An Open Letter to the Editor – October 2020

After a successful but challenging market season, the EFM Society has reached out to the PQB News to thank the community for the wonderful support that we have received this season, particularly from the Parksville Qualicum Beach Foundation. _______________________________________________________________________ Dear Editor, It has been a challenging season for farmers’ markets, but Errington farmers agree that it has been a season … Read More

Thank you to our volunteers!

We couldn’t have done it without you! As another successful market season comes to an end, the EFM family would like to thank each and every individual who has helped in some way to keep the market magic happening.  And there are many of you! Thank you.  For placing advertising signs each week, setting up parking, cleaning the market grounds … Read More

Harvest Market 2020

The market season may be coming to a close…but we’re ending with a special one! On Saturday October 3rd from 10am to 1pm, the EFM will be hosting a special bonus market featuring produce and fixin’s for your Thanksgiving table.  Flowers, baking, preserves and fresh produce are just some of the products that will be available at the 202o Harvest … Read More

EFM Market Totes are now available!

You can’t bring home all of that beautiful market produce without a bag, and what could be better than carrying your market wares in an Errington Farmers’ Market tote? This season the market has designed a market bag that’s both sturdy and stylish, made of Fair Trade natural cotton canvas with a heavy duty cotton handle.  These flat-bottomed bags have … Read More

Spring Clean-Up Day at the Market – POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 public health regulations, this year’s clean-up day in the park has been postponed indefinitely.  _______________________________ 2020 Market opening day is quickly approaching! In preparation for another fantastic year at the Errington Farmers’ Market, we are organizing a market clean-up day on Saturday April 25th from 10am to 1pm. Bring a rake, bring a broom or bring … Read More

Save The Date! The 2020 AGM is coming up.

The Errington Farmers’ Market will be having its 2020 Annual General Meeting at: 7pm on Thursday February 27th at the Errington Hall. The general meeting is a great way to be a part of the markets’ communications and direction, and to participate in its decision making process.  Membership is required to vote, and memberships and renewals will be available before … Read More

3rd Annual CFI Apple Pressing

Have apples? The Coombs Farmers Institute will be hosting their 3rd annual apple pressing event on October 5th and 6th 2109 at the Coombs Fairground. Folks from all around the area will be invited to bring their apples to have them pressed and processed by a mobile commercial pressing company. It’s a wonderful way to preserve your juice for storage, … Read More

Enter to win with the BC Farmers’ Markets Photo Contest

Are you on Instagram? If you are, then you’re definitely going to want to follow BC Farmers’ Markets…for many reasons!  Not only does the organization promote local markets across the province in support of accessible, fresh local food, but they are also a great resource for farmers, community organizations and fresh food lovers! Right now, BC Farmers’ Markets are sponsoring … Read More

Get an EFM Bonus with the Parksville Qualicum Beach Savings Pass!

The Parksville Qualicum Beach Savings Pass is a curated collection of great deals and discounts for the best of Parksville Qualicum Beach, and the Errington Farmers’ Market is a participant! How does the Savings Pass work? From top-rated restaurants to the best attractions, discount offers are delivered directly to your phone via text and email, with no apps to download. … Read More

It’s in the bag!

When you’re planning your trip to the Errington Farmers’ Market, remember to bring your reusable shopping bags! Market shopping is a great way to help reduce household waste, as most of the food and other homemade products are presented with no or little extra packaging by our vendors.  By bringing your own containers and market bags, you’ll help to reduce … Read More

May 18th-Starting a prize-winning zucchini racer

Errington’s famous zucchini races won’t be happening for another several months, on Hi Neighbour Day in August, but prize winning zucchinis don’t just happen…they’re sown! This Saturday, May 18th, we invite zucchini racers young and old to come to the market pavilion to start zucchini, pumpkin and other squash seeds.  Free supplies will be provided, including soil, pots and seeds, … Read More

Medieval Day!

May 4th is Market Opening Day at the market! The Errington Farmers’ Market kicks off the 2019 season in medieval style. Errington’s beautiful Community Park provides a wonderful forest setting for this gem of a local market, enhanced by great food, live music and a friendly community atmosphere. Come join us for fun, food, and friendship! Bring your market basket … Read More

Clean-Up Day at the Market

Market opening day is quickly approaching! In preparation for another fantastic year at the Errington Farmers’ Market, we are organizing a market clean-up day on Saturday April 27th from 10am to 1pm. Bring a rake, bring a broom or bring a bucket and cloths, and together we’ll shake the cobwebs off of the market booths, sweep the stage and rake … Read More

BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program

Great news! Once again, the Errington Farmers’ Market has been accepted to participate in the BC Farmers’ Markets Nutrition Coupon Program! This is a valuable way to help  make fresh local food more accessible to lower income members of our community. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food … Read More

2019 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting February 19, 2019, 7pm at the Errington War Memorial Hall Vendors: Attend to win $50 off of one full season vendor rate! AGENDA – Minutes from last year’s AGM – Treasurer’s Report – President’s Report – Bob, Hall Liaision – Announcing this year’s manager – BCAFM Conference – Coffee Shop – Market Bucks – BCAFM Nutrition Coupon … Read More