Make it, bake it or grow it: Victoria farmers markets are the place for fresh and local.
Disclaimer: I make a small commission from some of the links on this page.
Support Local, Farm to Fork and Boat to Bowl are all philosophies that many Victorian’s live by.
We are willing to pay a little more for quality products, made or grown locally.
If you’re looking for a place where you can sample some kombucha, pick up a jar of summer grilling relish and discover one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry and accessories, then visiting Victoria farmers markets must be on your list of things to do while in town.
Our markets have something for everyone and you can find one nearly every day of the week!
They are the perfect escape to enjoy the slower pace of island living.
NOTE: COVID-19 has impacted the way our markets operate. Expect proper distancing and masking protocols to be in place, along with a preference for cash-less transactions.
During summer months, Greater Victoria is home to over a dozen different outdoor markets. A handful of these move indoors and remain open throughout the year. The information below is for reference only – please consult websites and Facebook pages of the individual markets for the hours of operation.
Most of the markets are members of the BC Association of Farmers Markets. In order to belong to the association, each market hosts vendors who make, bake, grow, raise or wild harvest 100% of their products. This means when you support local markets, you are supporting entrepreneurs who value fresh, unique, quality products. It’s a principle that is easy to get behind.
Besides the fresh baking you’ll find at a Victoria farmers market, we also has some great bakeries to pick up delicious breads and rolls and decadent treats. Our local bakeries include these gems:
For foodies who want to try a variety of specialties, we recommend participating in one of the local food tours that are very popular.
Most of our outdoor summer markets also host a variety of local crafters and artisans in addition to the food, but sometimes you just want a craft market. Here are some of our favourites so far:
Did we miss one? If you know of a farmers market, craft market or bakery that we simply must try, please use the Contact Us form and tell us all about it.
Feb 25, 21 10:43 AM
Discover an impressive array of beach art at Esquimalt Lagoon
Feb 20, 21 04:36 PM
Discover all the best Victoria restaurants and pubs for everyone in your party - even the picky ones!
Feb 20, 21 04:17 PM
Come discover the oldest pub in British Columbia and the rest of the pubs in Victoria.