Squamish Summer Farmers’ Market is back! Taking place every Saturday from 10am to 3pm at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Victoria. There is fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewellery, food and more. Here are 10 reasons why you should definitely check out the market:
The atmosphere at the Squamish market is brilliant – a whole community coming together to enjoy the fruits of the local area. Everyone is friendly and you’re bound to see someone you know.
One of the best things about the farmers’ market is the vast amount of fresh produce – all grown right on your doorstep. Squamish has tons of vendors offering amazing fruit and veggies for you to get your hands on. Talk to the farmers about their produce and get some tips on what to cook.
Arts and Crafts
Along with all the food there are arts and craft stalls with everything you could imagine – paintings, sculptures, jewellery you name it! All the vendors have a story to tell and it’s great finding out about everything they make. There are some really unique stalls so come down and check them out for yourself.
For those with a sweet tooth you’ll be pleased to know there’s plenty of places to get some treats, whether it’s chocolate, pastries or toffies there is something for everyone – especially the children!
Returning again in 2015 is the Squamish Market Coupon Program. This project provides cooking and skill building classes as well as coupons for fresh produce at the market. The project benefits low-income families and seniors of Squamish. Find out more information HERE.
Fun for Everyone
There is something for everyone at the farmers’ market with entertainment for children, along with stalls and vendors to suit all tastes. For a full list of vendors check out the Official Website.
Along with all the fresh produce and crafts there is also music playing throughout the day, with a range of musicians scheduled. As you walk through the crowds and visit the stalls it’s nice to have the air filled with the wonderful sounds of local acts.
One of the biggest draws of the market is the chance to really support local vendors and give back to the community. Purchasing anything at the market you can be sure the money is going straight back into Squamish and you are contributing to a local business.
It’s always a good idea to show up with an empty stomach! Along with the stalls you will also find food trucks a plenty with a delicious array of meals to keep you going throughout the day.
You’re pretty much guaranteed to see someone you know at the market and it’s a great opportunity for socialising or catching up with old friends. Chat to the vendors as well – they have some brilliant stories!