We’re thrilled that May has arrived because that means nearby farmers are gathering their crops and setting up booths in farmers markets around town. These vibrant foodie havens are an exciting reminder of Vancouver’s eclectic seasonal and artisan products.
The West End and Yaletown Farmers Markets are a short stroll from the Blue Horizon. Wander through either market and meet friendly vendors while savouring Vancouver’s fresh and local flavours. Not hungry? You can always check out the crafts, get a massage or enjoy other services!
The West End Farmers Market has been an integral part of our community since 1998. Some members of our Blue Horizon team have even been known to pick up entire groceries lists here! These teammates keep going back for fresh asparagus, celery, apples, carrots, green beans and onions. They also look for sweets including local honey and home-made blueberry jam.
Above: West End Farmers Market
Photo Credit: RTW Girl
Last year the Yaletown Farmers Market brought fresh, local goodies to our neighbouring downtown district for the first time. With sustainable living becoming an attractive lifestyle for condo-dwellers and visitors alike, the market was a huge success – attracting up to 4000 people a day!
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Join us and relish in the delightfulness of ripe fruits, sprouting veggies, fragrant herbs and more. When you visit these urban gems, share your pictures and comments in the comment box below or on our social media sites – we’d love to hear about your favourite flavours, knick-knacks and other findings!
Yaletown Farmers Market
When: Every Thursday, 2pm – 6pm, May 1 – October 2, 2014
Where: Mainland Street between Davie and Helmcken at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Stop.
Bike there in 7 minutes or walk there in 22 minutes from the Blue Horizon!
West End Farmers Market
When: Every Saturday, 9am – 2pm, May 31 – October 18, 2014
Where: 1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill
Bike there in 2 minutes or walk there in 9 minutes from the Blue Horizon!