Farmers’ Market heading indoors

THE COMOX VALLEY Farmers' Market is outside this Saturday before moving into the Native Sons Hall on Oct. 22.

THE COMOX VALLEY Farmers' Market is outside this Saturday before moving into the Native Sons Hall on Oct. 22.

THE COMOX VALLEY Farmers' Market is outside this Saturday before moving into the Native Sons Hall on Oct. 22.

With such a late start to the season this year, there is an extraordinary bounty of veggies being harvested and offered super fresh at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market this fall.

Those who did their Thanksgiving shopping at the market last week were offered fresh from the farm turkey, freshly picked broccoli and beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, parsnips, leeks, and lettuce. All this as well as beautiful salad mix and tomatoes and squash of every size, shape and colour, as the markets produce moves into fall.

The Farmers market will be outside on the exhibition grounds until this Saturday. On Oct. 22, as the weather gets seriously fall-like, the market will move into the Native Sons Hall.

Once it moves inside, the transition to fall is complete and cranberries and nuts are added to the vegetable mix. You’ll also find the freshest chicken and highest quality beef, lamb and goat as well as fireweed and blackberry honey, gluten free baking, breakfast (or lunch) croissants, the best cinnamon buns anywhere and homemade frozen dinner pizza and pies.

The Wednesday market is done for the year and will be back at the Comox Bay Farm next year. This has proved to be a great location for both shoppers and vendors.  Many customers found it a nice place to stop for their morning coffee and pastry as well as their fresh veggies.

The Pie Lady who’s a regular at both the Saturday and Wednesday market, claims that many of her Wednesday customers found the central location handy, particularly when shopping is squeezed into a busy schedule. And the vendors are finding it to be a beautiful and accessible location for them as well.

The midweek market this year boasted about 30 vendors most weeks, which is almost double the past years offerings.

— Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Comox Valley-raised Shay Sandiford has earned a spot on the Canada skateboard team. Facebook
Courtenay skateboarder selected to first-ever national team

A young man from Courtenay is among 12 athletes who have been… Continue reading

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Aviation company seeks contracted employees to fill former WestJet roles at YQQ

Menzies Aviation from Edinburgh Park, Scotland, operates in 34 countries across the world

A cougar was spotted Monday near Queneesh Elementary. (WildSafe BC photo)
Cougar sighted Monday near Courtenay school

Conservation officers are warning the public to avoid the wooded areas around… Continue reading

Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
COVID-19: B.C. seniors aged 90+ can start to sign up for vaccination on March 8

Long-term care residents protected by shots already given

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
SD71 to address COVID-19 exposures with virtual town hall

The meeting is set for Thursday, March 4

Langley resident Carrie MacKay shared a video showing how stairs are a challenge after spending weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Stairs a challenge for B.C. woman who chronicled COVID-19 battle

‘I can now walk for six (to) 10 minutes a day’

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation, May 8, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
B.C.’s weekend COVID-19 cases: 532 Saturday, 508 Sunday, 438 Monday

Fraser Health still has most, eight more coronavirus deaths

B.C. Attorney General David Eby speaks in the legislature, Dec. 7, 2020. Eby was given responsibility for housing after the October 2020 provincial election. (Hansard TV)
B.C. extends COVID-19 rent freeze again, to the end of 2021

‘Renoviction’ rules tightened, rent capped to inflation in 2022

Face mask hangs from a rear-view mirror. (Black Press image)
B.C. CDC unveils guide on how to carpool during the pandemic

Wearing masks, keeping windows open key to slowing the spread of COVID-19

Churches, including Langley’s Riverside Calvary Church, are challenging the regulations barring them from holding in-person worship services during COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
Tofino Resort and Marina has temporarily shut down after several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley photo)
COVID-19 confirmed at Tofino Resort and Marina

Resort apologizes to Hesquiaht First Nation for Valentine’s Day boating incident.

Det. Sgt. Jim Callender. (Hamilton Police Service screenshot)
B.C. man dead, woman seriously injured after shooting in Hamilton, Ont.

The man was in the process of moving to the greater Toronto area, police say

Most Read