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Victoria's Public Market Season is Drawing to a Close, still some time to visit.

Public Markets are great PfunnGreater Victoria Public Market Season is Coming to a close soon, so don't loose out on your opportunity to enjoy locally grown and produced vegatables, produce, fruit, arts crafts and a vareity of baked and carefully selected other products for your healthy living and wellbeing lifestyle..

If you have not attended a public market for a while, besure to take advantage of their great offereings while they are here, we are sure you will not be dissapointed.

With only a few more weeks left in the public market season for some of the locations and a few that have already wrapped up their season, here is a quick updated listed of the Available Public Markets and if they are still open for a little while.

For more local Greater Victoria "pfunn", we have listed all the various Public and or Farmers Markets that we could find information about, please check them out and more important, go visit them and support the local merchants, farmers and growers...... How much more Green can we be by going totally local....

For those that are operating or coordination a market that we have not reported on, please let us know and it will be our pleasure to add your market to the list. 

James Bay Market

from May 07 - Oct 29, 2011
You will be amazed at the variety of products available at the James Bay Market. Whether you're a local in need of some fresh red peppers, or a visitor looking for that unique something from Victoria, we've got it.
Products offered :  Homemade. Handmade. Homegrown, -handmade arts and crafts, -live music, -coffee, cold drinks and home baked treats, -fresh flowers, -locally grown fruit, vegetables, -hot and cold snacks and more.
Location corner of Menzies and Superior, James Bay Victoria BC

Bastion Square Public Market 2011 

From April to the end of September
Bastion Square is transformed into a colourful and eclectic European-style, Artisans Showcase and Open-Air Marketplace, with vendors selling original paintings and prints, stained glass, multi-media jewelry, woodwork, pottery, herbal soaps, clothing and accessories, and so much more. Many artisans demonstrate their work on site. Visitors also enjoy entertainment with busking musicians and traveling entertainers.
From : Apr 20, 2011 - Oct 15, 2011
Location:  Bastion Square, Victoria BC  

 Sunday Market in the Square

May 01, 2011 - Sep 25, 2011
The popular Government Street Market is moving into Centennial Square.
The Sunday Market in the Square offers an exciting assortment of arts, crafts, locally designed clothing, imports, food and entertainment.
This move also offers an opportunity for a vibrant downtown Sunday farmers' market which will grow as we move into the season. In May, the farmer's market will showcase plant starts, locally raised meats and eggs, artisan breads and baking, preserves, flowers and...
For more info email:
Location:  Centennial Square, Victoria BC 

 Moss Street Market


May 09, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011
Moss Street Market is excited to announce the start of its 20th season offering artisans, local farmers, crafters, bakers, cooks and musicians and MORE.
A place to exchange their goods and services in a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere. The Market supports a sustainable, local economy and while providing opportunities for outdoor fun and connection with family, friends and neighbours.
The Moss Street Market is proud of it's 'Make It, Bake It, Grow It'...
Location: Moss Street, Victoria BC  

