In Vancouver USA, there is a market for almost every neighborhood to stroll through for fresh, local produce and handmade trinkets. In addition to the nationally recognized Vancouver Farmers Market, which continues to amaze visitors on weekends, neighborhood markets attract mid-week shoppers and nearby dwellers.
Mondays: Figure out your market schedule for the week!
Tuesdays: The Salmon Creek Farmers Market, located in North Vancouver, is a community-based market held outside Kaiser Permanente from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This market runs through the first week in October.
Wednesdays: Head east to the Camas Farmers Market for a full-scale event with activities and live music from 3 to 7 p.m. Special festivities, like Berry Days and the Whole Foods Veggie Derby, are scattered throughout the summer until the end of September.
Thursdays: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Vancouver Farmers Market hosts vendors until the end of August. Pick up ingredients for your weekend recipes and enjoy the fresh air.
In an effort to help small businesses and give residents a place to connect and gather after a tough year, the La Center Farmers Market is back on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church on E 5th Street.
Fridays: Time to bake a pie with your fresh berries or grill up those veggies!
Saturdays: Get a taste of rural living from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ridgefield Farmers Market, located north of Vancouver in Ridgefield’s ‘Old Town’ until the end of September. The epitome of small town, Northwest living, you’ll find longtime artisans from local farms and dairies.
New this year, La Uva Fortuna Farms (formerly Rusty Grape Vineyard) is hosting a market, with an Italian focus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the end of August.
Saturdays/Sundays: Score a bounty of fresh food at the largest outdoor market in Southwest Washington. More than 150 vendors showcase artisan crafts, hand-stitched fashion items, and organic produce at the Vancouver Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The longest running, this market operates from mid-March to the end of October.