Cedar Farmers Market
Only a short jaunt from Nanaimo, discover the big market with the small town charm right in the heart of Cedar.
Cedar Farmers Market Boosts Local Economy by $3.7 Million Annually, Study Finds
Nanaimo, BC – (July 19, 2023) – Cedar Farmers Market is a significant economic player in the Nanaimo Regional District, injecting nearly $3.7 million annually into the local economy, according to a recent study.
“Although people know the market is a great place to buy fresh, local food,” said Kate Poirier, the farmers market executive director, “the results of this study help us to communicate to others how valuable the farmers’ market is to our community.”
Embracing Innovation: Cedar Farmers Market Unveils Business Incubator Program “Hatch + Hype”
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‘It’s a very positive energy:’ Cedar Farmers Market opens for 2023 summer season NANAIMO NEWS NOW – May 14, 2023
Cedar Farmers Market wins award for community impact NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN – Nov. 24, 2022
The Cedar Farmers Market runs every Sunday from Mother’s Day until Hallowe’en. We are located at Woodbank School at 1984 Woobank Road in the village of Cedar.
9:30 am – 10 am: Reserved Shopping*
10 am – 2 pm: General Public
* Reserved Shopping for seniors and those with physical and/or neurodevelopmental challenges. There is no live music before 10 am.
The Cedar Farmers Market features locally grown fruit & vegetables, ethically raised meat, sustainable seafood, potted plants, fresh-cut flowers, pottery, jewelry, food trucks, hot locally-roasted coffee, cold treats, all-natural bath & beauty care, home decor, and so much more!
Nutrition, Agriculture, and Building Small Business
Why Choose Us
Drive, Bus, Cycle
Drive: Cedar is just a a short ten minute drive south of Nanaimo and 90 minutes north of Victoria with access to the Vancouver mainland via BC Ferries.
From Cedar Road, turn onto either Morland Road or Woobank Road and we are only one block up. We have onsite parking behind the school with access from Morland.
Bus: Take the bus and get dropped off right at the market. BC Transit
Bike: Cedar Road is a popular cycling route. Cedar Road and the connecting Yellow Point Road are undergoing upgrades with widened paved shoulders to encourage safe cycling. Yellow Point Trail Updates
Woodbank School - 1984 Woobank Road, Nanaimo
Get in Touch
PO BOX 20095
Duncan, British Columbia V9L 2P0
Make, Bake, Grow, Forage
Research indicates people thrive and are naturally happier when socially connected. Farmers markets support emotional health by creating a cheerful space where people come together for laughter, fellowship, food, and fun.
By shopping at a farmers market you are directly growing local industry, investing in local families, and supporting the knowledge and skills development of our community.
Fresh Tastes Best
Local fruit and vegetables are picked at their peak ripeness resulting in a sweeter, richer flavour. With minimal transport time compared to imported foods, local produce maintains it’s peak nutrient profile. Plus, our markets are a great way to discover new-to-you fruit and veggies and give you the chance to speak directly to your farmer!
The Cedar Farmers Market was established in 1996 by a handful of local farmers. 25 years later, the market now features close to 100 vendors per day and over 2000 customers during the busy summer season. We are a not-for-profit registered agricultural society operating in beautiful British Columbia.
The Cedar Farmers Market operates on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish people. We are eternally grateful to the Snuneymuxw First Nation for their generosity in hosting our market and in welcoming us when we were in need of a home. Hay ce:p œa’
To learn more about the SFN, including the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854, please visit: snuneymuxw.ca/nation/ or snuneymuxw.ca/media-kit/