Saturday, June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

Tuesday Market returns with new faces


The Tuesday Market is excited to welcome back shoppers for another season.

The first market is on Tuesday, June 4, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Centennial Park, and it continues every Tuesday until Oct. 29. Expect to find your favourite returning vendors, including Duck Creek Farm, Heyday Farm, Salt Spring Sprouts & Mushrooms, Jane’s Dough, Windsor Farm, Gaia Foods, Vital Kitchen and many more. 

There will be some new faces at the market this season with a number of first-time vendors joining this year. They include a variety of bakers, new farms and other exciting food producers. The market brings new and unique vendors to you that you won’t find other places on the island. It gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to try out new products in a supportive public space. 

With over 10 farms attending the Tuesday Market, the produce variety is the best on island. Freshness is unbeatable, with vegetables, fruits and flowers harvested just for the market. Farmers bring an astounding variety each week, with new crops being harvested throughout the season. Week to week the selection changes as things grow and ripen. Spring greens, radishes and peas shift into summer crops like tomatoes, summer squash and peppers. 

Expect to find other delicious foods at the market as well, including a wonderful variety of baked goods (yes, gluten free too), ice cream sandwiches, locally milled flour, hand blended teas, samosas, beverages and more. Everything you’ll find at the market is grown and produced right here on Salt Spring. Come early for the best selection or skip the crowds by shopping a little later in the day. 

The Tuesday Market is a proud member of the BC Association of Farmers Markets, which enables the market to participate in the province-wide Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program. This program is a healthy eating initiative that enables lower income families, pregnant people and seniors to use market money to purchase fresh food at the Tuesday Market. This money goes directly to farmers/ producers and allows more of our community access to fresh nutritious food. 

The Tuesday Market is more than just a place to buy food. It is an opportunity to support local businesses and buy directly from the makers. This midweek market has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, giving shoppers an opportunity to chat with local producers. Vendors love the chance to showcase their harvest, connect with customers and share favourite recipes with regulars. The market runs every Tuesday until the end of October. 

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