About Our Market

Open Saturdays
10am to 1pm

From May through September

Schedule Market Day into your calendar!
Bring your family, friends and out-of-town guests!

Picnic tables, park trails, good neighbours, good company, space for kids of all ages.

Since 1973, the Errington Farmers’ Market has served the communities of Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Whiskey Creek and Parksville.

“Make it, Bake it, Grow it” is the basic tenet of farmers’ markets. This means that in order to sell at the market, each vendor has to be directly involved in the making, baking or growing of their product! Customers are encouraged to ask questions of the farmers, food producers and artisans to receive knowledgeable, accurate answers.

In 1900, 90% of Canadians were involved in agriculture and today it is less than 4%. In 1960, 60% of our food was grown on Vancouver Island and now it is less than 4%.

Shopping at farmers’ markets is a way to truly “Support Local”, and it’s a great way to connect with people in the area, learn new things, and try different foods.

PO Box 215
Errington, BC V0R 1V0

Finding us is easy! We are only 2 km off the Port Alberni Highway on your way to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park.

Our History

The Errington Farmers’ Market was established in 1973 by the late Gerry Shaw with the help of her father, Fred Kaufer, husband Terry, and sons Mark and Stan. Originally located across the road from the Errington General Store, the market became a popular destination for Errington and area residents on Saturday mornings. Sadly, Gerry was struck by cancer and passed away in 1988. A non-profit society was formed to carry the Market forward. Click Here for more information on the early years of the market.

When the original Market site was sold in 1992, we had to find a new home. The Farmers’ Market subsequently moved to its present location at the Community Park nest to the Errington Hall. With the kind cooperation of the Hall Association, and utilizing donated materials, our volunteers constructed permanent, covered wooden booths, picnic tables and a small coffee shop in a clearing next to the ball field so that our Saturday morning market ritual could be resumed.

The Market opened in its current location in July 1993. From its inception in 1973 to the present, the Market continues to provide visitors with an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday morning.