Summer on Vancouver Island – Farmers’ Markets

Summer is definitely in the air, and with the early Spring and turn of the seasons comes the start of many Farmers’ Markets in Victoria and around Vancouver Island. These markets are a great opportunity to score some locally grown produce, hand-crafted gifts and get out and enjoy the bounty and creativity of our local farmers and artisans.

A great way to support our local economy, and spend the day with family!

More information can be found on what is in season and special recipes using local farm products throughout the growing season and other news on our local farming community on the following website. http://www.islandfarmfresh.com

List of Victoria and Vancouver Island Markets:


Moss Street Market 2016 – Victoria

Year round

Regular Markets: Corner of Moss St and Fairfield Rd

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.– May through October

Winter markets: Indoors @ 1335 Thurlow Rd

Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 noon – November through April

Phone: 250-361-1747 | Email: info@mossstreetmarket.com

Website: www.mossstreetmarket.com 

Twitter: @MossStMarket


Victoria Downtown Day Vendor Market 2016 – Victoria

The Victoria Pubic Market at the Hudson (#6 – 1701 Douglas Street)

Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Telephone: 778-433-2787 | Email: info@victoriapublicmarket.com

Website: www.victoriapublicmarket.com 

Facebook: VictoriaDowntownMarket

Twitter: @VicPubMark

Instagram: victoriapublicmarket


Oaklands Sunset Market 2016 – Victoria

(hosted by Oaklands Community Association) June 22 – August 24

Wednesday evenings 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oaklands Community Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Avenue

Telephone: 250-370-9101 | Email: markets@oaklandsca.com 

www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com/markets 


James Bay Outdoor Community Market 2016 – Victoria

May 7 to September 24

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the corner of Menzies and Superior Streets in James Bay (Victoria)

Telephone: 250-381-5323 | Email: info@jamesbaymarket.com 

Website: www.jamesbaymarket.com 


Esquimalt Farmers’ Market 2016 – Esquimalt

April 2: Special pop-up indoor market @ Esquimalt Rec Centre

Regular summer market: May 26 to September 15

Thursdays 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Esquimalt Town Square (behind City Hall, between Fraser and Park Pl)

Email: esquimaltmarket@gmail.com

Website: www.esquimaltmarket.com


Goldstream Farmers’ Market 2016 – Langford

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from May 7 to October 15

Veterans’ Memorial Park (corner of Veterans’ Memorial Pkwy and Goldstream Ave)

Email: manager.goldstreamnmarket@gmail.com 

Website: www.goldstreamfarmersmarket.ca 


Sidney Street Market 2016 – Sidney

May 19 to September 1

Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Beacon Avenue in Sidney (closed to traffic)

Telephone: 250-655-1158 | Email: westcoastimpressions@shaw.ca 

Website: www.sidneystreetmarket.com 

Facebook: /SidneyStreetMarket


Peninsula Country Market 2016 – Central Saanich

June 4 to October 8

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

June 4: Pioneer Park, Brentwood Bay – Brentwood Bay Festival

June 11 – Oct 8: At the Saanich Fairground (1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd), across from Stelly’s Secondary School, Brentwood Bay

Telephone: 250-216-0521

Website: www.peninsulacountrymarket.ca 


North Saanich Farm Market 2016 – North Saanich

June 4 to October 8 + Spring Markets April 19, May 14

Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

At St. John’s United Church (10990 West Saanich Road) across from Deep Cove School – park at the church or on the street.

Email: info@northsaanichfarmmarket.ca 

Website: www.northsaanichfarmmarket.ca 


Metchosin Farmers’ Market 2016 – Metchosin

May 8 to October 30

Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

At the Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley Road)

Email: metchosinfarmersmarket@gmail.com 

Facebook: Metchosin Farmers’ Market


Sooke Country Market 2016 – Sooke

May 7 to October 15

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Otter Point Road at Eustace Rd (turn right at the lights in downtown Sooke)

Email: info@sookecountrymarket.com 

Website: www.sookecountrymarket.com/ 


Other Markets (Nearby Islands and “Up Island”)

Salt Spring Island Saturday Market 2016 – Ganges, Salt Spring Island

March 26 to October 29

Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At Centennial Park in Ganges

Telephone: 250-537-4448 | Email: ssiparc@crd.bc.ca

Website: www.crd.bc.ca/ssiparc/market.htm 


Salt Spring Island Tuesday Market 2016 – Ganges, Salt Spring Island

June 7 to October 25

Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Beside Centennial Park in Ganges

Email: sstuesdaymarket@gmail.com (Market Manager Rob Pingle)

Website: www.saltspringtuesdaymarket.com 


Honeymoon Bay Outdoor Market 2016 – Honeymoon Bay (Lake Cowichan)

May 7 to October 8

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Follow the signs from Lake Cowichan to Honeymoon Bay Market

Telephone: 250-478-7595 | Email: mquested@shaw.ca 


Duncan Farmers’ Market 2016 – Duncan

Year round – over 100 vendors

April – October: Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

November – March: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In the Duncan City Square and Ingram Street (ample free parking available)

Telephone: 250-732-1723 | Email: themarketmanager1@gmail.com 

Website: www.duncanfarmersmarket.ca 


Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market 2016 – Nanaimo

May 6 to October 14

Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

At the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza, by the historic Bastion (Front Street)

Telephone: 250-802-2286 (May 1 – October 31, 2016)

Website: www.nanaimodowntownfarmersmarket.com   

Facebook: /bastionwaterfrontmarket


Bowen Road Farmers’ Market 2016 – Nanaimo

Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – May 11 to October 12

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – May 28 to October 19

At Beban Park on the VIEX fairgrounds (2300 Bowen Road)

Telephone: 250-740-1832 | Email: bowenfarmersmarket@gmail.com 

Website: www.bowenfarmersmarket.com 


Errington Farmers’ Market 2016 – Errington

May 7 to September 24, Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

At Errington Community Park at 1390 Errington Road

Telephone: 250-586-0099

Website: www.erringtonfarmersmarket.ca 


Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market 2016 – Qualicum Beach

Year round

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except December 24 and December 31)

Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during June, July and August

Starts indoors on October 15

Veterans Way at Memorial Ave in the heart of downtown Qualicum Beach

Telephone: 1-844-843-7236 | Email: qbfmmanager@gmail.com 

Website: www.qbfarmersmarket.com