Nanaimo Farmer's Markets

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 local growers. The Wednesday Market is food based, with a few artisans.
Location: Located at Cliff McNab Arena, in front of the Centennial Building at the Beban Park Complex
Time: Wednesdays, 4 pm to 6:30 pm, 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 pm, starting Oct. 17
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 June 1st until September 14th 10 am – 2 pm
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, May- October
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 are available on site as well.
Location: Gabriola AGI Hall, South Road, Gabriola Island
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Website: Gabriola Farmers Market


Nanaimo Farmers Market Online

Welcome to the 21st century. With more than 75 local items, the Nanaimo Farmers Market Online is a convenient option for getting traditional Farmers Markets Favourites to your door. FREE delivery on orders over $40 in Nanaimo, Cedar and Lantzville. Check it out!
Location: Deliveries to Nanaimo, Cedar, and Lantzville
Time: Order by 9 pm on Monday to enjoy a delivery on Wednesday afternoon!
Website: Nanaimo Farmers Market Online

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