Are you looking for fresh, local organic produce? How about a wide selection of locally made goods? A Farmers Market might just be the place for you. Luckily for us, Vancouver Island has a great many of them to choose from!
Find all the locations for the Mid-Island Farmers Markets right here. They are arranged from South to North.
Mid-Island Farmers’ Markets
Duncan Farmers’ Market
This market has a “you make it, you bake it, you grow it, you sell it” philosophy. Which means you will find a wide variety of local products to fulfill your “100-mile diet” needs.
Location: 200 Craig Street
When: Saturday’s year round
- Spring/Summer: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Fall/Winter: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chemainus Wednesday Market
You can expect a wide variety of market vendors featuring farm produce, flowers, baked goods, sweets, crafts, and much more.
Location: Waterwheel Park
When: Every Wednesday, from June until September 20
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cedar Farmers’ Market
At this market, you will find over 70 vendors selling meat, fish, honey, baked goods, crafts and handmade wares (plus so much more!). There is always live music to enjoy too.
Location: In the large grassy field in front of the Crow & Gate Pub (2313 Yellow Point Road)
When: Every Sunday, from May 14 – October 29
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market
This year marks their 20th Anniversary. Vendors include farmers, bakers, makers, crafters and more. Every week they have fantastic local music talent on stage to entertain all ages.
Location: Pioneer Waterfront Plaza (90 Front Street)
When: Fridays, from May 5 – October 6
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gabriola Farmers’ Market
Pick up some fresh-baked goods and locally grown fruits and vegetables. There are also lots of opportunities to purchase lovely arts and crafts and listen to buskers. Coffee and breakfast are available on site as well.
Location: Aggi Hall (465 South Road)
When: Saturday’s from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gabriola Wednesday Market
For the best picks from Gabriola’s local farmers, gardeners and seasonal offerings from the Commons Gardens.
Location: The Gabriola Commons (under the Timber Frame building)
When: Wednesday afternoon’s
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Island Roots Market Co-Op
The Island Roots Market Co-operative provides a means to gather local food and other locally made items with the accompanying farmers/producers to create a year-round farmers’ and artisans market.
Summer Location: 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo
Winter Location: Pleasant Valley Hall (6100 Doumont Road)
Summer Hours (May 13 – October 4):
- Wednesday’s from 4:00 – 6:30 pm
- Saturday’s from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Winter Hours (Oct 11 – May 9, 2018)
- Wednesday’s from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Parksville Museum Farmers’ & Artisan Market
Support local farmers and artisans while wandering through the picturesque grounds of the Parksville Museum.
Location: 1245 East Island Hwy
When: Friday’s from May 26 – September 15
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Summer by the Sea Street Market
This is one of the largest markets on the island. In its 14th year, this street market has fantastic participation from local merchants, as well as both full-season and drop-in vendors from all over Vancouver Island. With live music and entertainment adding to the ambience, it transforms Craig Street into an exciting place for a Tuesday evening stroll.
Location: Craig Street, Parksville
When: Tuesday’s from June 20 – August 29
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Errington Farmers’ Market
Here you will find in-season spray-free produce, eggs, plants, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, homemade soap, seasoning rubs, wool and locally made crafts. There is also live music, and the coffee shop serves fresh organic coffee and lots of homemade goodies.
Location: 1550 Veterans Road
When: Saturdays from May 6 – September 30
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market
Located in the heart of the beautiful village of Qualicum Beach, this farmers’ market specializes in fresh produce, meat, seafood, and value added products. It is a focal point for residents and visitors to meet and socialize, enjoy the town atmosphere, and buy directly from their local producers.
Location: 644 Memorial Avenue (at the Train Crossing)
When: Open year round on Saturday’s
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Port Alberni Farmers’ Market
The Port Alberni Market is the longest running year-round outdoor Market on Vancouver Island. Community farmers and artisans are there to welcome locals and visitors alike.
Location: First Baptist Church (6211 Cherry Creek Road)
When: Saturday’s, year-round
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spirit Square Farmers’ Market
The Spirit Square Farmers’ Market is the newest and oldest farmer’s market in Port Alberni. Recently renamed but maintaining many of the original founders and long time members who proudly began a market at the Quay some twenty years ago.
Location: Harbour Quay (Argyle Street, Port Alberni)
When: Saturday’s year-round
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Comox Valley Farmers’ Markets
The Comox Valley Farmers Markets offer a wide and diverse range of products, as well as several locations. At any given time you can expect to see:
- Fresh fish and seafood
- Award winning cheeses
- Gourmet sauces
- Take-home meals
- Home baking
- Pet treats
- Skin care products
- Fresh pasta and pesto
- Preserves and pickles
- Ethnic foods, including Japanese delicacies, tacos, and Sri Lankan cuisine
- All kinds of fruit and vegetables
- Free Range poultry, eggs, and meats
- Shrubs and plants
- Veggie starters
- Bedding flowers (spring only)
- Local entertainment
Cumberland – 2739 Dunsmuir Avenue (Village Square – between the Wandering Moose Cafe and the bakery)
- Sunday’s, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (July 2 – September 24)
Downtown Courtenay – Fifth Street between England and Fitzgerald Ave
- Wednesday’s, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds – 4839 Headquarters Rd., Courtenay
- Saturday’s, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (April 29 – October 14)
Native Sons Hall – 360 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay (Winter only)
- Saturday’s, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (late October to early April)
Pier Street Market & Arts Fair in Campbell River
This market hosts vendors from the community and surrounding area. You will find a variety of homemade wares, arts and crafts, and fresh produce.
Location: Maritime Heritage Centre (621 Island Hwy, Campbell River)
When: Sunday’s from May 7 – September 24
Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Willow Point Summer Market
The newest outdoor Summer Market! Featuring food, artistic ventures, fun activities, music and varied vendors each time you come! Located next to Highway 19A in Willow Point, just across the road from the Transformations by the Shore (Chainsaw Wood Carvings), in between Tim Hortons and PJ’s Art Supplies & Custom Framing.
Location: Willow Point in Campbell River
When: Every other weekend from June 2 – August 27
- Friday Evenings, from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
- Saturday’s & Sunday’s, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please tell me if you know of any other Mid-Island Farmers Markets!
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