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Fleetwood is arguably one of the best neighbourhoods in the Lower Mainland, and one you should certainly love if you’ve ever had the chance to explore it. As a Fleetwood local, you certainly enjoy the convenience of being close to so many shopping opportunities while also having easy access to parklands and a friendly neighbourhood environment. Fleetwood isn’t afraid of fresh food either, and there are a variety of great farmer’s markets in the area. Make sure you and your family get out to one of these great Fleetwood farmer’s markets for the tastiest fresh produce in town!

Surrey Urban Farmers Market: A New Location for Summer

The Surrey Urban Farmers Market has a new location in place just in time for their summer season, which begins in June and lasts until October. Moving to the newly built Civic Plaza behind City Hall at King George Blvd and 104th Avenue, the Surrey Urban Farmers Market will have a larger and more modern space with this new plaza, which is scheduled to open in May. When the season begins, you will have the opportunity to get your fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, meat, and dairy products here every Wednesday from noon to 5 PM. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy some local musical talent while you do your shopping, so if you and your kids love live music and great food, the Surrey Urban Farmers Market will be your favourite weekly excursion.

Straight from the Farm: Two EE’s Farm

Two EE’s Farm is the retail store that acts as an extension of Two Ee’s Organic Produce, a certified organic vegetable farm in Surrey. Located at 16411 Fraser Highway, Two Ee’s Farm retail store offers a wide variety of organic produce that will certainly make your homemade plate the tastiest it’s ever been. From bok choy, to arugula, to parsley and chives, you’re sure to find every green you need here, as well as honey and dairy products. This farm, which has been in business for over fifty years, also offers great bread and various Dutch and European fares. When it comes to eating organic and local, there’s certainly nothing more suitable than Two Ee’s Farm.

The Look and Feel of a Farmer’s Market: Fresh Street Farms

Okay, it’s not actually a Farmer’s Market, but it certainly looks and feels like one, and it has fresh and locally produced items, too! Fresh Street Farms recently opened its doors in Fleetwood Village at 15930 Fraser Hwy, marking its second location after opening its first in West Vancouver a year prior. With an incredibly large space, Fresh Street Farms carries a wide variety of unique and rare products, including local items like hormone-free and B.C.-raised organic chicken as well as locally grown organic produce. Open every day from 7 AM to 9 PM, Fresh Street Farms fills the void for your daily ‘farmer’s market’ grocer.

With health and fitness becoming more and more significant in the daily lives of people across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, we see our local produce farms and grocers taking it upon themselves to deliver what the consumers are demanding: organic, fresh, local foods. With so many options available to us today, it’s difficult to find an excuse to eat any other way. So take a stroll through these incredible Fleetwood farmer’s markets, and get a taste of what it means to eat sustainably. For more great information about amenities in the communities of Fleetwood and Guilford, sign up for my free newsletter!

Mike Marfori Fraser Valley Top Realtor