Sidney Summer Market

Thursday's (closed for the season)
Over 200 vendors sell gifts, fresh produce, hand-made crafts, great food, and so much more! Wonderful entertainment on every block! The market lines the main street of Beacon Avenue, between First and Fifth Streets. Parking is available on side streets and public lots, and is permitted in municipal lots after 5:00 pm. This Annual Sidney Summer Attraction is now considered to be one of the best destination events to visit in the area.
Open from June 3rd to August 26th
Thursdays  5:00pm to 8:30pm
Location:   Beacon Ave in Downtown Sidney
# Vendors: 180
Products and or Services offered :   Arts/Crafts, Baking, Bath/Beauty, Candy/Nuts  , Flowers (cut), Fruits/Vegetables/Plants, Pet items.
Contact Info:  Market Co-ordinator: Teresa Fournier
Phone: 250-655-6433
Mailing Address:  #7-9843 Second Street, Sidney, BC  V8L 3C7
Peninsula Country Market
This vibrant open-air market has more than 50 vendors offering farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted meats, organic produce and a fine selection of arts and crafts. Enjoy a country morning among friends. Live music, hot coffee, great munchies and a kid's korral.
Market website:
Saturday's Open from June 5 to October 9
Closed September 4 - Saanich Fair
Sat 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location:   The Sannich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road. Map
# Vendors: 50  (20 selling primary farm product)
Arts/Crafts, Baking, Bath/Beauty, Candy/Nuts,Concession, Eggs/Milk/Cheese, Ethnic Foods, Flowers (cut), Fruits/Vegetables/Plants, Meat/Fish, Organics, Pet items, Preserves, Processed Foods - Misc.
Other: wooden furniture, health products
Contact Info:  Market Manager:
Phone: 250-216-0521
Mailing Address: PO Box 154, Saanichton, BC  V8M 2C1
Oaklands Community Market
Shop for fresh local produce, bakery items and local handmade arts and crafts. Come and enjoy the fun atmosphere with live music, entertainment, demonstrations, a kids' table and conversations with your neighbours.
Market website:
Open from May 5 to Sept 1 (closed for the Season)
Open the 1st Thursday of each month Thu 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:   #1 - 2827 Belmont Ave Victoria BC V8R 4B2 Map
Products :  Arts/Crafts, Baking, Bath/Beauty, Fruits/Vegetables/Plants, Meat/Fish, Organics
Contact Info:  Facility Office Manager: Rena Regier
Phone: 250-370-9101
Mailing Address:  1-2827 Belmont Ave, Victoria, BC  V8R 4B2
North Saanich Farm Market
 Seasonal produce, baked goods, eggs, flowers, honey, arts & crafts. Come meet local vendors who make, bake and grow what they sell. Live music every week.
Market website:
Open on Saturday's from June 4, 2011 to October 29, 2011
Sat 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location:    St. John's United Church gardens - 10990 West Saanich Rd. (opposite Deep Cove school)
# Vendors: 20  (12 selling primary farm product)
Products and or Services : Arts/Crafts, Baking,  Eggs/Milk/Cheese,  Flowers (cut),  Fruits/Vegetables/Plants,  Meat/Fish,  Organics,  Preserves
Contact Info:  Name: Susan McIntyre
Phone: 250-656-1236
Mailing Address:  595 Downey Rd.,  North Saanich, BC  V8L 5M6
Metchosin Farmers' Market
Take a leisurely drive to Metchosin country and browse through our market. You will find organic and naturally grown vegetables and fruit; Farm fresh eggs; jams, jellies and salsa, breads of every kind, cookies, muffins and much more! Pottery, jewelery, soap and bath items, essential oils and a variety of flowers. Cloth bags; Readings; books; garden pots and ornaments; plants and herbs (dried, fresh, and plants); veggie starters; tye-dyed accessories; tea cosies; hand knitted and crocheted items; and magnetic jewelery. Wander through our Pioneer Museum and then sit at a picnic table with a "sausage in a bun" made by our local Galloping Goose Company or listen to the live music. then saunter once more to each booth before heading out to a local beach or hiking trail (maps found on our bulletin board) before planning to come again to the Metchosin Farmers' Market!
Market website:
Open Sunda's from May 8, 2011 - Mother's Day to October 30, 2011
Sun 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location:  4450 Happy Valley Rd. Behind the firehall
# Vendors: 30  (25 selling primary farm product)
Products and or Services:  Arts/Crafts, Baking, Bath/Beauty, Concession, Eggs/Milk/Cheese,  Flowers (cut), Fruits/Vegetables/Plants, Meat/Fish, Organics, Pet items, Preserves.
Contact Info:  President: Terry Sterling
Phone: 250-478-4503
Mailing Address:  4455 Leefield Road, Metchosin, BC  V9C 3Y2
Goldstream Station Market
 Walk, ride or cycle to Goldstream Station Market on Bryn Maur Road in downtown Langford! Bryn Maur Road, closed to traffic for the market on Saturdays from June to October, is modeled on a "woonerf" street design built more for pedestrian traffic than cars, and has a European flavour complemented by the Market. There are two coffee shops with patio seating right next door! This market is based on a "you grow it, you make it, you bake it, you sell it" philosophy. Farm fresh produce, arts and crafts, breads, preserves, music and more!
Market website:
Open Saturday's from May 30 to October 17 Sat 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location:  On Bryn Maur Road in downtown Langford (off Goldstream Avenue across from Western Foods) Map
# Vendors: 22  (8 selling primary farm product)
Products and or Services : Arts/Crafts, Baking, Bath/Beauty, Candy/Nuts, Concession, Eggs/Milk/Cheese, Flowers (cut), Fruits/Vegetables/Plants, Organics, Pet items, Preserves.
Contact Info:  Manager: Kelly Parkin
Phone: 250-507-5767
Mailing Address:  PO BOX 28007, WESTSHORE PO, Victoria, BC  V9B 6K8
Colwood Farmers' Market
Enjoy fresh local food and entertainment, art, craft and community at the Colwood Farmers' Market. The market will be opening for our 3rd season alongside the centrally located Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre in Colwood! We're easy to access from the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, close to public transit at the Western Exchange, and by car off Ocean Boulevard or the Island Highway.
Our urban evening market promotes a sustainable GO LOCAL lifestyle by showcasing and selling delicious and nutritious locally grown and produced foods, handcrafted health and beauty items, and a host of other products and services to help grow a greener WestShore. Join us for a midweek picnic and Taste of the WestShore!
Market website:
Open Wednesday's from June 2 to September 22 Wed 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:  1767 Island Hwy, Colwood (Victoria) - between the Library and the Island Highway.
# Vendors: 25  (9 selling primary farm product)
Products and or Services :  Arts/Crafts, Baking, Bath/Beauty, Candy/Nuts, Concession, Flowers (cut), Fruits/Vegetables/Plants, Pet items, Preserves, Processed Foods - Misc.
Contact Info:  Coordinator: Kelly Parkin
Phone: 250 507 5767
Mailing Address:  3221 Heatherbell Rd. Victoria, BC  V9C 1Y8

