Welcome to Cedar!

The Cedar Farmers Market runs every Sunday from Mother’s Day until the end of October – May 10th till October 27th, 2020.
Current Hours:
9:30 – 10 am Elderly and immune-compromised individuals
10 am – 1 pm General Public
We are at our NEW location: Woodbank School, 1984 Woobank Road.


Our market features locally grown fruit & vegetables, ethically raised meat, sustainable seafood, potted plants, fresh cut flowers, pottery, jewelry, food trucks, hot locally-roasted coffee, home-made ice cream, all-natural bath & beauty care, home decor, and so much more!

Visit the sweetest little old town on Vancouver Island!

Nestled between Victoria and Nanaimo with access to the Vancouver mainland via BCFerries and YCD.

This area is blessed with fertile oceans, rivers, and farm lands. If you can dream it, we can grow it.

This is a place where artisans abound and personal connections develop naturally. Everything here is freshly grown and locally made.

The Cedar Farmers Market lives and learns on traditional Coast Salish – Snuneymuxw land.


Update May 7, 2020:

The Cedar Farmers Market is opening as scheduled on May 10th though with many changes in place. We will be using twice the field space while also reducing our vendor numbers to a third of usual capacity (85 vendors down to 25 for opening). All of the products are currently limited to food. Every week you will be able to buy staples such as: fresh produce, bakery items, cheese, coffee, meat, and seafood as well as a rotation of food products such as soups, chai, icecream (pint), fresh salsa, jams, and more.

The area will be cordoned off to provide an even flow of foot traffic, with physical markers on the ground directing customers to line-up in specific areas 2 meters apart.

During this time of global instability it is imperative that we get local crops onto local plates. We cannot afford to rely on international imports, we cannot afford to see locally grown and produced products go to waste, and we must continue to invest in our farms, our fields, and our people for today and for tomorrow’s generations.

April Update: As we look at a rapidly-changing year, please know that we are doing our best behind the scenes to plan for this year. 

Public health and food security are our top priorities. We will have an update for you in the coming days and weeks, please stay tuned. 
For up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 and to Farmers Markets during these challenging times please visit BCCDC or BCAFM.

Coming soon!

Special Events

• World-Class Musicians
• Community Groups

Coming soon!

Meet Our

Why Shop at Cedar Farmers Market?

Build Local Business

Farmers Markets are often the first stepping stone for local growers and artisans to sell their products to the greater public. By shopping at our farmers market you are directly growing local industry, investing in local families, and supporting the knowledge and skills development of our local 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!

Social Health

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.1

Getting Here

The Cedar Farmers Market runs every Sunday from Mother’s Day until the end of October – May 10th till October 27th, 2020 – from 9:30 am (elderly and immune-compromised individuals) and 10 am – 1pm for the general public.
We are at our NEW location: Woodbank School, 1984 Woobank Road.
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 Moreland Road or Woobank Road and we are only one block up. We have onsite parking with access from Moreland as well as two dedicated parking attendants. Please feel free to ask them for assistance .

Bus Route #8

Featured Vendors

Contact Us

Have a question? We would love to hear from you!
We are still accepting vendor applications, but please be aware that space is limited. 
A link to vendor applications can be found at the top of this page and it is always free to apply.

  • 1984 Woobank Road, Nanaimo, BC
  • (250) 618 3565
  • Office Hours are Thursdays from 10 -2. Please leave a voicemail and we will return your call.
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