Here are the most popular farmers’ markets in the Okanagan-Shuswap & Thompson region (this list ignores the many roadside fruit stands):
Shuswap Thompson Farmers Markets
The Thompson River and Shuswap lake region has a great number of Farmers Markets. The Markets are listed here from West to East:
Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market Society
Saturday: 2nd and St Paul St, Kamloops
Wednesday: 400 block of Victoria St (in front of the TNRD Library), Kamloops
Saturday 8 am to 12 pm, end April to end October; Wednesday 8 AM – 2 PM, start May to end October 2. Encourage and support local production of food and provides an outlet for regional produce in order to promote regional food security and sovereignty.
North Shore Farmers’ Market, Kamloops
724 Sydney Ave., Kamloops
Friday 3 pm – 8 pm: April 15 – October 20. Come see our new farmers’ market in Kamloops on the North Shore. Convenient location close to the main shopping hub. Come down and check out the fresh in season produce, homemade baking, preserves and good selection of crafts. All our vendors either “make it, bake it or grow their products”.
Sunpeaks & Region Farmers’ Market, Kamloops
Sun Peaks Resort
Local farmers will be in the Village Square every Sunday, Local farmers, ranchers, and artisans will be in the village selling fruits, veggies, local meats, seafood, arts, crafts, beauty products, and more.
Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market
Trans Canada Hwy and Notch Hill Rd., Sorrento, BC
Saturday 8 am – noon, from mid-May to October. The Sorrento Market is the place to be on a Shuswap Saturday morning. Fresh local organic produce, fine baked goods, eggs, cut flowers, preserves; Shuswap artisans sell their wares and local musicians entertain.
Chase Village Market
Village Of Chase, V0E 1M0
Chase Village Friday Evening Market 5 – 9 pm. Live music, local produce, baked goods, cheeses, fish, meats, arts & crafts. There will be various arts & cultural presentations, watch for Native dancers in traditional costume, Mounties in uniform & more.
Shuswap Farm and Craft Market, Salmon Arm
Box 1916, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P9
Tuesday & Friday 8 am – 12:30 pm, from April to October. The Market was started in 1975 as a place for small local farmers who have no ready market to sell their products. By joining together, they created a marketplace. The Market was originally put together for the farmers, but it eventually caught on to the crafters.
Shuswap Farm and Craft Market
Piccadilly Mall, Salmon Arm
832-6990 or 804-3387
The Market was started in 1975 as a place for small local farmers who have no ready market to sell their products. By joining together, they created a marketplace for the farmers and local crafters. End April to mid October, Tuesdays & Fridays 8 am – 12:30 pm.
Falkland Country Market
May to Sept, Sundays 8 am to 1 pm.
Sicamous Indoor Farmers’ Market
Seniors Activity Centre, Shuswap Ave
836-2587 or 836-4350
Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, , mid-Apr to Christmas.
Salmon Arm Twilight Market
Ross Street Parking Lot
832-6247 or 832-2230
mid-June to end August, Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm
Okanagan Farmers’ Markets
The Okanagan Valley has a great number of Farmers Markets (and roadside fruit stands, listed elsewhere). The Markets are listed here from North to South:
Armstrong Farmers’ Market, Armstrong
Armstrong IPE Fairgrounds
Saturday 8 am – noon, from end of April. In operation since 1973 with strong local support for the locally-grown, fresh fruit and vegetables, bedding plants, home-baked wholesome goods, honey, preserves, pottery, soaps, woodwork and all kinds of quality handicrafts.
Kingfisher Farmers’ Market, Enderby
3337 Mabel Lake Road, Enderby
Community events, hall rentals, weekly Farmer’s Market in the summer.
Vernon Farmers’ Market
Rear Multi-Plex Parking Lot, 3445 43rd Avenue, Vernon
Monday &Thursday, 8 am – noon, from April to October. Since 1979, this Okanagan farm markets has grown to over 100 annual growers and artisans offering everything from fresh fruit, vegetables and plants to handicrafts, eggs and fresh baked delicacies. Special Event Mondays, every long weekend.
Vernon Friday Night Farmers’ Market
Wal-Mart parking lot, Vernon
Friday night 4 pm – 8 pm, from May 6 to Oct 7.
Vernon’s best home-grown vegetables & berries, eggs; baked goods, crafts, plus food concessions and entertainment.
Lake Country Farmers’ Market, Winfield
Swalwell Park, bottom Wood Lake Road, Winfield, BC
250-765-5537 or 250-766-1155
Friday 3 pm – 7 pm: from June to September. Local vendors selling a combination of fruit, vegetables, crafts, fresh breads, borscht, sausages and wraps
Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market
Dilworth & Springfield, Kelowna, BC
Wednesday & Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (April to October); Thursday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (June to September only). Features farm, food and craft vendors. We draw our vendors from between our boundaries of Armstrong and Summerland and focus on handmade, locally-grown, and artisinal products.
Peachland Farmers & Crafters Market
Heritage Park between Okanagan Lake and Beach Avenue, Peachland
Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, from May to September. Started in 2006, this farmers & crafters market in Peachland presents a wide variety of vendors that all offer “made, baked or grown products” and a fantastic lake view.
Summerland Country Market, Summerland
No details provided
Nicola Valley Farmers Market
2000 Block Quillchena, Merritt, V1K 1A4
A growing market with a mix of woodwork to baking, corn to buffalo meat. New location; we now have the main street blocked off with street music (country & other) & a crafters day the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Naramata Community Market
Wharf Park, Naramata, V0H 1N0
250-496-4182 or 250-496-5110
The community market is held at Wharf Park each Wednesday from start of June to early Sept. Residents & visitors are invited to enjoy fresh fruits & vegetables, delicious prepared foods & unique crafts at Naramata’s weekly community market.
Penticton Farmers’ Market
100 Block Main St., Penticton
Saturday 8:30 am – noon & Tuesday 4:30 – 8:30 pm from May to October. Farm fresh veggies & fruits, eggs, honey, baking, preserves and handmade crafts – all grown or produced in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley. Since 1990. Vendors selling at the Market must produce what they sell, and the Market prides itself on providing locally-grown produce.
Oliver Country Market A-Fair
Lion’s Park, Oliver BC
Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, from June to October. Small country market in the midst of the sunny South Okanagan community of Oliver, partnering with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to help provide local produce, baking, honey & crafts of the highest quality.
Osoyoos Market on Main
Town Square – Downtown Osoyoos, on Main Street
Saturdays from 8 am – 1 pm
The market offers a buffet of wonderful multicultural, agricultural, bakery and artisan choices