The Abbotsford Farm and Country Market is a fairly large farmers market that features local produce and artisan products on Saturdays in Abbotsford.
Abbotsford Farm and Country Market
The summertime Abbotsford Farm and Country Market runs from early May until just before Christmas. Being in the heart of the Fraser Valley – the Lower Mainland’s main farming region – the produce at the Abbotsford market tends to be extra fresh and very local.
Their winter market starts on November 3 in 2018, which is a little smaller, but interesting just the same.
When and Where is the Market
The Abbotsford Farm and Country Market takes place on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the intersection of Montrose Avenue and George Ferguson Way in downtown Abbotsford. Their winter market will include vendors inside the church, so remember to explore there as well. Check out their winter market from November 3 onwards.
In the summer months, weekly markets run from early May to mid-December. In 2018 the first market of the season was on Saturday, May 5th, while the last one is on December 1st. in 2019, their first summer market will be on May 4 – but in a new location (details will follow).
What to Expect at the Market
In the winter there tends to be only about two dozen or so vendors at each market, which makes it a mid-sized market for the winter season. In the summer, however, on a peak day there can be close to four dozen vendors, which makes it one of the Lower Mainland’s larger farmers markets.
Like many farmers markets, at the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market you can expect a wide variety of things for sale, including fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers, homemade preserves, baked goods, crafts and even a bit of live music entertainment. Of special note is the fact that the majority of vendors are growers and food producers from the immediate Abbotsford area.
For more information, see the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market website.
For a list of other similar markets, see Lower Mainland Farmers Markets.