Farmers' Markets

Culinary Inspirations: Kelowna's Farmers' Markets



Immerse yourself in Kelowna's culinary landscape where the colours of fresh produce meet the rich aromas of artisanal delights in the Farmers’ Markets – a place where food not only nourishes the body but also inspires the soul. Here, amidst the bustling stalls and friendly chatter, cooking demonstrations transform fresh, local ingredients into culinary masterpieces, showcasing the region's bounty and the talents of local chefs and food artisans.

Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market: A Hub of Local Produce and Artisanal Goods

At the corner of Springfield Road and Dilworth Drive, the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is more than just a place to shop. It's a community hub operating rain or shine on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm, from April to October. Here, the commitment to the "Make It, Bake It or Grow It" philosophy is palpable. As you stroll through the rows of stalls, you're greeted with locally grown fruits and vegetables, freshly baked bread, and a myriad of handmade goods, each telling its own story of local craftsmanship and agricultural pride.

The market is an experience. With over 165 vendors, it's one of the largest in British Columbia, showcasing the diversity and abundance of the Okanagan Valley. The stalls brim with high-quality fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, and honey. Local bakers entice visitors with a selection of wholesome baked goods, while artisans offer everything from locally made soaps and facial cleansers to pottery, jewelry, clothing, and more.

The Satellite Market: A Sunday Affair

Come Sunday, the market experience shifts to downtown Kelowna. On St. Paul St. and Bernard, from May to September, 9 am to 3 pm, the satellite market unfolds. This market has its unique charm, offering a family-friendly atmosphere where the community gathers to shop and to celebrate local talent and creativity.

Amid the stalls, the air is filled with music from talented buskers and the buzz of excited visitors. It's a place where culinary passions come to life through food demonstrations, engaging the community in the art of cooking with local ingredients. These demos often feature local chefs and food enthusiasts, providing a platform for sharing skills, recipes, and culinary tips, all while fostering a deeper appreciation for Kelowna's food culture.

Engaging with the Community: Events and Activities

The Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is more than a market; it's a part of Kelowna’s community and culture. Throughout the year, the market becomes a venue for various events and activities that engage locals and visitors alike.

Each month brings new festivals, contests, and entertainment, transforming the market into a lively gathering place for all ages. These events are more than just shopping; they're celebrating the community, learning about local food, and enjoying the festive atmosphere. From cooking competitions to seasonal festivals, these events are an example of the market's role in bringing people together through a shared love of food and community.


A visit to the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is an immersive culinary adventure. For the latest updates on festivals, cooking demonstrations, and other events, keep an eye on the market's social media platforms. Here, culinary inspirations abound, waiting to be discovered and savoured.