08 Aug Celebrate National Farmers Market Week With Us
It’s National Farmers Market week! Located on the Market’s East Plaza, the Lonsdale Artisan Farmers Market has been supplying the Lower Lonsdale area with fresh local produce and artisan handmade goods since April 2002.
This week is a great opportunity to celebrate the community, the farmers and local artisans that come to sell their products every Saturday at the Lonsdale Quay Market! Did you know that any week sees more than 20 different local farmers and artisans selling their products? Here you can also connect directly with the farmers and artisans and learn more about what they sell and how it’s made.
From a variety of berries to lettuce to peppers to carrots, you can taste the seasons best produce right at the Farmers table and bring some home to your family. Additionally, you can find locally sourced and infused honey, freshly baked organic breads and pastries, artisan cheeses, handmade chocolates and locally made spices and sauces!
The Farmers Market is diverse and offers jewelry, pottery, clothing and soaps. There’s something for everyone here! A variety of local artists and artisans showcase their work every weekend and you can often find wooden art pieces, paintings and other handmade one-of-a-kind goods that you can’t find anywhere else.
They also partner with the North Shore Neighbourhood House to provide coupons to lower-income families and seniors in the North Vancouver area. These are part of the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Program which operates in 57 communities across BC. They provide healthy eating that supports both local farmers and strengthens food security in the community. The coupons allow both seniors and lower-income families a minimum of $21 a week to purchase fresh produce, breads, herbs, meats and dairy options to provide for their families. This year more than 3,900 households in BC are a part of the program.
The Lonsdale Artisan Farmers Market is operated every Saturday, May through October from 10 am to 3 pm on our East Plaza. You can also find some wonderful vendors and stores inside the Market as well. We hope that this week you stop by our Market and enjoy both the Farmers Market and all the great activities and shops the area has to offer!