Greater Victoria Farmers’ Markets

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Bastion Square Sunday Market

Sundays 11am - 4:30pm. Early May to late September. Bastion Square, end of View St. between Langley and Wharf Streets.

Chris Callendar’s Google Map to the Farmers' Markets in the CRD!

Please check this out for locations, directions to each market, and market hours. Thanks, Chris!

Colwood Farmers' Market

Wednesdays 4pm - 7pm | early June to late September | Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Old Island Highway

Esquimalt Farmers Market

Thursdays 4:30pm - 7:30pm | mid-May to early September | Esquimalt Town Square (behind the Municipal Hall)

Goldstream Farmers' Market

Saturdays 10am - 2pm | late May to mid-October | Veteran's Memorial Park, Langford

Haliburton Community Ogranic Farmers' Market

Wednesdays 4pm - 6:30pm | early May to late October | 741 Haliburton Rd.

James bay Community Market

Saturdays 9am - 3pm | early May to mid-October | Corner of Menzies & Superior Streets

Metchosin Farmers' Market

Sundays 11am - 2pm | mid-May to late October | Metchosin Municipal Grounds, 4450 Happy Valley Rd. (behind the Fire Hall)

Moss St Community Market

Saturdays 10am - 2pm | early May to late October | Sir James Douglas Elementary School, Moss St. @ Fairfield Rd. | **Half Markets in April & November, **Holiday Markets in December

North Saanich Farm Market

Saturdays 9:30am - 12:30pm | early June to mid-October | St. John's United Church on West Saanich Rd. (across from Deep Cove School)

Oak Bay Village Night Market

3rd Wednesday of the Month 4pm - 8pm | June to September | Oak Bay Village

Oaklands Sunset Market

Wednesdays 4:30pm - 8:30pm | early June to mid-September | Oaklands Community Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Ave.

Peninsula Country Market

Saturdays 9am - 1pm | early June to mid-October | Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Rd.

Ship Point Night Market

Fridays & Saturdays 6pm - 10:30pm | mid-June to mid-September | Inner Harbour

Sidney Street Night Market

Thursdays 5:30pm - 8:30pm | mid-May to late August | Beacon Avenue, between First and Fifth Streets

Sooke Country Market

Saturdays 10am - 2pm | mid-May to late October | 2047 Otter Point Rd @ Eustace Rd.

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays 11am - 3pm, Saturdays 9:30am - 6:30pm, Sundays 9:30am - 5pm | May to November-outside by back carriage way, Winter-inside | Hosted by Victoria Public Market at the Hudson Building, 1701 Douglas St.

Vancouver Island Farmers' Markets

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Bowen Road Farmers' Market (Nanaimo)

Wednesdays 4pm - 6:30pm | mid-May to late October | Behind Beban Park on VIEX fairgrounds, 2300 Bowen Rd.

Cedar Farmers' Market (South Nanaimo)

Sundays 10am - 2pm | mid-May to late October | Field next to the Crow and Gate Pub, 2313 Yellowpoint Rd.

Chemainus Wednesday Market

Wednesdays 11:30am - 4pm | early June to early September | Parking lot at Waterwheel Park in downtown Chemainus

Comox Valley Farmers' Market

Saturdays 9am - 12pm (Year-round) | mid-April to mid-October, outdoors @ Comox Valley Fairgrounds, Headquarters Rd. across from Vanier School | mid-October to mid-April, indoors @ Native Son’s Hall, Cliffe & Fourth Ave. in downtown Courtney **Wednesdays 9am - 12pm (July & August) | England Ave. between 5th and 6th Streets

Duncan Farmers' Market

Saturdays 9am - 2pm | YEAR-ROUND | Duncan City Square & Ingram St.

Errington Farmer's Market

Saturdays 10am - 1pm | early May to late September | Errington Community Park, 1390 Errington Rd.

Gabriola Island Farmers' Market

Saturdays 10am - 12pm | late May to mid-October | Aggi Hall across from the Post Office, 465 South Rd.

