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Growing Food

Vegetable Gardening

As Surrey grows, we're all realizing buying local food is a great idea. From June to October, the Surrey Urban Farmer's Market offers fresh products from our area. Art's Nursery in Port Kells is now also hosting the InSeason Farmers Market on Thursdays, from 2 to 7pm.

But, you can play a bigger part in sustainability by growing your own food. From herbs to vegetables, our climate is great for growing your own food.

Check out the City’s Sustainability Dashboard for key indicators related to local food, including community gardens and access to farmer’s markets in Surrey!

Growing food at home

If you are gardening on a balcony or in a small space, grow food on a smaller scale:

  • Grow herbs in a window box inside in the winter, and out in the summer.
  • Plant and grow leafy vegetables like kale, chard and cabbage in the winter.
  • Start tomato seeds in the winter, and bring them outside in the summer.
  • Taste the difference with fresh peas and lettuce in the summer.

Find which herb or vegetable seeds you'd like to plant for the upcoming season.

Growing food in your community

Members of your community are working with the City of Surrey to grow food in community gardens.

Get involved in the process and be part of our 4 current community gardens with the Parks department.

Learn more on creating a sustainable garden, with the help of composting, garden additives and even yard clippings!

Gardening success stories

Did you turn a great crop of corn last year? Share your pictures and gardening tips with us @CityofSurrey on Twitter or The City of Surrey on Facebook