Port Alberni Farmers’ Markets

Discover Local Flavor at the Farmers’ Market

One of our favorite ways to discover local flavour (of all sorts) is to visit the Farmers Market, wherever we may be. Since it is always family friendly and entertaining, we make an effort to find farmers markets when travelling. Lucky for us, Port Alberni boasts not one, but TWO markets every Saturday, all year around, where you can find homemade, homegrown, and handmade products to see and try. We also are home to Naesgaard’s Farm & Market, a locally owned market selling everything from clay garden pots (Vancouver Island’s largest selection!) to fresh produce, both from their farm and locally sourced and if you time it right, a Christmas market transformation.

Farm market regulars will tell you that experiencing local foods — learning their origin, meeting the people who grow or produce it, tasting, and developing an appreciation for the ingredients — makes cooking and eating more enjoyable. More than just a collection of vendors, the farmers market brings together area businesses, local farms and community members to mingle over a shared love of fresh produce, hand-crafted goods and conversation.

Port Alberni Farmers’ Market

Lots of Vendors to Visit at the Port Alberni Farmers’ Market!

Hard working farmers, builders, crafters and so much more at the Port Alberni Farmer’s Market, experience the freshest produce, artisanal crafts, and local delights every Saturday. Join us and savor the spirit of Vancouver Island living. All year-round in a family-friendly and fun atmosphere.

Location: 6211 Cherry Creek Rd. (Formerly Cherry Creek School), Port Alberni (Map)
Contact: (250) 723-8351 | Email | Facebook
Hours: 9:00AM – 1:00PM Saturdays (Year-round)


Spirit Square Farmers’ Market

Fresh Produce at the Spirit Square Farmers’ Market! Source: Facebook

The Spirit Square Farmers’ Market is proud to provide a central venue that connects Port Alberni farmers with the local community, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Harbour Quay come and enjoy a wide variety of fresh, local produce, crafts and more.

Location: 5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni (Map)
Contact: (250) 723-6333 | Email | Facebook
Hours: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Saturdays (Year-round)


Naesgaard’s Farm & Market

Naesgaard’s Farm Market in Port Alberni, Alberni Valley

Find everything you need at Naesgaard’s Farm & Market

Naesgaard’s is a very unique shopping experience. From the huge selection of pots to jewelry  – both from around the world and created by Carly Naesgaard, there is something for everyone. Naesgaard’s also has a great selection of fruits and vegetables picked fresh from their fields and from local suppliers. In their garden centre they have a compelling selection of flowers and plants. Their unique garden ornaments come from around the Island and the Orient.

Location: 5681 River Road, Port Alberni (Map)
Contact: (250) 723-3622 | Email | Facebook
Hours: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Saturdays (Year-round)



If we have piqued your interest and you are ready to embark on a local food and craft odyssey here is a list of tips to help make the day a success!

  • Umbrella or Sun Hat? – make sure to check the weather forecast beforehand so you are not rained out or sun burned
  • Cash is the Currency  – farmers and artisans primarily accept cash only so bringing some bills in small denominations will make transactions go much smoother
  • Bring a Bag – bringing a few shopping bags will help contribute to a greener more sustainable shopping trip as well as help you comfortably carry around your purchases
  • Ask Questions – Don’t be afraid to make an inquiry if you are unsure of a product, the vendor will likely have plenty of knowledge on what they are selling. They may even have some essential tips for storing or preparing the product, so it never hurts to ask!
  • Don’t Forget to Set Your Alarm – getting there early will ensure you get the best selection vendors have to offer. There is nothing worse than seeing that empty table with the words “Fresh Cherries – SOLD OUT”

Source(s): freepeople.com, pbs.org