Honeymoon Bay Outdoor Market (Lake Cowichan)

Saturdays 10am - 2pm | mid-May to mid-October | "The Coffee Mill" site, 10063 South Shore Rd. (look for signage from Lake onwards)

Nanaimo Waterfont Farmers' Market

Fridays 10am - 2pm | late May to early October | Pioneer Waterfront Plaza, by the historic Bastion on Front St.

Pier St Farmers' Market (Campbell River)

Sundays 10am - 2:30pm | early May to late September | Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 North Island Highway

Port Alberni Farmers' Market

Saturdays 9am - 12pm | Year-round | First Baptist Church, 6211 Cherry Creek Rd., (indoors in Winter)

Qualicum Beach Farmers' Market

Saturdays 8:30am - 12pm | mid-January to mid-December | Veterans Way @ Memorial Ave. in downtown (Winter market held in community hall)

Salt Spring Island Market

Saturdays 8am - 4pm | early April to late October | Centennial Park, Ganges

Salt Spring Island Tuesday Farmers' Market

Tuesdays 2pm - 6pm | mid-June to late October | Centennial Park, Ganges Village

Produce Box Programs

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City Harvest Co-op

An urban farm that offers a weekly CSA box of fresh, tasty and nutritious veggies. As part of their program, the customer receives "Veggie Bucks" in return for their investment.

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in BC

There are a number of local farms that offer a CSA produce basket, where you purchase a share of the harvest directly with the farm. This link is mostly Vancouver, but lists a few in Victoria/Saanich: ALM, Haliburton, Makaria, Uminami. Also check this Farm listing and contact farms directly (http://www.islandfarmfresh.com/farms/).

Saanich Organics

Provides 100% local, certified organic produce year round. Subscribe to either farm-pick or delivery option and receive a selection of 7-9 different seasonal organic fruits and vegetables either every week or every second week.

SPUD (Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery)

An online grocery store and home delivery service that provides local, organic groceries throughout lower Vancouver Island. All produce, meats, seafood and dairy are certified organic or locally and sustainably produced.

Good Food Box

A non-profit distribution system for fresh produce operated by the Capital Region Good Food Society for lower income families. Purchases direct from local and regional farmers and/or local purveyors. Six box types available and various pick up locations from Victoria to Sooke.

Local Bakeries

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Bond Bond's Bakery

1010 Blanshard St. | 250-388-5377
A variety of everyday breads using different flours, grains, and seeds, sourdough levain, bagettues, focaccia, seasonal breads, croissants, and pastries. All baked using natural ingredients and following traditional European recipes and techniques.

Fol Epi

101-398 Harbour Rd. | 250-477-8882
Authentic French baguettes, ciabatta, rustic loaves, croissants, macarons and traditional petit-fours. Great stop for a quick lunch (baguette sandwiches and pizzas). Don't miss the panettone at Christmas!

Fry's Red Wheat Bakery

416 Craigflower Rd. | 250-590-5727
Byron Fry continues his family's tradition of naturally leavened, wood-fired breads and pastries using organic, freshly milled heritage grains. Find a range of hearth breads, croissants, handpies and sausage rolls, plus weekend pizzas and bagels.

Origin Bakery

1525 Pandora Ave. | 250-590-4149
100% Gluten-free bakery providing quality, fresh bread, baked goods, pastries, cakes, and cookies using a wide array of alternate grain and legume flours. There are also many dairy and egg-free options for vegans.

Ottavio Italian Bakery and Delicatessen

2272 Oak Bay Ave. | 250-595-4080
A Victoria institution for over 25 years, Ottavio's makes fresh daily hand made breads, fresh fruit galettes, scones, savoury tortas, focaccia & fougasse. A one-stop-shop for bread, charcuterie, cheese and imported pantry staples.

