When are you open?
The outdoor market runs from 4 pm - 8 pm* every Wednesday, from June 17 to September 30.
*As part of our safety measure in light of COVID-19, we have reserved 3:30-4pm for the elderly, those with disabilites and the immuno-compromised to shop.
Where are you located?
We are located in the outdoor rink beside the Lord Roberts Community Centre (725 Kylemore Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1B8).
What about rain?
This event is rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the case of a bad thunderstorm. If there is signs of a thunderstorm, please check our
Facebook page for updates. We try to go on with the market unless absolutely necessary.
Are you a cash-only event?
Some of our vendors take debit or credit, however, the majority will only accept cash. There is an ATM inside the Lord Roberts Community Centre if you need to take out cash.
*Please note that vendors will only accept credit or debit in order to minimize handling cash during COVID-19.
How can I get there? Is there parking?
There are limited onsite public parking spots at the Lord Roberts Community Centre (adjacent to the soccer field) and some street parking available to the public. The small parking lot in the back lane of Berwick (north of the community centre) is designated for vendors only and is also limited.
However, why not consider: walking, biking, carpooling, carsharing, or taking public transit to the market? It’s a great way to stay active and reduce your carbon footprint. Below are some resources and extra information to help you plan your trip:
CYCLE Grab a bike and ride along on the South Osborne area’s several designated cycling routes. Check out the latest Winnipeg Cycling Map
here. Most markets, minor bike repairs will also be available at the South Osborne Bike Hub kiosk.
CARPOOL Rather than driving alone, find a carpooling buddy at
Go Manitoba with their Single Trip Matching tool.
CARSHARE Peg City Car Co-op offers a safe, reliable, easy-to-use car sharing program with over 40 vehicles across the city. Visit
their website to learn more.
BUS Hop on a bus and come on down to the market. We are right on the Rapid Transit
Line, closest to the Fort Rouge transit station (bus stops #11031 and #11032). You can find the Winnipeg Transit trip planner
Help us support sustainable food and sustainable transportation!
Are you accessible?
Please note that this is an outdoor venue. The paved entry path into the enclosed rink is wheelchair accessible, but consists of a small section of worn-down grass. Bathrooms are located in the community centre which is wheel-chair accessible. We are also currently looking at other options to make our market more accessible.
What does your Zero-Plastic Bag Policy mean?
We’ve partnered with the Green Action Centre to develop a strategy to reduce our use of plastics and other non-recyclable materials. As such, we have requested that all of our vendors no longer distribute any Styrofoam, plastic shopping and produce bags. Instead, we have a couple options for the public:
BRING-A-BAG, LEAVE-A-BAG In 2019 we implemented a free reusable bag sharing program for our customers. Have extra reusable bags? You can drop-off them off at the market during regular market hours.
REUSABLE BAGS Handmade tote bags created from second-hand material will be available for purchase at the market.
*Please note that due to COVID-19, we will not be running this program for the 2020 season. We still encourage you to bring your own bag, however, you will be in charge of filling it.
What is our Refillable Countainer Program?
In summer 2019, we introduced our refillable container program where market goers can bring their own jars to any of the participating vendors to be refilled for a discount. Please check our social media to find out which vendors are participating that week. Just remember to wash your containers before you come to the market.
*Please note that due to COVID-19, we will not be running this program for the 2020 season.
Do you have a Safer Spaces Policy?
We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any form and reserve the right to remove anyone who does not respect this policy. Our official safer spaces policy is currently under development and will be posted on our website when complete. In the meantime, you can find our values statement here.
Are you dog-friendly?
YES, we are dog friendly and have free water available for thirsty pups upon request.
Is the market kid-friendly?
In the summer, stop by our craft table to find fun crafts and organized activities for your kids! Colouring and free crafting will begin at 4 pm and our craft coordinator will be available in the early evening to help your kids create a brand new craft to take home.
**Please note that due to COVID-19, we will not be running this program for the 2020 season. We and Arts Junktion will, however, be handing out kids craft kits periodically throughout the summer. Visit our info booth to find out more.
Is there music?
We are proud to feature a diversity of local, talented entertainers who truly add to the sense of community that we strive for at our markets. If you’re interested in becoming a busker at SOFM, please contact email@example.com to arrange a busking opportunity.
I heard there's beer...is that true?
The entire market is a beer garden, however, all alcoholic drinks must stay within the boundaries of the market area as marked. We will be selling local beer and cider.
*Please note that we are currently assessing whether we will have a beer garden this season. Check back for updates!
NEW! How does your online market work?
In order to keep our community safe during COVID-19, we are offering an online shopping and pick up option. Customers can shop from a wide variety of local products between Friday at 9am to Monday at 5pm and pick-up at the physical market in the basket ball court (left of rink) on Wednesdays from 4-8pm.
*Please note that there is a $30 miniumum order plus a $3 packing fee.
To start shopping, visit our
Does the market have gift cards available? How do they work?
To purchase a gift card,
click HERE or stop by the info booth at the market on Wednesdays between 4-8pm!
To redeem your gift card, show the email that has your gift card code to one of our volunteers at the info booth. They will convert your gift card into market bucks that you can be used with any of our vendors!
*Please note that we cannot reimburse you in the case of lost coins.
What is your Pay it Forward Program? How can I participate?
Our Pay it Forward program offers the chance for the community to support one another, and help make local food more accessible to all.
For those who could use a little financial support for your farmers market purchases, tokens of $5 will be available at the Pay it Forward board near the info booth. A full list of participating vendors will be available at the board, and vendors will also have an identifying logo at their booth.
If you would like to make a donation to the program, please come talk to one of our volunteers at the info booth, or make a donation