Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market

Kelowna / Nor-kwa-stin

Nor-kwa-stin - Kelowna is a Secwepemctsín derived word. Its name comes from the story of August Gillard, an early settler who crawled from an underground shelter just as a group of First Nation people passed by. The local people called out, “Kim-ach-touch”, meaning Brown Bear. Over time, this became Kelowna, meaning Grizzly Bear, which was easier for colonizers to pronounce. The Secwepemc name for the area around Kelowna was Nor-kwa-stin, "hard black rock", relating to the rocks used for sharpening flints for arrowheads.

Focused on locally grown fruits and veggies and handmade artisanal goods.

The Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market brings together around 200 vendors from Armstrong to Summerland in peak season. Started by five vendors around 25 years ago, the market can now be found in a lot across from Orchard Park Mall in Kelowna.

Organized events, like the recently inaugurated garlic festival, often feature jugglers, buskers, and other live entertainment to keep the whole family engaged. Visitors can usually find up to six hot food options like tacos, samosas, and vegan dishes onsite too. Fresh organic produce, peaches, cherries, and other fruits, and Sweet Romance’s baked goods are always popular.

The Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ market acknowledge that it is situated on the Traditional, Ancestral and Unceded Territory of the Syilx Okanagan Peoples.

This market participates in the BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program.

Getting There

Orchard Park Mall
Springfield Rd. and Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna , BC
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  • Bike Lockup
  • Close to Public Transit
  • Designated Accessible Parking Space
  • Parking Within 5-minute Walk

Hours

Summer

Our market will be open Saturday Aug 19th at the corner of Dilworth and Springfield from 8am to 1pm. We will keep you posted via social media if anything changes.

Check website for Festival dates and Events:
https://www.kelownafarmersandcraftersmarket.com/

Market Products

  • Alcohol - Beer, Wine, Cider, Liquor
  • Artisans / Crafters
  • Baking
  • Dairy
  • Food Trucks + Beverage
  • Fruits / Vegetables
  • Honey
  • Meat
  • Plants
  • Preserves + Prepared Foods
  • Seafood

Features

  • Kids Area
  • Live Music
  • Seating Area
  • Some Vendors Accept BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Payment
  • ATM On-Site
  • ATM Within 5-minute Walk
  • Market Money or Cash
  • Some Vendors Accept Debit and/or Credit Card

Contact

Interested in selling at this Farmers' Market? Please contact the market directly for more information.