WildFire Bread & Pastry

1517 Quadra St. | 250-381-3473
Baking organic levain breads and pastries for over 10 years. Great variety of different flours and seed loaves. Have a coffee and a pastry and watch it all being done in the traditional wood fired oven.

Chinese & Japanese Ingredients

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Fairway Markets

All locations are very good all-around places to buy Asian foods, but especially 2635 Quadra St.

Fisgard Market

550 Fisgard St. (Chinatown) | 250-383-6966
Japanese: rice, soba noodles, somen noodles, soy, mirin, rice vinegar, nori, miso, pickled daikon, pickled ginger, shichimi-togarashi (chile sprinkles), inari pockets, silken tofu, black and white sesame, bonito flakes, spicy mayo, flying fish roe, gen mai cha (popcorn tea), gyoza wrappers, dried shiitake. Chinese: white and brown rice, sweet rice, fresh and dried noodles of every kind, light and dark soy, salted black beans, salted yellow beans, hoisin, oyster sauce, chile-garlic sauce, a world of tofu, frozen seafood, quail eggs, frozen dim sum, wonton skins, pot sticker wrappers, dried mushroom, dried lily bud, Cloud ear fungus, dried seafood, sesame butter and oil, black vinegar, salted vegetables, fermented tofu, Chinese sausage.

Fujiya

3624 Shelbourne St. | 250-598-3711
Sushi bar and Japanese groceries: rice, noodles, soy, mirin, rice vinegar, nori, many varieties of miso, pickled ginger, inari pockets, fish and fish roe, silken tofu, black and white sesame, bonito flakes, konbu seaweed, Japanese mayo, flying fish roe, gen mai cha (popcorn tea), gyoza wrappers, dried shiitake.

Loy Sing Meat Market Ltd

554 Fisgard St. (Chinatown) | 250-383-9934
My favourite place for Chinese barbequed duck and pork, and crispy pork. They also sell fresh meat and soup bones.

Sakura Japanese Sushi & Grocery

1213 Quadra St. | 250-388-3636
Specializing in authentic Japanese foods, this store also has a sushi bar.

Tai Sang Co Ltd Grocery

1717 Government St. (Chinatown) | 250-384-2311
Fresh shiso leaves, duck eggs, Chinese sausage, dried fish, and a variety of other Chinese ingredients

The Root Cellar

1286 McKenzie Ave. | 250-477-9495
A variety of fresh Asian vegetables and fruits.

Where to Find Indian Ingredients

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B&V Market

3198 Quadra St. @ Tolmie | 250-380-1455
Basmati rice, whole and ground Indian spices, Indian lentils, dahls, pickles, chutneys, dried curry leaves, channa flour, pappadums, asafoetida.

Blair Mart ~ Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Foods

924 Pandora Ave. | 250-721-1626
Whole and ground Indian spices, dried curry leaves, dahls, several varieties of Basmati rice, lentils and split peas, chutneys, channa flour, atta flour, asafetida, flat breads, dried figs, fresh nuts, saffron, cane sugar (gur), pappadums.

Fisgard market

550 Fisgard St. (Chinatown) | 250-383-6966
Good-quality tamarind, Ataulfo mangoes, shallots, palm sugar (jaggery), coconut milk, pappadums, chutneys, fresh chiles

Seven Valleys Fine Food and Deli

2506 Douglas St. | 250-382-9998
Whole and ground Indian spices, dried curry leaves, dahls, basmati rice, chutneys, channa flour, atta flour, asafetida, flatbreads, cane sugar (gur), halal and kosher meats, candy-coated fennel seeds, rosewater, saffron

The Root Cellar

1286 McKenzie Ave. | 250-477-9495
Fresh curry leaves, beautiful herbs, ginger, garlic, mangoes, greens, unusual fruits and vegetables

Where to Find Mexican Ingredients

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Mexican House of Spice

2022 Douglas St. | 250-388-6602
Fresh tortillas, dried and canned beans, Mexican panela and cajeta, tamale wrappers, guava paste, epazote and other Mexican spices, dried ancho chiles, dried new mexico chiles, dried and canned chipotle, queso fresco, Mexican chorizo, masa harina, pozole, tomatillos, plus Latin, Caribbean, and African specialty foods and ingredients

