Esquimalt Farmers Market

Esquimalt Farmers Market exists to provide a marketplace which serves as a community gathering point that builds relationships, encourages healthy, local living, environmental and economic sustainability.

About

The Esquimalt Farmers Market was born as an idea in 2014 and launched our first season in May 2015. Our market is here to serve the community of Esquimalt and surrounding areas, and is dedicated to promoting healthy and local living, building relationships and encouraging environmental and economic sustainability in Esquimalt.

Make, Bake, or Grow

We support local growers and producers and those who engage in environmentally sound, farming practices. We encourage backyard farmers to help nourish their community with their quality products. 

Build Community

We believe in building connections that create a sense of community through partnerships, collaborations, and building relationships with the community, and pushing forward with a movement promoting healthy eating, living & relationships.   

Support Opportunity

Farmer’s Markets go beyond providing healthy food from local suppliers – they stimulate the economy and the neighbourhood. This positive influence adds value to the lives of the existing community members as well as encourages visits from people who love the concept of fresh + local!

Get Involved!

Want to help your community market thrive? Get involved in one of three ways below!

In 2016, we will have a dog area, run by the SPCA, where your pooch can stay while you shop! The price of this area will be set by the SPCA and they will maintain the dog sign in sheet. Dogs will only be allowed in the doggy daycare as space allows.

Our Vendors

Our diverse vendors create a thriving and exciting market.
Check out the full line-up of vendors (posted here on Tuesdays) and join this week’s Facebook event via our main page here: https://www.facebook.com/esquimaltmarket
* There are lots of familiar faces from last year and lots of new ones to discover so come on out and meet them all!
* EFM will also be there with Market Bucks (to buy with a credit card for use immediately, like a super handy cashpoint!) and Market totes, tank tops, and tshirts as well as other goodies for you 🙂
* Parking is available in the area but if at all possible, please walk, bus or cycle to the Market so more Market lovers can enjoy!
* This year we have a new Doggy Daycare area provided by BC SPCA Victoria Branch so for $5/hr you can leave your pup with them, to the side of the Market grounds. No pets, however cute, are allowed in the Market grounds and food court area please.
* EFM are striving towards being a waste-free market and so please help by bringing reusable bags and containers where possible, including GROWLERS!

Bring an item for the donation hamper (all non-perishable and perishable foods, non-foods welcome!) that EFM will deliver to Esquimalt Neighbourhood House (http://www.enh.bc.ca )AND you can ENTER A DRAW TO WIN gift certificates from our sponsors, Hecklers Bar & Grill and Drive Smart Designated Drivers! **

August 25th: Are you ready for fabulous week 14?! It’s going to be another hot one, but we have got your coolness covered! There will be a sprinkler station, so you too can play the water harp!!!

Please invite all your friends to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809411466011809/

Our Musicians this week are MC Steve Palen, (Steve plus his friend Jimmy) as DAS NINCUMPOOZ, Morien Jones & Little Crow!

Please bring any donations you have for the Esquimalt Refugee Family Jumble Sale for your chance to win a Gift Certificate to the Gorge Pointe Pub for $25!
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Community guests: Girl Guides of Canada – Southern Vancouver Island Area – Raven District!

Here’s the full vendor lineup:

Food Trucks: Traditional German Baking, Great Pacific Pasty Co., Greek On The Street Victoria, Deadbeetz Food Truck, Juma, FreshCoast

Farmers: Esquimalt Neighbourhood Urban Farmers, Little Mountain Farm, Boughneath Farm, Lockwood Farms, Vale View Organics, Romney Farm, Square Root Farm, Healing Farm,

Liquor: Dragonfly Hill Vineyard, Lighthouse Brewing Company, Tod Creek Craft Cider

Food Products: Beckett’s House of Fudge, Stuart’s Fine Baking, La Petite Chèvre, Circle Canning, Uncouth Chocolate, Fermentum, Rust Bucket Hot Sauce, Tout de Sweet Confections, Zed Squared Food, The Divine Sprout, The art of slow food, Dad’s Westcoast Awesome Sauces, Flaming June – Bad Ass Snacks and Upcycled Whimsy

Artisans: Wychbury Ave, Bat-Fish Studio, Robin Borland Designs, Forge Craft Designs, Bubbies Boutique, The Didi Society, BOSSINA, Mum and Bean, My Creations Clippies & Bows, Mother Daughter Soaps, and the EFM tent will have tote bags, tank tops, tshirts and buttons, as well as Market Bucks for sale!

** Draws will be made at the first Market of each month. You may enter more than once (when you donate to the hamper) but winners will be limited to 1 prize, to share the love 🙂

A HUGE THANK YOU to our 2016 sponsors:
Root Sponsors: PK Sound, Aragon Properties, Township of Esquimalt, Esquimalt Parks and Recreation, Trio Landscape Supply, Andrew Holenchuk of Victoria Property Group VictoriaProperties.com Jeff Meyer Andrew Holenchuk
Blossom Sponsors: Top Shelf Bookkeeping Ltd., Wychbury Avenue, Drive Smart Designated Drivers, BC SPCA (BCSPCA)
Leaf Sponsors: Hecklers Bar & Grill, Cooper Financial Group, David Laurin Osteopathy
Seed Sponsors: City Green, Lure Restaurant & Bar, Gorge Pointe Pub

We’re super excited to see you ALL!

Come to the market!

May 26, 2016 – September 15, 2016

Thursdays, 4:30 – 7:30

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Until the Next Esquimalt Farmers Market!

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