Local and Fresh: Farmers Markets and Bakeries

Farmers markets are the best place to pick up the goodness of fresh local produce, baking, wines, spirits and crafts. 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 weeks of operation. 

Local Farmers Markets

Sunday

  • Metchosin Farmers Market, 11:00 to 2:00
  • Saanich Sunday Farmers’ Market, 10:00 to 2:00
  • Breakwater Market, 11:00 to 4:00
  • Victoria Public Market, 11:00 to 5:00

Monday

  • Victoria Public Market, 10:00 to 6:00

Tuesday

  • Victoria Public Market, 10:00 to 6:00

Wednesday

  • The Q! Centre Market, 5:00 to 8:00
  • Oaklands Sunset Market, 4:30 to 8:30
  • Victoria Public Market, 10:00 to 6:00

Thursday

Friday

  • Victoria Public Market, 10:00 to 6:00

Saturday

  • Goldstream Farmers’ Market, 10:00 to 2:00
  • Moss Street Market, 10:00 to 2:00
  • James Bay Market, 9:00 to 3:00
  • Sooke's Saturday Market, 10:00 to 2:00
  • Peninsula Country Market, 9:00 to 1:00
  • North Saanich Farmers Market, 9:30 to 12:30
  • Victoria Public Market, 10:00 to 6:00

The Market Gardener

Farmers Market Starter Kit

Farmers Market 2020 Calendar

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.  

Victoria Bakeries

Besides the fresh baking you’ll find at these markets, Victoria also has some great bakeries to pick up delicious breads and rolls and decadent treats. Our local bakeries include these gems:

  • Bond Bonds
  • Esquimalt Bake Shop
  • Dutch Bakery & Coffee Shop
  • Crust Bakery
  • Demitasse Bakery Store
  • Origin Bakery
  • Sugar Shack Bakery & Ice Cream

Craft Markets

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:

  • The Bastion Square Public Market
  • Out of Hand Artisan Fair
  • Holiday Gifts Galore
  • Cedar Hill Early Bird Holiday Market
  • A Victorian Christmas Craft Fair
  • Vintage Holiday Fair

Did we miss one? If you know of a market or bakery that we simply must try, please use the Contact Us form and tell us all about it.

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