Every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m Kiwassa hosts a not-for-profit produce market at Pandora Park (Franklin and Nanaimo). The weekly market offers a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for sale at affordable prices. We usually have one or two free items also available, no purchase necessary. The outdoor market takes place year-round, rain or shine, and you can find us under the blue tents near the field house. Everyone is welcome.
We kindly ask that all visitors to the market please wear masks while shopping.
We accept cash, debit, credit, as well as Apple and Google Pay.
We are excited to be part of Community Food Centres Canada’s (CFCC’S) Market Greens Prescription (Rx) Program. Market Greens is a research program that wants to track how fresh fruits and vegetables can make a difference to health and well-being. The Rx Program gives participants a gift card to use at the market, for up to 20 weeks, to buy fruits and vegetables to make it easier to add them into your regular diet.
To be eligible participants must be:
- managing a chronic, diet-related health condition* (or have a familial history of one of these conditions)
- experiencing regular gaps in accessing healthy, fresh food, and
- agree to answer 3 anonymous surveys re: diet and health
If this describes your situation, and you are able to attend the market at this time and location, check out our market brochure for more details. To register contact Food Programs at 604-254-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also partner with current Pandora park field house residents Vine Art Festival on some special events.Past events have included an art and craft holiday market (which took place online as well as in person alongside our produce market) as well as several larger Community Food Markets. The Community Food Markets take place in the spring and summer and feature a variety of vendors from the neighbourhood, community organizations, performances, and art and craft activities for all ages. We look forward to resuming these in the new year.
*eligible health conditions: type II diabetes, stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure), insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, coronary heart disease, high or abnormal lipids, high or abnormal cholesterol