Metro Vancouver’s Haney Farmers Market is a produce and artisan market at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm.
COVID-19 & THE HANEY MARKET
If it weren’t for the coronavirus outbreak, the farmers market in Maple Ridge would have started up for the season on May 9th this year. Because of the pandemic, however, it won’t likely begin until later in the summer, although exact dates are to be confirmed.
In the meantime, until the market opens physically at its usual location, the Fraser North Farmers Market Society has started up a temporary Food Hub program where shoppers can order products online and then pick them up at a location in Pitt Meadows.
To learn more about the Food Hub and the market in general, see the FNFMS website.
To see how the pandemic is impacting other Lower Mainland organizations, see our article about Vancouver, COVID-19, Closures and Cancellations.
Haney Farmers Market in Maple Ridge
The Haney Farmers Market is usually open from early May until the end of October. It takes place in Memorial Peace Park which is located at 11925 Haney Place in downtown Maple Ridge.
At the market vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to crafty creations.
Who’s at the Market
At the Haney Farmers Market vendors offer a wide range of products each week. There are farmers selling local produce, butchers selling meat, and bakers selling bread and other baked goods. Also at the market most days are artisans selling plant arrangements, jewelry, clothing and other handcrafted items.
Local breweries and distilleries are other frequent participants at the market. They sell their alcoholic products (to folk ages 19+), and they also usually have tasters for those wishing to try a sample.
Musicians often perform at the market too. There is also a kids’ corner where children can hang out and be entertained with stories and other activities.
Tips and Advice
Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit to the Haney Farmers Market.
TIP # 1: Make sure to take your reusable bags as the vendors at the market strive to make it a sustainable place and reduce the amount of waste created.
TIP # 2: There is parking close by that’s free for the first hour and costs about $0.75 for every additional hour. Take public transit or bike to the market if you can though (unless you plan to buy lots and will struggle to get it home).
TIP # 3: Combine your trip to the market with a visit to other places of interest in the area. Golden Ears Provincial Park is beautiful and home to picturesque Alouette Lake. Kanaka Creek Regional Park is also a nice place for a stroll. They are about a 22-minute and 5-minute drive away respectively.
TIP # 4: The market in Maple Ridge is hosted by the Fraser North Farmers Market Society which also runs the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market. This second market usually happens at 2253 Leigh Square Place on Thursdays from 3 until 7 pm between May and October.
TIP # 5: Shop at farmers markets as often as you can! Doing so supports local farmers and artisans, keeps dollars in the local community and is better for the environment (as the products you’ll buy don’t need to be shipped from across the globe). Shopping at local markets and chatting with the vendors can also be fun!
For more information about the outdoor market in Maple Ridge click Haney Farmers Market.
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
- Vancouver Farmers Markets
- Saturday Farmers Markets in the Vancouver Area
- Shopping in Vancouver
- Vancouver Parks and Nature