September has arrived and so has the local produce at the Prince George Farmers’ Market! The market has been running in downtown Prince George, British Columbia, since 1996. You can find many items like soap, birdhouses, bison meat, dog treats and many other things year round – but my favourite time is when the local produce is available in late Summer.
There are quite a few vendors at the market that sell local produce, including Cariboo Growers (established 1937!).
You can find a variety of local Prince George veggies at the market, including carrots, tomatoes, zucchinis, potatoes, and even peppers. It’s nice to have the option to shop at the market along with shopping at the local grocery stores, and it is certainly a very enjoyable way to shop. You have to come early though for the best selection, as the produce sells out fast!
Another vendor that sells great local produce is Ryser Farms, which is run by John Ryser. He’s really passionate about growing and selling his produce at the market – and grows some amazing produce, check out the zucchini below!
This is only a small sampling of the products available and vendors at the Prince George Farmers’ Market. My favourite thing about travelling around the world is finding markets like this one, wherever you go. It’s great to be able to enjoy locally grown products like vegetables, as it really gives you a taste of the area that you are visiting.
The Farmers’ Market runs in two different locations in downtown Prince George: the outdoor Market by the Courthouse, which runs from May until October, plus a year-round indoor market and another outdoor market right next to it a few blocks away.
Farmers’ Markets in Prince George, BC