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There’s something magical about the first springtime farmers market as the days are getting longer and and the sun is getting warmer. Strolling through the market and chatting with the local farmers makes us all feel much more connected to our food and our communities.

Well thank goodness the time has come again! Store away those Sorels because summer is well on its way and the markets are ramping up. For all our Okanagan readers, here’s a list of the most popular farmers markets near you. Eat local!

SALMON ARM

 

All Organic Farmers’ Market

Dates: Open from first Wednesday in May to last Wednesday in October. Market is also open every 2nd Wednesday from November through April.

Hours: Wednesday 3pm – 5pm

Location: Deo Lutheran Church parking lot 1801 – 30th Street NE (just past the SAS High School) Salmon Arm, BC

 

Blind Bay Farmers’ Market

Dates: May to mid September

Hours: Thursday 10am – 2pm

Location: 2704 Blind Bay road, in front of Blind Bay Resort

 

Shuswap Farmers Market

Dates: April 26 to Mid October

Hours: Tuesays 8am – 12:30pm & Fridays 8am to 12:30pm

Location: Piccadilly Place Mall, 10th St S.W. Salmon Arm

 

SCOTCH CREEK

 

North Shuswap Farmers’ Market

Dates: June – October

Hours: Sundays 10am – 2pm

Location: 3837 Squilax Anglemont Hwy, Scotch Creek

 

SORRENTO

 

Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market

Dates: 2nd Saturday of May to Thanksgiving

Hours: Saturdays 8am to 12pm

Location: Sorrento Shoppers Plaza, TCH at Notch Hill Road, Sorrento

 

ARMSTRONG

 

Armstrong Farmers’ Market

Dates: April to October

Hours: Saturdays 8am – 12pm

Location: IPE Grounds 3371 Pleasant Valley Road, Armstrong

 

Caravan Sunday Farmers’ Market (Spallumcheen)

Dates: May to October

Hours: Sundays 9am – 1pm

Location: Caravan Farm Theatre, 4889 Salmon River Rd, Armstrong

 

BARRIERE

 

Barriere Farmers’ Market

Dates: May to October

Hours: 10am – 2pm

Location: 4307 Yellowhead S. HWY 5, Barriere

 

CHERRYVILLE

 

Cherryville Farmers’ Market

Dates: May 11 to October 5, 2013

Hours: Saturdays 9am – 1pm

Location:1187 Hwy 6, Cherryville B.C. at the Cherryville Artisan Shop, behind Frank’s Store

 

CLEARWATER

 

Clearwater Farmers’ Market

Dates: May to October

Hours: Saturdays 9am to 12pm

Location: Market is located on the grounds of Interior Whitewater Expedition, across from the local shopping centre.

 

CRESTON

 

Creston Valley Farmers’ Market

Dates: May to December

Hours: Wednesdays 3:30pm – 6:30pm (July – September) | Saturdays 8:00am to 12:00pm (May – September)

Locations:

Millennium Park, 16th Ave (Saturdays, May – September)

Spirit Square, Canyon St & 11th Ave (Wednesdays, July – September)

Morris Flowers and Garden Centre, 1103 Erickson St (Saturdays, October – December)

 

GRANDFORKS

 

Grandforks Farmers’ Market

Dates: May Longweekend to Thanksgiving

Hours: Tuesday 8am to 1pm & Fridays 8:00am to 1:00pm

Location:City Park in Grand Forks

 

HEDLEY

 

Hedley Farmers’ Market

Dates: June to October

Hours: Sundays 9am – 1pm

Location: Heritage Park, Daly Avenue Hedley, BC

 

KAMLOOPS

 

Kamloops Farmers’ Market 

Dates: April 20 to October 26, 2013

Hours: Wednesdays 8am – 2pm & Saturdays 8am – 12pm

Locations:

Wednesdays: market is held in the 400 block of Victoria St, in front of the library.

Saturdays: market is held in the 200 block of St Paul St and the Stuart Wood schoolyard.

 

Sun Peaks & Regional Farmers Market

Dates: July to mid-September

Hours: Sundays 10am – 2pm

Location: Sun Peaks Village Square

 

VERNON

 

Vernon Farmers’ Market

Dates: April 18 to October

Hours: Mondays 8am – 12pm & Thursdays 8am to 12pm

Location: Wesbild Centre parking lot – 3445 43rd Ave, Vernon

 

KELOWNA

 

Kelowna Farmers’ Market

Dates: April to October

Hours: Wednesdays 8am to 1pm & Saturdays 8am – 1pm

Location: Dilworth and Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC

 

Lake Country Farmers’ Market

Dates: June to September

Hours: Fridays 3pm – 7pm

Location: Swalwell Park 10090 Bottom Wood Lake Road

 

 

PEACHLAND

 

Peachland Farmers & Crafters Market

Dates: June to September

Hours: Sundays 10am – 2pm

Location: Heritage Park, Beach Ave, Peachland

 

NARAMATA

 

Naramata Community Market

Dates: June to September

Hours: Wednesdays 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Wharf Park, Naramata

 

OLIVER

 

Oliver Country Market A’Fair

Dates: June to October

Hours: Saturdays 8:30am – 12:30pm

Location: North End of Lion’s Park – Hwy 97 N

 

OSOYOOS

 

Osoyoos Market on Main

Dates: Victoria Day to Labour Day

Hours: Saturdays 8am – 1pm

Location: Town Square, Main Street

 

MERRITT

 

Nicola Valley Farmers’ Market

Dates:  May to October

Hours: Saturdays 9am – 2pm

Location: Garcia St & Coutlee Ave, Merritt

 

PENTICTON

 

Penticton Farmers’ Market

Dates: May to October

Hours: Saturdays 8:30am – 12pm

Location: 100 Block of Main Street, Penticton BC

 

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