After many conversations with friends and people in the Esquimalt neighbourhood about the love of attending markets, inspiration dawned to bring a market to Esquimalt. A need existed for more choice in local, fresh foods in OUR neighbourhood. While no easy task to begin a new food market that promotes sustainability and encourages community building, the decision to press forward has been rewarding.
In late October 2014 a meeting was hosted to engage the community to see if the idea could be supported. The feedback told that an overwhelming amount of people saw an absolute need and want for this service. At that first meeting, a board of directors was born. The board has shifted and grown into an amazing group of people. They are all working very hard to create this market with care and consideration.
The Esquimalt Farmers Market is paving the road towards healthy living, local food first, and increasing community interaction within Esquimalt and lower Vancouver Island.
This market participates in the BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program.