In BC there is a BC Association  of Farmers Markets, that offers great resources for those that are interested in finding out more about the in's and outs regarding running, operating and membership in this Farmer's Market Association. The Victoria Downtown Public Market Society is also a great resource for additional information about a drive towards the return of a local "permanent" public market .  





Peter Pfann,

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Peter and Linda, That's quite an impressive list of all the Public Market places for residents in Victoria. I am sure many will want to take advantage before they close for the season.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, about 9 years ago

Peter & LInda - What a wonderfully informative post this is for your community.  I wish these markets could last year round.  We only have a few, and one has already closed.  Every one of them has something different. It's so interesting to go check out the local products. 

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Hi Jerry,

Thank you for visiting, and we hope the Victoria residents take advantage of the last few weeks of this years public markets

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for your kind words and feed back, and you are so correct, that each market seems to carry its own flavours and specialty items and vendors, we just love visiting them.


Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago

Hi There Peter and Linda! You have some amazing markets there. I'll bet it's sad to see them wrap up for the season. But then again, I think you are lucky to have seasons! We still have four seasons but they are hot, hot, hot, Warm/Freezing. And then back to Hot. LOL...


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 9 years ago

Peter & Linda - it is that time of year when famers and public markets will start to pack up and won't be back until spring and kudos to you for reminding your community. It's now or never and I'm visiting my local one this Saturday - I think we have 2 weeks left :(

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) about 9 years ago

Hi Deb,

our seasons are sping, summer, fall and Grey, Spring starts in Late January.

Hi Kristine,

In Victoria we will pack up the public markets by mid October, for the season, but the farmer markets have their own buildings and will cotinue right thru the year.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda~


When I lived in Friday Harbor, I often rode the ferry over to BC and know how wonderful Victoria's locally-grown and harvested food and flowers are! THX for the reminder.


It is always sad to see our markets closing for the season n'est pas? I need to compile a list like this for our area. Pfantastic work as always!

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, the season's just too short! I'm not ready for the tomatoes to be done!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 9 years ago

Hi Jane Anne,

Yes we still see a few people making the bcike trip over from Anacortes, it is now a seasonal Ferry, and people are very keen on both sides to keep it going, come visit some time.

Hi Steve,

It is, a true sign that summer is coming to an end, but Fall is pretty good around Victoria, so no need to to be glum, we will find some other great activities to get in the the Victoria Spirit.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago

Hi Connie,

Tomatoes are done my dear, no time to be wasted, better get canning them red energy and health boosters.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, I love fall farmer's markets... when most of the crops are coming in and the air is crisp...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Hi Chris,

you got it, we love visiting these markets, the diversity, the people the intensity.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago