Coquitlam Farmers Market
Offering a selection of products that are “made, baked, grown or raised in BC,” the market has been running for nearly 30 years. It was started in 1997 by students from Simon Fraser University. The market then was conceived as a community economic development project to connect local producers with consumers from Coquitlam.
Items for sale at the Coquitlam Farmers Market include farm-fresh produce, baked goods and everything from handmade jewellery to candles, art, wine and chocolate. A number of food trucks serve a variety of tasty treats for lunch and snacks.
On busy weekends over 60 vendors participate, making it one of Metro Vancouver’s largest farmers markets.
When and Where
Coquitlam’s Poirier Street Farmers Market happens on Sundays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. It usually runs from early May until late October. The 2023 season began on Sunday, May 7th and ended on October 29th. The exact dates for the 2024 season are to be confirmed.
Located in central Coquitlam, the market takes place outdoors at the Dogwood Pavilion by the corner of Winslow Avenue and Poirier Street. The venue’s address is 1655 Winslow Avenue. It’s just behind the Poirier Library at 624 Poirier Street.
TIP: In case you were interested, Mundy Park is a large urban park that’s just one kilometre (or a 15-minute walk) east of the farmers market. The park has an outdoor swimming pool in the summer, forest trails and a small lake to walk around.
For further details about the market, check out the Poirier Street Farmers Market website.
Click City of Coquitlam for more information about the area.
For a list of other markets in the Greater Vancouver region, click Lower Mainland Farmers Markets.
Click Sunday Farmers Markets for information about other summer markets on the same day of the week in Ambleside, Kitsilano, Steveston Village, White Rock and Whistler.