Healthy Buying (March): Royal City Farmers Market
Royal City Famers Market is a collection of food, fun and entertainment. It’s the perfect Saturday destination if you like to wander and look at locally grown or curated items featured on Belmont Street in New Westminster. Whether you’re looking for yummy baked goods, delicious fresh produce or even hand-made artisanal crafts, you’re bound to find something for you at the Royal City Farmers Market.
The best part of it? Not only are you supporting local small businesses, you can also talk with the people that either grow, make or have extensive knowledge about the products you’re purchasing. That kind of insight can inspire great conversation and confidence in the quality of what you’re thinking about buying. It’s a great way to get out and about in New Westminster and get to know this flourishing community in the Uptown core.
The atmosphere is social and fun with food trucks, stalls and even local entertainment brightening up Belmont Street. Every market day, there’s a featured musical guest on the Roland Kaulfuss Music Stage to accompany the delightful day of supporting local businesses.
There’s always an assortment of stalls, offering anything from sumptuous soap to crispy kale chips in flavours you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re looking to fill your fridge or stalk up on some artisanal gifts for wedding season, you’re bound to find something unique and intriguing at a farmer’s market. Plus, you’ll find like-minded people who might just be able to help you find the perfect thing for your picky eating little critters or a gift for that friend who seems to have everything. There’s always something new and one of a kind to find at a farmer’s market.
Do you have little ones that you want to bring along with you? Perfect! Music Box, another local business, is the children’s activity sponsor and every market has fun, interactive programming for free for your entertain your children. Plus, all the farmers are more than happy to talk about their produce, passing along recipes and other tidbits that inspire your kids to be part of the local food movement.
This lovely little market is right in the centre of Uptown New Westminster, stretching along Belmont street. If you’re driving, there’s free parking at Westminster Centre, across the street from the market. If you’re transiting, you can take the #106 bus and get off at 5th avenue and 6th street OR you can take the River Market brand new FREE DUC shuttle from the Quay.
Next Market: March 19th 11 A.M. - 3 P.M. (Winter Schedule every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month)