Farmers' Markets

The Best of Kelowna's Farmers' Markets: A Foodie's Guide

a collage of pictures including a sunflower, a sign, a pastry, and a vase of flowers at Kelowna Farmer's and Crafter's Market.
Kelowna Farmer's and Crafter's Market


Explore Kelowna's culinary landscape where farmers' markets are not just about fresh produce but a celebration of gourmet foods and local specialties. In this piece, we journey through the bustling aisles of Kelowna's most cherished markets, each offering a unique palette of flavours that cater to the discerning tastes of food enthusiasts.

Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market

Since its inception in 1995, the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market has grown into a landmark of local culture and cuisine. Here, the stalls are a blend of colours and scents, featuring everything from the juiciest berries and crisp apples to artisan cheese and handcrafted chocolates. The aroma of freshly brewed local coffee fills the air, inviting visitors to linger and savour.

But it's more than the typical farmers' market fare that draws the crowds. The market is renowned for its wide array of specialty foods. Imagine exploring 36 different flavours of dried soup mixes, each crafted to cater to various dietary preferences. Or delighting in the simple yet profound flavours of long-fermented sourdough breads, made with high-quality, locally sourced flours. For those with a taste for Eastern European cuisine, the gourmet perogies, available in over 24 unique flavours, are a must-try.

Downtown Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market

Every Sunday, the streets of downtown Kelowna transform into a bustling marketplace, where the Downtown Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market brings the essence of rural freshness into the urban landscape. The market is a canvas of locally-grown produce, artisanal crafts, and an array of fresh breads and pastries.

This urban market not only provides a space for shopping but also serves as a social hub. It's where the community comes together under the morning sky, sharing stories, and enjoying the finest local goods. Visitors can find everything from artisanal soaps to natural tinctures.

East Kelowna’s Sunday Market

Tucked away in the historic East Kelowna's Hall, the East Kelowna Sunday Market offers a quaint, small-town market experience. Open from May to September, this market is a charming blend of local tradition and contemporary artisanal craft. With over 70 vendors, the market is a hub of local culture, offering an array of artisan goods amidst a backdrop of musical entertainment and community events.

The warmth and friendliness of the neighbourhood are palpable as visitors wander through the stalls, each one a showcase of local talent and craftsmanship. From homemade preserves to handcrafted jewellery, the market is a gift for those seeking an authentic Kelowna experience.

Westbank Farmers Market

In West Kelowna, the Westbank Farmers Market springs to life every Saturday between July and September. It's a festive celebration of the region's agricultural bounty and artisanal skills. The market is a hub for fresh, locally-grown produce, including a variety of fruits and vegetables, along with local meats, honey, and preserves.

But the Westbank Farmers Market is more than just a place to buy fresh goods. It's a community gathering, where each stall reflects the dedication and passion of local producers. Handcrafted jewellery, pottery, and textiles offer a glimpse into the rich culture of local arts and crafts.

Gourmet Foods and Unique Finds

Kelowna's farmers' markets are a paradise for foodies seeking unique and gourmet items. Take, for instance, Falafel Bite's range of handcrafted, vegan-friendly, gluten-free ethnic foods. Or the plant-based and gluten-free snacks like kale chips, cashew spread, and energy bars, perfect for health-conscious food lovers.

For those with a penchant for spice, the array of hot sauces available is a culinary adventure in itself. From the Habanero Peach to the Cranbernero, each sauce offers a distinct flavour profile. And let’s not forget the Haskap berries, a super berry packed with antioxidants and a unique blend of raspberry, blueberry, and black currant flavours.


Kelowna's farmers' markets are more than just venues for fresh produce; they are culinary destinations in their own right. Each market offers a unique experience, steeped in local culture and brimming with gourmet delights. For food enthusiasts, a visit to these markets is an unmissable journey into Kelowna's food scene.