Debbie Littler holds leeks freshly picked from her Langford farm on Friday. The produce was for sale at the Goldstream Station Market on Saturday.

Shop for farm fresh foods every weekend on West Shore

Farmers markets held weekly in the city and out in country

On Friday evenings, Steve and Debbie Littler are on their Langford farm pulling rhubarb and leeks from the garden bed or gathering farm fresh eggs.

On Saturday morning, after a few last minute picks, the Littlers make the 5.4 kilometre trip to Bryn Maur Road off Goldstream Avenue.

It might not be far, but there is enough of a difference to make the Goldstream Station Market feel like the country has come to the city. Each week, more than 40 vendors come out including farmers, bakers and artisans.

“This year we have something for everyone,” said Kelly Parkin, Goldstream Station Market manager.

And while the weather might not feel entirely like summer, the opening of farmer’s markets in the region does signal the start of a new season.

On Sundays, the Metchosin Farmer’s Market runs as it has for more than 20 years.

“This is probably the only farmer’s market out in the country,” said Terry Sterling, president of the Metchosin Farmer’s Market.

There are about 30 vendors to choose from each weekend for those willing to make the trip out of the city, rather than waiting for the farmers to come to them.

Among the local farmers selling produce are tables offering baked goods, preserves and even art.

New this year to the market is a local sea-salt business from Otter Point.

Where and Win

Goldstream Station Market

Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bryn Maur Road

Metchosin Farmer’s Market

Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

4430 Happy Valley Rd.


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