Address: 401 Moss St. (Sir James Douglas school)
Date/time: Saturdays spring-fall, 10 am - 2 pm
Notes: Has been running for 20+ years, although facing stiff competition for "the best" farmers/craft market
The Moss Street Market is pretty impressive. You have three types of product at the market: fresh local produce/products, food carts, and crafts.
The crafts are quite diverse - from pottery to jewelry, clothing and dog treats. It seems like there are some vendors who are there the whole season, as well as others who rotate between markets.
The local produce/products is sort of uncharted territory for me, although I plan to change that as the summer goes on. (I tend to shop right before I cook, so shopping for dinner before it's even noon is a hard habit to get into!). There are lots of choices, with everything from from local meats, to plants, fresh vegetables and honey. The food vendors include sausages, mini donuts, tamales, wood-fired pizza, ice cream sandwiches and an international food co-op run by a fabulous group of women.
I was quite excited when my partner-in-food-and-life came home from the market to announce there were individual wood-fired pizzas being made. We had a chance to give them a try this past weekend, and I was excited to see that it was PassionEAT Foods, a farm-to-table catering company, that was taking it on. I don't know too much about the company, but I remember being very, very impressed with their samosas at Culinaire.