Cedar Farmers Market
Only a short jaunt from Nanaimo, discover the big market with the small town charm right in the heart of Cedar
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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, handmade gelato, all-natural bath & beauty care, home decor, and so much more!
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Drive, Bus, Cycle
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.
Cedar Road is a popular cycling route. Throughout 2021, Cedar Road and the connecting Yellow Point Road will be upgraded with widened paved shoulders to encourage safe cycling.
Take the bus and get dropped off right at the market. BC Transit
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’