Farmers' Markets

Organic and Artisanal Finds at Kelowna Markets

Discover Kelowna's community through its bustling markets, a mix of organic produce and artisanal treasures. These lively markets are not just shopping destinations; they are a celebration of local culture and craftsmanship, where every stall tells a story.

Kelowna's Market Panorama

Kelowna Farmer's and Crafter's Market: An emblem of the city's spirit, this market transforms with the seasons. In the cooler months, from November to March, the Parkinson Recreation Centre hosts an inviting indoor market. Come spring, it blossoms outdoors, every Saturday and Wednesday from April through October at the bustling corner of Dilworth and Springfield. It's here where the colours, scents, and sounds of Kelowna come alive.

The Satellite Market at Kerry Park, set against the backdrop of downtown Kelowna, offers a Sunday escape into a world of organic delights and handcrafted wonders. This market is a canvas painted with the colourful hues of local produce and the intricate textures of artisanal crafts.

Voices from the Market

Frances Callahan, the award-winning market manager, shares the resilience of Kelowna's markets despite nature's unpredictability. The year started with a flourish, but was later tested by heatwaves and wildfires. However, the spirit of the market remained undimmed, buoyed by the community's enduring support.

Steve Forbes of Forbes Family Farms and Andrew Gambell of Gambell Farms echo this resilience. They speak of challenging seasons marked by intense heat affecting crop quality and volume. Yet, their dedication to nourishing the community shines through, demonstrating the unwavering spirit of Kelowna's vendors.

Organic Mastery

Gordon Forbes of the Forbes Family Farm, an organic farming icon in the valley, brings nearly half a century of experience to the market. Awarded the Farmers’ Market Vendor of the Year in 2019, Forbes exemplifies dedication to sustainable farming. With a focus on soil health and legacy, their stall is an example of the organic way of life.

The Forbes' connection to their customers is palpable. Their stand, known for its array of fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables, is a sensory experience. The famed basil bar, where one can explore various basil scents, embodies their commitment to both quality and community.

Artisanal Allure

Kelowna's markets are not just about fresh produce; they are a places for artisanal craftsmanship. The Artisans Showcase at the Laurel Packinghouse is a celebration of local artistry, featuring exquisite creations that range from handcrafted jewelry to bespoke home decorations. Each piece tells a story of tradition, skill, and passion, making every purchase a personal experience.

These artisanal vendors, with their unique crafts, embody the essence of Kelowna – a blend of innovation, tradition, and community. Each stall is a window into the soul of the city, showcasing the creativity and spirit of its people.


Kelowna's markets are more than just commercial spaces; they are communities where organic farmers and artisanal creators come together. These markets are a journey through Kelowna, offering a unique glimpse into the city's soul. They stand as examples to the resilience and creativity of its people, inviting everyone to explore, taste, and experience the best of Kelowna.