Island Roots Bowen Road Market
The Island Roots Bowen Road Market was started by a group of people concerned about the quickly changing world, the loss of rurality, food production, food sustainability and the connection to the earth. This market is fun and vibrant. Weekly, we feature musicians, and of course a wide variety of friendly vendors and excellent products, produced by organic growers, who transport their food within a 50 mile radius. They pride themselves being a produce based farmers market (no crafters).
Location: Located directly behind the Beban Park Recreation Centre at 2300 Bowen Rd
Time: Wednesdays, 4 pm to 6:30 pm, and now Saturdays 9am - 12pm, May to October
Website:Island Roots Bowen Road Market
Island Roots Winter Indoor Market
Nanaimo's only Indoor Winter Farmers' Market.
Location: Located at the Pleasant Valley Hall, at 6100 Dumont Rd
Time: Wednesdays,3 pm to 6:00 pm, starting Oct. 19
Website:Island Roots Winter Market
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market
This market is going into its 19th season and is located right on the waterfront in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo with spectacular views on the Strait of Georgia, Islands and the Mainland. Every Friday the Pioneer Plaza is full of life and buzz over local products and live music. The vendors range from farmers and bakers, to crafters and anything locally grown, made or baked in between. Every week there is local music talent on stage to entertain all ages. Experience all this while watching soaring eagles, trickling boats in the harbour, incoming seaplanes and enjoy a fabulous Friday on the Farmers Market and in Nanaimo.
Location: Pioneer Waterfront Plaza on Front Street, downtown Nanaimo beside the Bastion
Time: Fridays starting May 20th until October. TIME CHANGE (back to original time): 10am - 2pm
Website: Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market
Cedar Farmers Market
Take a Sunday drive out into the country, park next to the fields of the Crow and Gate Neighbourhood Pub, feel grassy field below your feet and talk with the farmer that grows your food. The Cedar Farmers' Market is quickly becoming one of the most popular farmers' markets around. A new parking lot has just been added to ensure you can park with ease and get to the market!
Location: 2313 Yellowpoint Rd, Cedar Crow and Gate Pub Field
Time: Sundays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Website: Cedar Farmer's Market
Gabriola Farmers Market
Folks can wander the market, picking up 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 is available on site as well.
Location: Gabriola AGI Hall, South Road, Gabriola Island
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00
Website: Gabriola Farmers Market
Gabriola Wednesday Market
Every Wednesday from 2:30-5:30pm at the Gabriola Commons. Check it out if you are visiting the "Isle of the Arts"!
Location: Gabriola Commons
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Website: What to Do on Gabriola - #18
Gabriola Sunday Market
Every Sunday in July and August on the far side of Gabriola Island in Silva Bay vendors from the Island and Nanaimo and region get together to sell their local goods. You can find everything from locally organic produce, to handy crafts and much more. Enjoy some live music and spend a day on Gabriola Island.
Location: Silva Bay, Gabriola Island
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Website: Gabriola Sunday Market
Lantzville Farmers Market
Find the best in local foods, products and services. The Lantzville Farmers Market brings premiere vendors from Lantzville, Nanaimo and the surrounding area. Prices are fair, the selection is diverse, the quality is excellent and the atmosphere is one-of-a-kind. So whether you're local or visiting from out of town, you can expect to feel at home.
Location: 7113 Lantzville Road in the St. Phillips Church parking lot
Time: Sundays, 1:30 to 4:00 PM
Website: Lantzville Farmer's Market
Maffeo Sutton Park Market
Newest market in Nanaimo, sponsored by the SCARF Charity which is a society for the care of abused or rejected exotic felines. Over 20 vendors.
Location: Maffeo Sutton Park, downtown Nanaimo
Time: Thursdays, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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