A great place to find fresh produce and unique artisan products is at Victoria’s Moss Street Market on Saturdays.
The market takes place on Saturdays between 10:00 am and the early afternoon. A variety of merchants participate including farmers selling produce, food vendors offering food and drinks, and artisans with crafts and clothing. There is also usually at least one musician performing.
Moss Street Market
The Moss Street Market takes place along Moss Street and on the grounds of Sir James Douglas School in the summer. In the winter it’s held in the school’s gymnasium and Garry Oak Room.
The summer season runs from May to October and the winter season runs from November to April. In the summer the hours are from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and in the winter they’re from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. While there are slight differences between the two seasons, the market is very consistent and runs basically all year long.
The summer market takes place outdoors regardless of the weather so if it’s rainy outside make sure to bring an umbrella! The winter market takes place indoors so you can still go and enjoy it even if it’s cold and snowy outside.
In addition to the food, crafts and service vendors, there are also stalls for education groups. Organizations who can sometimes be seen at the market include Amnesty Victoria, the Georgia Strait Alliance and the Victoria Shakespeare Society.
Vendors at the Market
At the market you can purchase a variety of locally-grown produce, food and beverages. Additionally, there are also crafters at the market that sell hand-made goods such as soaps, jewelry, home decor and clothing. Musicians also perform at the market.
Anyone as allowed to sell their products at the market, as long as they fill out the proper application process. There are a few guidelines vendors must follow, with the most important being that everything sold must created or grown by the vendor themselves.
If you want to become a vendor you can check out the application section on the Moss Street Market‘s website. The site recommends that you apply well in advance of when you wish to begin selling as the final decision from their committee does take some time usually.
To see more information about this weekly event see the Moss Street Market‘s website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Victoria Attractions
- Markets in Victoria
- Victoria’s Calendar of Events
- Bastion Square Market
- Lower Mainland Farmers Markets