Naramata Farmers Market

Photo Credit: Brittany Mudry

Photo Credit: Brittany Mudry

Not to be confused with the “huge” trademark market in Penticton, this one’s a laid-back gem that runs every Wednesday from 3pm until 6pm, which is highly unusual timing for a market – but works perfectly for those wrapping up a wine tour on the Bench.

Located in Wharf Park, there’s a smattering of folksy buskers and artisans, published writers and poets at this quaint affair on the banks of Okanagan Lake. Garden delicacies that are small batch grown and often old-world ugly are offered alongside beautiful fresh baked pies, organic honey and local preserves. The vendors believe that diversity, unique creations and local cooperation are all a part of the unique vibe that makes Naramata special, and we agree. This is a cool little market rocking to the tune of its own drummer.

Valley Vagabonds Inside Tip

We picked up some of the best honey and granola mix here, as well as some really ugly but delicious tomatoes. When traveling to Naramata you’ll want to bring a cooler, as the wines and market food cannot take extended exposure to heat and in the summer the Bench is hot!

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