The Skeena Valley Farmers' Market has been in operation for over 20 years, and has really grown in the last ten years. Terrace is the furthest point north in BC where fruit trees can be grown, and the wares of the 70+ vendors aptly reflect the products of the fertile Skeena Valley. Everything at this Market is home-grown, -made and -baked, and coming here on a Saturday morning is the social thing to do - think of it as a community living room!
Open from May to October (inclusive)
Saturday 9 am - 1:00 pm
Products run the gamut:
- fresh veggies
- lots of ethnic foods from local multicultural residents
- fresh fish
- canned foods
- and much more
One regular vendor is an organic farmer, another has a greenhouse and in the fall there's lots of garden produce. Unique heritage-type bedding plants are available in spring. The artisans make very distinctive products and the Market promotes local musicians—buskers often entertain—and there are community tables for fundraising and/or community information, and kids' activities are sometimes offered as well.
The Market is comfortable and welcoming to seniors, and a few of the vendors are seniors. Interestingly, many market vendors have moved on from here to start their own successful businesses.
The "Christmas Craft Sale" in November is always a big draw, featuring many regular market wares along with lots of Christmassy selections (baking, crafts, etc.) This sale takes place indoors at the Terrace Sportsplex.
The Farmers' Market is always busy, as both locals and tourists come to buy and socialize.