The Market Stores

Market on Yates: 903 Yates St. | 250-381-6000
Market on Millstream: 125-2401C Millstream Rd. | 250-391-1110
Dried new mexico chiles, dried ancho chiles, dried chipotle chile, soft corn tortillas, fresh tomatillos, fresh poblano chiles, other fresh chiles, dried epazote, dried corn husks, masa harina, achiote powder, ancho chile powder, chiles de arbol, frijoles refritos, chipotle chile in adobo, canned goodies of all kinds

Thai & South-East Asian Ingredients

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Fisgard Market

550 Fisgard St. (Chinatown) | 250-383-6966
Inexpensive produce, fresh lemongrass, good-quality tamarind, Ataulfo mangoes, Thai jasmine rice, Thai sweet rice, Thai black rice, shallots, palm sugar, rice noodles, rice paper wrappers, shrimp paste, coconut milk, yellow bean sauce, fish sauce, rice vinegar, a world of tofu, fresh Thai chiles, dried shrimp, Thai salted radish, inexpensive limes, frozen makrut (keffir) lime leaves, frozen galangal, green cooking papaya, Kecap Manis, coconut vinegar, gula jawa (sugar), sambal oelek

Tai Sang Co Ltd. Grocery

1717 Government St. (Chinatown) | 250-384-2311
Thai jasmine rice, Thai sweet rice, Fresh lemongrass, big bunches of fresh mint and cilantro, fresh Thai chiles, frozen makrut (kaffir) lime leaves, fresh makrut (kaffir) lime leaves in season, fresh galangal in season, shallots, shrimp paste, Thai salted radish, coconut milk, Thai basil, Vietnamese coriander, rice paddy herb, culantro (sawtooth herb), fried shallots and garlic

The Root Cellar

1286 McKenzie Ave. | 250-477-9495
Fresh Galangal in season, Fresh makrut (keffir) lime leaves in season, fresh lemongrass, Asian mushrooms, shallots, Thai basil, lots of fresh Asian vegetables.

Ethical Meats

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Carnivore Meats & More

6-7103 West Saanich Rd., Brentwood Bay | 778-351-4733
Locally sourced, traditionally cut, antibiotic and hormone-free beef, pork, lamb and turkey. Handmade sausages and meat pies.

Choux Choux Charcuterie

830 Fort St. | 250-382-7572
Specializing in housemade pates, sausages, smoked and cured meats. Meat all sourced from local, ethical farms.

Glenwood Meats

1245 Park Dale Dr. | 250-478-6328
Carry selection of meats including Metchosin lamb, Cowichan Bay chicken, fresh sausages and smoked products.

Ireland Farms

1910 Meadowbank Rd., Saanich | 250-652-3251 | irelandfarms@shaw.ca
Producers of naturally raised organic beef, chicken, pork, lamb, turkey & raw natural pet food

Kildara Farm

11293 Chalet Rd., North Saanich | 250-655-3093
Certified organic chickens, eggs, and pork

LifeStyle Markets

180-2950 Douglas St. | 250-384-3388 & 343 Cook St. | 250-381-5450
The largest natural food store on Vancouver Island, with a good selection of Certified Organic meats

McLennan's Island Meat & Seafood

307 Cook St. | 250-382-3331
Local friendly butcher carries array of products from animals that are humanely raised on island family farms. Also find fresh made sausages, charcuterie, and meat pies.

Ravenstone Artisan Meats

1701 Douglas St. (Victoria Public Market) | 778-432-2899
A true farm to fork shop, providing residents in Victoria with a year round source of locally raised meat. This is Victoria's FIRST farmer owned butcher shop! Non-GMO raised chicken, naturally raised pork, grass fed lamb, plus beef and bison.

