When are you open?
The market runs from 4pm-8pm every Wednesday, from June 19 to September 25.
Where are you located?
We are located in the outdoor rink, north of 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 risk of a storm, please check our Facebook event 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.
Are you accessible?
Please note that this is an outdoor venue. The paved entry path into the enclosed rink is wheel chair 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.
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 are also limited.
However, why not consider walking, biking, carpooling 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 . Every market, 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.
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 here.
Help us support sustainable food and sustainable transportation!
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 This year we’ve implemented a free reusable bag sharing program for our customers. Have extra re-useable bags? You can drop-off them off at the market, the South Osborne Bike Hub (open Monday and Thursday evenings 6pm to 830pm) or the Manitoba Eco Network (10am to 5pm).
REUSABLE BAGS Handmade tote bags created from second-hand material will be available for purchase at the market. Check out Andee Penner’s unique creations on Instagram or Facebook @Sewdandee.
What is our Refillable Container Program?
This summer, we've 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. Just remember to wash your containers before you come to the market.
Participating vendors include: Crunchy Toba Granola, My Vahalla Soaps, SuLi's Muesli, Sweet Makers Honey Co, The Burch Tree, Thirst Tea & Coffee, and 1882 Fruit Based Hot Sauce.
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?
Stop by our craft table to find fun crafts and organized activities for your kids! Our craft coordinator, Kyra will be available between 5:30pm to 8pm to help your kids create a brand new craft to take home. Colouring and free-crafting will be available starting at 4 pm.
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 Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a busking opportunity.
I heard there's beer... is this 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.
What is "Chew on This!?"
"Chew on This!” (new for 2019) is a bi-weekly Speaker Series at the South Osborne Farmers’ Market in which a variety of local food experts, activists and champions are invited to give informal mini-lectures, sharing their ideas and work and encouraging a conversation in an accessible manner for all members of our community to participate in.
Featuring topics such as: Farming and Seed-Saving, Queering Food Spaces, Labour Rights in the Food Industry, Indigenous Foods, Food Justice and Accessibility! A complete list of our speakers is coming soon.
The speaker series will happen every other Wednesday from 7:00 to 7:30pm beginning on June 26th in the grassy area next to the basketball court. Child-minding will be available through the market’s Craft Tent.
Asha Nelson, farmers’ market coordinator