Food Market on Granville Island

Granville Island is a public market across a narrow stretch of water from downtown Vancouver. Lots of tourists, yes, but it’s solid. Everything there seems to be of high quality, not the usual krap you see at street fairs. The food market is the best I’ve ever seen. Here are some photos from last month.That’s Victor Pollan standing by his artistically designed fish display.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Food Market on Granville Island

  1. A few years ago, National Geographic declared Toronto's St. Lawrence Market "the best public market in the world." As a Torontonian I know this is absurd – it's a good food market, but Granville Island is much, much better.

  2. Do you know

    of anyone looking for a practical – old fashioned (but new) cookbook?

    If you do, could you pass this on to them?

    it is from a blog I read occasionally, and this woman is living a modern homestead, and is self publishing her recipes for old fashioned cooking.

    I am sure it will have interesting recipes and tidbits, but I never use a cookbook, so is not something I would use.

    However, if you know of someone who might be interested, could you pass it on?

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