Our start


Our Founders

 April  24, 1996 our first board of directors gathered to launch the Mission City Farmers Market

  • Garry Allen, 
  • Darlene Cashmore, 
  • Meredith Egan, 
  • Brewster Kneen, 
  • Cathleen Kneen, 
  • Jacqueline Soeten, 
  • Leah Williams 

Our first markets were held at  Westcoast Express Parking Lot.  


Location History

  Our locations have changed over the years but not our commitment to offering our customers a wide range of local products. 

  • 2019 - Present: Welton Common Parking Lot
  • 2017 - 2019: Mission Leisure Centre Parking Lot (Historic Agrifair Location)  7650 Grand St, 
  • 2007 - 2016: Mission Library Parking Lot, Lane Creek Park, Horne Street at 2nd Avenue
  • 2004 - 2006: Pal’s Café Parking Lot, Welton Street at 2nd Avenue
  • 2000 - 2003: Pharmasave Parking Lot, James Street at 2nd Avenue
  • 1996 - 1999: Westcoast Express Parking Lot


Our Mandate: Make, Bake, Grow

  Each year our Board works together to ensure our markets continue to grow and offer a local, reliable shopping experience  for all our customers. 

  • Organize and operate a community-based farmers’ market in Mission City
  • Enhance the health and economic well-being of residents in Mission and the surrounding area
  • Provide regular access to high-quality, locally produced food, horticulture products and arts and crafts for consumers
  • Provide a reliable outlet for vendors’ products and direct personal contact with their customers