Visiting the local farmers’ market is akin to being invited into the collective home of the community. Shelves and walls are tucked with passion projects, homesteading skills and active history of place and land.
For visitors to one of our many Farmers’ Market, you’ll be greeted by growers, makers and bakers. You’ll hit up conversations with both young and multi-generational farmers working in tough northern climates, rugged ranchers and passionate bakers and canners who have created their own spin on crowd-favourite products or have mastered handed down recipes. You’ll get to sample cuisines from around the world, meet skilled crafters and artists and take in live performances as you wander the stalls.
In Prince George, you can visit four distinct markets within the same weekend.
Wilson Square Market
From the start of May until the middle of October, the Wilson Square Market is abuzz with local food producers, musicians and shoppers milling about. Traditional farm-fresh meats and produce are available, alongside wild-foraged items such as fiddleheads and morels when in season. You’ll also find an array of art, soap and preserves.
This market pops up on Saturdays from 8:30-2pm outside the Court House in the downtown core.
Prince George Farmers’ Market
Operating all year within their downtown building, this is the only local market to run throughout the entire year. During May, and until roughly October the market expands and triples in size with outdoor vendors lining the street adjacent to the building. The market runs every Saturday from 8:30 to 2pm at 1310 3rd Ave.
The Prince George Farmer’s Market has been operating since 1994 and has a variety of products to peruse and purchase. You’ll find local honey, microgreens and a variety of meats from lamb, goat, pork, beef and even bison. For those looking for quick grab-and-go treats, you’ll find freshly made crackers, locally roasted coffee, apple chips, BBQ sauces and even chews for your pup. Food trucks, live music and special events rotate throughout the year.
Community West Market
This event will take place 3 times over the summer, highlighting different community associations at each event. Even if you don’t live in Beaverly, everyone is still welcome to come and support local!
This event takes place at Beaverly Community Park: 9875 S. Heights Road, Prince George
East Line Market
Located 15 minute east of Prince George in Willow River, the East Line Market runs from the first Sunday in June through to the last Sunday in September from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Here you can find a variety of vendors selling homemade products.
This market takes place at 3595 Upper Fraser Rd at Ferndale Hall