Port Coquitlam and Port Moody Farmer’s Markets


The Coquitlam Farmer’s Market has been offering fresh local produce, baked goods, and handcrafts to Tri-Cities residents since 1996. This year they’ve expanded their market to include a pocket market in Port Moody. But that’s not the only new market that’s opened up in and around the V3H this year. If you’re a fan of local food there are options springing up all over the place.

This year a new farmer’s market opened in Port Coquitlam. The Port Coquitlam Farmer’s Market runs every Thursday from 3 – 7pm until September 17 in Leigh Square [map]. The market is run in co-operation with the Haney Farmer’s Market and features fresh local produce, as well as baked goods and hand crafts. The market’s mandate is that all goods must be made, baked, or grown by the vendors themselves. Shopping at the farmer’s market is a great way to eat local food and support the local economy. This week fruit arrives at the market, and next week there will be spinning and weaving.

Port Moody will also be featuring a Saturday market when the Queens Street Plaza Farmer’s Market re-opens on August 1. The market runs from 9:30am – 3pm until September 5 on the Queen Street Plaza in Port Moody [map]. There will be farmers, artisans, crafters, baked goods and more, so stop by to check it out.

As for me, it’s blueberry season and I am all about the local blueberries. You can spot me at the market because I have a baby on one hip and a 10 lb box of berries on the other. What’s your favourite local food?

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  1. I’ve been buying fresh carrots at the Coquitlam Farmers Market (the ones with the greens still attached) for the last few weeks. I just do a little scrubbing, cut of the greens, and wrap them in foil with a bit of butter, salt and pepper. Throw them on the BBQ for 10 minutes — beautiful, sweet goodness.

    • Wow, that sounds really tasty. And there’s nothing like local fresh carrots, the taste is just so much better than the bagged mini carrots that come from California.

  2. Agreed! Nothing tastes as sweet as local fresh carrots. A favourite concoction of mine is carrot jam! It is great with your afternoon tea biscuits, but also can be used as a glaze when roasting beef.