About

Our history

Our mission

The board

Market Manager

Volunteer with us

Our history

What started in 1994 as a handful of vendors gathering informally at the Exhibition grounds to sell their vegetables and goods, was established in 1995 as the Prince George Farmers’ Market Association. For several years, vendors continued to gather for the summer season at the Exhibition grounds, eventually relocating the Market to George Street.

The Market moved again to Wilson Square in front of the court house, where it operated with increasing popularity for quite a few years. In 2010, the first year-round indoor Market in BC was established at the vacant Morrison’s Men’s Wear, adjacent to the Wilson Square site.

In 2012, the building was no longer available and another relocation was required. A new indoor site was located only a couple of blocks away and, with the adjacent city-owned parking lot and a street closure, there was space for the year-round indoor market to continue while the outdoor market flourished in the summer season.

In 2018, we were once again required to move when a new development project began. With the city’s help, we secured our current space at 1310 3rd Avenue, at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Quebec Street. We love our new location with its bright interior, the adjacent street closure and the central downtown location.

 

Our mission

The Prince George Farmers Market promotes a healthier community by offering residents locally made and grown products. It aims to support the local economy and is strongly committed to environmental sustainability.

 

The board

The Prince George Farmers’ Market Association is managed by the following people generously giving their time for a better PG.

President

Martin Krell

Vice President

Lois Westlake

 

Treasurer

Randy Chencharik

Secretary

Rebecca Austin

Director of Human Resources

Kathy Leeman

Director of Vendor Relations

Martina Bucher

Director of the Out Door Market

Nelson Hicks

Director of Building Security

Bob Orr

Director 

Jessica Krell

Director 

Lena Trombley

Market Manager

manager.farmersmarketpg@gmail.com

 

Market manager

Jody Holmes is very passionate about sustainability and local food production so he is proud to be part of the PG Farmer's Market where he can contribute to growing the Local Food movement. In 2016 Jody initiated the establishment of the Connecting Communities Association which is focused on creating awareness about the importance of sustainable development and encouraging others to contribute to local environmental initiatives like growing vegetables in community gardens. Jody has also created a Sustainabilty Education Program to educate youth and the public about sustainability and environmental issues. 

manager.farmersmarketpg@gmail.com

 

Volunteer with us

The Prince George Farmers’ Market loves volunteers, you make a real difference.

If you are able to give your time and/or expertise please contact our Market Manager:

manager.farmersmarketpg@gmail.com

 

Testimonials

“I love the farmers market! Great products are available year round, we don't miss a week.”

“You can do a majority of your grocery shopping there with local meats that are from humanely raised animals, local vegetables, salsa, jams, baking, kombucha, pet treats and so much more.”

“I am a regular visitor to the PG Farmers Market and I absolutely love going on a Saturday morning to have a bite and get some fresh food.”

Cooking with the market.

From a PG farmers Market cookbook (which raises money for the market) to "A great place to meat and veg" t-shirts to a reusable bag for life, you can have it all, available now at the Farmers' Market.

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Volunteering

Find out how you can make a difference locally.

Hours & Location

Saturday 

8.30 am – 2 pm

1310 3rd Ave

Prince George, BC V2L 3E9  250-596-4435

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