Red Barn Market

5550 West Saanich Rd. | 250-479-8349
4 other locations @ Mattick's Farm, Vanalman, Latoria Walk, and Oak Bay Ave. Excellent butcher featuring local meats and in-house processing.

The Root Cellar Chop Shop

1286 McKenzie Ave. | 250-477-9495 ex. 224
Meat sourced almost primarily from Vancouver Island and never outside of BC, with an emphasis on ethics and quality. All products are filler, hormone and antibiotic free.

Slater's First Class Meats

2577 Cadboro Bay Rd. | 250-592-0823
Featuring local, organic, free-range poultry; local, grain-fed non-hormonal beef and pork; and great customer service.

Terra Nossa Farm

765 Kilmalu Rd., Mill Bay | 250-743-7484
Vancouver Island's ONLY Certified Organic Pastured Chicken, Turkeys, Eggs, Pork, Lamb. **Also available at Victoria Public Market and Moss Street Market

The Market Stores

903 Yates St. | 250-381-6000
125-2401C Millstream Rd. | 250-391-1110
Full-service grocery store with local meat counter - features organic and natural chicken, local lamb, and natural bison meat

The Village Butcher

2032 Oak Bay Ave. | 250-598-1115
Excellent butcher shop, the go-to place for both basic and hard-to-find cuts and products, with a full array of beef, lamb, pork, and poultry available. Purveyors of local and ethical meats & poultry, homemade sausage, homemade lard and duck fat. Both grass-fed and organic meats for sale. A Victoria favourite!

The Whole Beast Artisan Salumeria

2032 Oak Bay Ave. | 250-590-7675
Conveniently located right next to The Village Butcher, this excellent salumeria makes and sells only locally-sourced cured meat products, from nose to tail:salami, chorizo, bacon, prosciutto, coppa, pepperoni, pâtés and specialty items.

Sustainable Seafood

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Cowichan Bay Seafood

1701 Douglas St. (Victoria Public Market) | 778-433-4385
Fresh local seafood and lunch

F.A.S. ~ Finest At Sea Ocean Products

27 Erie St. | 250-383-7760
Fisherman-run, West Coast sustainable fishing, fresh and frozen, sashimi-grade local fish, shellfish, and seafood. Food truck on site for delicious fish & chips, chowders, fish burgers, and more.

Red Fish Blue Fish

1006 Wharf St. (lower pier) | 250-298-6877
Fish tacos and fish & chips the sustainable way

Fish Hook

805 Fort St | 250-477-0470
All local, all sustainable menu of fish and seafood. Lunch and Dinner.

Heidi’s Picks

Feature Resource: SPRING

Esquimalt Farmers' Market

Esquimalt Market is here to serve the community of Esquimalt and surrounding areas, and is dedicated to promoting healthy and local living, building relationships and encouraging environmental and economic sustainability in Esquimalt. Local produce, baked goods, and crafts.
Open Weekly May to September, on Thursdays 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Visit the Esquimalt Market website for more information ›

Feature Ingredient: SPRING

Asparagus

This delicious harbinger of spring grows abundantly on Vancouver Island. If you haven't had the chance to try our local asparagus, I urge you to try some this Spring. With an incomparable freshness and intensity of flavour, local asparagus is worth every penny. Try it lightly steamed, or tossed with butter or olive oil and roasted or grilled. Asparagus enhances everything from salad to risotto to soup, but is at its best on its own as a simply delicious side dish.

Learn how to trim and cut asparagus ›

Feature Event: SPRING

Pestival

The bugs are back! Camosun’s popular ‘PESTIVAL’ of edible insects returns to promote sustainable protein. Pestival is being organized by students taking Camosun’s Anthropology of Food course, as an opportunity for them to share with the community what they are learning in the classroom. Guests are invited to sample a variety of insect protein foods, and visit interactive displays that explore and challenge cultural reactions to the idea of eating insects.
7-9 pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

More info and tickets here ›

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