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Victoria’s Moss Street Public Market

Victoria's Moss Street Market

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.

In the winter months, the market is open between November and April, and shifts to its regular season in the warmer months between May and October.


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.

During the summer season, the market’s 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 raining, 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 that can sometimes be seen at the market include Amnesty Victoria, the Georgia Strait Alliance and the Victoria Shakespeare Society.


Shopping at the Moss Street Market


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, jewellery, home decor and clothing. Musicians also perform at the market.

Anyone is allowed to sell their products at the market, as long as they fill out an application beforehand. There are a few guidelines vendors must follow, with the most important being that everything sold must be 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 want to start selling as the final decision from the market’s committee does take some time usually.


Bread at the Moss Street Market


Other Information

To see more information about this weekly event, see the Moss Street Market‘s website.

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