10 Tips for Your Next Trip to the Farmers Market

In the summer months, a trip to the Farmers Market is, hands down, one of our fave family outings.  There’s not a more enjoyable way to buy groceries, while also trying (and learning about) local food, and meeting the farmers who grow what we’re eating.

It’s no wonder that BC has seen a huge rise in the number of shoppers frequenting farmers markets. We were thrilled to recently come across this article in the Vancouver Sun, which highlights the growing popularity of markets as a shopping destination.

Whether you’re a regular market shopper or newbie on the ‘local’ scene, we’d recommend you approach your next market visit with a bit of strategy. Here are 10 must-know tips, courtesy or our Twitter community, for making the most of your seasonal shopping. Let us know if you have more to add by commenting here!







10. Research any special events/offerings your local Farmers Market might have on hand, such as soap-making workshops, canning   demonstrations, or opportunities such as this fantastic opportunity to learn cooking skills from some of the most notable chefs in Vancouver at the Trout Lake Market.  

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  • I am a vender at the Port Alberni BC farmers market, we love sharing ideas for using our fresh fruit, berries, veggies, baking and preserves, if your in Port Alberni, come and check us out and say Hi

    Patricia 31 July 2013, at 7:58 pm