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Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market

Market bag at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.comOne of the highlights of my recent trip to Kelowna was an early morning spent wandering the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market.  Many of you will know from reading regularly that one of my favourite things to do when I travel is to seek out the local markets so I was excited to check out British Columbia’s largest farmers’ and crafters’ market.

Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.comAsparagus at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.comOriginally started in 1995 with just a handful of vendors, the market has grown and today boasts around 150 vendors.

Laundry products at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com Cutting boards and window frames at Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.comWe arrived around 8.30am and the market wasn’t too busy although later in the morning (and later in the season) it can apparently get very crowded. If you’re after something in particular that might not be in plentiful supply, you will definitely want to get there early.

Heritage Garden Greens at Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com Radishes at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.comOffering a wide variety of farm products, organic produce and local artisinal products, the Market is also home to food booths including baked goods, organic meats and preserves.

Preserves at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com Australian Meat Pies at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com LemonHeadz at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com Crepes at Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.comEven if you’re just in town for a few days and have no way of cooking or preparing any fresh foods, you’ll definitely want to take a stroll through the market – it’s a feast for the eyes.

SnoKone at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.comHerbs at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com Radishes at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.comCertified Organic at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com Apple juice at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market
Corner Springfield & Dilworth
Saturday & Wednesdays
Info 250-878-5029

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Disclosure: I was a guest of Tourism Kelowna and my transportation, accommodation and all meals were covered. I am not being further compensated for writing about my experiences and all opinions are 100% my own. Neither Tourism Kelowna nor the businesses mentioned reviewed this post before publication.

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9 Responses to Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market

  1. Evelyne@cheapethniceatz June 3, 2014 at 16:46 #

    Such a great market and nice pics. The orchards there are amazing to stroll in.

  2. Sean Neild June 3, 2014 at 18:47 #

    such a great way to start the day, really good selection of vendors and the prices were amazing!

  3. Murissa June 3, 2014 at 18:51 #

    I am so happy you were able to experience my city! Were you able to experience any wineries?

    Although as a FBC member, and I know I speak for my fellow Kelowna FBC members, I feel as though there was an opportunity missed by not having us all meet up.

    Hopefully FBC learns from this oversight. Maybe I will see you at the FBC conference in Vancouver?

    • Mardi Michels June 3, 2014 at 21:41 #

      Hi Murissa, Yes we went to Tantalus and Summerhill – it was a whirlwind tour for sure and because of the timing, we really didn’t have time for much else – our days were packed! It would definitely have been nice to meet other local bloggers had there been more time, and I will definitely pass on your suggestions to the folks at Tourism Kelowna.

  4. Cher June 3, 2014 at 22:21 #

    Oh, my goodness, Mardi! What a lovely trip – I really enjoyed following your adventures on Instagram on this one.

  5. Geoff June 4, 2014 at 01:27 #

    As a reader from ‘down under’, you can’t go past any market which has “Real Deal” Australian meat pies…. Actually, come to think of it…. they could have branded them “dinky di” Australian meat pies. For those of you for whom this term is somewhat vague… dinky di, just means ‘real’ or honest and truthful.

    • Mardi Michels July 8, 2014 at 01:36 #

      Sadly it was too early to try one (for me, anyway!)

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