18th Annual Ladner Village Market – 2014

We had lovely weather this weekend in Vancouver. My husband and I took our little guy and my parents to the 18th annual Ladner Village Market and it was a lot of fun. Having lived in Vancouver for over 30 years this is my first time in Ladner. It originally was a fishing village in the suburb of Delta, a 30 minute drive south of Vancouver. It’s a charming little place with a very small town feel.

The Ladner Village Market is an open air-market that spans 4 blocks. There were about 150 vendors selling their goods from farmers, artisan food makers to craftspeople. Some of the things you will see are farm fresh produce, flowers, plants, hand-crafted jewellery, ceramics, clothing, beauty products, glass art, paintings and a lot of food products.

This is the first market of the year, but it runs two Sundays a month during the summer. I would suggest coming early, as we got there at 10:15 am and it took us 40 minutes to find a parking spot. Oh, and bring cash!

Date and Hours for 2014:

June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, September 7     10am – 4pm

modern-coup-ladner-village-market-2014-cool-dogThe market was very crowded with people and their pooches. I spotted this cool dog (I think it’s a labrador poodle) admiring peonies sold by one of the vendors.


modern-coup-ladner-village-market-2014-british-meat-piesThere was no shortage of food vendors. There must have been at least 50 booths worth of food there. One of them sells British meat pies, not something you can get anywhere.


modern-coup-ladner-village-market-2014-kids-wooden-boat-toysThis event is really family and kid friendly. The kids will love the food and the toys. This booth sold really nice handmade wooden boat toys.


modern-coup-ladner-village-market-2014-chiliI spotted these cauldrons filled with chili. Does anything ever not taste good when cooked in a cauldron?


modern-coup-ladner-village-market-2014-farmers-marketThese lovely beets and carrots were sold by a local farmer. There is a lot more produce there is you like locally produced fruits and vegetables.




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