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.
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 these markets, Victoria also has some great bakeries to pick up delicious breads and rolls and decadent treats. Our local bakeries include these gems:
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 market or bakery that we simply must try, please use the Contact Us form and tell us all about it.
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