It is Farmers Market time.  There are numerous reasons to go:
- Great deal on mushrooms and other items.  The plate of shitakes was only $3.
- Support local farmers and businesses.
- A place to go for a bike ride.
- To get a buckwheat crepe.
- To buy food that you know the origin of.
- Good music
- To get things like butter lettuce with roots, morels, mushroom logs, plants and herbs.

Trout Lake Farmers Market Saturdays, May 8 - October 23
9am - 2pm each week
North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake
Between Templeton and Lakewood south of the 13th Avenue Alley
Please note: There is no parking in the North Lot and no parking on 13th Avenue. Please park away from the area & walk in. Or better yet: walk, cycle or take transit if you can!

West End Farmers Market  Saturdays, June 5 - October 23
9am - 2pm each week
1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill

Main Street Station at Thornton Park
Wednesdays, June 2 - September 29
3pm - 7pm
1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main St Skytrain Station

Kitsilano Farmers Market  Sundays, May 23 - October 24
10am - 2pm each week
2690 Larch Street at 10th Avenue, Parking Lot of Kitsilano Community Centre

Holiday Market  Saturday Only - December 11
10am - 6pm
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive

For a heads up on whats in season -  http://www.getlocalbc.org/files/Seasonal%20Chart.pdf