Burnaby Farmers Market returns May 4
The Burnaby Farmers' Market will be back at city hall this year after council approved renewing its licence Monday.
Run by the Artisan Farmers' Market Society, the Burnaby market will operate on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May 4 through Oct. 26.
It will be at the north parking lot of Burnaby city hall, where it returned in 2012 after a previous one-year "experiment" at Burnaby Village Museum, said Coun. Colleen Jordan. Before that, it was at city hall from 2008 to 2010.
According to a city staff report, 600 to 800 people visit the market each week. Along with local farmers, its vendors include bakers, florists and crafters. The society has also expressed willingness to partner with local charities as part of its community relations work.
"It's really become a community event on a Saturday," said Jordan.
On June 8, the market will also coincide with the city's environment week activities tentatively scheduled for the courtyard areas outside city hall.
The festival will feature displays, children's activities and a free barbecue.