Winter public market open through March

Victoria Downtown Public Market Society has market every Saturday

The Victoria Downtown Public Market Society is holding winter markets on the first and third Saturdays of the month until the end of March in Market Square.Farmers’ markets are community gathering places where local producers sell their goods directly to the public, and where residents can enjoy the talents of local musicians, socialize with their neighbours and connect with and learn about the resources available within the community. “Once you get to know the farmers’ market, shopping and cooking this winter season will be fun and simple,” said Maryanne Carmack, market spokesperson.”Don’t fret about what’s in season. Just look for the best-looking produce and what catches your eye. If you don’t know how to cook it, ask the farmer, or the person next to you. It’s much more sociable than the supermarket.” The winter market provides a selection of fresh vegetables and fruit. Not everything is available throughout the year, as one crop finishes another one starts.”This means you get to cook with produce when it tastes the best,” Carmack said.The amrket runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.