UPDATE for 2020:
What’s happening with the local Farmers Market this year? On March 26, 2020, the Ministry of Health designated farmers markets as essential food and agriculture service providers. One way many farmers markets are still continuing to offer a complete lineup of food, crafts, and artisanal offerings is by turning to an online market, which helps minimize physical distancing, mass gathering, and sanitary concerns.
BC Farmers’ Markets Online is a new e-commerce initiative from the BC Association of Farmers Markets that enables vendors to sell their products through their new farmers’ market online store.
With the support of BCAFM, our local Skeena Valley Farmers Market is going online at the beginning of May! To see what they’re up to or to get involved, follow and like Skeena Valley Farmers Market on Facebook and keep an eye on our page for updates!
For all COVID-19–related updates, please see https://www.terrace.ca/COVID19
The Skeena Valley Farmers' Market has been in operation for over 20 years, and has really grown in the last 10 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, homemade, and home-baked. Coming here on a Saturday morning is the social thing to do—think of it as a community living room!
Open from May 1 to October 31 - NO PHYSICAL MARKET AT THIS TIME; SEE NOTICE ABOVE
Saturdays 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Our Farmers Market Products:
- fresh veggies
- 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. There are community tables for fundraising and/or community information, and kids' activities are sometimes offered as well.
The Farmers Market is comfortable and welcoming to seniors, and a few of the vendors are seniors themselves. Interestingly, many market vendors have moved on from here to start their own successful businesses.
New in 2019: Winter Farmers Market
The Skeena Valley Farmers Market is pleased to present the Winter Farmers Market!
- Fresh produce
- Wild harvest
- Meat & eggs
- Live music
- Hot food
Supported by Terrace Community Foundation, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse Ltd., and the City of Terrace, this market will be held twice a month, all winter long.
- November 9 and 23
- December 7 and 21
- January 11 and 25
- February 8 and 22
Find it at the Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse Warehouse, 4816 Hwy 16 (behind the brewery), from 3–6 pm.
Christmas Craft Sale
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.