The Westbank Outdoor Market may be relatively new and it may be small, but don’t let its size fool you! One can still get great farm fresh fruits and veggies, along with preserves, baking, and artisanal crafts at it. Each Saturday morning, until September 15th, the Westbank Outdoor Market sets up in front of the historic Lions Community Hall on Main Street where it holds a few nice surprises for the people who stop by.
If you hit the market first thing in the morning, you can start your day off right with a pancake breakfast that is served up by the Westbank Lions Club – for $5 you get pancakes, sausages and coffee. There is also entertainment, historic markers and public art in the area and if you time it right, you just might end up seeing the market mascots – the alpacas!
For those concerned about the Okanagan heat, no need to worry, the market area has some beautiful tall trees that shield market goers from the road and provide lovely shaded areas, which is something that not all markets offer.
This market is a great place to buy those farmers market staples of orchard picked fruit, farm fresh veggies, and honey from the local farms. This coupled with vendors showcasing their art, photography, artisanal products like soap and stained glassworks as well as baking makes for an enjoyable trip – sans the crowds and hassles of the larger markets.
Saturdays until and including September 15th – 8 am to 1 pm
2466 Main Street (Westbank Centre)