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Nothing heralds the start of summer in White Rock quite like opening day of the White Rock Farmers Market. Head to the market on Sunday, May 5 for opening day, and every Sunday through the summer, for live music, entertainment and an impressive list of vendors selling a wide variety of fresh and local products.

White Rock Farmers MarketWinner of the best large market in BC in 2015, the White Rock Farmers Market is one of the most popular markets in the province! Lively and fun, kid-friendly and dog-friendly, it’s a wonderful way to spend the morning in White Rock. People come to farmers markets for many reasons and whether your reason is to learn about healthy food, connect with growers of your produce, soak up the community vibe or just to eat, the White Rock Farmers Market is fun for everyone.

What’s in Season?

In May, you’ll find a glorious selection of apples, asparagus, chives, fiddleheads, radish, rhubarb, rosemary, sage, spinach, turnips.  Visit the White Rock Farmers Market website for a complete list of what’s in season throughout the summer.

Why Shop at a Farmers Market? 

Most farmers’ market customers come to the market for the superior quality and freshness, unusual varieties, and a chance to support local agriculture and meet the farmers who grow their food. And really, why wouldn’t you shop at a farmers market?

Some local vendors that we think you should check out this year are:

Bee’s Knees Microgreens grow high quality microgreens in their South Surrey greenhouse using certified organic, non GMO Canadian sourced seed. If you’ve eaten at a restaurant in White Rock, chances are you’ve seen their microgreens on your plate! Try broccoli, amaranth, red cabbage or basil microgreens for something special with your next meal.
Hillcrest Bakery & Deli
Hillcrest Bakery & Deli has been a favourite of locals in White Rock for over 40 years. Enjoy high quality hand-crafted baked goods and be sure to check out their hot lunch special.  Fingers crossed for meatloaf sandwiches!!
The ladies at the Route 18 Real Food stall will tell you to drink … or eat … your vinegar! Jump on this new health trend and try their line of organic drinking vinegar concentrates, or taste a Turmeric Peach & Ginger fruit chew. The concentrates come in these delicious natural flavours – Turmeric Peach, Raspberry and Cherry Cardamom. And surprisingly, it’s refreshing, unique and definitely unforgettable!
SpiceWorks is a family business, based in South Surrey making sauce, marinade/rub & dip mixes with delicious international flavours. The most popular flavours are their Butter Chicken and Coconut Curry (yum), but they also have a wide range of marinades and rubs for meat, like Peri Peri, Mexican Chipotle and Tandoori. They’ve always got samples, so follow your nose!
Peace Arch Farms
Come experience the taste of fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries grown on this South Surrey farm. All of their berries are hand picked each morning and lovingly inspected before they make it to the market. They also sell a variety of vegetables and herbs and will be have rhubarb and Russian garlic available this year.

The White Rock Farmers Market runs Sundays, from May 5 until October 27, 10:00am-2:00pm at Miramar Plaza (15154 Russell Avenue). As in previous years, free parking is available underground at the White Rock Community Centre, and on-street and pay parking is available in the Rotary lot and Central Plaza.

 

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