this market from June 30 to September 1. It takes place Wednesday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Oaklands Community Center, 2827 Belmont Ave.

James Bay Community Outdoor Market – Victoria

Until October 2, it takes place Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Menzies and Supérieur streets in James Bay.

Esquimalt Farmers Market – Esquimalt

The summer markets are held Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. until September 16 at Bullen Field behind the Esquimalt Recreation Center at 527 Fraser Street. The fall schedule is yet to come.

Sidney Street Market – Sidney

In a change of time and place linked to the pandemic, the 2021 market is held on Sundays in the parking lot of the Mary Winspear Center. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 10.

North Saanich Agricultural Market – North Saanich

Saturdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. John’s United Church (10990 West Saanich Rd.) Across from Deep Cove School – park at the church or on the street. Until October 10.

Peninsula Country Market – Central Saanich

Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October at Saanich Exhibition Center, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd.

Goldstream Farmers Market – Langford

Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Goldstream Avenue and Veterans Memorial Drive until October 9.

Metchosin farmer’s market – Metchosin

Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Metchosin municipal land, 4450 Happy Valley Road.

Facebook: Metchosin Farmer’s Market

Sooke Country Market – Sooke

The market now runs through October 9 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in John Phillips Memorial Park.

Cobble Hill Farmers Market – Cobble Hill

The Bee Friendly Village Market – Thursdays 5 to 8:30 p.m. now through September at Cobble Hill Hall grounds, 3550 Watson Ave.

Duncan Farmers Market – Duncan

Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Duncan City Square and Ingram Street. Entrance is Kenneth Street at Craig Street.


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